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‘La Noria’ Tops 2018 VIEW Awards

Gobelins short ‘Best Friend’ wins jury award for best student film; ENSI short ‘Wild Love’ receives the special jury award.

Written and directed by Carlos Baena and produced by Sasha Korelis, the 12-minute ‘La Noria’ was created as an online collaboration of international artists.

Awards have been handed out at Italy’s VIEW Conference, with 3D animated horror film La Noria taking home the prize for best short film. Gobelins short Best Friend was given the jury award for best student film, and ENSI short Wild Love received the special jury award.

Jurors for the 2018 VIEW Awards are VIEW conference director Maria Elena Gutierrez, jury chair Barbara Robertson, Celia Bullwinkel, Glen McIntosh, Danielle Feinberg, Max Giovagnoli, Carolyn Giardina, and Bill Watral.

La Noria, a 12-minute, 3D animated horror film written and directed by Carlos Baena, is produced by Sasha Korelis, and was made as an online collaboration of international artists. La Noria tells of the struggle when finding yourself in a dark place, that darkness isn’t always what it seems, and that with courage, you can turn something dark into something beautiful. The jury praised the film’s cohesive narrative, flawless production, gorgeous character and production design, and music, all of which have perfectly helped tell the story. Director Baena will receive the VIEW Award’s €2,000 prize.

From Gobelins, l’École de l’Image, Best Friend is a 2018 graduation short film directed by David Feliu, Varun Nair, Juliana de Lucca, Nicholas Olivieri, and YI Shen. The jury honored this five-minute, 46-second 2D/3D animated film for “exploring timely issues with a well-supported story and a beautiful design aesthetic.”

Wild Love, a 2018 graduation film directed by ENSI students Paul Autric, Quentin Camus, Maryka Laudet, Léa Georges, Zoé Sottiaux, and Corentin Yvergniaux. “This well-directed 3D animated short made everyone on the jury laugh out loud all the way through the film’s seven minutes,” the jury commented in giving the award.

The international VIEW Conference, Italy’s premier event for Computer Graphics, Interactive and Immersive Storytelling, Animation, Visual Effects, Games, and VR, AR, and Mixed Reality, brings top professionals from those fields to the beautiful baroque city of Torino, Italy for a week of talks, presentations, and workshops. This year’s conference was held place October 22-26.

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.