Golden Nicas

The “Computer Animation/Film/ VFX” category has been part of the Prix Ars Electronica since its very inception. It recognizes excellence in independent work in the arts and sciences as well as in high-end commercial productions in the film, advertising and entertainment industries. Here, artistic originality counts just as much as masterful technical achievement. Watch all winning animations since 1987!

Animations

Luxo jr. (01:32)

John Lasseter (US), Golden Nica 1987

Red’s Dream (03:54)

John Lasseter, Pixar (US), Golden Nica 1988

Broken Heart (02:33)

Joan Staveley (US), Golden Nica 1989

Footprint (03:39)

Nicola Sani, Mario Sasso (IT), Golden Nica 1990

Panspermia (02:12)

Karl Sims (US), Golden Nica 1991

Terminator 2 (03:42)

Industrial Light & Magic, Mark A. Z. Dippé, Dennis Muren, Steve Williams (US), Golden Nica 1992

Primordial Dance (01:49)

Karl Sims (US), Golden Nica 1992

Liquid Selves (02:16)

Karl Sims (US), Golden Nica 1992

Lakmé (02:59)

Pascal Roulin (BE), Golden Nica 1993

Jurassic Park (01:34)

Mark Dippé, Industrial Light & Magic, Dennis Muren (US), Golden Nica 1994

K.O. KID (02:59)

Marc Caro (FR), Golden Nica 1994

God`s Little Monkey (02:00)

David Atherton, Bob Sabiston (US), Golden Nica 1995

Toy Story (13:32)

John Lasseter, Pixar (US), Golden Nica 1996

Dragonheart (06:17)

Scott Squires, Industrial Light & Magic (US), Golden Nica 1997

The Sitter (02:50)

Liang-Yuan Wang (ROC), Golden Nica 1998

Titanic (14:21)

Digital Domain, Robert Legato (US), Golden Nica 1998

The Artistry of “What Dreams May Come” (09:00)

Mass.illusions, Pacific Ocean Post (POP), Digital Domain, Barnet Bain, Simon Stephen, Vincent Ward (US), Golden Nica 1999

Maaz (08:40)

Christian Volckman (FR), Golden Nica 2000

Maly Milos (03:30)

Jakub Pistecky (CDN), Golden Nica 2000

Le Processus (07:57)

Xavier De L’Hermuzière, Philippe Grammaticopoulos (FR), Golden Nica 2001

Monsters, Inc. (01:56)

Pete Docter, David Silverman, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich (US), Golden Nica 2002

Tim Tom (04:21)

Christel Pougeoise, Romain Segaud (FR), Golden Nica 2003

Ryan (14:01)

Chris Landreth (CDN), Golden Nica 2004

Fallen Art (04:23)

Tomek Baginski, Platige Image (PL), Golden Nica 2005

458nm (06:44)

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, Tom Weber (DE), Golden Nica 2006

Codehunters (06:34)

Ben Hibon, Blinkink Productions (CH/UK), Golden Nica 2007

Madame Tutli-Putli (17:17)

National Film Board of Canada, Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski, Jason Walker (CA), Golden Nica 2008

HA’Aki (04:34)

Iriz Pääbo, National Film Board of Canada (CA), Golden Nica 2009

Nuit Blanche (04:40)

Arev Manoukian (CA), Golden Nica 2010

Metachaos (08:22)

Alessandro Bavari, Alessandro Bavari Studio (IT), Golden Nica 2011

Rear Window Loop (02:58)

Jeff Desom (LU), Golden Nica 2012

Forms (02:20)

Quayola , Memo Akten (IT/TR), Golden Nica 2013