The winners of the Australian Effects and Animation Festival (AEAF) Awards were announced December 3, 2002 at the Sydney Convention Center in Sydney, Australia. Australian entries made up more than half the winners, with Aussie companies like Fuel International (Best Title) and Animal Logic (Best Game) picking up awards. STAR WARS: EPISODE II "ATTACK OF THE CLONES" won for Best Feature Film Visual Effects and STUART LITTLE 2 took the honors for Best Feature Film Animation. The Music Video award went to the UK's Passion Pictures for Gorillaz "19-2000" and Sony Pictures Imageworks picked up another honor for its first CG short THE CHUBBCHUBBS, which won for Best Short Film. A full list of winners is below.
Commercials: Animation Iloura (AUS) for Monaro "Game Over"
Commercials: Visual Effects Fin Design & Effects (AUS) for Visa "Dining Out"
Feature Film: Animation Sony Pictures Imageworks (USA) for STUART LITTLE 2
Feature Film: Visual Effects Industrial Light + Magic (USA) for STAR WARS: EPISODE II "ATTACK OF THE CLONES"
Music Video Passion Pictures (UK) for Gorillaz "19-2000"
Titles, Idents & Stings Box Communications (AUS) & Fuel International (AUS) for "Dirty Deeds" Opening Title Sequence
Education & Training John Rowe Animation (AUS) for Sun/Solar System Flyby
Short Film Sony Pictures Imageworks (USA) for THE CHUBBCHUBBS
Student (There were two winners in this category) Anna Tow (AFTRS) for "Pending"
Lachlan Nuttall (QUT) for "Flywheel"
TV Series Framestore CFC (UK) for WALKING WITH BEASTS
Web Animation Nectarine (AUS) for THE WHALE WHISPERER
Games Animal Logic (AUS) for TY