animago Categories 2016


Best Still

Our expert jury chooses the three most compelling stills on the basis of design and aesthetic qualities. The key evaluation criteria are photorealism, technical execution, character design and artistic standard. The ultimate winner is then chosen from out of the three nominees via public voting.


Best Visual Effects

This award honours the most successful blend of live-action film and visual effects. Assessment criteria include originality, believability and technical perfection.


Best Game Cinematic

Game trailers and in-game visuals in cinema quality: in this category, the jury honours originality, design and digital execution as well as the most outstanding dramatic composition.


Best Short Film

This award honours the best film concept, technical execution and storytelling. The jury also evaluates character design and animation, among other factors. The category encompasses everything from mixed forms of CG and live-action film to pure 3D animated films.


Best Advertising Production

When considering the best advertising production, the jury looks for originality as well as visual aesthetics. On the technical side, they also take into account the effective use of VFX, animation, music and sound.


Best Character

The best CG character is chosen on the basis of design, modelling, animation and authentic integration in the film. The character's ability to evoke an emotional response is also considered.


Best Visualization

This award honours the most successful illustration of a subject, product or process by means of computer animation. The evaluation criteria include the original concept, digital execution and educational effectiveness.


Best Young Production

This award carries prize money contributed by DIGITAL PRODUCTION totalling €3,000

The best university-level project completed in the field of CG film: the evaluation criteria include the original concept, dramatic portrayal, technical execution as well as character design and animation.


Jury's Prize

The animago jury uses this award to honour a unique production that stands out as a result of its unique concept as well as its captivating combination of visual imagery and technical execution.


Best Motion Design

The Motion Design Award emphasises work with graphic elements of all kinds. The evaluation criteria focus on the film's concept and originality as well as the ability of its visual execution to evoke an emotional response.


Architecture Prize presented by DETAIL

This award, which is bestowed in cooperation DETAIL magazine, honours the best production in the field of architectural visualisation. The jury's evaluation criteria include design, project concept and overall composition.


Anniversary Prize

The DIGITAL PRODUCTION editorial team will choose its ten favourite animago submissions from the past 20 years. These ten finalists will be presented to the public and one will be chosen to receive this Anniversary Prize as the most popular animago submission to date.

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Funded by:

Bavarian State Ministry for Economics and Media, Energy and Technology
Cultural Department of the City of Munich

Sponsors 2016:

Chaos Group
fayteq AG
Botschaft von Kanada
NEC Display Solutions Europe
PNY Technologies Quadro GmbH