Manchester Animation Festival 2019 is one of the largest animation festivals in the world and this years event was spectacular with panels, special guests, screenings, and so much more. We have put together a gallery of the event for you (provided by Manchester Animation Festival) along with the press release announcing the winners of this years festival.
MANCHESTER ANIMATION FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES 2019 AWARD WINNERS FOR FILM AND INDUSTRY EXCELLENCE AWARDS
WINNERS INC. GIRL IN THE HALLWAY, BORDER LINE, DO I SEE WHAT YOU SEE?, GYMNASIA, TRAVEL OREGON: ONLY SLIGHTLY (MORE) EXAGGERATED, GREG LEVINE, MAX LOUBARESSE, AGNES LECREUX, MARK NUTE
The UK’s largest animation festival, Manchester Animation Festival (MAF), today announces the winners of its Film Awards and Industry Excellence Awards for 2019 following the official ceremony hosted by Barry Purves on Thurs 14th November.
Victorious in the category for Best Short Film was the powerful and haunting cut out and stop motion Canadian film, Girl in the Hallway directed by Valerie Barnhart with a Special Mention going to Sweet Night, a Belgian digital 2D short directed by Lia Bertels.
The winner of Best Student Film was the compelling and thought-provoking Border Line, a traditional 2D film directed by Megan Earls with a Special Mention going to The Stained Club, a French CGI film directed by a team made up of Mélanie Lopez, Simon Boucly, Marie Ciesielski, Alice Jaunet, Chan Stéphie Peang and Béatrice Viguier.
Judged to be the Best Comissioned Film was Do I See What You See? a short film, directed by Simon Ball about the experiences of people living with Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA), a rare form of dementia which affects the visual areas of the brain with a Special Mention going to the Australian short, Accents directed by Robertino Zambrano.
Winning the award for Best Immersive Film was Gymnasia, the Canadian stop motion horror containing no dialogue directed by Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski and the Audience Award went to Travel Oregon: Only Slightly (More) Exaggerated, the second part of the vibrant animated campaign directed by Kylie Matulick & Todd Mueller for Travel Oregon by Wieden & Kennedy Portlanddesigned to give viewers more of a creative glimpse of the magical feeling of being in Oregon.
With the Industry Excellence Awards the MAF team celebrate all of the people who work hard on the day job scripting, storyboarding, designing and animating some of our favourite television programmes and commercial work.
The winner of the Award for Storyboarding was Max Loubaresse for 101 Dalmatian Street from Passion Animation Studios and the Award for Scriptwriting was taken home by Greg Levine for Littlest Pet Shop: Fetch the Story Stick from Boulder Media
The Award for Character Design was won by Agnes Lecreux forDimitri and a Fun Surprise and the Award for Character Animation went to Mark Nute for Bluey.
The fifth edition of Manchester Animation Festival took place on the 10-14 November and saw a huge 22% increase in delegates attending the event at HOME in Manchester. The festival was proceeded by an academic conference hosted by University of Salford and a family day totalling 5 back to back days of animation.
MAF will return in November 2020.
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