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ArtFutura 2003 has been one of the most successful editions in of the festival. More than eighteen thousand people attended one of the six locations where events were held:

Barcelona - Centro de Cultura Contemporánea (CCCB)
Granada - Parque de las Ciencias
Madrid - La Casa Encendida
Valladolid - Museo Fundación Cristóbal Gabarrón
Vigo - Marco de Vigo
Vitoria - Artium de Álava


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Panels and talks, held at the CCCB Hall in Barcelona, were especially memorable, with especially intense moments in the presentations of Pixar’s Dylan Brown, Sam Chen, John Gaeta and Greg Juby (Matrix Reloaded, Matrix Revolutions), and LynnFox. Panels such as “Media arts and the Art World”, featuring Lev Manovich and Steve Sacks, and “Pixelcity” (about videogames in urban space) were also warmly received.

The Awards ceremony took place at the CCCB in the final day of the event. In a packed auditorium, Xeni Jardin, Angels Bronsoms, Montxo Algora and Daniel Sánchez Crespo announced the winners of the ArtFutura 2003 Awards.

Computer Graphics in Spain is the most important award of its kind in our country. It is recognition of the best works in CG animation and visual effects produced in the last year by companies, students and independent artists.

3000 votes by ArtFutura visitors in Barcelona, Madrid, Vigo, Granada and Valladolid determined the winner of the Computer Graphics in Spain 2003 to be “El Desván” by José Corral.

Second and third prize went to “The Truemouse Show” by Julio Robledo (recently winner of the Best European Animation Award at the Mostra de Venecia) and “Le Plan” by Stephane Cros, Marisol Antolín and Erika Bouchet, produced at the Instituto del Audiovisual of the Universidad Pompeu Fabra.

The ArtFutura Show Award is devoted to the best digital animation pieces created internationally in the last year. The winner, also chosen by the votes of the audience in Barcelona, Madrid, Vigo, Granada and Valladolid was “Eternal Gaze” by Sam Chen.

“Eternal Gaze” is a landmark in the history of independent digital animation. Almost everything is unusual in this production; from its format -sixteen minutes of images without dialogues, where the music carries the story- to the black and white images and its uncommon theme. Eternal Gaze is the story of the last nine years of the tortured Italian sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

The PlayStation ArtFutura Videogame Design Award pretends to stimulate independent creation and experimentation in a creative area with a growing cultural and social impact. The winner will receive a six thousand euro grand for the development of his work. This year the jury of the award decided to give the prize ex-aequo to the games “G&G” by Emiliano Labrador and Xavier Artigas and “Inopia” by Inopia Studios.

Next year, ArtFutura will also be held simultaneously in different cities in Spain. ArtFutura 2004 will also be a very special edition in the history of the festival, marking its fifteen years of existence.

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Greg Juby
LynnFox
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Eternal Gaze
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