WAC Re­turns With Style, Awards

Animation Magazine - - Spotlight -

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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