Entries from as far afield as Bangladesh, Malaysia, Lebanon, Norway, Russia, Lithuania and Jordan are among 300 submissions for this year’s Hamburg Animation Award. A jury of 15 experts from film, animation, games and advertising, chaired by author and director Eckart Fingberg, has shortlisted eleven short films. The prize ceremony will be held on June 22 in Hamburg’s Chamber of Commerce.
The movies will be screened in full length and the winners will receive prizes worth EUR 10,000. Around 800 invited representatives of the above-mentioned sectors will decide live on the winner of the audience prize worth EUR 1,000. Laudators include Galen Tan Chu, co-director of the new “Ice Age: Collision Course” (2016) adventure film, Ron Dyens, producer of the multi prize-winning “Long Way North” (2015) animated movie, and Andreas Kuhlage and Jens Hardeland, presenters of NDR’s N-Joy morning radio show.
Animated, 10-minute short films shot in 2D, 3D, stop-motion, puppet animations etc. were admitted to the competition. The Animation Award will be presented for the thirteenth time this year for outstanding work in animation design.
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