Topic: Spirit of Adventure results!
We've concluded the judging process for our summer Spirit of Adventure animation contest! Many thanks to all of the entrants, the judges, and our contest sponsors:
The generosity of our sponsors is the only thing that allows us to have great prizes for these contests. I encourage you to give them a look!
Here are the results of the contest. As is customary, only the top 10 is released. Please keep in mind that the judging process does involve averaging the judges ballots; I honestly enjoyed all of the entries and there are great films that did not make the top 10, some of which did appear higher in judges' individual ballots.
1. Quest for Life by Silent Frames
2. Horse Brother by Speak Broccoli
3. Spirit of Adventure by nswihart
4. To the Moon by Willow Tree
5. The Embodiment of Adventure by Undershadow Productions
6. Wayward Tides by William Osborne
7. Bob And Randy E2 - The Pirate Ship Internship by chris@gbp
8. Alain by 4clem4
9. COLORBLIND by Shawarma Studios
10. Spirit of Adventure by RenfefilM studio
In addition, the winner of the Promising Director Prize is Makaveli by Kreal. Many factors were considered and multiple entries were strong contenders for this prize. A vote decided the winner as Kreal, who appears to have only begun brickfilming this year and whose film displayed a great sense of imagination, as well as nice set design and lighting. Despite not making the top 10 overall, it was one of my personal favourite entries to the contest, and I believe it is a worthy winner of this prize.
Thank you to judges Philip Heinrich, Bruno Lefèvre, Dave Pickett, and Dave Smith of The Four Monkeys, and to Nathan Wells and Christian Colglazier for additional assistance. Thank you again to everybody who made a film for this contest! As this is the first contest I have hosted, I am particularly grateful to everyone who helped make it a success.