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Stuttgart Fest Announces 2015 Animated Com Award Nominees

Animated Com Award offers prizes for applied animation in the categories of advertising, spatial communication and technology.

The nominees for the Animated Com Award at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2015 have been selected.

With more than 85,000 visitors and 2.500 professionals each year, the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS, May 5-10, 2015) is one of the biggest and most important animation festivals worldwide. Since 2011, the ITFS presents the Animated Com Award, with prizes for applied animation in the categories of advertising, spatial communication and technology.

The jury has chosen 50 high class films, from 141 submitted international productions, for this year's shortlist of the Animated Com Award. Ten of them were nominated for the three prize categories. Additionally Daimler AG awards the extra prize “Future needs Derivation – Mobility in a Digital World” and U. I. Lapp GmbH the “Lapp Connected Award.”

The award ceremony will take place as a gala event at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart on May 8, 2015. Among other highlights, keynote speaker Jörn Großhans, VFX Supervisor at Mackevision – recently Emmy-awarded for Game of Thrones – gives insights into his work.

Animated Com Award Nominees:

ADVERTISING

  • Nike Mercurial Superfly IV
    Manvsmachine, Great Britain 2014
  • Fruitsnacks – Claw Machine
    Buck, Saatchi & Saatchi, USA 2014
  • League of Legends
    Arnaud & Jérôme, Passion Pictures, France 2013
  • Sauza 901
    Adam Perry, Strange Beast, Great Britain 2014
  • France 3 Idents
    Nicolas Deveaux, Cube Creative Productions, France 2014

SPATIAL COMMUNICATION

  • Smart Ampelmännchen
    Marten Persiel, Bigfish, Germany 2014
  • TING – Technology and Democracy
    Marc Tamschick, Tamschick Media + Space GmbH, Germany 2014

TECHNOLOGY

  • Ghost Peloton
    Mark Huskisson, NVA, Great Britain 2014
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity: Arno Master
    István Zorkóczy, Digic Pictures, Hungary 2014
  • Casio: G-Shock ‚Test Field’
    Alexej Tylevich, Logan TV, USA 2013

SPECIAL AWARD NOMINEES: “Future needs Derivation – Mobility in a Digital World” by Daimler AG

  • Driving
    Nate Theis, USA 2014
  • Ride Away
    Clémence Bouchereau, France 2014
  • VRP
    Hugo Leygnac, Olivier Lafay, Arthur Philippe, Marie Dossetto, Valentin Moriceau, France 2014

SPECIAL AWARD NOMINEES “Lapp Connected Award” by U. I. Lapp GmbH

  • 9:30 AM
    Alfonso de la Cruz, Mexico 2014
  • Pass It On
    Teresa Cruz, Portugal 2014
  • Sumsing
    Martin Rahmlow, Germany 2014
  • The Wires
    Tatjana Moshkova, Marina Moshkova, Russia 2014

This year’s prize sponsors are Daimler AG, U. I. Lapp GmbH and Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart. Partners of the event are Spotlight – Festival für Bewegtbildkommunikation, jazzopen stuttgart, netzwerk Pproduction, fischerAppelt, Hansgrohe, Ilg-Außenwerbung and KlickPiloten.

The jury of the Animated Com Award consists of renowned experts from the animation and advertising industries: Dr. Martin Feyock (CEO of the advertising section for the board of German Producers Alliance

Film & Television, CEO of Exploitation Company TWF Trust Company and the German Academy of Advertisement), Prof. Thomas Hundt (CEO Jangled Nerves), Prof. Kathi Kaeppel (Creative Director, Animation Artist, Illustrator), Michael Preiswerk (Creative Director, Consultant), Florian Rederer (CEO SCHOKOLADE Filmproduktion GmbH) and Mate Steinforth (CEO Sehsucht Berlin).

The Shortlist program of the Animated Com Award will be shown on May 7, in the Gloria 2 cinema, Stuttgart.

The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS), May 5-10, 2015 was founded in 1982 and is one of the largest and most important festivals for animated film worldwide. Prize money of 50,000 Euros is awarded in numerous competition categories. The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film works in close co-operation with the FMX, Europe’s biggest Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia, attracting industry professionals. Together with the FMX the ITFS holds the business platform Animation Production Day.

Source: Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

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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.

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