animago AWARD: Here come the 2014 nominees! 50 productions nominated in ten categories from out of 1,014 submissions

August 25, 2014 1:42 am

Tags: 3D, animago, Animation, CG, Film, Filmmaking, Games, VFX



Last week, an independent jury of experts gathered in Berlin to make their final decisions on nominees for this year's animago AWARD. The five best productions were selected in ten categories from out of 1,014 submissions sent in by digital artists from 67 countries. The winners will be announced at a gala award event on the evening of 16 October during the animago AWARD & CONFERENCE (Thursday 16 to Friday 17th October 2014) at the Metropolis Halle at Filmpark Babelsberg.

Jana Freund, project manager of the animago AWARD & CONFERENCE, noted: "We're once again thrilled to see the massive creativity and high level of technical expertise of the nominees this year. We're especially excited about the wide breadth of themes and the variety of countries from which we received submissions. We wish all nominees the best of luck! DIGITAL PRODUCTION magazine launched the internationally renowned competition for Animation, Visual Effects (VFX), Visualisation, Game Design & Interactive Media 18 years ago. Since 2009, the animago events have received support from the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg."

Nominees 2014 for the animago AWARD




The nominees in the category "Best Postproduction" are:

"Ripper Street - Season 2"
Screen Scene VFX, Ireland

"Game of Thrones - Season 4"
Mackevision Medien Design, Germany

"Vaterfreuden - Frettchen"
ScanlineVFX, Germany

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier"
Trixter Film, Germany

"Bot Wars Trailer"
Unexpected, Germany




The nominees in the category "Best Short Film" are:

"Le Gouffre"
Lightning Boy Studio, Canada

Kathleen Cartier, Sandrine Gimenez, Nicolas Mrikhi, Baptiste Roy, Thomas Saez, Supinfocom Arles, France

Pedro Solís García, Spain

"The Present"
Jacob Frey, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany

"Lune et le Loup"
Toma Leroux, Patrick Delage, France




The nominees in the category "Best Advertising Production" are:

"L'effet Papayon - La fashpomme victime"
WIZZdesign, Unit Image, The Andy's, France

"Coca Cola Noël"
Unit Image, The Andy's, France

"Adidas Climachill - A Cooling Revolution"
glassworks, The Netherlands

"Nature Sweet - Stop the abuse !"
WIZZdesign, Blacklist, Unit Image, The Andy's, France

"BBC Winter Olympics"
Platige Image, Poland




The nominees in the category "Best Interactive Production" are:

"Skoda Superb - Visualizer"
Aixsponza, Germany

"Immersive Lining"
q-bus Mediatektur, Germany

"Paperworld - Augmented Reality"
Rayd, Germany

"Time Machine: How great HelV is!"
Tamschick Media+Space, Germany

"SimpSymm - Prozeduraler Skulpturengenerator"
Christoph Bade, Dominik Kolb, Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten, Germany




The nominees in the category "Best Game Design" are:

"Watch Dogs"
Ubisoft, Germany

Respawn Entertainment, Electronic Arts, Germany

Lazy 8 Studios, United States

Klaus Fehkührer, Verena Demel, Sebastian Rangger, Wilfried Gruber, Radomir Dinic, Michael Huber, Sandra Obermann, Corinna Drebes, Fachhochschule Salzburg, Austria

"Ryse: Son of Rome"
Crytek, Germany




The nominees in the category "Best Trailer/Opener" are:

"EVE: Prophecy"
CCP Games, Iceland

"Assassin's Creed Unity: E3 World Premier Cinematic"
Digic Pictures, Hungary

"Ryse: Son of Rome - Legend of Damocles"
Platige Image, Poland

"The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt"
Platige Image, Poland

Respawn Entertainment, Electronic Arts, Germany




The nominees in the category "Best Visualization" are:

"Help Save Us"
Cluster Studio, Mexico

"Greenpeace - New Bees"
Polynoid, Woodblock, Germany

"Citius, Altius, Fortius"
Felix Jacob Deimann, Fachhochschule Dortmund, Germany

"RedBull Formula1 Spielberg track introduction"
Aixsponza, Peter Clausen Filmproduktion, Germany

Uli Henrik Streckenbach, Robert Pohle, Jochen Mader, Sebastian Werner, Germany




The nominees in the category "Best Young Production" are:

(The prize carries a value of Euro 3.000 sponsored by DIGITAL PRODUCTION)

Roman Kälin, Falko Paeper, Florian Wittmann, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Adrien Cappai, Chloé Mille, Valentin Tuil, ArtFX, France

"The Rise and Fall of Globosome"
Sascha Geddert, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany

"Tea Time"
Marie Kister, Marcel Knüdeler, Wilfried Pollan, Thomas Schienagel, Georg-Simon-Ohm Hochschule Nürnberg, Germany

Kaleb Lechowski, Mediadesign Hochschule, Germany




The nominees in the category "Jury's Prize" are:

"SuperBot - A magnifying mess"
Trexel Animation, Argentina

Andrey Klimov, Russia

Victor Caire, Supinfocom Arles, France

"Little Freak"
Edwin Schaap, The Netherlands

Grass Jelly Studio, Taiwan




The nominees in the category "Best Still" are:

Readers of DIGITAL PRODUCTION magazine and the animago community will choose the winner of this category. The public voting process will run until 9th of September 2014 on the animago fan page

"Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC Schneemonster"
Mackevision Medien Design, Jung von Matt, Limmat, Germany

Cihan Özkan, Turkey

Cornelius Dämmrich, Germany

Flaeck GmbH, Tobias Stierli, Switzerland

GV Prashanth, India

The Jury under the chairmanchip of Günter Hagedorn (animago Co-founder & Graphic Designer) was made up of Dirk Beichert (freelance photographer and architectural visualiser), Prof. Dr. Linda Breitlauch (Visiting professorship at University of Applied Sciences in Trier), Alexander Ellendt (Head of Vogelsänger GmbH, Units Film, Event, New Media), Florian Gellinger (VFX Production Supervisor, RISE | Visual Effects Studios), Sabine Hatzfeld (Editor for DIGITAL PRODUCTION and animago AWARD & CONFERENCE), Tobias Horvath (Senior Flame Artist, nhb studios), Csaba Letay (Design/Direction/Compositing, Polynoid), Michael C. Müller (Specialist Creation Technologies, adidas AG), Mate Steinforth (Creative Director, SEHSUCHT).

From the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg two guest jurors were invited, Elmar Giglinger (Managing Director) and Ina Göring (Head of Business Development Projects and Innovative Audiovisual Content).

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Team animago is proud of announcing the following sponsor partners for the animago AWARD & CONFERENCE 2014 by now:

Autodesk: Worldwide leading provider for 3D design, engineering and entertainment software,

CADnetwork: Developers of premium hardware, such as 3D workstations, RenderCubes©, render modes and GPU solutions for digital artists, for over ten years.

Dell: Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more,

Dosch Design: Provider of innovative computer graphic products in the field of 3D/animation, advertising, architectural visualization, film and game/app development,

FROST motion design: German freelance studio for motion graphics, what also realises different projects in the areas of production & directing and post production & editing,

ESRI: Esri develops geographic information systems (GIS) that function as an integral component in nearly every type of organization and offers also project consulting and implementation services. These include knowledge transfer to help users deploy GIS on their own, customization of off-the-shelf GIS technology, and delivery of ready-to-use enterprise systems,

Maxon: Manufacturer of high-end 3D modelling, animation and rendering software. Its award-winning programmes CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D are used across the globe,

Nvidia: NVIDIA is an internationally established brand in the field of visual computing, art, science and computer graphics. The company boasts a number of patented inventions and technologies.

PNY Technologies: Established in 1985, PNY Technologies is a leading manufacturer of a full spectrum of high-quality products for everything in and around the computer,

Topalsson: Agency in the areas such as film, CGI 3D, game, software development or visualization, that is providing a wide range of services like concept creation, project realization or film producing for brands like BMW or Audi,

Wacom: The world’s leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays, and digital interface solutions,

About the animago AWARD & CONFERENCE:

The animago AWARD has been honouring outstanding productions in the entire spectrum of digital media production and visualisation since 1997.

Each award represents a recognition of exceptional creativity and technical excellence. All submissions are evaluated by an independent jury made up of experts drawn from the fields of film, development and post-production.

"animago AWARD & CONFERENCE" offers a distinctive program that includes a tradeshow conference and a free-of-charge trade exhibition. The event brings together the entire creative community as well as a broad range of industry professionals drawn from all digital fields. The thematic focus is on animation/VFX, visualization, post production and game/interactive. This year’s event takes place the 16/17 October 2014 at Metropolis Hall (Media City Babelsberg, Germany).

The animago is presented annually by the German-language trade magazine DIGITAL PRODUCTION and has been funded by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg since 2009. The publisher of DIGITAL PRODUCTION is the German company ATEC Business Information GmbH,

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