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CG Short ‘Shift’ Wins 2015 VIEW Award

Second Place 2015 VIEW Award given to ‘Phantom Power’ by Sam Bourner; ‘Däwit,’ ‘The Story of Percival Pilts’ and ‘Olilo’ receive honorable mentions.

TURIN, Italy -- The first place VIEW Award for 2015 at Italy’s VIEW Conference was awarded to Shift, a CG-animated short film directed by Maria Cecilia Pugliesi and Yijun Liu from the School of Visual Arts in New York. The awards event was held late last week in Turin, Italy, handing out a prize of 2,000 euros to the first place winner, and gift certificates and a Wacom Tablet for the other awardees.

The members of the jury unanimously agreed that this was the strongest film in the competition, praising in particular the director’s attention to lighting and composition and calling it “memorable …with an exciting, unique look for a CG film.”

The Second Place VIEW Award for 2015 went to Phantom Power by Sam Bourner. The jury selected this film for its “high concept design, character design, strong animation and story, and the beautiful pacing.”

Honorable VIEW Award Mentions were given to:

  • Däwit by Fabian Driehort
  • The Story of Percival Pilts produced by Yummy Films and submitted by Francois Heiser
  • Olilo by Ao Li

The jury honored these three films for their innovative design and technique and to encourage these filmmakers to continue their outstanding work.

In additional to conference director Maria Elena Gutiérrez, the international jury for the 2015 VIEW Conference included The Little Prince director Mark Osborne, Pixar Animation Studios DP Kim White, The Book of Life director Jorge R. Gutierrez, Oscar-winning computer graphics pioneer Glenn Entis, Google Spotlight Story director Shannon Tindle (On Ice), and journalist Barbara Robertson.

Source: VIEW Conference

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.