Animex Awards Winners Reel 2 (104 minutes)

OL1 Europa Building, Teesside University
31 May 2017 - 19:30

Shine

Shine

Two furry creatures battle with the power of self-illumination and the battle to glow brightest is intense - until one gets burnt!
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Awarded: STUDENT - CGI Animation Award

Johannes Flick, Alexander Dietrich | 00:04:13 | 2016 | Germany

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Breaking Point

Breaking Point

The phenomenon of 'hysterical strength', a display of extreme strength by humans, usually occurring in extreme situations of life and death is conveyed via the metaphor of a mother giving birth.
Awarded: STUDENT - Visual Effects

Martin Lapp | 00:02:19 | 2016 | Germany

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

OFF

OFF

Short film about a spaceman travelling through space and time.
Commended: STUDENT - Visual Effects

Martin Nabelek | 00:03:32 | 2016 | Czech Republic

Department of Animation | Tomas Bata University in Zlin

The Cat and its Artist

The Cat and its Artist

A stray cat lands in the apartment of an artist - after rejection, quarrel and a colour fight the cat and the artist eventually succeed in selling their paintings.
Awarded: STUDENT - 2D Animation Award Sponsored by Toon Boom

Maike Koller | 00:05:32 | 2015 | Germany

Kunsthochschule Kassel

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind

In a world where thoughts are represented by colours, one guy struggles to deal with the thoughts/colours from other people and especially from within himself.
Commended: STUDENT - 2D Animation

William Anugerah | 00:04:50 | 2016 | Australia

Animation Interactive Media | RMIT University

La Cour

La Cour

A young bored man relives his past thanks to his new neighbour's clumsiness.
Awarded: STUDENT - Character Animation Award

Estelle Costedoat, Antoine Engels, Julien Fradin, Florian Gourdin, Pierre-Edouard Mérien, Olivier Royer | 00:06:30 | 2016 | France

ESMA

A Love Story

A Love Story

2017 BAFTA winning short animation. A powerful tale about love faced with darkness conveyed through stop motion animation.
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Awarded: STUDENT - Stop-motion Animation Award

Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara | 00:07:04 | 2016 | United Kingdom

National Film and Television School

Raising a Nuisance

Raising a Nuisance

An animation in the style of 1920’s silent era cinema, about a Necromancer’s failed attempt to raise an army of the undead.
Commended: STUDENT - Stop-motion Animation

L.S. Quigley, Jason McCullough, Justin Hoffman, Danny Raymond | 00:02:16 | 2016 | USA

College for Creative Studies Detroit

Kinki

Kinki

An abstract animated film, exploring the genres of horror and psychological thriller solely through the use of various materials, textures and audio that builds suspense and tension.
Awarded: STUDENT - Experimental Animation Award

Izumi Yoshida | 00:10:12 | 2015 | Poland

The Polish national Film TV and Theatre School in Lodz

Kamigami

Kamigami

During a rainy day a lost boy takes shelter in the shrine and befriends a lonely paper spirit. The spirit realises that she must help her new friend return home.
Awarded: Audience Award

Sophia Sycamore | 00:02:32 | 2016 | United Kingdom

Arts University Bournemouth

Urban Audio Spectrum

Urban Audio Spectrum

An audio visualization through manipulation and animation of video recordings in the city of Berlin.
Commended: STUDENT - Experimental Animation

Marina Schnider | 00:03:43 | 2016 | Germany

Visual Communications | Berlin University of the Arts

Schirkoa

Schirkoa

In the city of bag-heads, a dystopian world unfolds through a violent and disturbing narrative.
Awarded: Professional – Best Animation

Ishan Shukla | 00:13:31 | 2016 | India

20 Kicks

20 Kicks

The animation's poetic monologue raises questions about the price paid for small pleasures, and the sacrifices made to attain true happiness.
Awarded: Professional – Best Animated Poetry

Dimitar Dimitrov | 00:06:20 | 2016 | Bulgaria

La Costa Dorada

La Costa Dorada

During a political crisis in Madrid, Erika leaves the city for a job to sing for tourists on the spanish coast - but in an empty La Costa Dorada she's confronted even more by the crisis.
Awarded: Professional – Best Narrative Animation
Awarded: Professional – Best 2D Animation

Noemi Gruner | 00:10:31 | 2016 | France

Nœvus

Nœvus

Fragments of porcelain, enamels and rust ... Nœvus explores the mystery of femininity and choreographs a metamorphosis.
Awarded: Professional – Best Innovative Animation
Awarded: Professional – Best Experimental Animation

Samuel Yal | 00:08:00 | 2016 | France

Linden Tar

Linden Tar

Told through a song, a tale unfolds about a plush puppy, dolls, an old petroleum lamp, within the closet of an abandoned puppet theater. When the lamp goes out, it becomes necessary to venture out into the yet unknown space.
Awarded: Professional – Best Music Video Animation

Olga Grechanova | 00:05:25 | 2016 | Russian Federation

Slow Wave

Slow Wave

Sleep disturbances from outside and within.
Commended: Professional – Experimental Animation

Andy Kennedy | 00:03:32 | 2016 | USA

Thank you

Thank you

THANK YOU TO THE FILMMAKERS:

Thank you to all the submitting filmmakers and participating entries. Animex Awards received over 2000 submissions from more than 80 countries. 136 films were short-listed and selected for screening in the Animex Awards Programmes 1 – 7. Awarded and commended films also featured in Best of Animex Awards – Student short animations and in Best of Animex Awards - Professional short animations as well as in the Winners Reel 1 and 2.

THANK YOU TO THE STUDENT ADVISORY PANEL:

Thank you to the many participants of the student advisory previewing panel at the Department of Games Animation and Visual Effects; School of Computing, Media and the Arts; Teesside University.

THANK YOU TO THE JUDGES:

Academic judging panel for the student categories:

Penny Holton; Sabrina Schmid; Ellie Serafin; Department of Games Animation and Visual Effects; School of Computing, Media and the Arts; Teesside University, UK.
Thomas Renoldner; Animation Studio at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria. 

International judging panel for the professional categories:

Dr Max Hattler Media Artist, Assistant Professor
School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.
Ellie Land Animation / Documentary Director and Designer, UK.
Thomas Renoldner Artist / Filmmaker
Animation Studio at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria.
Jilli Rose Producer, Bespoke Animation, Australia.