Topic: MANiiFEST RESULTS (OOOOHHH YEAAAAAAA) (BINGOO)
THE MANiiFEST RESULTS
And here we are everybody. This years' MANiiFEST was absolutely bonkers. 38 Entries, the most of any BricksinMotion/Brickfilms.com summer contest EVER. That's absolutely nuts, especially for such a wacky and weird contest. Sincerely, thank you to everyone who's entered, who's shared your excitement, who's just gone around and shared the vibes. This wouldn't be the community it is without yah.
Watch all the entries here!!!
The judging process worked as follows: each judge watch every film, and thereafter ranks their personal top 15 films. Once each judge made their own personal lists, they were all run through an instant-runoff voting system that creates a ranking of all the films based on each judge's placements in their list. The judges then discussed the resulting top 10 list and adjusted until they came to a consensus satisfaction with the outcome.
The judges primarily considered, in ranking their films, how well each film works as a whole artistic work. Judging a contest as open-ended as MANiiFEST - or really, any contest ranking art or any other subjective medium - by a concrete rubric is biggy dumb-dumb, as a wise old man once said. Our primary concern was how well a films' component parts - its narrative, its style of animation/visuals, originality, thematic conceit and its interpretation/embrace of the MANiiFEST contest "spirit" - add up to a cohesive piece of work that pushes boundaries and shows us something different, makes us feel something different!
A HUUUUGE thank you again to our fabulous sponsors for this contest, DragonFrame, BrickStuff, and the LEGO Ambassador Network!!!
1ST PLACE - SEAT ON THE TABLE by ROBUKKA
2ND PLACE - INSOMNIA by JOSHUA NELSON
3RD PLACE - WAITING FOR RAIN by FORMAL LENS
4th Place - Mind-Wipe by Joshua Armell
5th Place - Johnny Thunder and the Tomb of Abaj by 2x4 Productions
6th Place - A Step Out of Reality by JO Co
7th Place - A Journey Deep Underground by DaGarbes
8th Place - LEGO Flatpack by duffosaur
9th Place - LUCID by Jaguar
10th Place - Good Idea/Bad Idea: Climate Change by Yetgo
HUMONGOOUUUS congrats to all the winners! And a big thank you all, once again, for how you've embraced MANi/iiFEST these last two years. Seriously, I really don't even know how to put it into words, y'all are really amazing.
Thank you, and until next time, have a wonderful day, week, month, year, life?
O.G. told me, "Keep your heart, keep spreading love and play your part"
I just do the best that I can
Say real things and help my friends
I am not perfect, but I am great 'cause I keep a smile
I know you are a superstar
Stay based and.....
- Lil B