BAF Award Winners 2010
At the 17th BAF Awards, at one of Europe’s biggest animation festivals, on Saturday 13 November the top prize for Professional animation went to Blu’s Big Bang Big Boom.
Dir. Blu, Italy, 2010, 10 mins
In Blu’s newest video titled Big Bang Big Boom, the artist provides “an unscientific point of view on the beginning and evolution of life… and how it could probably end.” The fantastically well-executed video featuring creepy crabs, scary dinosaurs and cartoonish black and white street art was produced by artsh.it and features a haunting video game like soundtrack by Andrea Martignoni.
The Special Jury Prize went to A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation by Martin Wallner and Stefan Leuchtenberg
Dir. Martin Wallner and Stefan Leuchtenberg
Germany 2010; 15 mins
cast: Joseph Fiennes, Ian McKellen
When his father dies unexpectedly, a young man seeking to cope with his grief goes on a powerful emotional journey through time and space. A strange journey against love, reconciliation and understanding it is indeed. The film is narrated by Ian McKellen, and Joseph Fiennes lends the young man his voice.
The Grand Prix award went to Love and Theft
Dir. Andreas Hykade, Germany, 2010, 7 mins
Other Awards went to:
Short Shorts – Pixels by Patrick Jean
Commercial – Heroes of the UAE by Ben Falk and Josiah Newbolt
TV Series – Heirlooms by Wendy Chandler and Susan Danta
Music Video – The Tom Fun Orchestra: Bottom of the River by Alasdair Brotherston and Jock Mooney
Student – Prayers for Peace by Dustin Grella
Film For Children – Monster Sacré by Jean-Claude Rozec
Film By Young Animators – Hungry For Health by St. Aiden’s CofE High School
Audience Award – The Little Boy and the Beast (Der kleine und das Biest) by Johannes Weiland