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Global Animation Talent Unveiled at SIGGRAPH Asia 2023

The 2023 Computer Animation Festival at SIGGRAPH Asia in Sydney, Australia celebrates the finest animations of 2023, and nurtures tomorrow's animators at the debut of the Junior Computer Animation Festival.

This annual festival showcases a curated selection of the finest animations from 2023. A showcase has been selected from an impressive pool of 382 submissions contributed by 595 artists from 14 countries. This premier event will feature a total of 38 films, including works from the inaugural Junior Competition participants, gracing the screens at SIGGRAPH Asia 2023's Electronic and Animation Theaters. 

Best in Show: Moirai - Thread of Life

Director(s): Ina Conradi & Mark Chavez

Producer(s): Ina Conradi

Description: Ina Conradi, Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media, takes home the Best In Show award for "Moirai - Thread of Life." This awe-inspiring journey through cosmic dimensions delves into quantum physics, symbolically representing the interconnected threads of quantum phenomena shaping the destinies of all beings.

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Jury's Special Award: Hair Universe

Director: Jinuk Choi, Kotory Studio 

Producer: Jinuk Choi, Kotory Studio

Description: "Hair Universe" by Jinuk Choi from Kotory Studio beautifully weaves a narrative around the interconnectedness of love, death, and the pain of loss. The film masterfully depicts the shared human experience of facing loss and the strength that arises when we realize our commonality.

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Best Student Project: Thaba Ye

Director(s): Preetam Dhar, Daria Batueva, Hannah Judd, Mogau Kekana, Merel Hamers & Leroy Le Roux,  Gobelins, l'école de 

Producer(s): Cécile Blondel,  Gobelins, l'école de

Description: "Thaba Ye" by Preetam Dhar, Daria Batueva, Hannah Judd, Mogau Kekana, Merel Hamers, and Leroy Le Roux from Gobelins, l'école de l'image won the Best Student Project. The film, set against the mysterious backdrop of a South African mountain, explores courage, fears, and the lengths one goes to save a loved one.

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Honorable Mention: Quem Salva

Director(s): Laure Devin, Maxime Bourstin, Nathan Medam, Charles Hechinger, Titouan Jaouen, Supinfocom Rubika

Producer: Philippe Meis, Supinfocom Rubika

Description: Laure Devin, Maxime Bourstin, Nathan Medam, Charles Hechinger, and Titouan Jaouen from Supinfocom Rubika received an Honorable Mention for "Quem Salva," a gripping tale of a young firefighter facing a moral dilemma in the heart of the Amazon.

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Honorable Mention: Loup y es-tu ?

Director(s) /Producer(s):Louise Laurent, Alizée Van De Valle, Emma Fessart, Jeanne Galland, Célina Lebon, Annouck Françoise, Supinfocom Rubika

Description: "Loup y es-tu ?" by Louise Laurent, Alizée Van de Valle, Emma Fessart, Jeanne Galland, Célina Lebon, and Annouck François from Supinfocom Rubika also earned an Honorable Mention. This enchanting film follows a young girl's musical journey and the lurking presence of the mysterious Wolf.

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