On Sunday, May 19, ASIFA-East awarded prizes for its 44th annual Animation Festival, with Jacob Kafka's Based on a True Story taking Best in Show.
NEW YORK, NY --
On Sunday, May 19, ASIFA-East awarded prizes for its 44th annual Animation Festival, with awards given out across a variety of categories and craft from student, commercial, and independent entries to excellence in writing, design, and animation.
The award for Best in Show was given to Based on a True Story by Jacob Kafka, while the top three prizes for Best Independent Animation went to Sidewalk by Celia Bullwinkel, There Must Be Some Other Cat by the Greg Ford Company/Mark Kausler, and, in a tie for third place, It Took A While To Figure Shit Out by Arthur Metcalf and Bill Plympton's Drunker Than A Skunk.
Based on a True Story by Jacob Kafka
Sidewalk by Celia Bullwinkel
There Must Be Some Other Cat by Greg Ford Company/Mark Kausler
It Took A While To Figure Shit Out by Arthur Metcalf
The complete list of winners is shown below:
Best In ShowBased on a True StoryJacob Kafka
First Place: SidewalkCelia Bullwinkel
Second Place: There Must Be Some Other Cat Greg Ford Company/Mark Kausler
Third Place (tied)It Took A While To Figure Shit Out by Arthur Metcalf
Excellence in Animation
It Took A While To Figure Shit OutArthur Metcalf
Excellence in Design
Excellence in Writing
A Knock On More DoorDavid Chai
The Productive AniJamThe Productive/Katie Cropper & Cynthea Diaz
First Place: TEDed: Sex Determination/Buzzco/Candy Kugel
Second Place: Quiet Loud/Sesame Street/Bob Boyle
First Place: Tule Lake/Michelle Ikemoto
Second Place: Chasing Unicorns/Deena Beck
Third Place (tied): The Crawler/Seth Brady
Third Place (tied): Good Night Guard/Janice S. Rim
Honorable Mention (tied): Mirror/Q-Hyun Kim
Honorable Mention (tied): Register Rap!/Josh Weisbrod
Information and links to award-winning films can be found on the ASIFA-East blog.