Jumbla Smashes the AEAF Awards

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Woohoo! Jumbla has been awarded for our incredible work once more – this time at the 2016 Animation Effects Awards Festival (AEAF) in Sydney.

Not to get too gushy, but we’re particularly proud of this one. The AEAF Awards is an internationally renowned ceremony, both established and respected in the industry. With the biggest contenders in the animation world entering every year, we were up against some stiff competition – which makes us hugely proud of our amazing results.

We took home no less than three trophies, taking out two bronze awards: one for Yellow, in the Web Viral category, and another for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, in the Event Openers category. But the jewel in our crown was our animation for Deakin University, which took home a silver trophy in the Education and Infographics category!

To add to our achievements (and excitement), we were nominated as finalists for a further three videos: Scottish Water in the Commercials category, AGDA in the Idents & Stings category, and Polished Man in the Web Viral category.

The AEAF Awards, now in its 19th year, judges the entries based on their technical skill, artistry, the quality of the visual effects and animation, and their contribution to storytelling – so their standards are pretty high, which can be seen in the calibre of the other entrants.  

In the Commercial category alone, we were playing alongside such massive global brands as Airbnb, Ray-Ban, Sainsbury’s, Volkswagen, Chipotle and Lego. Other categories saw entries from Netflix, X-Men, Nike, The Hunger Games, Toyota, Ikea, Game of Thrones, MTV, Foxtel, Telstra, and Qantas.

We’re thrilled to be chosen as finalists amongst such huge players – and huge budgets. Competing alongside brands like this, it’s safe to say we’re becoming one of the big guys.

“This time last year we were a finalist in only one category, this year we took home three awards and were a finalist in six categories!” says Steve, Jumbla’s Head of Production. “It’s really exciting to see how far we have come in just 12 months, and an honour to be respected by the industry big shots.”

Check out our awarded videos below:

Deakin University Ingenious – Silver winner in the Education and Infographics category

Turbine Yellow – Bronze winner in the Web Viral category

Melbourne Spring Fashion Festival – Bronze winner in the Event Opener category.

You can read more about our finalists here.

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