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PR: AniBOOM Announces 6 Winners in First Annual Animation Awards


TEL AVIV, Israel, January 31 /PRNewswire/ — aniBOOM.com, the largest
online collection of cartoons worldwide, announced today the six winners in
their first AniBOOM Awards contest.

Chilean/Peruvian animator Jossie Malis and his indigenous inspired
film, Bendito Machine, is the grand prize winner of $25,000. Category
winners, each to receive $5,000 include feel-good video/animation music
video Mr. Fortune, political drama Beton (“Concrete”), experimental video
Chaos Theory, satirical video Back in Bush, and funny public service
announcement cartoon Humans!

Since http://www.aniBOOM.com went live in September, thousands of films from
all over the world have been uploaded for viewing. Twenty-five of them were
chosen on January 15th by a system involving the participation of site
users, who registered and ranked their favorite films. Among the entries
were included Goya prize winner Tadeo Jones, an entry from Spain and film
noir action short Hotlead from the U.S.

AniBOOM assembled an impressive panel of judges from the animation
industry to participate in the voting process. The panel included: animator
Paul Driessen, known for his work on The Beatles’ cartoon Yellow Submarine,
Douglas Wood, former Vice President of Production & Creative Affairs at
Universal, Turner Pictures and Warner Bros. Feature Animation who oversaw
development for such films as Iron Giant, and Arlene Sherman of Sesame
Street. However, the real power lay in the hands of the viewers as the
number of times the films were watched and the votes they received from the
audience accounted for an influential 70% of the final vote.

Max Howard, AniBOOM judge and former President of Feature Animation at
Warner Bros. stated, “I really admire this initiative, AniBOOM is providing
a great service for animation fans and professionals alike…Really enjoyed
being a part of this competition – there were some great films.”

The AniBOOM Awards are the only animation awards competition that
offered the animators a revenue share deal of the advertisement on the
site. AniBOOM’s goal is to create the world’s leading cross media animation
hub that will include the largest collection of contemporary animation
worldwide, in-house production, content generated by competitions, and a
variety of unique content creation tools and applications that will enable
both professional and amateur animators to network with each other and gain
exposure.

For more information please visit http://www.aniboom.com

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