The Ray Harryhausen Awards

The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation has announced a new film awards program – The Harryhausen Awards

To commemorate what would have been Ray Harryhausen’s 101st birthday, The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation has announced a new film awards program. The Ray Harryhausen Awards will both honor the legendary master of stop-motion animation and the creative talents that he has inspired.

Ray Harryhausen Awards

From January 1st, 2022, the Foundation will be accepting entries under the following categories:

  • Best Feature Film Animation
  • Best Short Film Animation
  • Best Student Film Animation
  • Best Commercial Film Animation
  • Best Online Film Animation
  • Best Television Animation
  • Harryhausen Hall of Fame Award

Ray’s daughter, Vanessa Harryhausen said of the awards Dad always recognized the strong educational aspect of his work. I hope that these awards will encourage a new generation of animators to be inspired and follow their own dreams.” 

Vanessa Harryhausen

Trustee of the Foundation and friend of the site John Walsh added: Ray Harryhausen’s influence on cinema past and present is truly titanic. I devised these awards in Ray’s name to recognize new standards of excellence in the growing field of animation.

The first award ceremony will be held on June 29th, 2022. Which coincidentally just so happens to be Ray’s Birthday. For more information, head over to

Ray Harryhausen A Celebration


Ray’s centenary year was a joy to behold. And although Covid threatened to derail the celebrations, the Harryhausen Foundation managed to launch the Titan Of Cinema exhibition at the National Gallery. Against all the odds, they managed to open a virtual exhibition for the fans unable to make the pilgrimage to Scotland.

If you’re in the area and able to travel, we’d urge you to do go. This is one exhibition you cannot afford to miss. The Children Of The Hydra’s Teeth demand no less!

Ray Harryhausen Titan Of Cinema


Tickets will set you back a very reasonable £14-12 (concessions available). Visitors can secure their tickets online via


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