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‘Tweet Tweet’ Takes Best Short at animago 2018

Zhanna Bekmambetova’s first animated project among 12 winners chosen at the 22nd edition of the AWARDS & CONFERENCE.

The 22nd annual animago competition for 3D animation, visual effects, visualization and VR/AR/360 has announced their 2018 winners in a ceremony held last Thursday evening at Munich’s Gasteig Cultural Centre. The awards were the highlight of the two-day animago AWARD & CONFERENCE, where top animation experts and VFX luminaries gave keynote presentations on their current projects and discussed the latest industry trends and perspectives with over 1,000 participants.

An independent jury of experts sifted through 851 submissions from 51 countries to find the final 36 nominees, from which the following 12 winners were chosen:

Best Feature Film

Jim Button & Luke the Engine Driver

Rat Pack Filmproduktion, Malao Film, Studio Babelsberg, Warner Bros., Germany

Best VR/AR/360°


Exit Adventures, Sven Haeberlein, Germany

Best Still

Albert Einstein

LotusArt, Alexander Beim, Germany

Best Young Production

This category includes € 3,000 in prize money sponsored by the host of animago, DIGITAL PRODUCTION magazine.

The Stained Club

Mélanie Lopez, Simon Boucly, Marie Ciesielski, Alice Jaunet, Chan Stéphie Peang, Béatrice Viguier, Supinfocom Rubika, France

Best Visual Effects

Jim Button & Luke the Engine Driver

Chimney, Mackevision Medien Design, RISE | Visual Effects Studios, Scanline VFX, Trixter, for Rat Pack, Warner Bros., Studio Babelsberg and Malao Film, Germany

Best Game Cinematic

The Walking Dead – Grant

Goodbye Kansas, for Starbreeze Studios and Overkill Software, Sweden

Best Short Film


CGF, Zhanna Bekmambetova, Russia

Best Advertising Production

EnBW – Guter Stoff

Sehsucht, Jung von Matt, for EnBW, Germany

Best Character

The Box

Bugbrain Institute for Animation, Dušan Kastelic, Mateja Starič, Slovenia

Best Visualization

Martin Luther – A most precise and nuanced look into the life of the man legend and visionary

Tumblehead Animation Studio, Magnus Igland Møller, Denmark

Best Motion Design

The Division 2 – Der Untergang von Washington D.C.

Antibody, Patrick Clair for Ubisoft, Germany

Jury’s Prize

La Noria

NightWheel Pictures, Carlos Baena, Spain

Source: animago AWARDS & CONFERENCE