VIEW CONFERENCE, Italy’s renowned gathering of industry leaders in VFX, computer graphics, animation and gaming, has concluded its most exciting and expansive year, hosting over 10,000 attendees to the 2017 CONFERENCE, ‘VIEWFEST’ and weekend workshops.   To conclude #VIEWCONFERENCE2017, the event proudly announces its 2017 ‘VIEW AWARD’ winners in a competition judged by an international jury from attending companies including Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios and more. 

The winners of the awards competition honoring animated short films created during 2016 and 2017, are:

Best Short – (the winner of the competition’s 2,000 EUR prize)

‘NACHSAISON’ (Late Season)

Description: An elderly couple seem to have lost their affections for one another. One day at the beach, after falling asleep, something incredible happens - that rekindles their long lost romantic feelings.

Directed and Produced by: Daniela Leitner

Produced in Austria, Italy and Portugal.  

Production Date: January 20, 2017

Category: Animation

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Jury Prize for Excellence


Description: When a spaceship crashes in the forest, a raptor's leisure turns into a pursuit for the most elusive prey.

Directed and Produced by: Victor Garrido 

Special Mentions

‘MONSTERS’ - Director: Ivan Gerard, Production Company: Method Studios

‘UNDISCOVERED’ - Director: Sarah Litzenberger, Savannah College of Art and Design

‘THE WOLF GURU’ - Director: Mian Quin, Savannah College of Art and Design

‘PEOPLE OF COLOR’ - Director: Raghav Arumugam, Savannah College of Art and Design

The VIEW AWARDS 2017 jury featured an international panel of judges:

  • Kim White - Director of Photography - Lighting, CARS 3 - Pixar Animation Studios
  •  Jason Bickerstaff - Character Artist - Pixar Animation Studios
  • Alessandro Jacomini - Director of Photography: Lighting - Disney Animation Studios
  • Mark Osborne - Director, The Little Prince, Kung Fu Panda
  • Cinzia Angelini - Writer/Director/Story Artist – MILA
  • James Salomoni - Student, University of Turin
  • Professor Maria Elena Gutierrez - CEO & Director VIEW Conference/VIEWFEST, President of the Jury

About VIEW
VIEW Conference spans five remarkably diverse days, featuring talks, workshops, panel discussions, interactive sessions, awards and more, in an intimate conference like no other.  Each October, the Turin-based event hosts many of the world’s top talents in the VFX, computer graphics, digital media, games, VR and more, who showcase their latest and upcoming work.

The 18th annual event (which ran from October 23-27, 2017) included a stellar line-up of industry leaders from around the world including four-time Oscar® winner Joe Letteri, and Oscar® winners John Nelson, Hal Hickel and Scott Stokdyk.  For complete information and attendees, Speakers:

The VIEW 2017 Conference is made possible with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione CRT, Piedmont Region, Turin's Chamber of Commerce and the City of Turin,

Please visit the VIEW Conference 2017 website: for more information and speaker updates.