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London Effects and Animation Festival (LEAF) Awards Given

More than 250 entries for annual ceremony By DMN Staff Writer
The eighth annual London Effects and Animation Festival (LEAF) Awards Ceremony was held Tuesday at the London Hippodrome, Leicester Square.

With over 250 entries for the competition the judging panel, which included representatives from Framestore, Glassworks and Smoke & Mirrors, had a tough job to choose just one winner for each category; for the first time in the history of the awards, two winners were chosen in the category of Special Area Animation.

A complete list of nominees and winners follows.

?The standard of entries was exceptionally high this year, which meant the judging took longer than normal, but it was fantastic to see such high-quality work in every area of effects and animation, commented Sophie Trainor, Conference Manager for Digital Media World. ?With the advances in technology and techniques that we are seeing in this years LEAF conference programme, we are already intrigued to see the level of entries for next years event.

The post-production sponsor for the LEAF Awards 2001 was the Moving Picture Company, which will be responsible for providing a showreel of the entries and winners. Compaq provided the screen on which the nominated films were shown during the Awards. Softimage and Tyrell sponsored the party after the Awards Ceremony.

The London Effects and Animation Festival is part of Digital Media World exhibition, which runs from 13-15th November at Olympia. Digital Media World is Europes premier event for digital creation, management and distribution for the media and entertainment industry. Both Digital Media World and the London Effects and Animation Festival are organised by Advanstar Communications. For more information about Digital Media World visit

LEAF Awards 2001 - Nominations and Winners
Commercials: Animation
Moving Picture Company: PDFA
ILM: Budweiser, Come Home

Glassworks: Aero, Mouse
Passion Pictures: Jack Spratt - WINNER
Studio AKA: Vodafone, Night Out

Commercials: Live Action Effects
Method Studios: Mountain Dew, Ram
Passion Pictures: Mini Martians - WINNER

Digital Domain: Pocari, Better than Oxygen/Tennis
Clear Ltd: Damage
The Mill: Levi's Twisted Autogrille

Feature Films
Framestore: The Ballad of Big Al
The Mill: Lara Croft, Tomb Raider

PDI/Dreamworks: Shrek - WINNER
Double Negative: Enemy at the Gates
SZM: Ratten - Sie Werden dich Kreigen
Music Videos
Passion Pictures: Gorillaz, 19-2000
Passion Pictures: Coldplay , Trouble

Glassworks: Bjork, Cocoon
Moving Picture Company: Basement Jaxx, Where's Your Head At? - WINNER
Partizan: Etienne De Crecy, Scratched
Short Films
Aardman Animations: The Deadline
Big Fat Studio: Vinny
Ardmore Studios: Fifty Present Gray - WINNER

Moving Picture Company: Annlee you proposes
CyperEntertainment: Angel
Wildbrain Inc: Huberts Brain
Titles, Idents and Stings
Strobe Film and Design: Dream Title Sequence
BBC MediaArc: Christmas on BBC 2
SZM: Robos, Prosieben - WINNER

BBC Specialist Factual: Superhuman Titles
Moving Picture Company: E4 Idents
SVC: Discovery, Home Leisure
Web Animation
Spans and Partner: Joe Fly,
BBC MediaArc: Fat Boy Slim, Online Mixing Game
Momentum Animation Studio: Petey and Jaydee go exploring - WINNER
Special Area Animation
Red Vision: Son of God
Pepper's Ghost Productions: Tiny Planets, Episode 52, Bing Bong Bell
Cinesite: Band of Brothers - JOINT WINNER
Sparx: Molly Star Racer - JOINT WINNER

Nexus Productions: Virgin Inflight Safety Video
Student Animation Award
Supinfocom, France: Reveils
Supinfocom, France: Le Deserteur - WINNER

Supinfocome, France: Sarah
Filmakademie Baden Wurtemberg: Where is Frank?
Polish National Film, TV & Theatre: Mouse

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