MUNICH, GERMANY — The winners of the Animago Award – an internationally renowned competition for 3D animation & still, visual effects, visualization and design – were recently awarded their trophies in Munich, Germany. This year’s festive event also marked the 20th anniversary of the Animago Award. The show was attended by 550 guests and took place for the first time at the Gasteig Centre.
Overview of all Animago Award 2016 winners:
Best Short Film
Uri Lotan & Yoav Shtibelman, Israel
“A Guide To Happy”
Panoply Creative, Great Britain
Best Young Production
This category is endowed with € 3,000 in prize money from the host of the animago, DIGITAL PRODUCTION magazine.
Théophile Dufresne, Florian Babikian, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Claire, MOPA, France
Best Advertising Production
“Face the Darkness”
Andreas Bruns, Philipp Walz, Carl Schröter, Francesco Faranna, Emanuel Fuchs, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Daniel Martínez Lara & Rafa Cano Méndez, La Fiesta Producciones Cinematograficas, Spain
Best Motion Design
Sebastian Lange (Qu-int) & Peter Hankowiak (AV Medien), Germany
Best Visual Effects
“Captain America: Civil War – Lagos Heist Sequenz”
RISE | Visual Effects Studios, Germany
Best Game Cinematic
Unit Image, Ubisoft, France
Cornelius Dämmrich, Germany
Anniversary Prize 20 Years animago AWARD
“Assassin’s Creed: Revelations” Trailer
Digic Pictures, Hungary
Still Architecture Prize presented by DETAIL
Bahadir Özbek & Marvin Philipp, nookta, Germany
Film Architecture Prize presented by DETAIL
Stefan Larsson, Aujik, Japan
A total of 1,076 projects from 58 different countries were submitted to the 2016 animago competition. An independent animago jury consisting of experts drawn from the fields of film, post-production, industrial visualization and science & education was responsible for whittling the group down to 33 nominated projects; after that, they chose prize winning productions in a total of nine categories. In the “Best Still” and “20th Anniversary” categories, the winners were chosen by public vote. A unique feature this year was the Architecture Special Prize awarded by DETAIL, the international magazine for architecture: in this category, a second jury of architectural experts chose the winners from three nominees in two categories, namely "Still" and "Film".
The awards ceremony formed the festive highlight of the ongoing two-day animago CONFERENCE (27-28 October), where globally renowned animation experts and VFX luminaries are giving keynote presentations on their current projects and discussing all the latest industry standards, trends and perspectives with the over 1,000 participants.