Elliot Lobell's short film Andrew: Story of a Closet Monster took home the BEST ANIMATED FILM award in front of a crowd of 500. The awards show included live musical performances from Soleil J and Billboard artist Sessino and featured outrageous costume designs by Natasha Berezhnaya.
Andrew tells the story of a young boy who didn’t have anyone to play with, until he meets an unlikely friend. http://www.elliotlobell.4ormat.com
Elliot Loebell is a native of Flushing, NY, and has been in love with animation as far back as he can remember. Currently residing in Brooklyn, he is constantly drawing, sculpting, animating, or creating any chance he gets. Growing up in the most diverse county in the world, he has always had a passion for telling stories and his love for stop-motion animation and filmmaking sprouts from the idea that you can bring literally anything to life.
The 2014 Winter Film Awards Judges Panel was comprised of 15 industry individuals with diverse points of view, including 20-year industry veteran Frank Calo, production executive of "The Believer", award-winning filmmaker Sam Borowski, Broadway and Hollywood composer Stephen Trask, cinematographer Mik Cribben, music personality Matt Pinfield, producer/writer/
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