The winners of the 13th Prix Ars Electronica '99 have been announced. Heldin Linz, Austria, Prix Ars Electronica is a competition for works in thecategories of Computer Animation/Visual Effects; Interactive Art; Internet;and Digital Music. There were 2119 entries. The Prix Ars Electronica '99awards presentation will be held in conjunction with the Ars ElectronicaFestival on Monday, September 6, 1999 at the ORF Upper Austrian RegionalStudio. The best works from each category will be shown in an exhibition atthe O.K. Center for Contemporary Art in Linz, beginning September 4, 1999.For more information contact Prix Ars Electronica, Europaplatz 3, 4010Linz, Austria, fax: +43-(0)732-6900-24510; e-mail: email@example.com; orvisit: prixars.orf.at.
The winners in the Computer Animation/Visual Effects Categories are:
Golden Nica, Computer Animation, BUNNY by Chris Wedge, Blue Sky Studios.
Golden Nica, Visual Effects, WHAT DREAMS MAY COME, visual effects byDigital Domain, Mass Illusions, POP, Shadowcaster, Giant Killer Robots,Mobility, and Lunarfish.
Award of Distinction, Computer Animation, SNACK AND DRINK by Bob Sabistonand Tommy Pallotta, Flat Black Films.
Award of Distinction, Computer Animation, A BUG'S LIFE by John Lasseter andAndrew Stanton, Pixar Animation Studios.
Award of Distinction, Visual Effects, Guiness "Surfer" by Computer FilmCompany.
Award of Distinction, Visual Effects, A VIAGEM by Alain Escalle, TRIX.
12 Honorary Mentions, Computer Animation
TIGHTROPE, computer animation by Daniel Robichaud, Digital Domain.
STATIONEN, computer animation by Christian Sawade-Meyer.
BIKE by Dietmar Offenhuber.
GHOSTCATCHING, computer animation by Paul Kaiser, Bill T. Jones, ShelleyEshkar, Riverbed.
RONIN ROMANCE by Bruce Pukema, Ronin Animation.
POLYGON FAMILY by Jun Asakawa, Polygon Pictures.
THE FLY BAND by Seiji Shiota, Tohru Patrick Awa, Polygon Pictures.
BINGO by Christopher Landreth, Greg Kotis, Alias|Wavefront.
ULTIMA FORSAN by William Le Henanff, CNBDI.
UN TEMPS POUR ELLE by Erwin Charrier, Heure Exquise!
EN DERIVE by Patrice Mugnier, Heure Exquise!
"Bad Night" by Lev and Emre Yilmaz, Protozoa, Inc..
6 Honorary Mentions, Visual Effects
"Evil Aliens From Outer Space" by Juan Tomicic Muller, STRoMBoLiAnimation S.A.
"Fantasy" by Manu Horrillo Fernandes, Daiquiri/Spainbox.
VIRUS by Phil Tippett & Craig Hayes, Tippett Studio.
METAL DESERT & METAL CITY by Ray Giarratana, Digital Domain.
ORIGINAL COPIES by Miles Murray Sorrell, Fuel.
NO WAY by Geoffrey Guiot, Bruno Larde, Jerome Maillot, Heure Exquise!
A QuickTime movie clip and more from BUNNY is featured in The AWN 1999Oscar Showcase.
Brad deGraf and Emre Yilmaz of Protozoa wrote "Puppetology: Science or Cult" in the February 1999 issue of Animation World Magazine.