Past Winners

Below find a list of all the past winners from every festival:


Fellowship AwardJosh Weinstein

Best Short Film – Manivald by Chintis Lundgren, Estonia, 2017
Special Mention – Wicked Girl by Ayce Kartal, Turkey, 2017

Best Student FilmCabin Pressure by Matthew Lee, United Kingdom, 2017
Special Mention – Cops and Robbers by Florian Maubach, Germany, 2017

Best Commissioned film – The Great British Bake Off by Parabella, United Kingdom, 2017
Special Mention – Hockney at Tate Britain by Thomas Harnett O’Meara, United Kingdom, 2017

Best VR Short Film – The Adult Swim Meatwad Dome by Golden Wolf, United Kingdom, 2016

Audience Award – Grandpa Walrus by Lucrèce Andreae, France, 2017

Industry Excellence Award: Writing for Animation – Francesca Adams for Digby Dragon: Star Wishes

Industry Excellence Award: Storyboarding – Valentina Ventimiglia for Sarah & Duck: Planetarium Aquarium

Industry Excellence Award: Character Animation – Emma Wakley for Simon’s Cat: Fish Tank

Industry Excellence Award: Character Design – Kris Hofmann for Not Just a House


Fellowship Award – Aardman Animations

Best Short Film – Cold Coffee by Stephanie Lansaque and Francois Leroy, France, 2015
Special Mention – The Inverted Peak by The Brothers McLeod & Tom Angell, United Kingdom, 2016

Best Student FilmCowboyland by David Stumpf, Slovakia, 2015
Special Mention – White Silence by Hyomi Kim, South Korea, 2016

Best Short Short Stems by Ainslie Henderson, United Kingdom, 2016

Best Commissioned filmVitamin X: About to Crack by IMOV Studios, Belgium, 2016

Audience AwardMr Madila by Rory Waudby-Tolley, United Kingdom, 2015

Industry Excellence Award: Writing for Animation – Mark Oswin and James Griffiths for Danger Mouse: Greenfinger

Industry Excellence Award: Storyboarding – Mireia Serra Puig for Puffin Rock: The First Snow

Industry Excellence Award: Character Animation – Will Eades for SMITE: To Hell & Back


Fellowship Award – Brian Cosgrove

Best Short FilmGuida by Rosana Urbes, Brazil, 2014
Special Mention – We Can’t Live Without Cosmos by Konstantin Bronzit, Russia, 2014

Best StudentEdmond by Nina Gantz, United Kingdom, 2015
Special Mention – Tusk by Rory Waudby-Tolley, United Kingdom, 2014

Best Film by Children – Kung Fu Badger by Paper Panther and the transition Year class of Coláiste Eoin, Stillorgan
Special Mention – Oddbod by 22 Chilbren, Belgium, 2015
Special Mention – The Magic Garden by Saona Hilton, United Kingdom, 2015

Audience AwardMANOMAN by Simon Cartwright, United Kingdom, 2015