animago AWARD Categories 2018

In 2018 the best production will be awarded in these categories.

Best Feature Film

This award honours the best feature film in regards to visual effects. The evaluation criteria include design, visual effects, concept and overall composition. In step one the best 3 out of 10 are choosen via public voting. In step 2 the winner is chosen from out of the three nominees again via public voting.

New in 2018

Best VR/AR/360°

The Jury awards a technical outstanding project in the virtual reality experience area with respect to interaction, technical advancement and innovation.

New in 2018

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.

Winner 2017

„Her Eventual Hesitation“, Marek Denko, Czech Republic

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.

Winner 2017

„Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them“, VFX from Rodeo FX, Canada for Warner Bros.

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.

Winner 2017

„Beyond Good and Evil 2 Cinematic Trailer“, Unit Image, Ubisoft Montpellier, France

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.

Winner 2017

„Afterwork“, Matte CG, Uson Studios, Apus Estudios, Ecuador

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.

Winner 2017

„Canal Kitchen“, Unit Image, France

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.

Winner 2017

„Poilus“, Guillaume Auberval, Léa Dozoul, Simon Gomez, Timothé Hek, Hugo Lagrange, Antoine Laroye & David Lashcari, Isart Digital, France

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.

Winner 2017

„Huawei Watch“, Glassworks Great Britain for Huawei

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.

Winner 2017

„Less Than Human“, Steffen Bang Lindholm, The Animation Workshop, Denmark

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.

Winner 2017

„In a Heartbeat“, Beth David & Esteban Bravo, Ringling College of Art and Design, USA

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.

Winner 2017

„Dust My Shoulders Off“, Grass Jelly Studio, Taiwan

You can already register your work for the next animago AWARD. Allready entered productions are automatically enrolled in the next installment.