Animex Awards

Tuesday 9 - Sunday 14 February

2016 Audience Award winning film

2016 Audience Award winning film "Castillo y el Armado" by Pedro Harres



Animex Awards 2017 - CALL FOR ENTRIES!

Animex Awards once again invites you to enter your work, open to any style genre and technique of animation.

Animex Awards is an international competition focusing on student animations, which is part of the 'Animex International Festival of Animation and Computer Games' held in May 2017, the largest festival dedicated to animation and computer games in the UK.

This edition for 2017 is also inviting entries of professional animation. Both professional and student animations are eligible to compete for awards. The short-listed and selected animations will screen in an extended programme of student and professional animations under the banner of Animex Screen & Awards.

From visual effects to stop-motion to animation for computer games, from drawing to CGI, Animex Awards 2017 aims to celebrate and reward the talent and achievements of students worldwide and recognise and award cutting edge professional animation.

The submission deadline is 20th February 2017.

HOW TO SUBMIT:
We have simplified the submission process - all work must be submitted using FilmFreeway. For all guidelines, category details and to submit your work go to: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/AnimexAwards





Animex Awards 2016

Animex Awards is an international competition for student animations. From visual effects to stop-motion to animation for computer games, from drawing to CGI, Animex Awards aims to celebrate and reward the talent and achievements of students worldwide.

We received a record number of over 1,200 entries from more than 80 countries for Animex Awards 2016. A team of animation academics and experts as well as a team of students have pre-selected the best, to bring you several programmes of truly exceptional short animations in every style and technique. Don't miss these inspiring screenings taking place over the whole week during the festival plus the Animex Awards winners' event.

For all details of this year's animation screenings including the Animex Awards programmes, go to Animex Screen/Awards 2016

The winning animations were announced on Thursday 11th February 2016. As well, all the awarded and commended films (as shown below) screened on Friday 12th Feb at 10:30am and also on Sunday 14th Feb at 1:50pm at mima events space venue.

Sabrina Schmid
Animex Awards Curator

Animex Awards 2016 - all awarded and commended animations:

AUDIENCE AWARD
This award is voted by the audience and all selected animations in a student or professional category are considered. The animation that gained the most votes by audience members receives the Audience Award.

Awarded to: Castillo y el Armado (2014)
Directed by Pedro Harres, Uruguay

CGI ANIMATION AWARD
Open to student animations completed in any style or genre using CGI, or any combination of 3D CGI/2D/live but including CGI within the animation.

Judges:
Dan Lund, Effects Animator, Walt Disney Animation Studios, USA
Pete Draper, CG Artist and Director of Visual Effects, Xenomorphic, UK; Makuta Visual Effects, India

Awarded to: Anna (2015)
Directed by Alexia RUBOD, Antoine POYARD, Jordann JACOBÉ, Alexis CHOQUARD, Sophie BRACMARD, Yunhan LIU
Lumiere University Lyon2, France

2D ANIMATION AWARD
Open to student animations completed in any style or genre, such as digital 2D computer animation, drawn animation, cel, cut-out, or any other 2D technique.

Judge: Matt Abbiss, Animation Director, Tutor at Royal College of Art, UK

2D Animation Prize 'Toon Boom Harmony Advanced' sponsored by Toon Boom Animation
Awarded to: It’s Not You, It’s Me (2015)
Directed by Silvia Prietov
Vancouver Film School, Classical Animation Program, Canada

Commendations to:
My Seashell Memory (2015) Directed by Yanlei Chen, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, UK
The Casebook of Nips & Porkington (2015) Directed by Melody Wang, Animation, Arts & Design, Sheridan College, Canada

CHARACTER ANIMATION AWARD
Open to student animations completed in any style, genre or animation technique, which are character-driven or based around characters.

Judge: Elliot Cowan, Animation Director, USA

Awarded to: Chhaya (2015)
Directed by Debanjan Nandy
National Film and Television School, UK

Commendation to:
After the End (2015) Directed by Sam Southward, National Film and Television School, UK.

STOP-MOTION ANIMATION AWARD
Open to student animations completed in any style or genre, which use the technique of frame-by-frame stop-motion.

Judge: Barry JC Purves, Animation Director/Writer/Animator, UK

Awarded to: The Moustache (2015)
Directed by Anni Oja
Turku University - Arts Academy, Finland

Commendation to:
Fulfilament (2015) Directed by Rhiannon Evans, National Film and Television School, UK

EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION AWARD
Open to student animations completed in any style where the animation is experimental in its method or techniques used, or develops an experimental genre of story/design.

Judge: Malcolm Turner, Director MIAF Melbourne International Animation Festival, Australia

Awarded to: Jazz Orgie (2015)
Directed by Irina Rubina
Institute of Animation, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

Commendation to:
Composition In Cubes (2105) Directed by Max Woodward, Michael Horowitz, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University, Canada

VISUAL EFFECTS AWARD
Open to student animations that may combine live action and animation and visual effects completed as short works or may be excerpted sequences from longer productions.

Judge: Marco Erbrich, Animation Director & Art Director, Flyvision Media, Germany

Awarded to: Blue Honey (2015)
Directed by Constance Joliff, Daphne Durocher, Fanny Lhotellier
Ecole Georges Méliès School of Film Animation, France

Commendation to:
Electrofly (2015) Directed by Natalia C. A. Freitas, Institute of Animation, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

PROFESSIONAL - BEST FIRST ANIMATION
Open to animations in any style, genre or animation technique, where the animation is the animation director’s first short animation completed as a professional production.

Judge: Andi Spark, Animation Director and Associate Professor, Griffith Film School, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Australia

Awarded to: Guida (2014)
Directed by Rosana Urbes, Brazil

Commendations to:
Jure Grando ( 2015) Directed by Martin Babic, Germany
Go to City ELE (2015) Directed by Wenyu Li, China
Castillo y el Armado (2014) Directed by Pedro Harres, Uruguay



Submissions

The submissions for Animex Awards 2016 closed on the final deadline 28th November 2015!



Animex Awards 2015 Winners announced!

The Animex Awards winning and commended animations were announced and screened on Tuesday 11th February 2015, 7pm at Cineworld.

The AWARD WINNERS REEL is screening again on Friday at the Animex Awards Student Shorts at 4pm, in the Stephenson Building venue ICLT1.

Don't miss the Animex Awards Student Shorts animation programmes screening at 10am, 11am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 3pm and 4pm in the Stephenson Building venue ICLT1.

The final screening at 4pm includes all the following awarded and commended animations.



Best UK Animation
Prize sponsored by Toon Boom Animation

Awarded for overall best student animation made in the UK in any category.

Judged by Joanna Quinn, Director, Beryl Productions International, and Lindsay Watson, Business Development, Sales UK, ToonBoom Animation.

Awarded to Hak Nam Henney (2014)
Directed by Lara King
South Essex College, England, UK


Best International Animation
Awarded for overall best international student animation
in any category.

Judged by Mark Shapiro, Head of Entertainment Brand Marketing for LAIKA.

Awarded to Wind (2013)
Directed by Robert Loebel
University for Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany


Short Animation Award
Open to student animations completed in any style or technique, of any duration up to 12 minutes.

Judged by Mark Shapiro, Head of Entertainment Brand Marketing for LAIKA.

Awarded to Mythopolis (2013)
Directed by Alexandra Hetmerová
Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, Czech Republic

Commendation to Anejo (2014)
Directed by María Cristina Pérez González
University Agustiniana, Colombia

Commendation to Lovebites (2014)
Directed by Agaki Bautista, Aram Davern, Michael De Caria, Jonathon Iskov
Academy of Interactive Entertainment Sydney, Australia


Character Animation Award
Open to student animations that are character driven, completed in any style or technique, of any duration up to 12 minutes.

Judged by Penny Holton, Senior Lecturer in Computer Animation, Teesside University.

Awarded jointly to Lovebites (2014)
Directed by Agaki Bautista, Aram Davern, Michael De Caria, Jonathon Iskov
Academy of Interactive Entertainment Sydney, Australia

and to Stop (2014)
Directed by Serdar Cotuk, Bugra Ugur Sofu
Dumlupinar University, Turkey

Commendation to Office Kingdom (2014)
Directed by Salvatore Centoducati, Eleonora Bertolucci, Giulio De Toma, Ruben Pirito
Centre of Experimental Cinematography, National Film School Rome, Italy


Visual Effects Award
Open to student work that may combine live action / animation and visual effects and should be short works or may be excerpted sequences from longer productions, of any duration up to 12 minutes.

Judged by Dr Paul Noble and Drew Collins, Senior Lecturers AVFX, Teesside University.

Awarded to Deep Dance (2014)
Directed by Marco Erbrich
Institute for Animation, Visual Effects and Postproduction, Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

Commendation to 92 Dreamin' (2104)
Directed by Escarla Abreu , Mikheal Villegas
School of Visual Arts New York, USA


Design/Look Development Award
Open to student short animations or games sequences completed in any style or technique where the award is considered for the visual design and look development, of any duration up to 12 minutes.

Judged by Dan Gilmore, Lead Interactive Designer, Atomhawk Design.

Awarded to Blood Ties (2014)
Directed by Sophie Kavourdis, Manon Lazzari, Marion Louw, Simon Pannetrat, Thomas Ricquier
Ecole Georges Melies, Orly, France

Commendation to Thundercluck (2014)
Directed by Paul A. Tillery IV
Savannah College of Art and Design, USA

Commendation to Re:belief (2014)
Directed by Raymond McCarthy Bergeron
Rochester Institute of Technology, New York USA


Thank you to the judges and filmmmakers!

Submission to the Animex Awards 2015 opened on 3. November and closed on 22. December 2014. Thank you to all student filmmakers and schools who sent in their fantastic work for this year! Watch this space for the next call for entries for 2016.

Animex Awards 2015

From visual effects to stop motion to computer games, from drawing to computer animation, Animex Awards once again invites students from around the world to submit their work into this years' event.

Each year, some of the most innovative and exciting work in animation, visual effects and games is created by students. To reflect this, Animex Awards aims to celebrate and reward the talent and achievements of students worldwide.

Sabrina Schmid
Animex Awards Curator

Awards

Best UK Animation
Best International Animation
Audience Award
Short Animation Award
Character Animation Award
Visual Effects Award
Design/Look Development Award

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