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Best applied animation prizes during the 2015 Stuttgart Festival. Learn the winners.



On May 8, 2015, and within the 22nd Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film the best productions in the field of applied animation (advertising, spatial communication and technology) received their prizes in the evening in the Mercedes-Benz Museum Stuttgart at the Animated Com Award (ACA).

In this competition the best applied animation in the fields of  are awarded. Also the special prizes Future needs Derivation – Individual Mobility by the Daimler AG and the Lapp Connected Award by U. I. Lapp GmbH have been given.

The main prize was awarded to Arnaud & Jérôme from France for "League of Legends: Warriors, the trailer for the World Championship of Free2Play Games.

Three minutes of a pulling effect with absolutely perfect images, movements and music transport the game's and community's fascination", says Prof. Thomas Hundt, Creative Director, CEO Jangled Nerves GmbH from Stuttgart and jury member.

Within the category Advertising a brand leader in sports made it: Manvsmachine from Great Britain won with their commercial "Nike Mercurial Superfly IV". The idea is new, clear, convincing and technically excellent. Plus it brings joy. Essential traits of successful and creative advertisement", the jury explained.

The Animated Com Award for Technology was awarded to "Ghost Peloton" by Mark Huskisson, Great Britian again. "LED technique isn't new. Bicycling isn't new. But the fact, that usual technique develops to a new, spatial unlimited light art by moving and dance performance, is fascinating", the jury says.

"Smart Ampelmännchen" by Marten Persiel from Germany won the award within the category Spatial Communication.

Nate Theis (USA) and his production "Driving" can be lucky about winning the special prize Future needs Derivation – Mobility in a Digital World by Daimler AG, which includes 2,500 €.

With the Lapp Connected Award (also 2,500 €) the special prize by U. I . Lapp GmbH, "Pass It On" by Teresa Cruz was awarded.

 Also within the event keynote speaker Jörn Großhans, VFX Supervisor at Mackevision – recently Emmy-awarded for "Game of Thrones" – gave insights into his work.

 Besides Thomas Hundt,  the jury consisted of Dr. Martin Feyock (Munich), 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. Kathi Käppel (Berlin), director, illustrator, Weißensee Art Academy; Michael Preiswerk (Stuttgart), creative director and consultant; Florian Rederer (Stuttgart), CEO SCHOKOLADE Filmproduktion GmbH and Mate Steinforth (Berlin), CEO Sehsucht GmbH.

 This year's prize sponsors are Daimler AG, U. I. Lapp GmbH and the Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart. Partners are Spotlight – Festival für Bewegtbildkommunikation, jazzopen stuttgart, netzwerk P production, fischerAppelt, Hansgrohe, Ilg-Außenwerbung and KlickPiloten.


 League of Legends: Warriors






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