At the final day of the VIEW Conference in Torino, Italy, the 2016 VIEW Award winners have been announced.
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 “Vieil Ours” (Old Bear) the 2016 VIEW Award. Chen Chen will receive the first prize of 2000 Euros. The 11:32 minute 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.
“Fox and Whale” directed by Robin Joseph received the award for Best Environments.
The robot in the animated short “Green Light” received the award for Best Digital Character. Seongmin Kim directed the film produced at DF Lab. Haejung Suk was the producer.
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 (MoonbotStudios), Professor Deborah Fowler (SCAD), Visual Effects Supervisor Lucia Modesto (TV Globo Productions), Visual Effects Supervisor Steve Emerson, Bit Films Founder Chris Perry, Daniele Volpe, Gnomon Workshop, Elisa Cantamessa, Student University of Turin, Agata Soccini, University of Turin, Prof. Maria Elena Gutierrez, President of the Jury, Director VIEW Conference & VIEWFest, and Journalist Barbara Robertson, Chair of the Jury.