Animex Awards

Monday 8 - Friday 12 February

'Best International Animation' winning student film 'Wind' by Robert Loebel

'Best International Animation' winning student film 'Wind' by Robert Loebel



Animex Awards 2016 - Call for Entries!

Animex Awards 2016 are open for entries. 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.

As well as some new categories for the international student competition, for 2016 Animex Awards is also launching a professional category – Best First Animation. This new category aims to recognise emerging new talent and animations, open to any animation director who has just completed their first film as a professional production.

Sabrina Schmid
Animex Awards Curator

Awards categories for 2016
CGI Animation Award
Visual Effects Award
2D Animation Award
Game Animation Award
Character Animation Award
Stop-motion Animation Award
Experimental Animation Award
Best First Animation

Submissions

The submission deadline is 19 October 2015.

Animex Awards 2016 accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, an online submission platform. For all guidelines, category details, entry forms and to complete your online submission, go to: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/AnimexAwards




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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