HAPPENINGText: Daniel Ramirez Centurion, Maria Paz Pedreros

In Valencia, Science Museum ‘ Principe Felipe’, Valencia and Artium de Vitoria Museum, a selection of animations from Artfutura at Barcelona was exhibited. The people there could appreciate the best art.pieces from ArtFutura2002, Infography in Spain 2002 and a special demo-reel: Artfutura : 12 years.

The most important award called Infography in Spain presents the best 3d animation works and special effects produced by students, agencies and schools in Spain from the last year. The people there could vote for the best one. The winner was: “The Wet Pet” by Przemyslaw Sargeant / David Notivoli.

“The Cathedral” (Plastige Image short film, Poland) who obtained the award for the best short animated film on the last SIGGRAPH edition, also won first place at the ArtFutura competition this year. The editors of this article recommend downloading the trailer here.

For the first time ArtFutura awarded the Videogames creations. For this the festival joined Sony PlayStation to give the first prize of 6000 euros. The people on the jury were: Daniel Sanchez Crespo (Director of the Master of Videogaming from Universidad Pompeu i Fabra, Barcelona). – Antunez (Artist), Gonzalo Suarez (videogames designer, Arvirago), Nuria Diaz (Director of the Master of Multimedia from the Elisava Design School), Ernest Adams (ideogames designer, Bullfrog Studios) and Javier Candeira from ArtFutura.

From the more than 50 titles received, the jury decided to award:

1) 1st Prize – 6000 Euros: “Innsonik” from Innothna

2) Five special mentions who the winners will have a PlayStation 2 Special Edition.

The best finished videogame: “Spacefire”, from Bruno Rossi & Stefano Martino
Narrative Mention: “Adventum”, from Fran Vazquez, Luis Rojo and Jose Luis Marquez
Originality Mention: “Office Racer”, from Oscar Zurriaga, Victor Zurriaga and Agustin Caja
Esthetics Mention: “La fuga de Miguelito”, from Glaznost
Best Technology Mention: “Duality”, from Toni Sanchez and Oscar Perez
Special Mention: “Devil by Mistake”, from Devilish Games

ArtFutura 2002
Date: October 31st – November 3rd 2002
Place: Estacion de la Communicacion
Address: 8 Paseo de Circunvalacion, 08003 Barcelona

Text: Daniel Ramirez Centurion, Maria Paz Pedreros
Photos: Daniel Ramirez Centurion, Maria Paz Pedreros

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