Latest news on the animago AWARD & CONFERENCE: speakers, lectures, exhibitors, the award and much more.

21. August 2017

The 2017 animago AWARD nominees in the category “Jury’s Prize” are the short films “In a Heartbeat”, “Overrun” and “The Passenger”. Plus, this year’s animago is once again enjoying amazing support from Avid. We’re looking forward to announcing the winner of this category together with Avid on 7 September 2017 at the Gasteig in Munich.

21. August 2017

Jane Bordeaux is a Tel Aviv-based acoustic folk-country trio that sings in Hebrew. For the band’s song “Ma’agalim”, animation directors Uri Lotan and Yoav Shtibelman created a charming music video that they lovingly animated in 3D to perfectly fit the lyrics of the song.

18. August 2017

Use a Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 to give the “Münchner Kindl” a brand-new look at the Wacom Sketch Battle. We can’t wait to see Munich’s “new” coat of arms!

13. August 2017

This year’s animago CONFERENCE on 7th and 8th September promises to deliver a vibrant and jam-packed programme of speakers and presentations. There will be lectures addressing all different software and pipeline preferences.

11. August 2017

A thirsty hero, a vicious monster, a Nordic landscape and tips on how to open a beer in the most epic way possible; these are the ingredients in a witty commercial called “Face the Darkness” made by students at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Seeing as the ad wasn’t actually commissioned by the beer company, the student team was free to design their spot at will. And, thanks to its extremely funny narrative and effective technical execution, the film was able to outdo its competitors in the category “Best Advertising Production” in the year 2016.

07. August 2017

The frogs have the whole place to themselves – but why? We only learn the truth at the end of this funny and macabre student film. The jury was immediately won over by the picture-perfect aesthetics of the project and decided in 2016 to give the 20th anniversary animago Best Young Production award to the team from the MOPA School in France. The award is sponsored by DP and comes with a €3,000 cash prize.

03. August 2017

In 2014, Cornelius Dämmrich just missed winning the Best Still award for his work “Haze”. In 2016, however, the 3D artist from Germany finally got the win with his latest creation, “52Hz”. Taking inspiration from a number of sources and references, he produced his image of an astronaut floating next to a phone booth in a foggy night-time landscape using Cinema 4D, Fusion 360, Marvelous Designer and the render engine Octane, the latest system to be integrated into his workflow.

03. August 2017

We are very pleased to announce that NEC is sponsoring the 2017 “Best Still” category and also providing the animago with top-of-the-line technical equipment again this year. In addition, all animago visitors will have the chance to win a 34-inch curved widescreen desktop monitor.