SELECT ANIMATED SHORTS

 

THE 2018 RESULTS

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The Florida Animation Festival (FAF) is the only festival of its kind in the region, celebrating the art of animation in all its forms.  From stop-motions to visual effects, there are thousands of frames and keyframes involved that create the magic before our eyes.  

 

The first annual Florida Animation Festival in 2016 was all programmed content-- and it went very well!  In 2017, we opened up a section for submissions, plus we had two award-winning speakers who will give presentations.  

 

We received over 100 submissions from around the world! Growing from our 2017 festival with a single screening of submitted content, the 2018 festival brought a whole weekend of original films from student, indie, and professional animators.

 

Without further ado, we are proud to announce the results of the 2018 Florida Animation Festival's Submitted Shorts!

BEST IN SHOW

Mamoon

Directed by Ben Steer | London, United Kingdom

Mamoon follows the story of a mother and her infant child who are forced to leave their home when mysterious, dark shadows envelop the light in which they exist.

BEST IN SHOW: FIRST PLACE

Tête à Tête

Directed by Natasha Tonkin | London, United Kingdom

A young woman visits her family. Over the weekend tensions flare, whilst technology provides an easy respite. As Kerri’s gaze shifts from the screen, she discovers a deeper kind of connection.

BEST IN SHOW: SECOND PLACE

Enough

Directed by Anna Mantzaris | United Kingdom

Moments of lost self-control.​

BEST IN SHOW: THIRD PLACE (TIE)

True North

Directed by George Bowler | United Kingdom

On the long journey home, a fisherman comes upon the wreckage of a ship and rescues a small boy that he finds asleep in a barrel. As a mysterious storm descends he senses the arrival of a sinister presence.​

BEST IN SHOW: THIRD PLACE (TIE)

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CATEGORY: CGI/3D ANIMATION

A Brunch with Death

Directed by Sebastian Gat | NY, NY

A young woman goes on a date with the Grim Reaper.​

3D ANIMATION STUDENT SE USA: FIRST PLACE

Vows

Directed by Mark McKinsey | Indianapolis, IN

A man experiences conflicting feelings on what should be the happiest day of his life.​

3D ANIMATION STUDENT SE USA: HONORABLE MENTION

Expiration Date

Directed by Shwenn Shunya Chang | Hoboken, New Jersey

Expiration Date is like a true love for audience–– something you’ll feel deeply and won’t ever forget. It never EXPIRES. 

3D ANIMATION STUDENT SE USA: HONORABLE MENTION

 

 

Galaxy Girl

Directed by Richard Grover | Redmond, WA

A pizza delivery girl is stuck in a dead-end job, but dreams of becoming a comic book artist. One day out on a delivery, she runs into an unexpected customer, in an encounter that will change her fate forever.

 

3D ANIMATION STUDENT NON-SE USA: FIRST PLACE

 

 

Broken Pieces

Directed by Elif Kaner | New York, New York

3D ANIMATION STUDENT NON-SE USA: HONORABLE MENTION 

 

Salary Serf

Directed by Baya Bae | Jersey City, New Jersey

3D ANIMATION STUDENT NON-SE USA: HONORABLE MENTION

MEMORIAL

Directed by Natchapat and Natthawat Jamtaksa | Bangkok, Thailand

After the war comes to an end in the country, a teenage girl takes a train back to her childhood town, where she had left during the war. Then the yearning brings back her memories of her father.​

3D ANIMATION STUDENT INTERNATIONAL: FIRST PLACE

Shelldon

Directed by Isaac Gilich | Auckland, New Zealand

Shelldon is a little hermit crab with a blue bottle cap shell that goes on a journey for a better home. Along his way he travels over sand dunes and pieces of trash all while avoiding being spotted by the birds. Upon reaching his goal, his fate is changed with one swoop.

 

3D ANIMATION STUDENT INTERNATIONAL: HONORABLE MENTION

 

 

Routine

Directed by Fokke Mars | Utrecht, Netherlands

A man that is stuck in his routine tries to escape by dreaming of a world where Giants live as tall as skyscrapers, where trees are upside down and the laws of physics don't apply.​

3D ANIMATION STUDENT INTERNATIONAL: HONORABLE MENTION

Uncle Griot

Directed by Paul Charisse | Romsey, United Kingdom

A young girl takes her uncle for a walk.

 

3D ANIMATION INDIE INTERNATIONAL: FIRST PLACE

 

 

Cellphones

Directed by Samuel Cheung | Thornhill, Canada

An animated short about cell phones and secrets with some Jackie Chan-esque fun.

3D ANIMATION INDIE INTERNATIONAL: HONORABLE MENTION

 

CORKY

Directed by Ty Primosch | Danbury, CT

A corkscrew with a screw loose battles a giant glass bottle to uncork seven magical lightning bugs trapped inside.

3D ANIMATION PRO NON-SE USA: FIRST PLACE