animago AWARD 2019 – and the winner is …

The winners of animago 2019, the international competition for 3D animation, still, visual effects and game, have been announced.

500 guests watched the award ceremony in the Alte Kongresshalle in Munich, where the event celebrates its 23rd anniversary. 1,137 submissions from 62 countries across the globe were submitted this year.

The award is part of the animago CONFERENCE (November 2nd-5th 2019), attended by top-class speakers and leading experts of the industry talking about current trends and developments, grant insights and reveal their latest tools and tricks.


The winners of the 10 categories:

  • Best Short Film

“The Pig on the Hill” – Jamy Wheless, John Helms

Lightstream Animation Studios, USA

Crater Studio, Serbia



  • Best In-Game-Graphics

“Shadow of the Tomb Raider”

Eidos Montréal, Crystal Dynamics, Square Enix, Canada/USA/GERMANY



  • Best Advertising Production

“Christmas Doesn’t Need Much. Only Love.”

Glassworks Amsterdam, Netherlands



  • Best Young Production

„The Ostrich Politic“ – Mohammad Houhou

GOBELINS, l’école de l’image, France



  • Best Visual Effects

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”

VFX by Rodeo FX, Canada, for Warner Bros



  • Best Character

“Sous la glace” – Milan Baulard, Ismaïl Berrahma, Flore Dupont, Laurie Estampes, Quentin Nory, Hugo Potin, École des Nouvelles Images, France



  • Best Still

“Subarctic Great Horned Owl: look into the depths”

Yuriy Dulich, Ukraine

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  • Best Game Cinematic

“METRO Exodus: Artyom’s Nightmare” – Tomek Suwalski, Polen

Platige Image for Deep Silver



  • Best Motion Design

„Hurlevent“ –
Frédéric Doazan, Frankreich



  • Jury’s Prize

“The Beauty” – Pascal Schelbli, Germany

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg



Press Material

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