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AWARDS AND FESTIVALS



LUMIERE AWARD

Winner - 'Best Visual VR Content' | Stereopsia 2018, Brussels

ANIMAGO AWARD

Nomninee - 'Best AR/VR/360° Production' | Animago Award and Conference 2018, Munic

Winner of ART Section Prize at 360 Filmfestival, Screen4All 2016


Selected for SIGGRAPH VR VILLAGE 2016


Featured at KALEIDOSCOPE VR SUMMER SHOWCASE 2016


Exhibited at FMX CONFERENCE 2016


Selected for OCULUS CONNECT 3


Part of NABSHOW 2018, Las Vegas


Part of IDGTV 2017, Cologne


Official Selection at B3 BIENNALE 2016


Presented at MAXON User Meeting 2016 in Düsseldorf


Part of EXPANDING IMMERSIVE DESIGN 2016 at ZHdK in Zürich


GENEVA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TOUS ECRANS - Official Selection


Nominated for VR NOW Awards 2016 and VR NOW Grand Prize


Official Selection at LEUVEN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017


ADELAIDE FRINGE Festival 2017 - Official Selection


Part of VENTANA SUR in Buenos Aires 2016


Part of VR NOW EXPERIENCE DAYS 2017, Ludwigsburg


Part of Big Cartoon Festival 2017, Moscow


22nd Riga Int. Film Festival 2ANNAS 2017 - Official Selection


Official Selection at HYPER FESTIVAL Brazil 2018


Official Selection at LIMINA VR Weekender 2018


SIGGRAPH ASIA 2015 - Best Student Project, Winner

15th INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL PÍSEK - Best Interpretation of The Use of Technology

14th INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL OF BEIJING FILM ACADEMY - Audience Award

INTERNATIONAL NATURE FILM FESTIVAL GÖDÖLLÖ 2016 - Best Animation, Winner

4th AZORES FRINGE FESTIVAL - Audience Award

8th SPARK ANIMATION - Special Jury Mention: Best VFX

2nd INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL LANGESUND - Honorable Mention

9th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - Int’l Fiction, Honorable Mention

SIGGRAPH 2016- Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater

ANIMAGO AWARD 2015 - Best Student Project, Nomination

5th FESTIVAL LE TEMPS PRESSE 2015 - Climate Prize, Nomination

5th WATERSPRITE FILM FESTIVAL - Animation Award, Nomination

23rd STUTTGART FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILM 2015 - Official Selection

SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT KURZFILMFESTIVAL 2015 - Official Selection

5th ARS INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL - Competition

7th INTERNATIONAL MARKET 3D WIRE - Official Selection

14th INNSBRUCK NATURE FILM FESTIVAL - Competition

22nd VISIONARIA - Competition

13th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF OUTDOOR FILMS - Competition

9th KLIK! AMSTERDAM ANIMATION FESTIVAL - Competition

ARTFUTURA FESTIVAL 2016 - Official Selection

11th EARLY BIRD STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL - Official Selection

39th CINANIMA – INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL - Competition

7th CUTOUT FEST - Competition

21st FILMSCHAU BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG - Competition

1st LYON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - Official Selection

6th FiLUMS’16 INT’L FILM FESTIVAL - Official Selection

2nd GÖTTINGER KURZFILMFESTIVAL - Competition

11th DURANGO FILM – AN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL - Official Selection

THE HAIDA GWAII FILM FESTIVAL - Official Selection

7th ROANNE ANIMATION SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - Official Selection

18th INDEPENDENT DAYS INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL - Competition, Best Microfilms

12th AKBANK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - Non-competitive section ’Perspective’

32nd EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LILLE - Official Selection

18th MEMMINGER KURZFILMNACHT MAUFLIMMERN - Screening

4th HEADWATERS FILM FEST 2016 - Official Selection

4th CLUJSHORTS – INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - Official Selection

6th CAPITAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL (CCFF) - Official Selection

10th TAOS SHORTZ FILM FESTIVAL - Official Selection

26th MEDIAWAVE – INT’L FILM FESTIVAL AND MUSIC GATHERING - Int’l Competition

7th FILM SCORE AND SCRUFFY CITY FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL - Official Selection

44th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS - Official Selection

51st WERKSTATT DER JUNGEN FILMSZENE - Competition

FILM LEBEN FESTIVAL 2016 - Official Selection, Animation

18th BACKUP – KURZFILMFESTIVAL WEIMAR - back.up.art.screen section

11th HOBOKEN INT’L FILM FESTIVAL - Official Selection

14th KIMERA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL - Official Selection

12th NOUVEAUX CINEMAS FESTIVAL - Official Selection

7th HYART FILM FESTIVAL - Official Selection

17th ON LOCATION: MEMPHIS INT'L FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016 - Official Selection

23rd OPENEYES FILMFEST 2016 - Open Air Screening

5th INIGO FILM FESTIVAL - Official Selection

4th AIFF – ARIANO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL - Official Selection

40th OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT - Kurzfilm Poetry Slam

INDIEFLICKS – SEASON 2. EP 1 - Official Selection

9th FILMZEIT KAUFBEUREN - Official Selection

4th UNI SHORTS INT’L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL - Official Selection

3rd PIGRECOZEN FILMFEST - Official Selection

2016 Edition of Underground FilmFest - Official Selection

3rd NAVI MUMBAI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL - Official Selection

2016 Ludwigsburger Sommernachts-Open-Air-Kino

G-Driven Creativity Award 2013 - Best Animation, Winner

ANIMAGO AWARD 2012 - Best Student Project, Nomination

PUBLICATIONS



Making-Of NATURAL ATTRACTION in Digital Production Magazine

NATURAL ATTRACTION wins at SIGGRAPH Asia @ Animation World Network


LONGING FOR WILDERNESS @ JauntVR

LONGING FOR WILDERNESS @ IDGTV with Sensiks

LONGING FOR WILDERNESS, Paper at ACM Digital Library (written by Diana Arellano)

LONGING FOR WILDERNESS MAXON User Story

LONGING FOR WILDERNESS @ Animationsinstitut.de

LONGING FOR WILDERNESS @ Mettle.com


Making of CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE in the DIGITAL PRODUCTION MAGAZINE 01/2019

Making of CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE 3D WORLD Magazine #237


REVIEWS



James Hedley (Director) about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:

"Thank you for taking me on this journey – it was hypnotic, mesmerising and emotional. I knew I was going to be in for a ride of a lifetime, it being your work, but wasn’t expecting that - came out of watching it and wanted to return to that state of mind. What I like about your work, Conscious Existence, is that you give the viewer the agency and the space to feel for themselves, rather than be told how to feel. It’s very special."

Juan Bossicard (Co-Founder New Digital Reality) about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:

"It really touched me on a very high level."

René Pinell (CEO Kaleidoscope) about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:

"It's beautiful. There is no one else I know who can create such beautiful environments and tell a story with those environments."

Dan Tucker (Curator Sheffield Doc/Fest) about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:

"One of the most beautiful VR pieces that I've seen in a long time."

Fred Galstun (CEO Sensiks) about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:

"These kind of creations can only come from divine inspiration. The only thing I am trying to sort out now is whether to call it beyond art or beyond EPIC. [...] your creations are touching something deep inside my soul [...} and it brings me right back to the right place and the right state of mind. Like somehow it resets the focus to the things that really matter, like mother nature is speaking through you."

Maxime Montagne (WIDE Management) about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:

"I watched it and I must say that I had a terrific experience. Something like experiencing Tree of Life in VR, there is something magical and poetical about it."

SIGGRAPH Conference Submission Jury about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:

"There are so many good things to say about this project. It's an amazing introspective experience that is one stunning visual after another. Some scenes I had difficulty discriminating between CG and reality. I liked the continuous camera motion forward. My favorite scene is the Aurora Borealis with the ocean reflecting it. I loved the organic particle simulations that swirled together and burst into colorful smoke."

"An extremely visually and conscience raising piece. I would put this over standard filmed 360 experiences due to all of the CG used to produce the imagery."

Paul Bouchard (Diversion Cinema) about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:

"[...] the team Diversion cinema has been really moved by this sensitive and spiritual journey. It is really well done and touching"

Axel Steinkuhle (CEO Evrbit) about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:

"Ein absolutes Highlight."

Michel Reilhac (Head of Studies at Venice Biennale College) about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:

"A beautiful piece."

Nancy Eperjesy (Co-Founder Mettle) about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:

"I love this project - really well done!"

Thomas Hoffmann (3D Content Hub) about CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE:

"Your visual language and animation skills are really outstanding."

Sneak Peek presentations of CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE at FMX 2018

Marc Zimmermann - epicscapes.de


Ars Independent Festival about NATURAL ATTRACTION:

"If Godfrey Reggio and Ron Fricke made animations, they would probably look just as majestic. Marc Zimmerman’s film is a visualization of nature which pulls the viewer into computer generated mountain valleys and misted meadows. It’s pure experimentation with form and a tribute to nature." (Natalia Kaniak)

North Carolina Film Awards about NATURAL ATTRACTION:

"Stunning animation. I thought it was real to begin with. Just stunning. So well done. The music score was also so appropriate. No words. Just music score and animation. So well done! Great job animators and Director!" (Judge Anthony)

"Mesmerizing. The scenery and effects were extraordinary, I'm still not sure which parts were real (if any) and which weren't. The music was great and kept me at the moment. In this type of film, I often notice that the cinematography does not stand on it's own without the music, so I turned off the sound and watched it again. I liked it as much if not more. Nicely done." (Judge Ben)

"Visually stunning animation paired with a great score to provide a short story." (Judge David)

"Pure joy to watch this short - perfect length, spectacular images combined with superb music. Even the end credits were incredible." (Judge Fran)

"Incredible film. The visuals were beautiful and elegant, with or without the music present, but the music was powerful and majestic. I was surprised at the level of drama contained here, and awe-inspiring power that these forces of nature have to create destruction and create the environmental conditions that life can spring from. I have seen Discovery Channel programs that are not as good as the visuals in this film, and definitely not as dramatic. It goes the same with the music. The length of the film was just right. It felt as though there was always a new image coming in the next seconds that you didn't want to miss, and the music also kept you right in the moment with it. I don't know of a place on earth that has this exact environment it looked realistic enough to make me wonder where it was. This is an impressive work, both in showing the talent of the digital production artists and the filmmaker's sense of drama and vision." (Judge Jason)

"Beautiful animated piece about a volcanic eruption. Loved watching it." (Judge Lee)

"Beautifully done. Beautiful to look at and listen to. The visuals suggest the earth giving birth. Stunning animation." (Judge Yvonne)