Fast Film Fest 2020 Winners

Friday, March 13, 2020

The 2nd Annual Fast Film Fest took place over through out January and February 2020. Participants interpreted the theme of “Metamorphosis” in stop motion film shorts that were 5 minutes or less. The event, sponsored by the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking and Georgia Tech Libraries, and the Georgia Tech Office of the Arts, featured innovative paper animations from all ages and even a few out of state entries.

A screening of entries was held on Friday, March 6, and voting for the People’s Choice Award was open until Thursday, March 12.

“The entries this year are inspiring! They show a great deal of innovation and creativity in the use of paper and interpretation of the theme. We are thankful to all the participants and those that supported their efforts by attending the opening or viewing the films online. We invite you to continue to enjoy of paper animation, either by watching the playlist of this year's entries, making your own film with the help of the resource playlist on the Paper Animation Film Fest YouTube channel, or simply sharing the link with someone else. Enjoy!



1st Place – A Robot Story by Raphael Cheng, Adam Davis, Joanna Lin, & Susannah Layanto

2nd Place – The Stone by Anton Gudiswitz

3rd Place Flight by Jordan Clinton, Andrew Kim, Ryan Thomas Lynch, Akhilesh Talkad

Honorable Mention Hap-"papier" by Ivy Chang

Honorable Mention Trees Becoming Paper by Emily Rosenfeld

People's Choice Award: The Birth of Mr. Bomb by Saul Eidson


All entries can be viewed on the Fast Film Fest 2020 YouTube playlist.

Special thanks to the judges of the festival for sharing their time and talents for this event. The Judges included Fatimah Abdullah (Primal Screen, Executive Producer), Brian DeTagyos (Turner, Animation Director), Ginger Tontaveetong (ASIFA-South, Executive Director), and Amanda Ray (Multicultural Sci-Fi Organization, Founter/COO). Also a big thank you to Shine Lee and Sean Kim for MCing the event, Julie Miller for creating the Fast Film Fest logo design, and the educators and librarians who encouraged students to participate: Dr. Patrick Ellis, Catherine Manci, Katy McDougal, Andre Smith, Prof. John Thornton, and Alison Valk.

Check in with us again for video footage of the ASIFA-South panels and the Brian DeTagyos' Q&A that were part of the 2020 programming leading up to the screening.