The VIEW Conference, Italy’s leading computer graphics event, wrapped up on Friday in Turin, Italy. The VIEW Awards were announced at the event, and the award for best short film (and its accompanying 2000 euro prize) was presented to Carlos Baena’s cg horror short La Noria (USA/Spain, 2018).
Baena, a Pixar and ILM veteran and co-founder of Animation Mentor, produced the short with a large crew that was put together through his virtual studio platform Artella.
La Noria tells the story of a young boy who loves to draw and build ferris wheels, and what happens when he begins to encounter strange creatures. The VIEW jury praised the film’s “cohesive narrative, flawless production, gorgeous character and production design, and music, all of which have perfectly helped tell the story.”