Francaise Takes SIGGRAPH 2013 Best in Show

À la Française (from France, naturally) earned the SIGGRAPH 2013 Computer Animation Festival’s Best in Show Award. The Louis XIV parody was directed by Morrigane Boyer, Julien Hazebroucq, Ren Hsien Hsu, Emmanuelle Leleu and William Lorton.In fact, Europeans ruled with Poland’s Lost Senses (encounters in an abstract world inspired by Giorgio De Chrico, directed by Marcin Wasilewski) taking the Jury Award; and Germany’s Rollin’ Safari (balloon animals of the Serengeti, directed by Kyra Buschor, Anna Habermehl, Constantin Paeplow) earning Best Student Project.

Best Student Runners -Up went to Sleddin’ (larger than life childhood moments, directed by John Pettingill of Texas A&M University) and Harald (a wrestler fighting for his favorite flower, directed by Moritz Schneider of Germany).

“Every piece in the festival has something that made it stand out from the 40 hours of content submitted for this year’s show,” says Jason RM Smith, SIGGRAPH 2013 Computer Animation Festival chair. “There’s no other venue in the world comparable to the Computer Animation Festival; each year we’re honored by the amazing number of high-quality entries and every year the show grows. This year we’re screening 10 % more content; as the quality continues to improve it becomes increasingly difficult to select the best of the best.”

The Computer Animation Festival, celebrating its 40th year, is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival. SIGGRAPH 2013 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, July 21-25.

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in 3-D, Animation, Events, Festivals, Movies, Shorts, Tech, VFX, Virtual Production

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