At this year’s festival [ANIWOW! 2019] the Polish Circles of Art in China Festival organized a game event that included Polish games show and Game Jam for young game developers as well as lectures and workshops conducted by Polish specialists in this industry. The Polish Game Event took place on October 25th and 26th. Grzegorz Dymek from Anshar Studios, Remigiusz Kopoczek from ARP Games, Karolina Koszuta Caban from Carbon Studio and Marta Słupska from Anshar Studios presented their lectures. More about lectures.
Both ladies had excellent workshops. Karolina Koszuta Caban together with students was searching for the answer to the question about how to use art in computer games, and Marta Słupska dealt with the issue of credibility in creating fantasy creatures in games. Both workshops attracted a lot of interest – they lasted many hours but everyone worked intensively till the end of session. More about workshops.
What emphasized the important role of the Polish Circles of Art in China Festival on in this year’s event [ANIWOW! 2019] was the invitation of our lecturers to the international jury of the Game Jam competition as well as the participation of two representatives of the Circles of Art Foundation in the closing ceremony of Aniwow!, Which took place on October 28th. Remigiusz Kopoczek, president of ARP Games, presented the main prize for the best video game and Wojciech Majewski – director of the Circles of Art in China Festival – for the best animated film. We are also proud of the fact that the Circles of Art Foundation has funded a special prize for the most popular game among students, a video game presented during the Game Jam competition. Our award went to the game “Quarrel Hero” made by the team Goo Goo Goo (咕咕咕), which included members: Cheng Darui (程达瑞) and Qian Kun (钱坤).
ANIWOW! China [Beijing] International Student Animation Festival is organized every October at the Communication University of China (CUC) in Beijing. Representatives of the international environment connected, among others with animation, comics and computer games meet here including lecturers, students of animation as well as artists professionally creating in these fields and enthusiasts of these genres. They have the opportunity to participate here in lectures, discussion forums, workshops and various accompanying events. At the end of the festival the international jury awards “White Toplar Award” (“白杨 奖”) for young creators of animation, comics and new media art in 12 categories (including “Best Animation Short Film Award”, “Best Story Comic Award” , “Best Game Art Award”, “Best Sound and Music Award”). A total of 1,000 animations, comics and games from over 80 universities and colleges from over 30 countries around the world have been submitted to the festival competition this year. More about [ANIWOW! 2019]