The First Place VIEW Award for 2015 was awarded to “Shift,” a CG film directed by Maria Cecilia Pugliesi and Yijun Liu, of the School of Visual Arts, New York. The awards event was held late last week in Turin, Italy.
The members of the jury unanimously agreed that this was the strongest film in the competition. They particularly praised the director’s attention to lighting and composition. It is a memorable film with an exciting, unique look for a CG film.
The Second Place VIEW Award for 2015 went to “Phantom Power” submitted by Sam Bourner.
The jury selected this film for its high concept design, character design, strong animation and story, and the beautiful pacing.
Honorable VIEW Award Mentions to:
** “Dawit” submitted by Fabian Driehort
** “The Story of Percival Pilts” from Yummy Films submitted by Francois Heiser
** “Olilo” submitted by Ao Li
The jury honored these three films for their innovative design and technique and to encourage these filmmakers to continue their outstanding work.
VIEW CONFERENCE 2015 INTERNATIONAL JURY:
MARK OSBORNE - Director, “The Little Prince”
KIM WHITE, Director of Photography, Pixar Animation Studios
JORGE R. GUTIERREZ, Director, “The Book of Life”
GLENN ENTIS, COMPUTER GRAPHICS PIONEER, OSCAR WINNER
SHANNON TINDLE, Director, Google Spotlight Story: “On Ice”
BARBARA ROBERTSON, Journalist
MARIA ELENA GUTIÉRREZ, Director, VIEW Conference & VIEW Fest
The Prize for First Place was 2000 Euros.
The Prize for Second Place was a Wacom Tablet.
Honorable mentions received Gift Certificates.