SIGGRAPH Asia crowns the winners of the 2020 Computer Animation Festival
SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Virtual has officially announced the three winning films of its Computer Animation Festival. Selected from a pool of 577 CG animated projects, 11 preselection jurors reduced the group to 139; from there, an international jury of high-level professionals examined each project, choosing three winners for the CAF Winners Screening, 22 best works for the Electronic Theater screening and another 22 for the Animation Theater program.
“Our CAF winners, Electronic Theater and Animation Theater screenings highlight the work of an incredibly diverse and talented group of artists from around the world,” said Dan Sarto, president of the SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Computer Animation Festival. “Our jury helped put together an amazing collection of animated projects, including 47 animated shorts, VFX reels, commercials, scientific visualizations and other works, presented online during the festival. Congratulations to all the winners and to all those who have taken the time to share their work with us “.
The winners of the SIGGRAPH 2020 award are:
BEST ON SHOW: Shoom's Odyssey | Director: Julien Bisaro; Producer: Claire Paoletti | Picolo Pictures (France) The 26-minute film, which won the Cristal for Best Television Production at Annecy 2020, tells the story of Shooom, a small owl, which hatches just as a storm capsizes the bayou surrounding its tree . As soon as she has fallen from her nest, the little baby staggers through the mangroves, pushing a second egg from the brood with her. Come to hell or high water, she's determined to find a mother… even if that mom turns out to be an alligator or a raccoon!
BEST PROJECT FOR STUDENTS: Migrants | Directors: Hugo Caby, Antoine Dupriez, Aubin Kubiak, Lucas Lermytte and Zoé Devise; Producer: Carlos De Carvalho | Pôle 3D / Je Regarde (France) Two polar bears are forced into exile due to global warming. They will meet brown bears along their journey, which they will try to live with.
Migrants | Trailer | 2020 from PÔLE 3D on Vimeo.
SPECIAL JURY: Assassin box | Jeremy Schaefer | Ringling College of Art & Design (USA) Craig, a pizza delivery guy, remembers the night he was making a delivery to a cold-blooded gang boss and his henchmen. Unknowingly, Craig does not deliver the pizza, but the legendary Box Assassin. The killer shows up and wreaks havoc among the gangsters. Craig tries to escape but is taken hostage by the gang boss. At the mercy of a cold-blooded gangster, Craig fears this could be the end.
Electronic theater selections:
Aura | Timm Völkner
Luncheon on the Grass | Jocelyn Charles, Jules Bourgès, Nathan Harbonn-Viaud and Pierre Rougemont
dogs | Benjamin Berrebi, Jakub Bednarz, Diego Cristófano, Mohammad Babakoohi, Théo Lenoble, Karlo Pavicic-Ravlic and Marthinus Van Rooyen
Eos | Benoît Filippin, Paul Gautier, Laureline Massias and Mathieu Milaret
Fú | Shaofu Zhang and Andrew Chesworth
Hamsa | Daniela Dwek, Maya Mendonca and Chrisy Baek
HBO Asia's Dream Raider TV program opening sequence | Aslan Malik
In the event of a lunar disaster | Francesca Panetta and Halsey Burgund
Instinct | Arthur Allender, Mathieu Antoine, Léna Belmonte, Cyrielle Guillermin, Victor Kirsch and Elliot Thomasson
Kapaemahu | Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson
Lenny Makes Some-Thing - “Turn Me On (feat.ARCX)” MV | Junha Kim
Love Fifty Megatons (VFX) | Krez Denis
Pangu | Shaofu Zhang
Ragnarök | Christophe Sarraco, Pauline Lavelle, Hadrien Augier, Théo Blanchard and Hugo Fredoueil
Soap against COVID-19 | John McGhee
Sous la glace | Milan Baulard, Ismaïl Berrahma, Flore Dupont, Laurie Estampes, Quentin Nory and Hugo Potin
The beauty | Pascal Schelbli
The heretic | Veselin Efremov
The journey of humanity is the sea of stars | Bohong Deng
Too late | Roy Stein
Windbreak | Ágnes Győrfi
exasperate | Yibing Jiang
CAF selection jurors:
BoKyung Park - Seoul Business Agency
Ed Hooks - Acting for animators
Erick Oh - Tonko House
Jae-huun Ahn - Meditation with a pencil
Jeff Gipson - Walt Disney Animation Studios
Juck Somsaman - The Monk Studios
June Kim - UNSW Sydney
Paul Hellard - VFXScience
Steve Emerson - LAIKA
Sungho Hong - Locus Corporation
Vani Saraswathi - Dancing Atoms