Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sidewalk Scribble

Experimental animation presented by Peter Lowey - in the sketchiest sense of term.

Peter Lowey, an Australian animator, has won First Place in The Annecy Film Fest's first on-line competition for his remarkable short Sidewalk Scribble. The other winners of the Annecy 2011 YouTube competition were Mathias Lachal (France) who took second and Georgina Dunn (UK) who placed third.

All three were selected by a jury including Kevin Deters from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Elsa Keslassy from Variety, and Mathias Malzieu, leader of Dionysos.

Remember that the public has selected 10 films, amongst which 3 were awarded by the jury. Lowey has been invited to the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France, from 6th to 11th June, where his film will be screened. All were offered a 5 night trip to L.A. by Disney studios for a guided tour of the studios in Burbank, California.

This means a solid connection for all the winners at Disney/Pixar and even more inventive animation in the coming years.

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