Tomek Popakul’s ‘Acid Rain’ Wins Grand Prix at GLAS 2019

‘Acid Rain’ By Tomek Popakul received the Grand Prix the 2019 GLAS Animation Pageant.

The GLAS Animation Pageant has wrapped up its fourth version, which was held March 21-24 in Berkeley, CA, handing out awards at a gala ceremony held on Sunday night time. Along with the Grand Prix, which was awarded to Acid Rain By Tomek Popakul, prizes included the FXX Elevation Award and the Vimeo Employees Decide Award.

The 2019 FXX Elevation Award was given to filmmaker Sophie Koko Gate and her movie Slug Life. Sponsored by FX Networks, the FXX Elevation award highlights one filmmaker in competitors on the GLAS Animation Pageant whose movie demonstrates FX values of fearless storytelling, compelling characters, and a definite standpoint on the human situation. The winner receives a $25,000 all-in growth and manufacturing cope with FX Networks to supply and air their subsequent animated quick movie.

“This yr’s FXX Elevation Award winner is a filmmaker with unmistakable imaginative and prescient. Her movie succeeds due to its immediately distinctive visible type and impossibly imaginative storytelling. It’s delightfully surreal, surprisingly humorous and — albeit by way of synthetic intelligence, industrial dance strikes, and a few suggestive slugs — presents a novel lady’s perspective into probably the most human of needs: discovering any individual to like,” the community commented concerning the award. “FX is proud to current Sophie Koko Gate and her movie Slug Life with the 2019 FXX Elevation Award. We’re excited to see what she comes up with subsequent!”

The Vimeo Employees Decide Award, offered for the primary time ever on the GLAS Animation Pageant, was given to Kelsi Phung and Fabien Corre for his or her quick movie Les lèvres gercées. This distinctive award invitations quick filmmakers chosen for GLAS to submit their movie for consideration on to Vimeo’s curation crew. Phung and Corre will obtain $2,500 money and the web launch of their movie as a Vimeo Employees Decide.

“With pure performances and sensible dialogue, this transferring quick shines a light-weight on how a lack of know-how and acceptance between a father or mother and their LGBTQ youngster can have devastating penalties,” commented the Vimeo Employees Decide Award jury in bestowing the award. “Its delicate strategy to this vital matter is one that’s important to share for the betterment of our world.”

The Worldwide Competitors Jury included Meghan Oretsky, Dennis Tupicoff and Koji Yamamura. The Jury for the US, Household and GIF Competitions included Luce Grosjean, Christy Karacas and Marc James Roles.

The complete listing of winners at GLAS 2019 with feedback by the juries is proven beneath:

Grand Prix
Acid Rain By Tomek Popakul

“Boy meets woman in a psychedelic zone — with a camper van. Shifting relationships and extraordinary performances weave difficult patterns each unusual and acquainted.”

New Expertise Award
Bloeistraat 11 by Nienke Deutz

“Utilizing a number of strategies, this robust and delicate narrative makes us really feel the flesh and minds of adolescents and their clear existence.”

Excessive Danger Award
Egg by Martina Scarpelli

“This movie not solely took a novel technical danger by utilizing a stark shade palette and strictly outlined house, however truthfully laid naked the non-public struggles of its essential character. Calculated, darkish, disturbing and weak, we had been impressed by its blunt portrayal of 1 lady’s inside battle with herself.”

Meghan Oretsky Particular Point out
The Evening of the Plastic Luggage by Gabriel Harel

“What struck me probably the most about this story was its blatant, determined name to motion. Whereas a lady pleads along with her ex to assist her deliver one other particular person to this world, she is oblivious that her planet won’t exist for much longer — not for her and definitely not for her future youngster. Framing local weather change as a horror story in a intelligent, scary and disturbing manner is probably the one strategy to get folks to hear, and I applaud this movie for delivering its important message with such a inventive but pressing tone.”

Koji Yamamura Particular Point out
Embraced by Justine Vuylsteker

“For its mastery of the historic and troublesome strategy of the pin-screen, its emotional storytelling, and tender expression.”

Dennis Tupicoff Particular Point out
Fly within the Restaurant by Xi Chen

“Difficult cut-out characters come and go as a restaurant scene strikes relentlessly in a single route. Pink gentle streams outdoors because the waiter chases the fly many times.”

FXX Elevation Award
Slug Life by Sophie Koko Gate

Vimeo Employees Decide Award
Les lèvres gercées by Kelsi Phung and Fabien Corre

Household Competitors Honorable Point out
Dum dee bolala dum by Peter Millard

“It’s primitive however in a great way. We appreciated it. Blad dee dum dada eeh blurg glub glub.”

Household Competitors Award Winner
Kuap by Nils Hedinger

“Charming, playful, and humorous, this coming of age story will delight viewers at any stage of their life cycle.”

Greatest GIF Award offered by Giphy
Brandon Buir

“So we began to jot down one thing, however then we had been hypnotized by the GIF Graphic Interchange Format and we determined to simply watch it once more.”

US Particular Point out
Ballerina by Steven Subotnick

“With a restrictive factors of view, we expertise a spread of emotion with no smile. This movie put an upside-down frown on our faces.”

Greatest US Movie
Sparky by xinbaonuzi

“A mesmerizing daydream. It’s fluid visuals and atmospheric sound design create a contemporary, generally creepy, generally crawly expertise. We cherished this deceptively naive movie with its sunny demeanor.”

Supply: GLAS Animation Pageant

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