2006 Machinima Film Festival: WINNERS & Nominees

Machinima.com proudly presents the 2006 Machinima Film Festival winners and nominees.

You've seen it here first folks - the Academy of Machinima Arts & Sciences have awarded the 2006 winners. Read on to find out more!




Best Picture
Honors the best Machinima production overall

Desolate
Blood Signature Films | Engine: Halo 2

Desolate is the sequel to the experimental short-film Havoc. The story picks up a short time after Havoc's left off and we now see how our protagonist has been effected by prior and current events.

Stolen Life Trailer
Nanoflix

After an AI robot on an asteroid mining facility disappears under mysterious circumstances the company sends an investigator.

The Adventures of Bill & John: Ep II            WINNER 
KBS Productions | Engine: Lock On: Modern Air Combat

After two years and a half of flight restriction, Lt Bill and Lt John are back in business on their new airplanes.

Edge of Remorse
Riot Films | Engine: World of Warcraft

Darien, Selven, and Ana - three lives destined with conflict. Even through time and distance, these three shall always remain together.

Deviation
Jon Griggs | Engine: Half-Life 1

Macintyre, an online-game character and member of a four-man counter-terrorist squad, attempts to break out of the cycle of futile violence that has been his sole existence.




Best Direction
Honors best direction in a Machinima production

An American Baby in Iraq
Rooftop Basement | Engine: Battlefield 2

Based on a true story in 2003 about four Iraqi soldiers in Iraq where only one survived. A new weapon of mass destruction is sent in to resolve the conflict. The biggest and the best.

Illegal Danish Super Snacks
Dementia Myndflame | Engine: World of Warcraft

This latest collaboration of the Dementia-Myndflame team is a 20 minute video utilizing nearly 100 players, 10 voice actors, original score (over 15 tracks), and some of the best special effects ever seen in a fan-based creation

The Adventures of Bill & John: Ep II
KBS Productions | Engine: Lock On: Modern Air Combat

After two years and a half of flight restriction, Lt Bill and Lt John are back in business on their new airplanes.

Edge of Remorse            WINNER 
Riot Films | Engine: World of Warcraft

Darien, Selven, and Ana - three lives destined with conflict. Even through time and distance, these three shall always remain together.

Deviation
Jon Griggs | Engine: Half-Life 1

Macintyre, an online-game character and member of a four-man counter-terrorist squad, attempts to break out of the cycle of futile violence that has been his sole existence.




Best Virtual Performance: Puppeteering
Honors best puppeteering in a Machinima production

An American Baby in Iraq
Rooftop Basement | Engine: Battlefield 2

Based on a true story in 2003 about four Iraqi soldiers in Iraq where only one survived. A new weapon of mass destruction is sent in to resolve the conflict. The biggest and the best.

Just A Game
Mu Productions | Engine: Tribes: Vengeance

"Four friends that play games online together somehow find themselves REALLY online together. This is the first level."

Tra5hTa1k            WINNER 
ILL Clan | Engine: Torque

TrashTalk with ILL Will is a machinima talk-show that pokes fun at gaming and internet culture from the inside. Hosted by ILL Will and Mal content, two game character wannabes.

The Adventures of Bill & John: Ep II
KBS Productions | Engine: Lock On: Modern Air Combat

After two years and a half of flight restriction, Lt Bill and Lt John are back in business on their new airplanes.

The Brothers Tauren 2
Red Sky Foundry | Engine: World of Warcraft

Red Sky Foundry from www.redskyfoundry.com is proud to present the second film starring Finite and Blaar!




Best Virtual Performance: Custom Animation
Honors best custom animation in a Machinima production

Better Life
Rob Wright | Engine: Second Life

This was my first attempt at making a machinima film; or any film come to that. Shot entirely in SecondLife the only post production process I have used is the cross-fading of the scenes.

Tra5hTa1k
ILL Clan | Engine: Torque

TrashTalk with ILL Will is a machinima talk-show that pokes fun at gaming and internet culture from the inside. Hosted by ILL Will and Mal content, two game character wannabes.

Stolen Life Trailer
Nanoflix

After an AI robot on an asteroid mining facility disappears under mysterious circumstances the company sends an investigator.

Game Over
Pierce Portocarrero and Jodie | Engine: Second Life

A simple tale of heartbreak. Pierce Portocarrero's entry into the 2006 Machinima Film Festival in New York City.



Other 'Best Virtual Performance: Custom Animation' nominees not yet available on Machinima.com:

- Company of Heroes, by Relic Studios            WINNER 



Best Voice-Acting Performance
Honors best voice-acting peformance in a Machinima production

Red vs. Blue
Rooster Teeth Productions | Engine: Halo 2

Red vs. Blue is the mega popular machinima series about two enemy teams who desperately try to figure out why they're fighting each other in a boxed canyon.

Slightly Later Man
Machinima.com | Engine: The Movies

In an effort to break through the fourth dimension and control time, Dr. Lloyd Wexler created the Time-U-Later. But a mysterious lab accident caused the Time-U-Later to explode, bombarding Dr. Wexler with dangerous "time waves" and causing him to miraculously exist seven seconds in the future.

Stolen Life Trailer
Nanoflix

After an AI robot on an asteroid mining facility disappears under mysterious circumstances the company sends an investigator.

The Adventures of Bill & John: Ep II
KBS Productions | Engine: Lock On: Modern Air Combat

After two years and a half of flight restriction, Lt Bill and Lt John are back in business on their new airplanes.

Deviation            WINNER 
Jon Griggs | Engine: Half-Life 1

Macintyre, an online-game character and member of a four-man counter-terrorist squad, attempts to break out of the cycle of futile violence that has been his sole existence.




Best Visual Design
Honors best visual design/art direction in a Machinima production

Machinima Island Trailer
LA INTERACTIVA | Engine: Second Life

Machinima Island was made with the Second Life engine. Fine artists were commissioned for the design of the characters and props (Alex Lucas and Gareth Howell) and The Electric Sheep Company adapted and developed objects, designs, etc.

Stolen Life Trailer
Nanoflix

After an AI robot on an asteroid mining facility disappears under mysterious circumstances the company sends an investigator.

Game Over
Pierce Portocarrero and Jodie | Engine: Second Life

A simple tale of heartbreak. Pierce Portocarrero's entry into the 2006 Machinima Film Festival in New York City.

Edge of Remorse            WINNER 
Riot Films | Engine: World of Warcraft

Darien, Selven, and Ana - three lives destined with conflict. Even through time and distance, these three shall always remain together.

Reich and Roll
Scintilla Films | Engine: iClone>

War and music in 'Iclone'




Best Cinematography
Honors best camera work in a Machinima production

An American Baby in Iraq
Rooftop Basement | Engine: Battlefield 2

Based on a true story in 2003 about four Iraqi soldiers in Iraq where only one survived. A new weapon of mass destruction is sent in to resolve the conflict. The biggest and the best.

The Days After
Apollo Productions | Engine: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

A deadly virus killed nearly the whole mankind. The few that survived are infected, too. The less time they have they spend it on the roofs of the big sky scrappers cause the streets a full of dead bodys and criminals. Main character is Bogart. A philosophically deep minded person.

Desolate
Blood Signature Films | Engine: Halo 2

Desolate is the sequel to the experimental short-film Havoc. The story picks up a short time after Havoc's left off and we now see how our protagonist has been effected by prior and current events.

Battlefield 2: Armored Fury - Trailer 1
Reliant Films | Engine: Battlefield 2

Official EA/DICE Battlefield 2, Armored Fury Trailers made by Joe Falcione in his first Commercial Presentation.

The Adventures of Bill & John: Ep II            WINNER 
KBS Productions | Engine: Lock On: Modern Air Combat

After two years and a half of flight restriction, Lt Bill and Lt John are back in business on their new airplanes.




Best Original Music
Honors best music in a Machinima production

Battlefield 2: Armored Fury - Trailer 1
Reliant Films | Engine: Battlefield 2

Official EA/DICE Battlefield 2, Armored Fury Trailers made by Joe Falcione in his first Commercial Presentation.

Stolen Life Trailer            WINNER 
Nanoflix

After an AI robot on an asteroid mining facility disappears under mysterious circumstances the company sends an investigator.

Edge of Remorse
Riot Films | Engine: World of Warcraft

Darien, Selven, and Ana - three lives destined with conflict. Even through time and distance, these three shall always remain together.



Other 'Best Original Music' nominees not yet available on Machinima.com:

- The Anti-Elf Anthem, by Brandon M. Dennis
- Code Monkey, by The ILL Clan



Best Sound Design
Honors best sound design/editing in a Machinima production

Desolate
Blood Signature Films | Engine: Halo 2

Desolate is the sequel to the experimental short-film Havoc. The story picks up a short time after Havoc's left off and we now see how our protagonist has been effected by prior and current events.

The Adventures of Bill & John: Ep II
KBS Productions | Engine: Lock On: Modern Air Combat

After two years and a half of flight restriction, Lt Bill and Lt John are back in business on their new airplanes.

Deviation            WINNER 
Jon Griggs | Engine: Half-Life 1

Macintyre, an online-game character and member of a four-man counter-terrorist squad, attempts to break out of the cycle of futile violence that has been his sole existence.



Other 'Best Sound Design ' nominees not yet available on Machinima.com:

- Company of Heroes, by Relic Studios
- No Other Destiny, by CCP Games



Best Writing
Honors best writing in a Machinima production

Male Restroom Etiquette            WINNER 
Zarathustra Studios | Engine: The Sims 2

All men of the world can find common ground in these simple rules of "evacuation" etiquette.

Red vs. Blue
Rooster Teeth Productions | Engine: Halo 2

Red vs. Blue is the mega popular machinima series about two enemy teams who desperately try to figure out why they're fighting each other in a boxed canyon.

Slightly Later Man
Machinima.com | Engine: The Movies

In an effort to break through the fourth dimension and control time, Dr. Lloyd Wexler created the Time-U-Later. But a mysterious lab accident caused the Time-U-Later to explode, bombarding Dr. Wexler with dangerous "time waves" and causing him to miraculously exist seven seconds in the future.

The Adventures of Bill & John: Ep II
KBS Productions | Engine: Lock On: Modern Air Combat

After two years and a half of flight restriction, Lt Bill and Lt John are back in business on their new airplanes.

Deviation
Jon Griggs | Engine: Half-Life 1

Macintyre, an online-game character and member of a four-man counter-terrorist squad, attempts to break out of the cycle of futile violence that has been his sole existence.




Best Editing
Honors best editing in a Machinima production

An American Baby in Iraq
Rooftop Basement | Engine: Battlefield 2

Based on a true story in 2003 about four Iraqi soldiers in Iraq where only one survived. A new weapon of mass destruction is sent in to resolve the conflict. The biggest and the best.

The Adventures of Bill & John: Ep II            WINNER 
KBS Productions | Engine: Lock On: Modern Air Combat

After two years and a half of flight restriction, Lt Bill and Lt John are back in business on their new airplanes.

Deviation
Jon Griggs | Engine: Half-Life 1

Macintyre, an online-game character and member of a four-man counter-terrorist squad, attempts to break out of the cycle of futile violence that has been his sole existence.



Other 'Best Editing' nominees not yet available on Machinima.com:

- Converse Commercial, by Crafting Worlds
- No Other Destiny, by CCP Games



Best Technical Achievement
Honors best technical achievements made in the course of Machinima production

BloodSpell
Strange Company | Engine: Neverwinter Nights

It is a story of a world where men and women carry magic in their blood, and spilling it can unleash terrible power. Where these "Blooded" hide in fetid slums from the Church of the Angels, commanded by their divine masters to "cleanse" the Blood Magic.

Silver Bells and Golden Spurs
Bedazzle Studios & Linden Lab | Engine: Second Life

Twas a mining town called Golden Gulch While the West was yet untamed. There two bad men met, made a bet, And the winnings never claimed.

Stolen Life Trailer
Nanoflix

After an AI robot on an asteroid mining facility disappears under mysterious circumstances the company sends an investigator.

Game Over
Pierce Portocarrero and Jodie | Engine: Second Life

A simple tale of heartbreak. Pierce Portocarrero's entry into the 2006 Machinima Film Festival in New York City.



Other 'Best Technical Achievement' nominees not yet available on Machinima.com:

- Company of Heroes, by Relic Studios            WINNER 



Best Commercial Machinima
Honors the best commercially made Machinima (corporate production with a budget in excess of $5000)

Silver Bells and Golden Spurs            WINNER 
Bedazzle Studios & Linden Lab | Engine: Second Life

Twas a mining town called Golden Gulch While the West was yet untamed. There two bad men met, made a bet, And the winnings never claimed.

Slightly Later Man
Machinima.com | Engine: The Movies

In an effort to break through the fourth dimension and control time, Dr. Lloyd Wexler created the Time-U-Later. But a mysterious lab accident caused the Time-U-Later to explode, bombarding Dr. Wexler with dangerous "time waves" and causing him to miraculously exist seven seconds in the future.



Other 'Best Commercial Machinima' nominees not yet available on Machinima.com:

- Company of Heroes, by Relic Studios
- No Other Destiny, by CCP Games
- Soda Commercial Demo, by Mu Productions



Best Independent Machinima
Honors the best independently made Machinima (independent production with a budget below $5000)

Desolate
Blood Signature Films | Engine: Halo 2

Desolate is the sequel to the experimental short-film Havoc. The story picks up a short time after Havoc's left off and we now see how our protagonist has been effected by prior and current events.

Male Restroom Etiquette
Zarathustra Studios | Engine: The Sims 2

All men of the world can find common ground in these simple rules of "evacuation" etiquette.

The Adventures of Bill & John: Ep II            WINNER 
KBS Productions | Engine: Lock On: Modern Air Combat

After two years and a half of flight restriction, Lt Bill and Lt John are back in business on their new airplanes.

Edge of Remorse
Riot Films | Engine: World of Warcraft

Darien, Selven, and Ana - three lives destined with conflict. Even through time and distance, these three shall always remain together.

Deviation
Jon Griggs | Engine: Half-Life 1

Macintyre, an online-game character and member of a four-man counter-terrorist squad, attempts to break out of the cycle of futile violence that has been his sole existence.




Best Off-the-Shelf Machinima
Honors best Machinima produced with a game as purchased

Am Ende der Distanz
Meowan | Engine: The Movies

a physiological thrillers that shows what can happen in a broken relationship --- including flashbacks* Full german voiceover, and with english subtitles.

Just A Game            WINNER 
Mu Productions | Engine: Tribes: Vengeance

"Four friends that play games online together somehow find themselves REALLY online together. This is the first level."

Machinima! With Officer Dan
Amorphous Blob Productions | Engine: Counter-Strike: Source

"Machinima! With Officer Dan" was originally concieved (and ultimately presented) as the opening of a PowerPoint presentation about machinima to a major film festival. It is a basic introduction to the new artform and the first episode in a series of quasi-educational videos about machinima.

Battlefield 2: Armored Fury - Trailer 1
Reliant Films | Engine: Battlefield 2

Official EA/DICE Battlefield 2, Armored Fury Trailers made by Joe Falcione in his first Commercial Presentation.

The Revenge of Dr. Mechanico
Stone Falcon Productions | Engine: City of Heroes

Captain Omegabot's date with Laserwoman isn't going very well; but when Dr. Mechanico shows up with his little friend, things go from bad to absurd.




Best Series
Honors the best episodic Machinima

BloodSpell
Strange Company | Engine: Neverwinter Nights

It is a story of a world where men and women carry magic in their blood, and spilling it can unleash terrible power. Where these "Blooded" hide in fetid slums from the Church of the Angels, commanded by their divine masters to "cleanse" the Blood Magic.

The Fixer: Episode 1 - Fat Men Run            WINNER 
Burnt Coffee Productions | Engine: The Sims 2

The first episode in the story of a socio-path, a gun man, hired for those who need to work above or around the law.

Red vs. Blue
Rooster Teeth Productions | Engine: Halo 2

Red vs. Blue is the mega popular machinima series about two enemy teams who desperately try to figure out why they're fighting each other in a boxed canyon.

Tra5hTa1k
ILL Clan | Engine: Torque

TrashTalk with ILL Will is a machinima talk-show that pokes fun at gaming and internet culture from the inside. Hosted by ILL Will and Mal content, two game character wannabes.

This Spartan Life
Bong + Dern Productions | Engine: Halo 2

Damian Lacedaemion is not your average talk show host.

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