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animago AWARD: Here come the 2014 nominees! 50 productions nominated in ten categories from out of 1,014 submissions

The five best productions were selected in ten categories from out of 1,014 submissions sent in by digital artists from 67 countries. The winners will be announced at a gala award event on the evening of 16 October during the animago AWARD & CONFERENCE (Thursday 16 to Friday 17th October 2014) at the Metropolis Halle at Filmpark Babelsberg.

Jana Freund, project manager of the animago AWARD & CONFERENCE, noted: "We're once again thrilled to see the massive creativity and high level of technical expertise of the nominees this year. We're especially excited about the wide breadth of themes and the variety of countries from which we received submissions. We wish all nominees the best of luck! DIGITAL PRODUCTION magazine launched the internationally renowned competition for Animation, Visual Effects (VFX), Visualisation, Game Design & Interactive Media 18 years ago. Since 2009, the animago events have received support from the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg."

The nominated entries for the animago AWARD 2014

Nominees in the category “Best Postproduction“:

"Ripper Street - Season 2"
Screen Scene VFX, Ireland

"Game of Thrones - Season 4"
Mackevision Medien Design, Germany

"Vaterfreuden - Frettchen"
ScanlineVFX, ...

16.09.2014 // show complete news


Lisa ROCK provides cover illustrations for DEUTSCHEN SPARKASSEN VERLAG – which of course feature the good old piggybank.

Lisa ROCK developed six cover illustrations for the ‘retirement provision’ special issue of DEUTSCHEN SPARKASSEN VERLAG. She charmingly visualised the different life phases from wealth accrual to enjoyable retirement. Taking care to always include the good old ...

09.09.2014 // show complete news


Do you wanna play guitar? Illustrator Kathrin FRANK develops advertising pictures for music school ROTLAND

Kathrin FRANK illustrated all advertisement material for ROTLAND, a young musician school. She created the header image for the homepage, the Facebook icon and teaser pictures for the flyer – all in her creative signature style. So: do you wanna play ...

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20 tips for the environment and your bank balance - Anja STIEHLER illustrates for VOLKSWAGEN AG

Corporate publishing for VOLKSWAGEN AG: Anja STIEHLER illustrated ‘sustainability in everyday life’ in collaboration with KircherBurkhardt Berlin. 20 tips for the environment and your bank balance - Think Blue. The pictures were published as print and online ...

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DIE ZEIT Switzerland reports on criticism of the Dublin treaty. Visual interpretation by Tom COOL

Tom COOL illustrated the Dublin treaty for DIE ZEIT Switzerland, which looks at immigration in a critical way. And Tom’s visual interpretation of the issues as a carousel is very ...

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Illustrator Anja STIEHLER draws imaginary travel destinations for NZZ Switzerland

The NZZ culture section talks about imaginary travel destinations that only exist in our dreams. Three authors wrote about those places – and Anja STIEHLER delivered the corresponding ...

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Chatting with Moumi, Myogi and Kikilala! Michael ZANDER creates 40 emoticons for SUPERSWEET.ORG

40 emoticons from the cat world that is Moumi, Myogi and Kikilala for our daily pleasure: Michael ZANDER developed different characters for SUPERSWEET.ORG, which you can download for humorous and entertaining chats in the sticker store at

08.09.2014 // show complete news


TAZ ‘Truth’ on grace and atheism – poetically illustrated by Michael ZANDER

Daily newspaper TAZ presents a poem every Thursday in their ‘Truth’ section. In this year’s calendar week no. 33/34 the readers got a beautiful poem on grace and atheism. The writing was accompanied by Michael ZANDER’s poetic ...

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A cheering chancellor! FOCUS votes Germany as tax world champion. Politician illustrations by Thomas KUHLENBECK

‘We will be tax world champions’ – illustrator Thomas KUHLENBECK drew involved politicians such as Angela Merkel, Wolfgang Schäuble, Andrea Nahles and Sigmar Gabriel for FOCUS magazine. By 2018 Germany could be the world’s biggest excise tax champion. Hooorrayyyy ...

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That’s what Aldi founder Karl Albrecht looked like? Illustrator Thomas KUHLENBECK produces a portrait for BURDA publishing house

Following the death of Aldi founder Karl Albrecht, BURDA Verlag publishing house commissioned Thomas KUHLENBECK to create a visionary portrait illustration of him – because nobody knows what the richest German of his time really looked ...

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