The 2021 WATCH the conference announced its annual VIEW Awards for Animated Short Films. The Grand Prix was awarded to Louis’ shoes; Jury Prize to both Tears of the Seine and Yallah; and special prizes for achievements at Only one child and Cat and moth.
The international conference VIEW, the premier Italian event for computer graphics, interactive and immersive storytelling, animation, visual effects, games, virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality, celebrates the incredibly diverse creative efforts and exceptional performances from the best visual artists, filmmakers, game developers and pixel wizards.
This year’s nine-member international jury included journalist Barbara Robertson, president of the jury; VIEW Director of the Conference Maria Elena Gutierrez, President of the Jury; Terry Flores, editor-in-chief of Variety; Anita Gribble, Escape Industry Outreach Manager; Kim White, director of photography for Pixar; Glenn Entis, co-founder of PDI; David de Rooij, Netflix director and screenwriter; and Davide de Rosa, student at the University of Turin.
âI am very proud to announce the winners of the VIEW AWARD 2021 this year and to recognize the incredible students and professionals who have created these exceptional films,â said Maria Elena Gutierrez, VIEW conference director. âIn addition to being works of art, four of our laureates send strong messages: an intimate look at autism, a reminder of the horrific outcome of a street protest, an imaginative antidote to war and an appeal to the action of a child. The fifth winner is pure joy of animation. Congratulations to all.”
The winning films are as follows:
- Louis’ shoes (Louis’s shoes), a 3D animated film – Marion Philippe, Kayu Leung, Jean-GÃ©raud Blanc and ThÃ©o Jamin (MoPA in Arles, France)
JURY PRIZE Ex Aequo
- Tears of the Seine (The tears of the Seine) a 3D animated film – Yanis Belaid, Eliott Benard, Nicolas Mayeur, Etienne Moulin, Hadrien Pinot, Philippine Singer, Alice Letailleus (3D Pole in Roubaix, France)
- Yallah, a 3D animated film – Nayla Nassar, Edouard Pitula, Renaud de Saint Albin, CÃ©cile Adant, AnaÃ¯s Sassatelli and Candice Behague (RUBIKA School in Valenciennes, France)
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS Ex Aequo
- Only one child various styles of animation – directed by Simone Giampaolo (London)
- Cat and moth 3D and 2D animated film – directed by India Barnardo (Vancouver)
- Lucerne – directed by Giorgia Ubaldi, Emilia Gozzano, Alessandra Quaroni and Alessandro Spedicato
The online edition of the VIEW 2021 conference is now available on demand. Additional information is available here.
Source: See the conference