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‘Shooom’s Odyssey,’ ‘Migrants,’ and ‘Box Assassin’ Take SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Computer Animation Festival Honors

2020-12-15
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15 December 2020 – SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Virtual has officially announced the three award-winning films from its Computer Animation Festival. Selected from a pool of 577 CG animated projects, 51 pre-selection jurors whittled the group down to 139; from there, an international jury of top professionals reviewed each project, choosing three award winners for the CAF Winners Screening, 22 top works for the Electronic Theater screening as well as another 22 for the Animation Theater program.

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“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 SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Computer Animation Festival Chair, Dan Sarto. “Our jury helped assemble an extraordinary 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 everyone who took time to share their work with us.”

The SIGGRAPH the 2020 award winners are:

BEST IN SHOW: Shoom’s Odyssey

  • Director: Julien Bisaro
  • Producer: Claire Paoletti
  • Production Company: Picolo Pictures
  • Country: France

The 26-minute film, which won the Cristal for Best TV Production at Annecy 2020, tells the story of Shooom, a baby owl, that hatches just as a storm turns the bayou surrounding her tree upside down. No sooner has she fallen from her nest, then the little fledgling totters off into the mangrove, pushing a second egg from the brood along with her. Come 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 STUDENT PROJECT: Migrants

  • Directors: Hugo Caby, Antoine Dupriez, Aubin Kubiak, Lucas Lermytte, and Zoé Devise
  • Producer: Carlos De Carvalho
  • School: Pôle 3D
  • Country: France
  • Distributor: Je Regarde

Two polar bears are driven into exile due to global warming. They will encounter brown bears along their journey, with whom they will try to cohabitate.

JURY SPECIAL: Box Assassin

  • Producer / Director: Jeremy Schaefer
  • School: Ringling College of Art & Design
  • Country: U.S.A.

Craig, a pizza delivery boy, recalls the night he was making a delivery to a cold-blooded gang boss and his goons. Unknowingly, Craig delivers not pizza, but the legendary Box Assassin. The assassin shows up and wreaks havoc among the gangsters. Craig attempts to escape but is taken hostage by the gang boss. At the mercy of a cold-blooded gangster, Craig fears this might be the end.

This year’s 22 films / projects selected for the Electronic Theater are as follows:

Aura

Timm Völkner

Déjeuner sur l'herbe

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

Shaofu Zhang and Andrew Chesworth

Hamsa

Daniela Dwek, Maya Mendonca, and Chrisy Baek

HBO Asia / Dream Raider / TV Show Opening Sequence

Aslan Malik

In Event of Moon 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 and Fifty Megatons (VFX)

Krez Denis

Pangu

Shaofu Zhang

Ragnarök

Christophe Sarraco, Pauline Lavelle, Hadrien Augier, Théo Blanchard, and Hugo Fredoueil

Soap versus 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 Mankind is the Sea of Stars

Bohong Deng

Too Late

Roy Stein

Windbreak

Ágnes Győrfi

Windup

Yibing Jiang

The Computer Animation Festival’s 11 dedicated jury members, who spent two weeks reviewing 139 films and projects before choosing the final three award winners, 22 Electronic Theatre and 22 Animation Theatre selections, are as follows:

  • 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

Click here to learn more about SIGGRAPH Asia 2020’s Computer Animation Festival.

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