‘The Addams Family,’ ‘His Dark Materials’ Top AEAF 2020 Awards
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Now in its 20th year, Animation & Effects Awards & Festival (AEAF) is a celebration of VFX, animation games and immersive media held in Australia. It includes an international competition and screening event with awards for creative and technical excellence in the use of visual effects and animation in the creation of screening work. The evaluation criteria include technical ability, artistry and quality of the visual effects and animations, their appropriateness within the project, and their contribution to storytelling.

This year, Cinesite won two awards in the Competitive Feature Films category, recognizing its dual capabilities in terms of both visual effects and game animation. Her cartoon The Addams Family won the Best Feature Film Award. The Silver Award in the TV series category was given to The Witcher for the fantasy series produced for Netflix.

Other studios that are recognized in multiple categories include MPC, which won gold and silver in the feature film category for The Lion King and Godzilla: The Monster King. Also recognized was MPC's The New Kid (DICK & # 39; s Sporting Goods), which won silver for the commercial animation category. The VFX house Framestore has received several awards. They won gold in the TV series category for His Dark Materials and silver in the Commercial VFX category for Shortcut (Toyota).

The awards recognized a wide range of categories from feature films, music videos, titles / openers to interactive VR experience and augmented reality. The following is the list of winners.

Feature films:

  • The Lion King – MPC Film – GOLD
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters – MPC Film – SILVER
  • Jumanji: The next level – Weta Digital – BRONZE
  • The Addams Family – Cinesite – BEST FEATURE FILM – ANIMATION
  • Jumanji: The Next Level – Method Studios – BEST SEQUENCE
  • Ford V Ferrari – Rising Sun Pictures – SPECIAL MERIT
  • Lady and the Tramp – Weta Digital – SPECIAL MERIT

TV series:

  • Its dark materials – Framestore – GOLD
  • The Witcher – Cinesite – SILVER
  • Stranger Things – Season 3 – Rodeo FX – BRONZE

Commercial animation:

  • The time store – Psyop – GOLD
  • DICK & # 39; s Sporting Goods – The New Child – MPC – SILVER
  • Magic the Gathering – Throne of Eldraine – Axis Studios – BRONZE

Commercial VFX

  • EasyJet – Hide and Seek – MPC – GOLD
  • Toyota – Abbreviation – Framestore – SILVER
  • Asus – Zenbook – Fin Design and Effects – BRONZE
  • RMA – The Search – Collider – SPECIAL MERIT

TV series – children

  • Raising Dion Season 1 – Rodeo FX – GOLD
  • Lego City Adventures – Season 1 – Passion Pictures – SILVER
  • Alphabet Street – Paper Moose – BRONZE
  • Are you tougher than your ancestors – Sticky Pictures & Flying Kite Pictures SPECIAL MERIT

Live event installations & projections:

  • "Enlighten Canberra Architectural Projections" – The Electric Canvas – GOLD
  • "Victoria" – Animism Studios – SILVER
  • "Act V of the exhibition Thierry Mugler: Couturissime" – Rodeo FX – BRONZE
  • "Yabarra – Dreaming in the Light" (Adelaide Fringe 2020) – Monkeystack – SPECIAL MERIT

Web / Viral

  • Sealy Haynes – MISTER – GOLD
  • Latitude – Let's – Heckler – SILVER
  • Zotac – MiniPCs – Jumbla – BRONZE

Education & Infographics

  • "NSW Japan Art Gallery Supernatural Exhibition Educational Primer" – Hank Mango – GOLD
  • "Sydney Living Museums: Surveillance" – Collider – SILVER
  • "Kids Helpline – Covid-19 and Isolation" – Motion Lab – BRONZE

Music video

  • The rest of my days – Passion Paris Productions – GOLD
  • Khruangbin – Pelota – Glassworks – SILVER
  • Slipknot – Unsainted – Rodeo FX – BRONZE

Indentations & engravings

  • Australian Chamber Orchestra 2020 Seasonal Campaign – Substance – GOLD
  • Foxtel UHD Foxsports – VANDAL – SILVER
  • Spotify – Spotify – Passion Pictures – BRONZE

Studio Promo

  • Aliens – Revolution – GOLD
  • PlusOne Manifesto – PlusOne – SILVER
  • Stella – Passion Pictures – BRONZE

Title / opener

  • Atlanta Missing and Murdered – Framestore – GOLD
  • World in motion – Triada Studio – SILVER
  • The Unlisted – Kinetika – BRONZE
  • Stand for sunny – substance – BEST FEATURE FILM TITLE

Interactive, VR experience, augmented reality

  • Melbourne City – Christmas Compass – Traffic and Red Cartel – GOLD
  • Mermaid – The Mysterious Pearl – Untitled Studios – SILVER
  • Subaqua – UTS Animal Logic Academy – BRONZE

Short film

  • Bounty Hunter – UTS Animal Logic Academy – GOLD
  • Kino Ratten – Media Design School – SILVER
  • Tomorrow burns – Passion pictures – BRONZE

Game trailer

  • Magic: Legends – Plastic Wax – GOLD
  • Apex Legends – Crypto – Passion Pictures – SILVER
  • Boomerang Fu – David Smith Animation – BRONZE

Corporate video

  • DOLBY Vision – See the invisible with Alexander Semenov – Juice – GOLD
  • YDT – Autonomous Underwater Mapping – Jumbla – SILVER
  • ANT Concept Vehicle – squad pictures – BRONZE

college student

  • Beauty – Pascal Schelbli – Baden-Württemberg Film Academy – GOLD
  • Any Moment Whatever – Michelle Brand – Royal College of Art – SILVER
  • Chocolate man – Murat E Gönältas – Film Academy Baden-Württemberg – BRONZE

More information about the AEAF can be found on their website.

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