October 4, 2023
The Ray Harryhausen Awards 2023 Ceremony to Conclude with a 2K screening of Jason and the Argonauts

Who has avoided the wrath of the Titans to secure one of the prestigious Ray Harryhausen Awards? Join us in the excitement as we reveal the 2023 champions!

The prestigious Ray Harryhausen Awards have crowned their champions for 2023. The awards honor the legendary master of stop-motion animation and the creative talents that he has inspired. Filmmakers young and old have come from far and wide to submit their work for consideration. And now, after some serious scrutiny from the Gods of Olympus, the winners have been crowned.

The incredible award has been cast by Arch Bronze Foundry; the same craftsmen behind the prestigious Olivier Awards. And they look more precious than all the Gods’ treasures. But don’t take our word for it. Join us as we find out which entries were successful in each category. But be warned, these awards are protected by Zeus himself!

The Ray Harryhausen Awards Logo


Best Feature Film Animation

Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio (Directors- Guillermo Del Toro and Mark Gustafson)

Best Short Film Animation

Puppet Story (Director- Park Sehong)
​ (Honorary Mention: Out of Character Director- Niccoló Gioia)

Best Student Film Animation

Provisions (Director- Kheyal Roy-Meighoo)
​ (Honorary Mention: Campfire Stories Director- Edmond Deraedt)

Best Children’s Film Animation

“The Speech of Txai Surui” (Directed by the Students of the Multimedia Workshop of Escola Parque)
(Honorary Mention: Area 51 Director- Gianna King)

The Spirit of Harryhausen Award

Epic Tails (TAT Productions)

Harryhausen Hall of Fame 2022

Janet Stevens

The Ray Harryhausen Awards


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.”


Ray’s centenary year was a joy to behold. Thanks, in part to the Ray Harryhausen Titan Of Cinema exhibition at the National Gallery; which has now sadly closed its doors for the last time. But the event was an absolute triumph. If you missed the event, you can get some wonderful insights into the exhibition thanks to Vanessa’s new book – Ray Harryhausen: Titan Of Cinema which you can order here.

Ray Harryhausen | Titan of Cinema (Centenary Exhibition)
Ray Harryhausen lecture With skeleton & Middlesbrough tower

Congratulations to everybody who entered The Ray Harryhausen Awards 2023. And our congratulations to the winners!

We’ll be bringing you all the latest news from the awards throughout the year. So sign up for our newsletter and never miss a story from Future of the Force. The Children of the Hydra’s Teeth demand no less.

Release the Kraken!

Head over to www.harryhausenawards.com to learn more about the awards and the Harryhausen Foundation.






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