The California Sun Festival, which took place at California State
University Northridge on April 10 - 11, handed out the following awards:
The Golden Sun (Best of the Festival) went to Hannes Rall, Germany, for
"Der Rabe" (The Raven), an 8-minute film freely adapted from the poem "The
Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe.
The Silver Stars (Best in each Category) went
Traditional Animation: Andrea Guaraldo, Italy, for "Soffioni"
Computer Animation: Heiko Lueg, Germany, for "Sandland"
Experimental Animation: Steven Rogers, USA for "Owensmouth"
The Bronze Planet (Best Student Animation) went to Aaron Yamasato, USA, for "Iceberg," another look at the
"Iceberg" was also given a prize by AtomFilms, a company
that distributes short films, animations, and digital content by various
means, including television, the Internet, broadband services, home
entertainment, and airlines. Visit Atom Films
for more information.
Quicktime movies of award-winning films will be published on AWN soon.
Visit the California Sun International Animation Festival