Don Duga reports on the ASIFA East Awards with his sketchbook art, not with words.
Don Duga attended the 34th Annual ASIFA East Awards on May 4, 2003 at the Tishman Auditorium, in Manhattan, New York. As always, Don had his sketchbook in hand and reports back to AWN with pictures not words. Page through and enjoy Dons visual rendering of the ceremony. See if you can identify whos who.
Heres a complete list of all the winners.
1ST HONORABLE MENTION STUDENT Rabbit 17 Becomes Restless by Mike L. Mayfield
3RD PLACE STUDENT Ark City by Christi Bertelsen
2ND PLACE STUDENT Little Moon Monster by Cynthea Mazur
1ST PLACE STUDENT Dreamscapes by Sean McBride
COMMERCIALS EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN Samurai Jack by Curious Pictures Bigmouth Us Unwired: "Woman" by Acme Filmworks
COMMERCIALS EXCELLENCE IN ANIMATION & HUMOR Pioneer Car Stereo "Headbangers" by Mike Overbeck (BBDO West)
3RD PLACE COMMERCIALS Charmin: "Comfy Bed" by Joanna Quinn - Director (Acme Filmworks)
2ND PLACE COMMERCIALS Please Baby Please by Jennifer Oxley
1ST PLACE COMMERCIALS Charmin: "Blindfold" by Joanna Quinn - Director (Acme Filmworks)
SPONSORED FILMS EXCELLENCE IN WRITING/HUMOR Religetables by Wachtenheim/Marianetti Animation, in assoc. w/ Hornet Inc. Midterm Elections by Eric Drysdale & David Javebaum - Writers, JJ Sedelmaier - Director (JJ Sedelmaier Productions)
SPONSORED FILMS EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN Condom Skills Building by Jeremiah Dickey & Emily Hubley - Designers (GMK Animation)
SPONSORED FILMS EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION Blue's Clues: "100th Episode Celebration" by Nickelodeon/Blue's Clues
RD PLACE SPONSORED FILMS Linny the Guinea Pig: "Ocean" "Space" by Jennifer Oxley (Little Airplane Productions)
2ND PLACE SPONSORED FILMS Turn, Turn by Maciek Albrecht (Magik Studios)
1ST PLACE SPONSORED FILMS X Presidents: "Search" by David Wachtenheim & Robert Marianetti (Wachtenheim/Marianetti Animation)
INDEPENDENT FILMS EXCELLENCE IN WRITING/HUMOR The Box Factory by Fran Krause
INDEPENDENT FILMS EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN The Man With The Smallest Penis In Existence by Aaron Augenblick - Designer (Augenblick Studios/Transfatty Inc.)
INDEPENDENT FILMS EXCELLENCE IN SOUNDTRACK The Stone of Folly by David Buchbinder - Composer, Jesse Rosensweet, (National Film Board of Canada)
INDEPENDENT FILMS EXCELLENCE IN ANIMATION Stiltwalkers by Sjaak Meilink (National Film Board of Canada)
INDEPENDENT FILMS EXCELLENCE IN EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES Current Events by David Ehrlich
3RD PLACE INDEPENDENT FILMS Delivery by Patrick Smith (Blend Films)
2ND PLACE INDEPENDENT FILMS Roof Sex by PES
1ST PLACE INDEPENDENT FILMS Sieviete (Woman) by Signe Baumane (Rija Films)
SAMU AWARD HONORABLE MENTION Imagine by Maciek Albrecht (Magik Studios)
SAMU AWARD HONORABLE MENTION Stiltwalkers by Sjaak Meilink (National Film Board of Canada)
SAMU AWARD Flashbacks From My Past: "Starry Night" by Irra Verbitsky
PRESIDENT'S AWARD International Film Seminars (The Flaherty)
2002 BEST IN SHOW Bathtime In Clerkenwell by Alex Budovsky
2002 BEST IN SHOW Tongues and Taxis by Michael Overbeck
Check out Dugas Annecy 2002 sketchbook here.
Don Duga is an animator, director and producer of animation. From UPA to Rankin/Bass to commercials to Sesame Street to feature films, he is an industry veteran. He has storyboarded such classics as Mr. Magoo, Underdog, The Last Unicorn, Frosty the Snow Man, Mad Monster Party, Wind in the Willows and more. He is also the co-founder of Polestar Films in New York, and has been an instructor of animation at The School of Visual Arts in New York City since 1962.