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LEAF Awards Top Honors On Gladiator

The London Effects and Animation Festival handed out its awards at a ceremony on November 14, 2000. DreamWork's GLADIATOR, with visual effects by Mill Film, took home the prize for best effects feature, beating out DINOSAUR and the TV miniseries ARABIAN NIGHTS. The works were judged by a panel of industry experts, media buyers and trade media. The awards kicked off the three day event, which will include screenings, panel discussions, presentations and a sneak peek at PDI and DreamWork's new 3D animated feature SHREK. Below is a complete list of this year's winners.

Best Feature Film Effects GLADIATOR by Mill Film

Best Short Film FOR THE BIRDS by Pixar Animation Studios

Best Web Animation BIRD INTERACTIVE by AKA Pizazz

Best Student Work HESSI JAMES by Johannes Weiland

Best Commercial - Animation "Fishing Line" by AKA Pizazz

Best Commercial - Live-Action Effects "Golden Gate" by Framestore (miniature effects by Vision Crew Unlimited)

Best Music Video Super Fury Animal's "Do or Die" by Clear

Best Titles, Idents & Stings 10TH KINGDOM by Framestore

Special Animation Award "Body Story" by The Moving Picture Co.

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