LOVE! Thank you everyone for joining us at CU19 at Kult Yard last Saturday, Nov 9! We received a full house and screened 3 programmes over the evening that include 19 short animation films. Our Jury team: Sonny Liew, Enge Xue, Davide Benvenuti, Raudha Zulkiffli and Chris Shaw had a great discussion on the awards in International and Singapore Animation competitions and wrote the following statements for the awarded films. We are proud of all 19 films we have shown and we look forward to all your future creations! Congratulations all!
Best Animation: Ode to Childhood / Luís Vital and João Monteiro
Jury Statement: Ode To Childhood is beautifully observed and executed film, and like the best stories, it is expansive enough for varied readings and appeals on many levels to different people. Beautifully animated and heartwarming with a powerful message, it is an amazing work of art.
Best Singapore Student Animation: The Growth / Sarah Cheok
Jury Statement: Its quirky animation style, combined with odd, surreal moments with pointed social commentary, results in a lovely animated piece with a great balance of humour and insights to its central theme.
Special Mention: SELFIES / Claudius Gentinetta
Jury Statement: SELFIES treats a pertinent social issue with thought-provoking humour showing great use of animation in its execution. A zeitgeist relevant exploration of our social media practices, employing an innovative narrative approach that leaves room for the audience to think.
Special Mention: To Be Apart / Jamie Goh, Jeraldine Ong and Zhen Ying Jie
Jury Statement: With its charming and exceptional technique, To Be Apart presents an artistic representation of social acceptance. Wonderful short with a strong sense of mood and dark atmosphere.
Audience Choice: To Be Apart / Jamie Goh, Jeraldine Ong and Zhen Ying Jie