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VIEW Conference Announces 2021 View Award Winners

The Grand Prize goes to ‘Les Chaussures de Louis,’ with Special Achievement Awards going to Simone Giampaolo’s ‘Only a Child,’ and India Barnardo’s ‘Cat and Moth;’ the conference’s 2021 online edition is now available on demand.

The 2021 VIEW Conference has announced its annual VIEW Awards for animated shorts. The Grand Prize has been awarded to Les Chaussures de Louis; Jury Awards to both Les Larmes de la Seine and Yallah; and Special Achievement Awards to Only a Child and Cat and Moth.

The international VIEW Conference, Italy’s premiere event for computer graphics, interactive and immersive storytelling, animation, visual effects, games, VR, AR, and mixed reality, celebrates the incredibly diverse, outstanding creative efforts from the world’s top visual artists, filmmakers, game developers, and pixel magicians.

This year’s nine-member international jury included journalist Barbara Robertson, Jury Chair; VIEW Conference director Maria Elena Gutierrez, Jury President; Terry Flores, Variety senior editor; Anita Gribble, Escape head of industry outreach; Kim White, Pixar director of photography; Glenn Entis, PDI co-founder; David de Rooij, Netflix filmmaker and storyboard artist; and Turin University student Davide de Rosa.

“I am so proud to announce the 2021 VIEW AWARD winners this year and to recognize the incredible students and professionals who created these outstanding films,” shared VIEW Conference director Maria Elena Gutierrez. “In addition to being works of art, four of our award winners send strong messages: An intimate look at autism, a reminder of the horrifying result of a street protest, an imaginative antidote to war, and a call to action from a child. The fifth winner is pure animation joy. Congratulations to all.”

The winning films are as follows:


  • Les Chaussures de Louis (Louis’ Shoes), a 3D animated film - Marion Philippe, Kayu Leung, Jean-Géraud Blanc, and Théo Jamin (MoPA in Arles, France)


  • Les Larmes de la Seine (The Seine’s Tears) a 3D animated film - Yanis Belaid, Eliott Benard, Nicolas Mayeur, Etienne Moulin, Hadrien Pinot, Philippine Singer, Alice Letailleus (Pôle 3D in Roubaix, France)
  • Yallah, a 3D animated film - Nayla Nassar, Edouard Pitula, Renaud de Saint Albin, Cécile Adant, Anaïs Sassatelli, and Candice Behague (RUBIKA School in Valenciennes, France)


  • Only a Child various animation styles – directed by Simone Giampaolo (London)
  • Cat and Moth 3D and 2D animated film – directed by India Barnardo (Vancouver)


  • Lucerna - directed by Giorgia Ubaldi, Emilia Gozzano, Alessandra Quaroni, and Alessandro Spedicato  

The VIEW Conference 2021 online edition is now available On Demand. Additional information is available here.  

Source: View Conference