WAC Returns With Style, Awards
Talented filmmakers from across the globe took home awards at the 2014 World Animation Celebration held Nov. 1 at the Los Angeles Film School and presented by Animation Libation Studios and Animation Magazine.
The festival screened animated shorts from more than 40 countries in a number of categories during the newly revived festival.
WAC also featured acclaimed animator and Disney legend Floyd Norman as a guest speaker, and voice actor Michael-Leon Wooley ( Beware the Batman, The Princess and the Frog) as guest host.
Attendees were also treated to a panel on creating an independent animated short with James Lopez (creator, Hullabaloo), Pete Michels (supervising director, Rick and Morty), Mark Aguilar (animation director, Lalaloopsy), Rob Denovan (senior animator, Inside Out) and Lee Crowe (animator/storyboard artist, Family Guy). The awards winners are: Student Animation: Make It Yourself, by Maryam Tabatabaei (Iran)
Experimental Animation: Land by Masanobu Hiraoka (Japan)
2D Computer Animation: Behind My Behind by David Chai (U.S.)
Traditional Animation: Guida Rosana Urbes (Brazil)
Stop-Motion Animation: Two Ghosts by Amy Lee Ketchum (U.S.)
CG Animation: Juste de l’eau by Carlos de Carvalho (France)
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