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23. July 2018

Failure after failure – just to fly in the end regardless? The french inventor Hugo won´t give up until his lifetime dream has come true. The four-man team from the Fachhochschule Hagenberg is telling this story in their animated movie “Le Constructeur de Malheur”, which took a similar amount of willpower and endurance to make it happen.

23. July 2018

One-man projects in the CG area do impress indeed, especially with this level of quality. Visual designer Xiaolin Zeng (aka Zaoeyo) created the Opening Titles for the Pause Festival in Australia, which got a nomination for the „Best Motion Design“ category from the animago committee. And not just because there was a cat involved!

03. July 2018

What if cartoon characters were regular people working at regular jobs and enduring the same everyday routines like the rest of us? The short film “Afterwork” took up this train of thought and ended up winning the 2017 animago AWARD for “Best Short Film”.

03. July 2018

Last year’s animago AWARD for Best Young Production went to “Less than Human”, a documentary style animated film created by students at the Danish school known as The Animation Workshop. The team also took home the €3,000 sponsored by Digital Production in the category every year!

02. July 2018

At last year’s animago, Unit Image took home their second trophy, this time for their work on a spot titled “Canal Kitchen”. Just one look at the range of visual effects in the one-minute ad is enough to understand why the jury decided in their favour.

02. July 2018

Last year’s animago in the “Best Character” category went to a student team from the Isart Digital for their graduating film “Poilus”, in which hare characters experience the horrors of battle in a realistic war setting.

02. July 2018

An animation film on the subject of being outed? You bet! “In a Heartbeat” was awarded the 2017 animago in the “Jury’s Prize” category not least because the student duo from the Ringling College of Art and Design made the courageous decision to explore this topic in their graduating film. Of course, the tremendous quality of their animation also helped.

02. July 2018

Very few studios in the world have the high-end skill set needed to garner a nomination in the “Best Game Cinematic” category. Unit Image from France is one such studio, and this year they even had two trailers up for the prize. In the end, it was their cinematic announcing the second instalment of the game “Beyond Good and Evil” that won over the animago jury and garnered them the trophy.