Chen Chen’s ‘Old Bear,’ produced in 2016 by Citron Bien and distributed by Yummy Films, wins 2016 VIEW Award.
Citing director Chen Chen’s ability to create an expressive story without dialog, a story with layers of meaning, and an animation style that is perfect for the design, the jury awarded Old Bear (Vieil Ours) the 2016 VIEW Award. Chen Chen will receive the first prize of 2,000 Euros. The 11-minute, 32-second film was produced in 2016 by Citron Bien and distributed by Yummy Films. Pierre Dron was the producer.
Honorable Mention went to the emotional short animated film Drifting Away (A La Derive), directed by Fabian Driehorst and distributed by APEmanStudio in Barcelona. Jurors noted the unique style, the painterly environments, and the interesting use of transparency to show the impact of a father’s depression on his small family.
Beer by Charles Bukowski, created at NERDO Creative Studios, received the award for Best Design.
Jurors for the 2016 VIEW Awards included director Conrad Vernon (Sausage Party), director David Feiss (Open Season: Scared Silly), Byron Howard (Zootopia), Disney Animation Studios technical director John Halstead (Pixar), creative director Adam Volker (Moonbot Studios), professor Deborah Fowler (SCAD), visual effects supervisor Lucia Modesto (TV Globo), visual effects supervisor Steve Emerson, Bit Films founder Chris Perry, Gnomon Workshop’s Daniele Volpe, University of Turin student Elisa Cantamessa, University of Turin professor Agata Soccini, VIEW Conference director and jury president Maria Elena Gutierrez, and journalist and jury chair Barbara Robertson.
Source: 2016 VIEW Awards