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Here are the 2018 winners!

The winners of the animago AWARD – an internationally renowned competition for 3D animation and still, visual effects, visualization and VR/AR/360° – were awarded their trophies yesterday evening in Munich. The show was attended by 500 guests and took place for the third time at the Gasteig Centre.

Overview of all animago AWARD 2018 winners:

Best Feature Film
“Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer”
Rat Pack Filmproduktion, Malao Film, Studio Babelsberg, Warner Bros., Germany

Best VR/AR/360°
Exit Adventures, Sven Haeberlein, Germany

Best Still
“Albert Einstein”
LotusArt, Alexander Beim, Germany

Best Young Production
This category includes € 3,000 in prize money sponsored by the host of the animago, DIGITAL PRODUCTION magazine.

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

 Best Visual Effects
 “Die VFX-Welten von Jim Knopf”
Chimney, Mackevision Medien Design, RISE | Visual Effects Studios, Scanline VFX, Trixter, für Rat Pack, Warner Bros., Studio Babelsberg und Malao Film, Germany

Best Game Cinematic
 The Walking Dead – Grant
Goodbye Kansas, for Starbreeze Studios and Overkill Software, Sweden

Best Short Film
CGF, Zhanna Bekmambetova, Russia

Best Advertising Production
“EnBW – Guter Stoff”
Sehsucht, Jung von Matt, for EnBW, Germany

Best Charakter
“The Box”
Bugbrain Institute for Animation, Dušan Kastelic, Mateja Starič, Slovenia

Best Visualization
“Martin Luther – A most precise and nuanced look into the life of the man legend and visionary”
Tumblehead Animation Studio, Magnus Igland Møller, Denmark

Best Motion Design
The Division 2 – Der Untergang von Washington D.C.
Antibody, Patrick Clair for Ubisoft, Germany

Jury’s Prize
“La Noria”
NightWheel Pictures, Carlos Baena, Spain

A total of 856 projects from 51 different countries were submitted to the 2018 animago competition. An independent animago jury consisting of experts in the fields of film, post-production, industrial visualization as well as science and education was responsible for whittling the group down to 36 nominated projects. Following that, the prizewinning productions in a total of ten categories were selected. In the “Best Still” and “Best Feature Film” categories, the winners were chosen by public vote.

The awards ceremony formed the festive highlight of the ongoing two-day animago CONFERENCE (25th-26th October), where globally renowned animation experts and VFX luminaries are giving keynote presentations on their current projects and discussing all the latest industry standards, trends and perspectives with over 1,000 participants.

Sponsor partners of the 2018 animago AWARD & CONFERENCE:

Avid: Avid delivers the industry’s most open, innovative and comprehensive media platform connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption, www.avid.com.

Chaos Group: Chaos Group is a worldwide leader in computer graphics. We create the technology that helps artists and designers create photoreal imagery and animation for design, television, and feature films. Our physically-based rendering and simulation software is used daily by top design studios, architectural firms, advertising agencies, and visual effects companies around the globe. Our research and development in cloud rendering, material scanning, and virtual reality is shaping the future of creative storytelling and digital design, www.chaosgroup.com.

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, www.esri.com.

InstaLOD: Easily achieve more than 10x in cost-savings when creating new assets or getting data ready for any business case. Whether taking massive CAD assemblies into a VR application or optimizing AAA game scenes — InstaLOD helps you achieve your vision, www.InstaLOD.com.

Maxon Computer: Manufacturer of high-end 3D modelling, animation and rendering software. Their Cinema 4D and BodyPaint 3D programmes have received multiple awards, www.maxon.net.

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”, www.nec-display-solutions.com.

Wacom: Leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays and digital interface solutions, www.wacom.com.

Funding partners are the Bavarian State Chancellery as well as the City of Munich’s Culture and Creative Industries Team.

The animago is organised by the German-language trade magazine DIGITAL PRODUCTION, www.digitalproduction.com. The publisher of DIGITAL PRODUCTION is DETAIL Business Information GmbH, www.detail-business-information.de.