Topic: Movie Magic results!
We've concluded the judging process for our summer Movie Magic animation contest! Many thanks to all of the entrants, the judges, and our contest sponsors:
And our site owner, Philip "Smeagol" Heinrich, who provided copies of his film BricksinMotion: The Documentary.
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. Please keep in mind that the judging process does involve averaging the judges ballots. Some entries may have been ranked higher or lower on individual ballots. Personally, I thought all of the films were fun to watch, and each had its merits. No one should feel bad about their ranking- it was a good crop of films this year. If you've created a topic on BiM, I'll be posting my own review of your film there with some tips for what I think you can improve on.
Without further adieu, the results!
1. Lifeboat by Twickabrick
2. Ivan by Shawarma Studios
3. Lego Cut and Run by William Osborne
4. SuperDog by PlasticPointProductions
5. Mister Classified: The Red Fox by Joshua Nelson
6. Break by Raytistic
7. Adrift by Tiny World Studios
8. Space Race by thefourmonkeys
9. The LEGO Guys by BrothersWaughStudios
10 (tied). Too Long for Forgiveness by Blandeer
10 (tied). The Black Knight by Berlinfilms
10th place was a tie, as our judges felt there were convincing arguments for either of these two films being ranked above the other, and so instead of making an arbitrary decision we chose to honor them equally.
In addition, the winner of the Promising Director Prize is SuperDog by PlasticPointProductions. The judges were unanimous in our choice of SuperDog as this year's Promising Director Prize recipient. Its use of forced perspective, brick-blended animation, and unique camerawork truly embodied the spirit of Movie Magic. It was also just a whole lot of fun!
Thank you again to our judges Mindgame, Rioforce, and Legoander. And thank you to all of the entrants who submitted their films. It's not easy to create something and put it on the line to be judged, and I appreciate everyone here who did just that. I genuinely believe every director who entered this contest has the potential to be a great brickfilmer. Best of luck to all of you in the future!