Supernova Festival Award Winners

Supernova Festival Award Winners

Award winning animations from the annual Supernova Digital Animation Festival. Each year the best submissions are chosen for the competition, with major cash prizes awarded by prestigious guest jurors.

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Supernova Festival Award Winners
  • Whirligig

    Sara Roth

    WHIRLIGIG is about alienation and the fragmented self of the modern era. As our main character attempts tirelessly to wash away themself indulging in escapist comfort, an image of perfection is ever-looming. Freedom from this destruction of self may be found in its confrontation.

    Sar...

  • Goodbye Mommy (preview only)

    Jack Wedge

    A detective is hired to go look for an exiled king.

    Supernova 2019 Director's Choice Prize winner

  • Standard Operating Procedure

    Eli Ayres

    Surveillance Anxieties on a cloudy day.

    Supernova 2019 Competition Grand Prize winner

  • Paradise Island

    Kamal Adisa
    Parsons School of Design

    Supernova 2019 Student Showcase Prize winner

    A boy wakes up in a mysterious world and makes new friends.

  • Octane

    Jeron Braxton

    "A man engages in a race thru hell and back that parallels America's dark past."

    United States

  • Don't Make Out

    Ryan Wurst

    Work out, pump iron, dance and frolick, but don’t make out….

    United States

  • The Sky Report

    Sean Capone

    The Suspended Earth At Large. An Orderly Complex of Stars. The Path of Totality. Patterns in a Prismatic Field. Materia Prima: The Matter of All Forms. Dissolved Refuse. Permanent Water. A Spiritual Blood. Forms In The Realm of Space. A System of Suspended Imminence. Light Curve W...

  • The Dependency Loop

    John Butler

    A technological fairy tale set within an experimental Business Model. The Dependency Loop is a 'Cool Million' for the LinkedIn generation, where an experimental subject's mind is constantly harried by positivist messaging, while his body is mercilessly leveraged as a bio-manufactur...

  • Ackerman In Flux

    Eli Ayres

    A whimsical take on the stargate sequence from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    United States

  • Tennessee

    Jack Wedge

    A story about love and the future of the world.

    United States

  • Ugly

    Nikita Diakur

    The True Story about a Native America Chief and an ugly cat who try to find peace in an evil and destructive neighborhood. A broken simulated short film about kindness and coexistence.

    Germany

  • Strangers Cowboys

    Emily Sasmor

    A STRANGER chops up COWBOY in the woods.

    United States

  • Borderline

    Seishi Irimajiri

    "Once there was no border line on the earth."
    BORDERLINE tells the story of a boy who creates borders on Earth, however these borders start moving without his consent, which fills him with rage.

    A boy was writing a score. Eventually one of the lines became a circle, many ...

  • The Mess

    Peter Burr

    "A journey to the threshold of a utopian labyrinth. We follow the perspective of Aria End - tasked with cleaning up this feral structure."

    United States

  • Vladijenk II (The corroded mainframe at Tartarus edition)

    Raquel Meyers

    "A collaboration between Raquel Meyers and the musician Ceephax Acid Crew for his album 'Charismatic Integrity Slam' album (2015). The screen is the canvas, use as rectilinear grid on which one keystroke at a time build the animation. Or as Meyers called it, KYBDslöjd. That means...

  • Soft Crash

    Alan Warburton

    Soft Crash is a visual meditation on the financial collapse of 2008 and the subsequent public bank bailouts, austerity economics and recent trend towards nationalist isolationism. It's a visual rendering of a neoliberalist endgame, where wealth and power are trapped in a closed ...

  • String Ballet

    Kendra Fleischman

    "Abstract digital art piece combining live footage of ballet dancer with animated optical illusions using lines."

    United States

  • Ornamental Threshold Release

    Birch Cooper

    "Video art piece constructed with computer generated sculpture and sound."

    United States