The Animex Awards Winners Screening

Cineworld Middlesbrough
Thursday 5 February at 7.30pm

Tickets are free to pass holders but strictly limited. If you would like to attend, please ask at the Animex registration desk for availability. The films listed can all be seen on Wednesday 4 February in OL7, Europa Building, University of Teesside.

ALL TIMINGS ARE APPROXIMATE

Reel 1: 35 minutes

1081 The Switch (00:02:19)
3D Animation Award
Deepak (Zack) Mathew, Brett Anthony, Matt Thomas, Rob Wood from Vancouver Film School, Canada
A mysterious floating box and an intriguing switch make up the key elements in this story about a man and his need to satisfy his curiosity

0006 Steel Life (00:05:31)
Experimental Animation Award
Mathieu Gerard from University Paris 8, France
A short experimental film based on the aesthetics of visual effects.

0001 Alienated (00:02:51)
Visual Effects Award
Krissy Josephides, Mohamed Aqeel Ahmed, Nic Durber, Christopher Kent from the University of Hertfordshire, UK
A visual fx piece about an alien who has moved to planet earth to seek acceptance among the human race. As well as a comedy, this film explores social boundaries and hopes to inspire and motivate people to be yourself.

0178 Canary Wharf, Janus Kirk Kirkgaard, from the School of Computing, University of Teesside0178 Canary Wharf (00:01:56)
Games Art Award
Janus Kirk Kirkgaard, from the School of Computing, University of Teesside, UK
The creation of 'bunker' for inclusion into a computer game environment.

0142 Taste of Surimi (00:04:35)
3D Animation Award
Jean-Francois Leroux, Thibaud Floutie, Gerome Payen Kennedy, Pierre-Alian Dubois from Supinfocom, Valenciennes, France
A man discovers what hides behind a packof surimi.

1046 Hung Up On a Dream (00:02:40)
Experimental Animation Award
Kevin Jones, Karl Demarest, Kevin Karl Demarest-Composor from the Pratt Institute, USA
This is a multi-layered animated short about a stuffed elephant's consciousness.

0020 Sapmi (00:05:00)
2D Animation Award
Jan Lachauer, Max Lang, Christian Helk, Elena Maier from Filmakadenie Baden - Wuerttemberg, Germany
This is an adaptation of a Scandanavian creation myth which explains how the darkness came into the world.

0170 For Sock's Sake (00:04:47)
Stop Motion Award
Carlo Vogele from Gobelins School, Paris, France
A sock escapes from the clothes line to go clubbing.

0037 Traverser (00:05:00)
2D Animation Award
Hugo Frassetto, Christophe Serpinet, Catherine Aladenise, Jean Batiste Marizy from La Poudriere, Ecole du Film d'Animation, France
In order to cross the river that divides the desert from the land of flowers, you must have a flower and a suitcase. Lou has just lost his flower when he comes across Goutte, a young girl with no suitcase.


Reel 2: 38 minutes

0041 Double Je (00:04:27)
Stop Motion Award
Camille Rossi, Xavier Truchon, Pierre Caillet, Camille Maury, Jean-Pierre Chaligne, Christophe Gautry, Eloic Gimenez from La Poudriere, Ecole du Film d'Animation, France
Al-Bert is a man constantly at war with his split personality: one joyful, the other sad. No longer able to bear this double life, he decides to act.

0043 Les Pieds Sur Terre2 (00:04:27)
3D Animation Award
Franz Kirchner, Eloic Gimenez, Paul E Cabon, Yan Volsy, Gwen Mallauran, Anthony Poupard, Sophie Allot Kubiak, Christophe Gautry from La Poudriere, Ecole du Film d'Animation, France
One morning, the ground suddenly shifts... to vertical.

1031 World War, Vincent Chai, Haydn Payne, Savvas Palechoros, Michael Eugene from University of Hertfordshire, UK1031 World War (00:04:33)
Games Art Award
Vincent Chai, Haydn Payne, Savvas Palechoros, Michael Eugene from University of Hertfordshire, UK
A humorous genre subversion of stereotypical anime robot fighting films and games.

1060 Fish (00:03:17)
2D Animation Award
Denis Constantinou, Chris Allen, Alexandros Kimonides, Seth Harold, Donal Phillips, Stellios Ioannou, Yasuyuki Otsuki, NIck White, Peter Driscoll, Miho Kuramata and Chara Sottou from The Arts institute at Bournemouth, UK
A tale about a little girl's journey towards happiness, the purpose of goals and finding inner strength, in a world that is as real as a fake smile. A surreal piece with elements of symbolism and plenty of fish.

0013 Office Noise, Mads Johansen; Torben Sottrup; Karsten Madsen; Laerke Enemark, Thomas Ahlmark; Morten Wille from The Animation Workshop, Denmark0013 Office Noise (00:03:45)
3D Animation Award
Mads Johansen; Torben Sottrup; Karsten Madsen; Laerke Enemark, Thomas Ahlmark; Morten Wille from The Animation Workshop, Denmark
A CGI animated short film about two very different cubicle neighbours, and the tense situation that builds up as the tidy rooster gets increasingly frustrated from being exposed to the irritating everyday habits of his clumsy elephant colleague.

0125 Fun is PSP (00:00:52)
Motion Graphics Award
Baek gab in from Daegu University, South Korea

0112 The sound of silence (00:10:30)
Experimental Animation Award
Yi-Yum Chen, Jr-Wei Jou, Pei-Ling Liou, Jeng-Han Li, Yi-Shiang Jau, Ming Li, Chun-Hung Lin from the DMD Center, NYUST, Taiwan
To make our lives better, for centuries the rapid developing civilization creates the flourishing society today, but our destruction is nibbling up nature, the process is slow and hard to discover, but the real effect on our environment is quite strong.

0180 Full Character Morphing for Games (00:02:32)
Games Art Award
Michael Adgar from the School of Computing, University of Teesside, UK
An investigation into the use of morphing technology as a way of reusing an art asset, and so, reducing the number of art assets that need to be created.

0077 The Story of the Tung Oil Tree (00:04:38)
2D Animation Award
Zih-Jyun Liou, Yukiko Isomura, Chen-Chun Yeh from the DMD Center, NYUST, Taiwan
Tung Oil Tree blossoms in spring. In this story spring is the boy in the story, Tung Oil Tree is the girl.


Reel 3: 34 minutes

0016 Bertram (00:02:55)
2D Animation Award
Lára Gardarsdottir, Michael Hall Mauritzen, Karen Rohde Johansson,Thomas Richard Christensen, Henric Wallmark, Michael Hall Mauritzen and Shilo Duffy from The Animation Workshop, Denmark
The great escape from homework can bring you to amazing places.

0150 Machu Pichu Post (00:05:35)
3D Animation Award
Clement Crocq, Margau Durand-Rival and Nicolas Novali from Supinfocom Arles, France
The games of a young Peruvian and his llama disturb the airmail service pilot.

1088 A brief guide to bridesmaids, Amber Mckay, Nicolas Alexander, Yaniv Fridman and Morgan Roddick from the Vancouver Film School, Canada1088 A brief guide to bridesmaids (00:02:00)
Motion Graphics Award
Amber Mckay, Nicolas Alexander, Yaniv Fridman and Morgan Roddick from the Vancouver Film School, Canada
A light-hearted introduction to bridesmaids and their history.

0083 The Raider (00:03:27)
Stop Motion Award
Hun-Lin Chen from the DMD Center, NYUST, Taiwan
This is an animation about the transformation of origami. In the all-white atmosphere, a colourful flesh-eating flower attaches a hungry hummingbird and starts a fight of transformation in the world of paper.

0181 Bounty for You (00:01:01)
Visual Effects Award
Adrian Williams from the School of Computing, University of Teesside, UK
Our hero character is cornered on top of an industrial city building flanked by two air cruisers reasonably equipped with enough weaponry to deal some serious damage. As they slowly advance towards the character taunting and hailing him his mood and persona remain somewhat calm and collective given his current situation.

0075 The Bronze Mirror (00:07:00)
3D Animation Award
Susan Danta, Sandy Widyanata, Handa Lie, Macgregor Haines, Chris McKeith, Claire Deak, Peter Crombie, John Da Choi, Claire Kim, Hong Mon Lee, John Kim, D Sennett, C Jackson and H Fitzgerald from the Australian Film Television & Radio School, Australia
When villagers accidently happen upon a mirror for the first time they mistake their own reflection for a stranger. The mirror reflects the villagers' own hopes and fears, causing confusion and chaos to the household.

0109 Anti-Hero (00:05:00)
Visual Effects Award
Kai-Chih Chieh and Shih-Wen Chang from the DMD Center, NYUST, Taiwan
By discussing the issue of animal abuse, the director creates a five-minute complex animation film, shot in the way people make real films. It combines 3D, 2D and graphic images. The story contains five chapters.

0026 Frequency Morphogenesis (00:04:00)
Experimental Animation Award
Onni Pohl and Niobe Colgne from the Filmakadenie Baden - Wuerttemberg, German
In the shapeless space of pure thought there appeared for the first time a golden embryo of sound. It was a sound vibrating through the void, returning to itself. At the crossing of the waves of sound, water and wind emerged, playing with each other, weaving the foggy body of the world. A musical visualisation of the creative power of audio frequencies.

0162 Suiyou (00:03:00)
Stop Motion Award
Toshiko Hata and You Yanagiur from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music, Japan
A young man falls in love with a beautiful lady who suddenly appears and he chases her into the lake. However her real identity is a monster.


Reel 4: 37 minutes

1067 Ex-E.T (00:08:25)
3D Animation Award
Benoit Bargeton, Rémy Froment, Nicolas Gracia, Yannick Lasfas, Jose Vicente, Frederic Varot, Yoann Poncet, Melanie Chapelle from EMSA, L'Ecole Superieure Des Metiers Artistiques, France
On another planet, where the only rule is order, a little child is disobedient. After some pills given by doctors, the little child becomes as others until the moment when he splits the pills. The sanction will be done immediately, the child will be sent to earth.

1048 Still Life (00:02:30)
Motion Graphics Award
Maya Segal from the Pratt Institute, USA
This is a film composed with digital painting, scanned textures and 3D modeled objects.

1018 Yakkety-Yak (00:03:20)
Stop Motion Award
Andreas De Ridder, Maarten Van Rooy, Francois Goemaere, Steven Deschuymer and Mark Van Giel from Erasmushogeschool - RITS, Belgium
Two guys are having a fierce argue. A third one tries to solve the arguement but gets a broadside himself. On his final attempt to cheer up the others, he himself will have to suffer for it.

0063 Legend of the Bat
2D Animation Award
Lucia Morgan from the University of the West of England , UK
How the bat became the bat.

0176 Portraying 'in-game' emotion through bodily animation (00:06:10)
Games Art Award
Howard Abrahall from the School of Computing, University of Teesside, UK
This film demonstrates a series of 'in-game standard' animation sequences that portray, through bodily animation, believable and realistic emotions, and reactions, to various situations game characters from different games are often found in.

0066 Revolt of the Mouses (00:14:07)
3D Animation Award
David Alejandro Gen, Ivan Espino, Alavro Cajal from the Lolita Peliculitas Artes Visuales, Spain
This takes us to an imaginary battle field, in which computer mouses confront the all time traditional pencils, erasers and sharpeners. At the end it will all turn into a nonsensical parody about how the present technology, in the hands of advertisement, is invalding our society in a way that no one will ever be able to stop. At a nearby television, the past and future fight for the present.


Reel 5: 37 minutes

0024 Walka (00:02:00)
Visual Effects Award
Agnieszka Krucze and Marc Riedinger from the Filmakadenie Baden - Wuerttemberg, Germany
A man fights the invincible.

0171 After the Rain (00:02:58)
2D Animation Award
C Lefelnne, M Tanon-Tchi, L Tandinie, S Vouam, E Walker, Pablo Pico, A Eskandoiu and C Maline from the Gobelins School, Paris, France
Fishing in a puddle, a banana as his bait, but this time it's too big for him. In front of the plumpy, running. Who can say if he'll escape?

0138 Facteur Mineur, Marc Czerwiec, Geoffrey Skrajewski, Arnaud Joli and Francois Ruiz from Supinfocom, Valenciennes, France0138 Facteur Mineur (00:06:25)
3D Animation Award
Marc Czerwiec, Geoffrey Skrajewski, Arnaud Joli and Francois Ruiz from Supinfocom, Valenciennes, France
A group of miners in a hopeless struggle to keep working as their pencil mine is closing.

0100 Nocturne (00:01:37)
Experimental Animation Award
Chai-Yu Lin, Taro Hakase and Chai-Yu Lin from DMD Center, NYUST, Taiwan
Millions of light bulbs belong to the matrix of the city which is covered by a beautiful dress, and the night songs are sung by them.

0165 Stand Up (00:06:50)
2D Animation Award
Joseph Pierce, Dominic Fitzgerald, Gareth Lochrane, Brian Welsh, Nick Preston, Daniel Rigby, Paul Punter, Stuart Bentley and Tom Weaving from the National Film & TV School, UK
Told through a single stand-up comedy routine, John J Jones performs to an unforgiving audience. As he loses their interest, his body rebels against him and the truth behind the one-liners leak through the cracks. Car crash comedy at its most compulsive.

0121 A castle in the air (00:02:33)
Games Art Award
Hye yeong Ahn and Hye min Jang from Daegu University, South Korea
A 2D and 3D mix featuring space of the imagination as a sky island with one simulation.

0023 Descendants, Heiko Van Der Scherm, Goro Fujita, Felix Graf, Vladimir Martinka and Christy Scott Cashman from Filmakadenie Baden - Wuerttemberg, Germany0023 Descendants (00:14:00)
3D Animation Award
Heiko Van Der Scherm, Goro Fujita, Felix Graf, Vladimir Martinka and Christy Scott Cashman from Filmakadenie Baden - Wuerttemberg, Germany
A 3D animated film about the dream of reaching the unreachable and about the fact that something good can evolve from something evil.