The Winners of the animago AWARD 2016

Animaago an internationally renowned competition for 3D animation & still, visual effects, visualization and design – were awarded their trophies yesterday evening in Munich. This year’s festive event also marked the 20th anniversary of the animago AWARD. The show was attended by 550 guests and took place for the first time at the Gasteig Centre.

A total of 1,076 projects from 58 different countries were submitted for the 2016 animago competition. An independent animago jury consisting of experts drawn from the fields of film, post-production, industrial visualization and science & education was responsible for whittling the group down to 33 nominated projects; after that, they chose prizewinning productions in a total of nine categories. In the “Best Still” and “20th Anniversary” categories, the winners were chosen by public vote. A unique feature this year was the Architecture Special Prize awarded by DETAIL, the international magazine for architecture: in this category, a second jury of architectural experts chose the winners from three nominees in two categories, namely “Still” and “Film”.

The awards ceremony formed the festive highlight of the ongoing two-day animago CONFERENCE (27 and 28 October), where globally renowned animation experts and VFX luminaries are giving keynote presentations on their current projects and discussing all the latest industry standards, trends and perspectives with the over 1,000 participants.

Here’s the list of all animago AWARD 2016 winners:

Best Short Film – Uncanny Valley
3DAR, Argentina and


Jury’s Prize – Ma’agalim
Uri Lotan & Yoav Shtibelman, Israel


Best Visualization – A Guide To Happy
Panoply Creative, Great Britain


Best Young Production – Garden Party
Théophile Dufresne, Florian Babikian, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Claire, MOPA, France


Best Advertising Production – Face the Darkness
Andreas Bruns, Philipp Walz, Carl Schröter, Francesco Faranna, Emanuel Fuchs, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany


Best Character – Alike
Daniel Martínez Lara & Rafa Cano Méndez, La Fiesta Producciones Cinematograficas, Spain


Best Motion Design – Urban Surfaces
Sebastian Lange (Qu-int) & Peter Hankowiak (AV Medien), Germany


Best Visual Effects – Captain America: Civil War – Lagos Heist Sequenz
RISE | Visual Effects Studios, Germany


Best Game Cinematic – For Honor
Unit Image, Ubisoft, France


Best Still – 52Hz
Cornelius Dämmrich, Germany


Anniversary Prize 20 Years animago AWARD – Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Trailer
Digic Pictures, Hungary


Still Architecture Prize presented by DETAIL – Arrival
Bahadir Özbek & Marvin Philipp, nookta, Germany


Film Architecture Prize presented by DETAIL – Spatial Bodies
Stefan Larsson, Aujik, Japan


For more information, visit at Animago 2016