Eoin Clarke's DEVIANT! won the Best of Festival award at the first New YorkAnimation Festival. The first New York Animation Festival presented adiverse international program of film and video animation from May 13-15 inNew York City. Over 2500 attended the three-day event which was held inGreenwich Village at The New School for Social Research's TishmanAuditorium. Here is the complete list of winners: Best of Festival:DEVIANT! by Eoin Clarke; Honorable Mention: ONE SELF: FISH GIRL by EmilyHubley; Level 13 Entertainment Skidmore Award for Best Overall Short:BILLY'S BALLOON by Don Hertzfeldt; Best Experimental Film: GOLDEN SHOES byAdam Gravois and Dame Darcy; Student 1st Prize: ORGAN CRANKER by Jon Foulk;Student 2nd Prize: THE ITCH by Guy Harlap; Student 3rd Prize: LEASHLESSNESSby Stefan Gruber; Best New York Film (sponsored by Kim's Video): THE BATSby Jim Trainor; Judges' Citation for Humor: CALL ME FISHMAEL by StevenDovas; Judges' Citation for Humor: UNTALKATIVE BUNNY by Graham Falk;Judges' Citation for Art Direction/Sound & Design: HAIL MARY by MaureenSelwood; Judges' Citation for Direction: LILY & JIM by Don Hertzfeldt;Director's Citation for Technique: BUCKSTOP by Rhian Hinkley and THE SECRETSTORY by Janie Geiser. The Digital Program Awards were as follows: BestDigital Film: BUNNY by Christ Wedge; Honorable Mention: THE SMELL OF HORRORby Mitch Butler; Best Character Animation (Student): LETTER FROM THEWESTERN FRONT by Daniel M. Kanemoto; Honorable Mention: PLUM by MuiShokouhi; Judges' Citation for Most Promising Student Animator: JAVA NOIRby Raf Anzovin; Director's Citation: WANTED by Milla Moilanen.
In "From Small Potatoes to SIGGRAPH Smash: My Odyssey" Mitch Butler talksabout his film, THE SMELL OF HORROR, in the January 1999 issue of AnimationWorld Magazine
A QuickTime movie clip and more of BUNNY is featured in The AWN 1999 Oscar Showcase.