Two Annie Awards nominations for Animationsinstitut at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg projects
Ludwigsburg/Germany, December 4, 2018. MindPalaceand Augenblicke (A Blink of an Eye),two projects realized at Animationsinstitut (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg) are nominated for the Annie Awards. The Annie Awards will be presented on February 2, 2019, in Los Angeles.
MindPalace, created by Carl Krause and Dominik Stockhausen (Directors), Nikolai Maderthoner (Technical Lead) and Malte Stehr (Producer) was chosen for a nomination in the Annie Awards category Best Virtual Production, which will be awarded for the first time. The 3D animated virtual reality short, created with the help of motion capture shots, depicts scenes of a relationship on the brink of failure. A man is locked against his will in his partner's head, in a last desperate attempt to communicate. The aim of this project is to explore the narrative potential of VR applications, a technology whose relevance as a narrative medium is increasing.
The 2D animated short film Augenblicke, the diploma project of Kiana Naghshineh (director, producer, animation (with the participation of Janina Putzker)), is a nominee in the Annie Awards category Best Student Film. In the film, a woman on her way home at night gets attacked by a stranger. The point of view switches between man and woman. Reality and fears blur into each other. Augenblicke provides three perceptions of only one truth – hers, his and ours. The film shows that the topic is more complex than it may seem to outsiders.
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and Animationsinstitut keep their fingers crossed for both teams.