The California Sun Festival, which took place at California StateUniversity Northridge on April 10 - 11, handed out the following awards:
The Golden Sun (Best of the Festival) went to Hannes Rall, Germany, for"Der Rabe" (The Raven), an 8-minute film freely adapted from the poem "TheRaven" by Edgar Allen Poe.
The Silver Stars (Best in each Category) wentto:
Traditional Animation: Andrea Guaraldo, Italy, for "Soffioni"
Computer Animation: Heiko Lueg, Germany, for "Sandland"
Experimental Animation: Steven Rogers, USA for "Owensmouth"
The Bronze Planet (Best Student Animation) went to Aaron Yamasato, USA, for "Iceberg," another look at the"Titanic" story!
"Iceberg" was also given a prize by AtomFilms, a companythat distributes short films, animations, and digital content by variousmeans, including television, the Internet, broadband services, homeentertainment, and airlines. Visit Atom Films for more information.Quicktime movies of award-winning films will be published on AWN soon.
Visit the California Sun International Animation Festival website.