The SFF-rated 2008 Audience Award went to the animated short film “ZOMBIE”, dir. Chris Armstrong.
Zombie got a 88,5% score, which is the percentage of the people present that voted “yes” for “Zombie” in the question “Would you watch this film for a 2nd time?”. It was the highest rating among 31 short films competing from all over the world.
“Zombie” had its World Premiere in SFF-rated 2008, something that makes us organizers really proud.
See a still from the film and then read Chris Armstrong’s cv, and perhaps you may understand whence the power of the images came.
After honoring our winner, a table presents all the films that scored 50,00% or higher in the Audience Vote.
Director Crhis Armstrong cv (by his own hand):
I started off my career in animation as an inbetweener at Hanna-Barbera working on such Saturday morning shows as The Flinstones and Scooby Doo.
My early years where spent work on various commercial endeavors in various rolls. Animator, Director, Art Director, etc. I tended towards mixed media (pastels, cut-outs, etc.) rather than traditional animation. That’s what got me working on computers.
I worked for ILM for over eleven years as an an animator. I was an animation supervisor on Attack of the Clones and Galaxy Quest.
Currently I am the Director of Animation and Visual Effects at the Academy Art University. The Department has around 1500 students and close to 50 full time and part time instructors. We cover everything from 2D animation to 3D, modeling, gaming and VFX.
Recently I have returned to what primarily got me into this business in the first place, animated shorts. DogWorries is my first attempt. It was all done on a PowerBook G4 with inexpensive software. It has played at a number of festivals including Ottawa and Philidelphia.
I just finished my new short, Zombie.
I reside with my family in the San Francisco area and when not working spend most of my time not working.
Would you watch this film for a 2nd time?
|rank||TITLE||DIRECTOR||COUNTRY||“Yes” as %|
|2||Operation: Fish||Jeff Riley||USA||84,21%|
|3||Droomtijd||Tom Van Avermaet||BELGIUM||82,14%|
|4||Shoulder for Hire||Dimitris Emmanouilidis||GREECE||81,18%|
|6||THE BIG FOREVER||Robert Glassford & Timo Langer||UNITED KINGDOM||72,29%|
|7||VICTOR Y LA MAQUINA||Carlos Talamanca||SPAIN||71,43%|
|9||The Shadow Within||Silvana Zancoli||ITALY||69,40%|
|10||The Un-Gone||Simon Bovey||UNITED KINGDOM||68,29%|
|12||Groundfloor||Charis Stathopoulos Ch||GREECE||65,31%|
|13||Psycho Hillbilly Cabin Massacre!||Robert Cosnahan||USA||64,84%|
|14||The New Life||Daniel Giambruno||AUSTRALIA||59,26%|
|15||The Listening Dead||Phil Mucci||USA||57,95%|
|16||JAB||Keith Lawes||UNITED KINGDOM||52,33%|
|17||Forced Alliance||Gerry Santos & Randolph Bookman||USA||50,00%|