And the ASIFA-Colorado Best Animated Short Award goes to…

January 27, 2015

Admit it, you love awards season.

We here at ASIFA-Colorado love awards season too. That’s why we recently put on our fanciest ball gowns to hand out the annual ASIFA-Colorado Best Animated Short Award for 2014.

For those of you who don’t know, this is the largest animation prize in the state of Colorado. The winner is selected from all animated entries in all categories at the Starz Denver Film Festival. The jury is comprised of the Board of Directors of ASIFA-Colorado, as well as several renowned representatives from Colorado’s animation community, including professional and independent animators. You might think of it as our own little Annie Award.

The winner of the ASIFA-Colorado Best Animated Short Award for 2014 is…



SALMON DEADLY SINS by Steven Vander Meer!

Here is a statement from our President Ed Desroches:

“Salmon Deadly Sins is very surreal and quite clever.  The fast pacing and mesmerizing morphing kept us entertained and interested. From the use of the word, the tint of the images, to the name of the band keeping us on edge it was all salmon, salmon, salmon.  Imaginative and creative, this year’s ASIFA-Colorado Best Animated Short Award goes to Salmon Deadly Sins by Steven Vander Meer with music by Leftover Salmon.”

More information about this wonderful short can be found here:

Congratulations Mr. Vander Meer! We encourage all ASIFA-Colorado members to view Steven’s work and to support him and all independent animators. If you get a chance to see Salmon Deadly Sins in full, do not miss it.

We would especially like to thank our sponsors who helped make this year’s award possible – our great friends the Brand Chefs at Mighty Fudge Studios, and our other great friends at the awesome Hangar 18 Miniatures. These folks have long supported the animation community here in Colorado, so please support them.







Joey Buhrer
Secretary General

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