The art department on 'A Monster In Paris' is crewed by graduates of Les Gobelins & Supinfocom schools. Their impressive short films not only secured them professional work but also win prizes at major animation/CG festivals. The guys were nominated not in the student category but in Best Animation. Carlos was part of the team that made 'Al Dente', competing against Olivier & François-Xavier with their film 'Oktapodi' which won!
The films are stunning but unfortunately aren't available online yet.
Framestore won Best Music Video for this fun spot:
My favourite nominee in that category however was this:
Stunning short 'Bolides' won Supinfocom, Arles the Best School prize.
It builds to a frenetic climax which seems almost like a parody of the trend for rapid chase sequences in French student films.
'Dji vou veu volti' from Belgium won Best Short. Extract here.
However, I was hoping to see a win for 'Dog Days', French animation genius Geoffroy De Crecy's latest freaky extravaganza:
Unsurprisingly 'Ratatouille' won Best Film & 'Pirates 3' Best Special FX.