With more than 85,000 visitors and 2.500 professionals each year, the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS, May 5-10, 2015) is one of the biggest and most important animation festivals worldwide. Since 2011, the ITFS presents the Animated Com Award, with prizes for applied animation in the categories of advertising, spatial communication and technology.
The jury has chosen 50 high class films, from 141 submitted international productions, for this year’s shortlist of the Animated Com Award. Ten of them were nominated for the three prize categories. Additionally Daimler AG awards the extra prize “Future needs Derivation – Mobility in a Digital World” and U. I. Lapp GmbH the, Lapp Connected Award“.
The award ceremony will take place as a gala event at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart on May 8, 2015. Among other highlights, keynote speaker Jörn Großhans, VFX Supervisor at Mackevision – recently Emmy-awarded for “Game of Thrones” – gives insights into his work.
The Mercedes-Benz Museum is the ideal location for the Animated Com Award ceremony. Situated directly outside the factory gates at the parent plant in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim, the museum acts as a portal into Stuttgart city. The double helix depicts the almost 130-year evolutionary process of the automobile, taking in the history of the Mercedes-Benz brand and its predecessors. The architectural design of the Mercedes-Benz Museum embodies a place of innovation and demonstrates that history can point the way ahead.
Nominees Animated Com Award:
Nike Mercurial Superfly IV
Manvsmachine, Great Britain 2014
Fruitsnacks – Claw Machine
Buck, Saatchi & Saatchi, USA 2014
League of Legends
Arnaud & Jérôme, Passion Pictures, France 2013
Adam Perry, Strange Beast, Great Britain 2014
France 3 Idents
Nicolas Deveaux, Cube Creative Productions, France 2014
Category Spatial Communication
Marten Persiel, Bigfish, Germany 2014
TING – Technology and Democracy
Marc Tamschick, Tamschick Media + Space GmbH, Germany 2014
Mark Huskisson, NVA, Great Britain 2014
Assassin’s Creed Unity: Arno Master
István Zorkóczy, Digic Pictures, Hungary 2014
Casio: G-Shock ‚Test Field’
Alexej Tylevich, Logan TV, USA 2013
Nominees Special Award “Future needs Derivation – Mobility in a Digital World” by DaimlerAG
Nate Theis, USA 2014
Clémence Bouchereau, France 2014
Hugo Leygnac, Olivier Lafay, Arthur Philippe, Marie Dossetto, Valentin Moriceau, France 2014
Nominees Special Award “Lapp Connected Award“ by U. I. Lapp GmbH
Alfonso de la Cruz, Mexico 2014
Pass It On
Teresa Cruz, Portugal 2014
Martin Rahmlow, Germany 2014
Tatjana Moshkova, Marina Moshkova, Russia 2014
This years prize sponsors are: Daimler AG, U. I. Lapp GmbH and Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart. Partners of the event are Spotlight – Festival für Bewegtbildkommunikation, jazzopen stuttgart, netzwerk P production, fischerAppelt, Hansgrohe, Ilg-Außenwerbung and KlickPiloten.
The jury of the Animated Com Award consists of renowned experts from the animation and advertising industries: Dr. Martin Feyock (CEO of the advertising section for the board of German Producers Alliance – Film & Television, CEO of Exploitation Company TWF Trust Company and the German Academy of Advertisement), Prof. Thomas Hundt (CEO Jangled Nerves), Prof. Kathi Kaeppel (Creative Director, Animation Artist, Illustrator), Michael Preiswerk (Creative Director, Consultant), Florian Rederer (CEO SCHOKOLADE Filmproduktion GmbH) and Mate Steinforth (CEO Sehsucht Berlin).
The Shortlist program of the Animated Com Award will be shown on May 7, in the Gloria 2 cinema, Stuttgart.