Animation student Emma Sanchez wins the Disney Art Challenge at Annecy Festival

LISAA animation student Emma Sanchez has just won first prize at the sixth edition of the Disney Art Challenge, the award ceremony for which was held at the Annecy International Festival. This is great recognition from established artists and professionals in the animation industry.

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FIRST PRIZE IN THE DISNEY ART CHALLENGE

As part of the Annecy International Festival, Emma Sanchez, a second-year 3-D Animation student at LISAA Paris, won the first prize of the Disney Art Challenge for her work, "The Routine".

This prize is a great opportunity for the winner, who benefits from recognition from leading animation artists, professionals and journalists who are experts in the sector, constituting a springboard for their future professional career. The first prize also awards a grant of 8000 euros.

The sixth edition of this competition, created by The Walt Disney Company France, challenges entrants to create concept art following traditional or digital techniques.

AWARDS CEREMONY AT ANNECY FESTIVAL

The official awards ceremony of the sixth edition of the competition, chaired by famous director and producer Brad Bird, took place on Friday, 15th June, as part of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, which this year saw 80 LISAA animation students take part.

The Disney Art Challenge, aimed at students from animation schools that are part of RECA (the network of French animated cinema schools), is organised in partnership with the Art Ludique museum. As the first museum in the world dedicated to the art of entertainment, it brings together contemporary artists from animation, manga, comics and video games.

A COMPETITION FOR BUDDING ANIMATION TALENTS

This year, 326 candidates competed and presented a storyboard on the theme of "The daily life of a superhero family", a subject inspired by Disney-Pixar studios’ new film, The Incredibles 2, which will be out in cinemas on 4th July.

This is a great opportunity for RECA animation students to demonstrate their talent and creativity and be assessed by industry professionals.

Emma Sanchez won first prize ahead of a student from Gobelins animation film school and another student from EMCA Angoulême.

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