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'Dust and Glitter' Leads AniMazSpot Awards

AnizMazSpot announces the 2012 festival winners, led by Michaela Copikova's animated short, "Dust and Glitter."

AniMazSpot 2012 closed out its festival week on Sunday, September 16, the Dust has now cleared, so to speak, and lo & behold the Best of Festival winner was Dust and Glitter, here’s a complete list of the winners of AniMazSpot 2012:

Best of Festival: Dust and Glitter 

by Michaela Copikova, from Pietany, Slovakia

2nd Best of Festival: Legacy

by Adam Floeck, from Metuchen, New Jersey

3rd Best of Festival: Party in the CIA

by Roque Ballesteros, from San Francisco, California

Best Story: Being Bradford Dillman

by Emma Burch, from London, United Kingdom

Best Humor: Nest

by Michael J. Ruocco, from East Rockaway, New York

Best Character Design: Fisher

by Yoram Benz, from Milton, Georgia

Best Overall Design: Threadbare

by Brett Underhill, from Brooklyn, New York

Best of Foreign Short: Jack and the Beanstalk b

y Fish Wang, from Chung-Ho City, Taiepi, Taiwan

Best First Short: Chased

by Emily Quinn, from Burbank, California

Best Student Short: Libidinis

by Rosa Peris Medina & Mercedes Peris, from Valencia, Spain School: Universidad Plotécnica de Valencia

Best Short for Children: Backstage by Pierce Davison, from Mount Lawley, Western Australia

Non-Narrative (experimental): Ballpit by Kyle Mowat, from London, ON, Canada

Besides the Awards Ceremony where clips from all 54 nominees were shown, other highlights of the week long festival, depending on who you talked to, included any one of the ten Studio and School Tours, the gorgeous 35mm prints of 20 UPA shorts at the Alex Theatre, the new Educational Animation Forum at Woodbury University, the look back at Three Years of AniMazSpot Shorts, or the engaging panel conversation between Tom Sito, Bob Kurtz, and Fred Crippen, on the influences of UPA Pictures.  So, after a few weeks rest, planning will begin on the next AniMazSpot Festival Week.

Source: AniMazSpot

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.