2022 Harryhausen Awards

The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation announced the inaugural winners of The Ray Harryhausen Awards on June 29.

BEST FEATURE FILM ANIMATION

  • Mad God (2021) Director: Phil Tippett

BEST SHORT FILM ANIMATION

  • Only A Child (2021). Director: Simone Giampaolo

BEST STUDENT FILM ANIMATION

  • Absolution Parsin. (2021) Director: Jack Nop

Honorable Mention

  • An Interview with a Megalosaurus (2021). Annie Nicholson

BEST COMMERCIAL FILM ANIMATION

  • Save Ralph (2021). Arch Studios

BEST CHILDREN’S FILM ANIMATION

  • Battle of Gastrioda (2021) Director: Kristian Harding

BEST TELEVISION ANIMATION

  • Scream Street (2021). Factory. Directed by Geoff Walker. Showrunner Giles Pilbrow. Episode: “The Noisy Place”

HARRYHAUSEN HALL OF FAME AWARD

  • Phil Tippett

You can view excerpts of the winning animations in the awards announcement video.

3 thoughts on “2022 Harryhausen Awards

  1. sigh Decades too late for the man who deserves this above anyone else: Mike Jitlov. Unfortunately, he hasn’t put out a film in decades….

  2. N.B. Have to wonder if any of these Award Winners will ever be shown at Worldcon or other conventions?

    It was also great to see the Shout-Out for MJ!

  3. Film buffs only half jokingly call Richard Lester the Father of Music Videos (a designation he likewise half jokingly denies) during his direction of the Beatle’s movie “A Hard Day’s Night.” Mike Jittlov was obviously paying close attention and learned the critical importance of Cutting on the Beat from a Master at it.
    I saw Jittlov’s video “Fascination/Animato” way back in ’78 at a Con and was entranced. Only later did I realize that he had beaten the entire MTV industry to the punch by at least 3 years.
    I find it hard to believe that Ray Harryhausen could NOT have known or seen any of Jittlov’s work considering how many conventions Ray went to. “The Wizard of Speed and Time” is straight out of Harryhausen’s notebook and must have earned Mike a smile and a nod from another Master.

    P.S. MJ was another artist screwed over by the Evil Mouse Empire, specifically for his animation clips. [See Wikipedia]
    P.P.S. Ask me some time about my experience staring at the Medusa…

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