'Home,' 'Paddington' Among Siggraph Computer Animation Fest Honorees

'Citius, Altius, Fortius' named best in show.
Courtesy of DreamWorks Animation

In advance of its annual CG and animation confab, Siggraph revealed the winners of its 42nd annual Computer Animation Festival. Selections will be screened at Siggraph 2015, Aug. 9-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Honorees in the feature categories included DreamWorks Animation's Home, which was selected best animated feature; and Paddington, for best VFX in a live-action feature (from VFX house Framestore).

Best in Show went to Citius, Altius, Fortius, a project directed by Germany's Felix Deimann that explores the interplay of abstract shapes and motions. The jury’s choice award went to Amir & Amira, from France's ESMA (Ecole Superieure des Metiers), which takes on the topic of gender-strict traditional education through the eyes of two wooden puppets at puberty.

 

A submission from Sarasota, Fla.'s Ringling College of Art and Design, Jinxy Jenkins and Lucky Lou, which follows the misfortunate Jenkins and the lucky Lou, was selected as best CG short.

Also honored were Ikea’s T-Shirts from MPC, in the advertising category; Assasin's Creed Unity E3 cinematic trailer, in the game category; League of Legends Music: Curse of the Sad Mummy, for a music video; and multiscale multiphysics heart simulator, UT-Heart, from Japan’s SCIEMENT, for best simulation.

L3.0, made by France’s ISART Digital, tells the story of a high-tech pet robot and was recognized for best student project.

The Computer Animation Festival is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as an Academy Award-qualifying festival.

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