animago AWARD Categories 2019

In 2019 the best production will be awarded in these categories.

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 2018

„Albert Einstein“, Alexander Beim, LotusArt, Germany

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 2018

„The VFX worlds from Jim Knopf“, VFX from Trixter, RISE | Visual Effects Studios, Scanline VFX, Mackevision Medien Design and Chimney, Germany for Rat Pack, Warner Bros. and Malao Film

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 2018

„Overkill’s The Walking Dead – Grant“, Goodbye Kansas Studios, Sweden for Starbreeze Studios & Overkill Software

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 2018

„Tweet-Tweet“, Zhanna Bekmambetova, CGF, Russia

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. This also includes image films and infotainment/docutainment productions.

Winner 2018

„EnBW – Guter Stoff“, Sehsucht for Jung von Matt, Germany for EnBW

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 2018

„The Box“, Dušan Kastelic, Mateja Starič, Bugbrain Institute for Animation, Slovenia

New: Best In-Game Graphics

This award honours the best In-Game graphics with focus on character design, animation, realism at body motion, originality and game flow.

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 2018

„The Stained Club“, Mélanie Lopez, Simon Boucly, Marie Ciesielski, Alice Jaunet, Chan Stéphie Peang, Béatrice Viguier, Supinfocom Rubika, France

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 2018

„La Noria“, Carlos Baena, NightWheel Pictures, Spain

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. This category also includes mixed reality and motiongraphics productions.

Winner 2018

„The Division 2 – Der Untergang von Washington D.C“, Antibody, Patrick Clair, Germany for Ubisoft

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