Early last month, we received news that Spycat and the Paper Chase had been nominated for Best Overseas Student Work at the 2011 (11th) Sichuan TV Festival’s International ‘Gold Panda’ Awards for Animation! A total of 1215 animated films from over 50 countries competed for accolades in 17 categories.
The 2011 (11th) Sichuan TV Festival was held in Chengdu, China from 11 to 13 November 2011. We were invited by the festival organisers to attend the awards ceremony on 12 November 2011, so we sent Darren and Yu Xian as our representatives for the event.
Darren and Yu Xian were accompanied by Vincent Goh, our senior from Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art, Design & Media. His film, Harvest, was also nominated for Best Overseas Student Work. You can check out Vincent’s website here.
Here are the jury’s comments for Spycat, which were featured in the festival catalogue.
Three-dimensional techniques are used in the animation to present a design of planar color blocks. The colors are pleasing, and roles’ actions are smooth. The cat’s experience in its dream sets off the children’s colorful real life.
Spycat did not pick up an award that day, but we were pleasantly surprised to find a snippet of our film in the Sichuan news! Check out the video below, we make a short appearance at around 0:27!
Here are some photos from Darren and Yu Xian’s trip.
Darren and Yu Xian also attended the International TV Program Market held at the Convention and Exhibition Center in Century City, Chengdu. The trade floor was filled with exhibitors selling everything from television programs to auditorium equipment! The main highlight was a Sony mini-theater which continuously screened movie trailers and short films in 3D.
The travellers also found some time to explore Chengdu!
Here are some external links which will give you further information.
That’s all for this post! Keep watching this space for more updates on Spycat and the Paper Chase.