February 2, 2007

Recipients of 2007 Imagina Awards Revealed

Monaco - The Imagina Awards Prize Giving Ceremony takes place at the Grimaldi Forum and has shown an incredible high level of works. Each year, studios, advertising agencies, schools, independent filmmakers, and various other talented professionals come together in anticipation of the Imagina Awards and the celebrated teapot that is the symbol of the competition.

With prizes in nine categories, the Imagina Awards celebrates 30 blockbusters, among them ILM’s work on Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest, Warner Bros.’ Happy Feet, Buena Vista International’s Cars, and BUF’s Arthur et les Minimoys.

More than 22 countries participated in Imagina Awards 2007, with a strong participation from digital content creators in Japan.

Grand Prix Imagina :

Gorillaz 'El Manana' (United-Kingdom)
Direction: Pete Candeland, Jamie Hewlett
Post-production: Passion Pictures, RUSHES
Video Clip

Prix Spécial du Jury :

Burning Safari (France)
Direction: Vincent Aupetit, Florent Delataille, Jeanne Irzenski, Maxime Maleo, Aurélien Predal, Claude-William Trebutien
School: Les Gobelins, l'école de l'image

Prix de l'Animation :

Over The Hedge (USA)
Direction: Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick
Post-production: Dreamworks, SKG

Meilleurs Effets Spéciaux :

X-Men: The Last Stand (USA)
Post-production: Weta Digital Ltd

Prix du Long-Métrage :

Arthur et les Minimoys (France)
Direction: Luc Besson
Post-production: BUF Compagnie

Prix du Court-Métrage :

Codehunters (United-Kingdom)
Direction: Ben Hibon
Post-production: Axis Animation, The Mill

Prix Ecoles et Universités :

En Tus Brazos (France)
Direction: François-Xavier, Edouard Jouret, Matthieu Landour
School: Supinfocom Valenciennes

Prix du Film Publicitaire :

Travelers: Snowball (USA)
Direction : Dante Ariola (MJZ-Los Angeles)
Post-production : Weta Digital Ltd

Prix Clip Vidéo :

Gorillaz 'El Manana' (United-Kingdom)
Direction : Pete Candeland, Jamie Hewlett
Post-production : Passion Pictures, RUSHES