2020 FESTIVAL RESULTS:
BEST IN SHOW &
OVERALL CATEGORY AWARDS
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! But we wanted our festival to grow, and to screen unique content from professional, independent, and student animators from around the world. Since our first call for submissions in 2017, we have received over 500 individual submissions from 50 countries!
2020 presented us with over 220 submissions from 36 countries. Our international panel of 24 judges scored films on a 10-point scale within each category based on Story/Content, Visual Aesthetic, Editing, and Euphony. Every virtual screening included audience voting.
We present the awards in the following order:
Overall winners are presented with up to two honorable mentions and 1 x First Place per overall category (animation technique).
Next, awarding goes to sub-category winners by genre, meaning Novice, Student, Independent, Professional, and Studio animators in all 5 categories (animation technique) are awarded up to 2 honorable mentions and one first place.
Films that scored at 6.6 and above are awarded first places, with the top three of those being our best in show as well as 1st place.
Films that scored 5-6.5 are honorable mentions.
Overall category winners are excluded from sub-category placement.
Some sub-categories did not have firsts or two honorables based on scoring outlined above, and you will likely see some overlaps across the two different award types.
The first place overall category winners move up to Best in Show awards, films watched by our Best in Show committee, a smaller group of judges from the original 24.
Debut & Debut Junior Categories were judged by an independent panel of young animators & adults.
Audience Favorites are listed on their own page, with 1 x First Place and 1 x Honorable Mention per program.
Without further ado...
We are proud to announce the BEST IN SHOW & OVERALL CATEGORY results of the 2020 Florida Animation Festival's Submitted Shorts!
SUB-CATEGORIES WINNERS are listed separately, check them out!
AUDIENCE FAVORITES are also on their own page, lots of love to go around!
BEST IN SHOW
CATEGORY: 3D ANIMATION
CATEGORY: 2D ANIMATION