The nominees have now been announced for the animago AWARD. Among the candidates for the 2013 awards is the IASS’s animated film “Let’s Talk About Soil”, which has been nominated in the category “Best Visualisation”. DIGITAL PRODUCTION magazine has presented the awards to honour excellent digital media productions and visualisations since 1997. “Let’s Talk About Soil”, created in 2012 as part of the Global Soil Week organised by the IASS, was realised by designer Uli Henrik Streckenbach.

“Our aim is to highlight the importance of soils and their vulnerability, whereby it is particularly important that this issue is communicated beyond specialist audiences. The nomination shows us that with this film we have taken an important step in this direction. Soils concern everybody and the clip impressively shows that we can all do something to protect this valuable and finite resource. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that Uli Streckenbach gets the award,” says Jes Weigelt, who heads the Global Soil Forum project at IASS Potsdam.
From more than 1000 entries, an expert jury has selected 55 works covering 3D/Animation, Visual Effects and Interactive Media. The readers of DIGITAL PRODUCTION will now select the award winners, who will be presented with their awards on 24 October 2013 as part of the animago CONFERENCE, to be held at Filmpark Babelsberg in Potsdam.