Topic: MANiFEST - RESULTS (YEAAAAAAAAA)
The wait is over, manifest-babitos. We got an AMAZING 30 ENTRIES, an awesome turnout that is filled with so many great films that exemplify the MANiFEST spirit in so many ways! Thank you again to everyone who participated and watched the films, it was YOU who made this contest such an awesome success!! 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 MANiFEST - or really, any contest ranking art or any other subjective medium - by a concrete rubric is an exercise in futility. 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 MANiFEST contest "spirit" - add up to a cohesive piece of work that pushes boundaries.
A HUUUUGE thank you again to our fabulous sponsors for this contest, DragonFrame, BrickStuff, and the LEGO Ambassador Network!!!
1st Place - PLASTIC PUPPET THEATER by JOSHUA NELSON
2nd Place - STUCK by Keyaan Vegdani
3rd Place - PLINKS BY ROODY
4th Place - Colour by Paradox Studios
5th Place - A Question Before the Board by JO Co
6th Place - In my mind chopping rules by Robukka
7th Place - KINGDOM by OsomStudios
8th Place - Endless Chase by CodeMan
9th Place - Rancho by Guatemax
10 Place - A Perfect Picnic by Joshua Armell
A MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners!!!
And a HYUUUGE THANK YOU to everyone who entered, and for all the support and love you and teh community have given to this contest. It's always a little scary trying something off the beaten path, but y'all came out like absolute LEGENDS and stepped up with some of the coolest, most original films I've seen from this community in a good while!!
That's all from me folks, and I'll see you next time! Whatever that next time is!!!