animago AWARD Winners 2017

animago AWARD Winners 2017, Picture: Uwe Völkner

Announcing the 2017 Winners

This year’s animago AWARDS were handed out last night in a total of eleven categories. Roughly 1,000 digital artists from 58 countries submitted projects for consideration as part of this international competition focusing on the amazing work being done by artists working in 3D animation, stills, visual effects (VFX), design and visualization.

The awards ceremony marked the highlight of the two-day animago AWARD & CONFERENCE held at Munich’s Gasteig Centre. The event is sponsored by the Bavarian State Ministry for Economics and Media, Energy and Technology and the City of Munich’s Team of Excellence for the Cultural & Creative Industries.

Here are the winners:

Best character
Guillaume Auberval, Léa Dozoul, Simon Gomez, Timothé Hek, Hugo Lagrange, Antoine Laroye & David Lashcari, Isart Digital, France

Best Visual Effects
„Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them“
Rodeo FX, Canade

Best Adverstising Production
„Canal Kitchen“
Unit Image, France

Best Short Film
Matte CG, Uson Studio, Apus Estudios, Ecuador, Peru, Spain

Best Game Cinematic
„Beyond Good and Evil 2“ Cinematic Trailer
Unit Image, France

Best Still
„Her Eventual Hesitation“
Marek Denko, Czech Republic

Best Motion Design
„Dust My Shoulders Off“
Grass Jelly Studio, Taiwan

Jury’s Prize
„In a Heartbeat“
Beth David & Esteban Bravo, Ringling College of Art and Design, United States

Best Young Production
„Less Than Human“
Steffen Bang Lindholm, Anna Eckhoff Ohrt Nissen, Ditte Marie Ludvigsen, Lasse Steinbeck, Matilde Søltoft, Morten Vestbjerg Bøgelund Lassen, Julie Rebecca Billeskov Astrup, Ida Marie Søndergaard, The Animation Workshop, Denmark

Best Visualization
„Huawei Watch“
Glassworks London, Great Britain

Best Architecture Visualization
„Maisons Oxygène“ Villa 3D Animation
Valentinstudio, France

animago is organised by the special-interest German-language magazine known as DIGITAL PRODUCTION, DIGITAL PRODUCTION is published by DETAIL Business Information GmbH,

Sponsor partners of the 2017 animago AWARD & CONFERENCE:

Autodesk: A global leader and provider of 3D design, planning and entertainment software,

Avid: Avid offers the most open, innovative and comprehensive media platform in the industry. The company connects the creation of high-end media content to a networked way of working and also links content protection, distribution and consumption,

Blackmagic Design: Blackmagic Design has grown rapidly to become one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of creative video technology.  Blackmagic Design’s founders have had a long history in post-production editing and engineering. With extensive experiences in high-end telecine, film and post, harnessed with a real passion for perfection, Blackmagic set out to change the industry forever.

Chaos Group: Chaos Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative computer graphics software. Day after day, all around the world, their physically-based rendering and simulation software is used by top design studios, architectural offices and visual effects companies. Chaos Group’s technical developments in the areas of cloud rendering, material scanning and virtual reality continue to have a decisive influence on the future of digital storytelling and media design,

Dell EMC: Dell EMC forms part of the Dell corporate family and makes it possible for organisations to transform their data centres using convergent, industry-leading infrastructures, servers, storage systems and data security technologies. Companies and administrative bodies are given a reliable basis to render their IT operations more sustainable using hybrid cloud solutions. Dell EMC also enables businesses to streamline their operations using cloud-native applications and big data solutions.

Esri: Esri is the world’s leading software manufacturer of geo information systems (GIS). This technology uses in large part 3D, graphic data processing, visualization, animation and other multimedia resources,

Maxon Computer: Maxon is a manufacturer of high-end 3D modelling, animation and rendering software. Their Cinema 4D and BodyPaint 3D programmes have received multiple awards,

NEC Display Solutions Europe: This globally active company currently holds the leading position in the “Display Market” and offers efficient and productive “Total Display Solutions”,

Quantum: Quantum’s workflow storage solutions give you the performance and reliability you need to meet extreme deadlines in content production and delivery,

PNY Technologies: PNY is a market-leading manufacturer of high-end IT products that provide state-of-the-art solutions from NVIDIA® QUADRO® and TESLA™ for designers, engineers and scientists,

Snell Advanced Media (SAM): SAM has the vision to deliver business-transforming solutions across the media production ecosystem. Our future-ready systems enable broadcasters, content owners and service providers to evolve their business models to succeed in the consumer-driven era. We understand that it’s not only about the future – to get there, today’s needs are also paramount; our smart, agile technology maximizes efficiency and productivity in today’s rapidly changing media landscape.  SAM delivers smart, agile technology across News and Sports Production, Color & Finishing, Playout & Delivery, Modular Infrastructure & Image Processing, all running under enterprise-wide Management & Workflow automation,

Vogelsänger: Photo, film, multimedia, event, consulting – five elements with five specific performance ranges. Combine freely for inspiring and synergetic results,

Wacom: Wacom is a leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays and digital interface solutions,