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Sony Imageworks Takes Two At Imagina.03

Imagina.03, the international festival for digital images, handed out its annual awards on February 5, 2003 at a ceremony in Monaco's Grimaldi Forum. Sony Pictures Imageworks had a big night, winning awards for best direction for the short film THE CHUBBCHUBBS, directed by Eric Armstrong, and taking home best feature honors for STUART LITTLE 2. 2003 was the first year Imagina has presented a best feature film prize, and it was awarded to the feature film that had the most effective use of digital technology. STUART LITTLE 2 beat out DreamWorks' SPIRIT: STALLION OF THE CIMARRON, Warner Bros.' SCOOBY-DOO, Sony Pictures' SPIDER-MAN and the French film LE BOULET, a production of La Petite Reine/Warner Bros. Films from France's animation school Supinfocom picked up the art direction award and the prize for schools and universities, and the Supinfocom-produced short TIM TOM, directed by Cristel Pougeoise and Romain Segaud, won the Grand Prix Imagina. The prize for Best Animation went to PDI/DreamWorks for SPROUT, directed by Scott Peterson. The full list of winners follows:

Grand Prix Imagina

TIM TOM (France) Supinfocom

Directed by Cristel Pougeoise and Romain Segaud.

Special Prize of the Jury

Bjork "'Nature Is Ancient" (UK) Blue Source Films

Directed by Lynn Fox.

Prize for Best Direction

THE CHUBBCHUBBS (USA) Sony Pictures Imageworks

Directed by Eric Armstrong

Prize for Best Animation


Directed by Scott Peterson.

Art Direction Award

GRAVITÉS (France) Supinfocom

Thierry Bassement, Frédéric Gesquierre, Alexandre Perard.

Prize for Best Rendering

Robota (France/USA)

Effects and Animation by SPARX*

Prize for Best Script

THE PRESENTATORS "Phone in" (UK) Aardman Animation

Written by Stefan Marjoram.

Prize for Schools and Universities

LE FAUX PLI (France) Supinfocom

François Lepeintre, Antoine Arditi, Audrey Delpuech.

Prize for Best Commercial

GDF "Dolce Vita" (France) La Maison / Australie / Quad

Directed by Bruno Aveillan.

Prize for Best Feature Film

STUART LITTLE 2 (USA) Sony Pictures Imageworks