Our Awards

Students of The Animation School have been the recipients of many prestigious awards since the school launched in 2000.

These awards are testament to the creativity and skill that our students possess but also to the exceptional training and guidance that they receive from our team of expert lecturers.

 

The New York Festival 2013

Gold World Medal

In April 2013, graduates of The Animation School went on to win a Gold World Medal at The New York Festivals for their production “Drawn” produced while they completed their final year of study.

 

Talent Credits:

1.    Armand Filmalter
2.    Theresa Hargitai
3.    Stephen van Wyk
4.    Simone van der Merwe
5.    Michelle White
6.    Alexandre Salomon
7.    Craig Ormond

Bronze World Medal

In April 2013, graduates of The Animation School went on to win a Bronze World Medal at The New York Festivals for their production “Endless” produced while they completed their final year of study.

Talent Credits:

1.    Robert McEwan
2.    Valentina Phillips
3.    Michael Rauwerdink
4.    Luke Nolan – Lead Animator
5.    Jonathan Naidoo
6.    Henri Papier
7.    David Creighton
8.    Vaughan de Villiers

 

Finalist Certificate

In April 2013, graduates of The Animation School went on to receive a Finalist Certificate at The New York Festivals for their production “Witch” produced while they completed their final year of study.

Talent Credits:

1.    Gottfried Roodt
2.    Nicole Coetzee
3.    Oliver Mozny
4.    Tatenda Dhliwayo
5.    Quinlan Cilliers
6.    Charlie Thornton
7.    Dennis Johansson

AnimationSA Student Awards

In February 2012 AnimationSA held its first ever student awards competition in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Animation School brought home awards in every category and the ultimate trophy prize for Best Short Film named “Wing It”.

Best Short Film Category:

  • “Wing it” Grad Prize Winner
    Jeanelize de Nys
  • “In Sickness” Runner Up
    Ian van Heerden


Character Animation Category:

  • “Wing it”  Winner
    Jeanelize de Nys


Outstanding Technical Achievement Category:

  • “Wing it” Winner
    Shane Marks


Best Production Design Category:

  • “Creative Tanks” Runner Up
    Paul Lombard


Best Visual Execution Category:

  • “Wing it” 3rd Place Winner
    Shane Marks

The New York Festival 2011

In April 2011, graduates of The Animation School went on to win a Gold World Medal at The New York Festivals for their production “In Sickness” produced while they completed their final year of study.

 

 

 

Gold Worldmedal Winners:

  • Ian van Heerden
  • Benito Kok
  • Johan Combrink
  • Chris Eloff
  • Peter Backeberg

Emmy Award

In August 2007, Conrad Murrey, a graduate of The Animation School, went on to win an Emmy Award for work done on the Sci-Fi Channel miniseries “The Triangle”.

 

 

 

 

Emmy Award Winner:

  • Conrad Murrey

 

NTVA Stone Awards

The NTVA Stone Awards is the annual regional awards competition of the Western Cape Chapter of the National Television and Video Association of South Africa (NTVA). The Awards recognise excellence in television, video and related media programmes. To date, several of our students have brought home the gold.

 

 

 

 

Gold Awards:

  • “Think Again”
    (Social Awareness – Newcomer)
    Craft Award
  • “Twisted Fates”
    (Social Awareness – Newcomer)
    Craft Award
  • “Disabilities”
    (Social Awareness- Newcomer)
  • “So Little Left”
    (Social Awareness – Newcomer)
  • “Demonic Demons”
    (Animation – Newcomers)

Multichoice Vuka! Awards

The MultiChoice Vuka! Awards is a competition in which entrants from all over South Africa are asked to create a Public Service Announcement for charity, non-government organisation or any other worthy cause.

The Animation School submits entries into the competition each year. Given that the winning entries are broadcast across Africa on the DStv bouquet of channels; the relevant charities get free high-quality publicity and the winning students gain exposure. We see it as a win-win situation.

 

 

 

 

“Handle Your Gambling”
Winner Vuka! 2007

  • Best Overall
  • Best Animation
  • Best Direction
  • Best Creative Concept/Script
  • Best Creative Editor
  • Best Sound

 

 

 

 

“Smoked Beef”
Winner Vuka! 2006

  • Best Animation
  • Best Direction
  • Best Humour

 

 

 

“Rubbish Monster”
Winner Vuka! 2006

  • Best Animation

 

 

 

“Killing Machine”
Winner Vuka! 2005

  • Best Animation

 

 

 

“Life’s a Drag”
Winner Vuka! 2004

  • Best Animation
  • Best Sound

 

 

 

“Think Again”
Winner Vuka! 2003

  • Best Overall
  • Best Animation

 

 

 

“Twisted Fates”
Winner Vuka! 2002

  • Best Overall
  • Best Concept