Russia’s Konstantin Bronzit wins award for Best Animated Short; Canadian ‘Fears,’ directed by Nata Metlukh of Vancouver Film School, awarded Best Student Film.
VANCOUVER -- The Spark CG Society has announced that We Can’t Live Without Cosmos (Russia), directed by Konstantin Bronzit, has won the Best Animated Short Award at the SPARK Animation Conference, Film Festival and Job Fair. The award was announced at the Spark Animation Celebration on opening night on October 21 at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver, BC.
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos, produced by Melnitsa Animation Studio, one of the largest animation studios in Russia, tells the heartwarming story of lifelong friends training for a trip to the stars and explores the sacrifices required to pursue one’s dreams and the heartbreak of loss.
A Canadian short, Fears, directed by Nata Metlukh of Vancouver Film School, was awarded best student film. Other local student filmmakers receiving Special Mentions were Marilyn Haddad for Like There Is No Tomorrow and Nick Salmon for his short Orbit.
Winner of Best Cinematic this year was The Witcher 3 - Wild Hunt Cinematic Trailer, directed by István Zorkóczy of Hungary. Stromae “Carmen” directed by Sylvain Chomet took home the prize for Animated Music Video, while “Team Generous 2015 Børnefonden” directed by Tobias Gundorff Boesen won best Animated PSA/Commercial.
SPARK CG awarded its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award to legendary animator Marv Newland for his lifelong contribution to animation both as a creative force and as a mentor for emerging talent.
2015 AWARD RESULTS
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
We Can't Live Without Cosmos by Konstantin Bronzit (Russia)
BEST STUDENT SHORT
Fears by Nata Metlukh (Canada)
BEST STUDENT GROUP SHORT
Shudô by To-Anh Bach, Charles Badiller and Hugo Weiss (France)
BEST STUDENT STOP MOTION
The Walker by Heather Collins (USA)
The Witcher 3 - Wild Hunt Cinematic Trailer by István Zorkóczy (Hungary)
BEST ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEO
Stromae “Carmen” by Sylvain Chomet (UK, Belgium)
BEST ANIMATED PSA/COMMERCIAL
“Team Generous 2015 Børnefonden” by Tobias Gundorff Boesen (Denmark)
RUNNER UP, ANIMATED SHORT
Beach Flags by Sarah Saidan (France)
RUNNER UP, CINEMATIC
Mass Effect: Andromeda Official E3 2015 Trailer by BioWare Studio and EA Marketing (Canada)
RUNNER UP, MUSIC VIDEO
The Prodigy "Wild Frontier" by Mascha Halberstad (Netherlands)
BRNS "Many Chances" by Nicolas Fong (Belgium)
Geist by Ben Harper, Sean Mullen and Alex Sherwood (Ireland)
Tik Tak by Ülo Pikkov (Estonia)
The Meek by Joe Brumm (Australia)
Dissonance by Till Nowak (Germany)
SPECIAL MENTIONS, STUDENT ANIMATED SHORT
Animated Student Short
The Casebook of Nips & Porkington by Melody Wang (Canada)
Vintovka by Quentin Reubrecht (France)
Orbit by Nick Salmon (Canada)
Best Trailer for a Movie We Want to See
Girls and Guys from Treetops and Skies (Celles et Ceux des Cimes et Cieux) by Gwenn Germain (France)
Natural Attraction by Marc Zimmermann (Germany)
Like There is No Tomorrow by Marilyn Haddad (Canada)
Sea Child by Min-ha Kim (UK)
SPARK ANIMATION is a celebration of animation from around the world. The Conference, Film Festival and Job Fair featured the Western Canadian premiere of April and the Extraordinary World, which won the Cristal Award for Best Feature Animation at Annecy, and the Western Canadian Premiere of Mamoru Hosoda’s The Boy and the Beast. The Conference featured presentations by Sanjay Patel and his upcoming Pixar Animation short Sanjay’s Super Team and legendary Walt Disney Animation character designer Jin Kim.
Source: Spark CG Society