‘Weekends,’ ‘Mum’s the Words’ Win Big at Spain’s 3D Wire Animation Festival

SEGOVIA, Spain — Spain’s 3D Wire, an increasingly important festival and market dedicated to animation, comics, video games, traditional gaming, VR and AR, wrapped its 10th edition this weekend in Segovia. Four days of industry workshops, works in progress presentations, meetings and much more culminated on Saturday night with an awards ceremony held at the Museo Zuloaga.

Here are five highlights from the weekend, and a complete list of award winners:

The Big Winners

Pixar story artist Trevor Jimenez’s poignant “Weekends” continued its 2018 run of festival successes, taking top honors for best animated short film. His take a young kid living between recently divorced parents highlights the cherished moments alone with mom and dad before or after both move on to new partners. It was featured as one of Variety’s 10 shorts not to miss at Annecy where it won the Jury and Audience awards for an animated short. ´

“Mum’s the Word” from Spain’s Khris Cembe walked off with both the Audience and Jury awards for best Spanish animated short. The piece follows a young boy, alone in the woods, who witnesses something that will rob him of his innocence.

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