Animex Awards Judges

Every year Animex secures judges from around the world who are invloved in the animation and computer games industries at the highest level.

Thank you to the Animex Awards finalist judging panel without whom there would be no awards:

Patricia Beckman
Patricia Beckman Patricia is the Manager of School and Outreach Relations at the Walt Disney Animation Studios. She is also the pioneering Viking Priestess of the FJORG! animation marathon for SIGGRAPH and author of multiple books on Animation and Modeling.

Jana Day
Jana DayJana has been the Director of Recruiting for Sony Pictures Animation since 2003. In this role she is responsible for recruiting story artists, character artists, visual development artists and layout artists to work with Sony Pictures Animation. In addition to these responsibilities, she handles the software development recruiting for fellow Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment company Sony Pictures Imageworks.

Andy Lomas
Andy Lomas Andy is Head of Computer Graphics at Framestore CFC. Over the last 14 years he has been involved in a wide range of projects ranging from commercials and long form television to live action visual effects and CG feature animation. His many credits include Walking with Dinosaurs, Dinotopia, The Matrix: Reloaded, The Matrix: Revolutions, Over the Hedge, Lost in Space, Fairy Tale: A True Story, The Odyssey, Alice in Wonderland, Arabian Nights and Jason and the Argonauts. He has won numerous awards for his work, including Emmys for supervising the computer generated effects on The Odyssey and Alice in Wonderland. Andy is also an active digital artist. His body of work explores the complex nature of forms that emerge from the digital simulation of growth systems. His work has exhibited in numerous galleries and exhibitions including Siggraph 2005 and 2006, The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art.

David Sproxton
David SproxtonDavid is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Aardman. Together with co-founder Peter Lord, he has overseen the development of the company from a two-man partnership to one of the pre-eminent animation houses in the industry. David has served as a producer, director or cinematographer on a number of animated projects at Aardman.

André Thomas
André ThomasAndré is the CG Supervisor on Madden NFL Football for Electronic Arts. The Madden franchise is the longest running and most successful sports franchise in the history of the games industry.

Pre selectuion panel

Thank you also to the Animex Awards pre selection panel without whom there be no screening reels:

  • Sam Harrison, Andrew Liddell, Dominic Lusardi - Animersion UK Ltd
  • Kevin Jones, Graham Bryan - Twisted Studio
  • Stuart Varrall , Gareth Slack - Fluid Pixel Studios
  • Richard Mairs - Gizmo Visual Studio
  • Michael Pierre - Gazillion Productions
  • Cora Stone - Ideonic Limited
  • Jonathan Torr, Tony McBride - Pixel Pie Media