Strongest Animation Projects Receive Faculty Awards 

Strongest Animation Projects Receive Faculty Awards 

Strongest Animation Projects Receive Faculty Awards  150 150 Villa Maria College

Earlier this summer, Villa Maria’s Animation Department hosted its annual screening. In past years, animation students, faculty and staff, parents and friends and members of the community have gathered at a local theatre to view the work animation students created throughout the 2019-2020 academic year.  

This year, the event was live streamed on YouTube. While the setting was obviously different,  the quality of work and excitement for the event was not.  All together, the event opened with a 30-minute  showcase of freshman and sophomore work, followed by the films and projects created by junior and senior students. Faculty awards were presented to the strongest projects, and the event concluded with the Class of 2020 video. 

The 2020 Animation Screening Award winners are: 

Strongest Story 

This award is given by vote of the faculty in the BFA of the Animation program at Villa Maria College,  as well as a panel of industry professionals. This film/project most strongly possesses an original, compelling story, that holds the viewers’ attention from start to finish. 

Strongest Animation 

This award is given by vote of the faculty in the BFA of the Animation program at Villa Maria College, as well as a panel of industry professionals. The characters and objects move in the most believable way, and display the strongest application of the principles of animation. The animation fits the style of the project and is consistent throughout. 

Strongest Design 

This award is given by vote of the faculty in the BFA of the Animation program at Villa Maria College, as well as a panel of industry professionals. This film/project most strongly displays an original and outstanding approach to color, texture, lighting and composition 

Strongest Art Direction 

This award is given by vote of the faculty in the BFA of the Animation program at Villa Maria College, as well as a panel of industry professionals. This film/project most strongly displays an original and outstanding approach to color, texture, lighting and composition. 

Strongest Technical Direction 

This award is given by vote of the faculty in the BFA of the Animation program at Villa Maria College, as well as a panel of industry professionals. This film/project most strongly displays an advanced understanding of Software, Hardware, Effects &/or Compositing.

Faculty Choice Award 

This award is given by the full-time faculty in the Animation Program. It is given to the student that has shown great dedication and/or great improvement during the creation of their film or project.  

Best Junior Film 

This is the strongest junior project, overall.  

Best Senior Film 

This is the strongest senior project overall. 

Best in Show 

This award is given by vote of the faculty in the BFA in Animation program at Villa Maria College, as well as a panel of industry professionals. This is the strongest film/project in the competition, for both juniors and seniors. 

    To watch the 2020 Animation Screening in its entirety, click here. 

    To learn more about Villa Maria’s Animation Program, click here.

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