The 2024 Ray Harryhausen Awards are now open for new submissions. But which projects will meet the requirements of the Gods?
Although still in their infancy, the prestigious Ray Harryhausen Awards are entering their third year. Last year, accompanying the slate of categories, the Foundation unveiled a striking new logo that will carry the awards forward. The incredible new logo was created by designer Lars Seiffert and features many icons of Ray’s glorious filmography. And leading the charge is the iconic Talos from Jason and the Argonauts. Check out the logo below.
The Ray Harryhausen Awards honor the legendary master of stop-motion animation. As well as the creative talents that he has inspired. See the reaction of previous winners Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, and Phil Tippett to their award trophies here.
This year’s edition was phenomenal and saw some incredible films and techniques crowned in their respective fields. And at long last, submissions are now open for 2024. Next year’s slate promises to be bigger than the Cyclops and more powerful than the Gods themselves. Encapsulating that fact, here are categories currently looking for candidates.
- Best Feature Film Animation
- Best Short Film Animation
- Best Student Film Animation
- Best Children’s Film Animation (free entry)
- Harryhausen Hall of Fame Award
The deadline for submissions is May 31st, 2024. Head over to www.harryhausenawards.com for more information on submitting your film.
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.”
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.”
Diana Harryhausen Foundation is a charitable Trust set up by Ray on the 10th April 1986. It is the primary aim of the Foundation to protect Ray’s name and body of work as well as archiving, preserving and restoring Ray’s extensive collection.
A CENTENARY TO REMEMBER
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 it, you can get some wonderful insights into the exhibition thanks to Vanessa’s book – Ray Harryhausen: Titan Of Cinema which you can order here.
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