Global Big Orange Rubber Arrow Awarded at Flashforward Film Festival

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[] San Francisco, CA - The Flashforward Film Festival today announced eleven winners of Big Orange Rubber Arrows. The eleven winners, who represent ten categories of work plus one additional award for the People's Choice winner, received their Big Orange Rubber Arrows last night at the awards ceremony.

The ceremony, part of the Flashforward2008 San Francisco Conference, showcases the best Flash design and development work, organized under a broad spectrum of categories, from around the world. The winners represent the 'best of the best,' producing new work from well-known, award-winning teams as well as work from fresh new firms and creative individuals.

"This is where technical achievement crashes head-on with creativity," said Beau Ambur, CEO Metaliq and Flashforward Conference. "It's thrilling to see the Flash community push the boundaries - technically, creatively, and geographically - with spectacular results."

The 11th prize, the People's Choice Award, honors a project chosen by the global internet community from among the 50 Flashforward Film Festival finalists. All winners as well as the nominees can be viewed online.

Winners in the eleven categories are:

Category, Submission, Winner, Country
Application: Flash Filter Lab, Visual MINDS, Hungary
Cartoon/Story/Narrative: Bow Street Runner, Littleloud,UK
Code: In an ABSOLUT World, Great Works +, Sweden
Experimental/Art: ensemble, Dofl Yun, UK
Game: Ethan Haas Was Right, RED Interactive Agency, USA
Motion Graphics: Audi: Rhythm of Lines, GT Labs, UK
Navigation/Experience: Spectra Visual Newsreader, Fluid with SS+K, Netherlands
Sound: Audiotool, Hobnox,Germany
Typography: Mutabor Design, superReal GmbH, Germany
Video: Stop Dieting Start Living, Tom Foley, USA
People's Choice: Twang!, Nitrome, UK

The winners of the Flashforward Film Festival, nominated by the creative community for the ten categories, are chosen by a panel of expert judges. Flashforward Film Festival judges are chosen in advance of the Festival judging process. Festival nominations are judged in multiple rounds, by separate panels of judges. None of the judges evaluate their own work, ensuring that each finalist has won the approval of several experienced and aesthetically diverse perspectives. Judges for the Flashforward Film Festival were: Aral Balkan, Pete Barr-Watson, Simon Conlin, Brendan Dawes, Chris Georgenes, Todd Sanders, Samuel Wan, and for the very first time Lynda Weinman.

Flashforward Sponsors
Flashforward2008 San Francisco is supported by Adobe, Metaliq, 24 Seven, Academy of Art, Artisan Creative, Aquent, Electrotank, FlashEff, FILTER,, Permission TV, Powerflasher Multimedia, Rackspace, R/GA, Walt Disney Internet Group, Xuinet, Yahoo! Developers Network, and YouTube. Media Partners include, Flash & Flex Developers Magazine, IdN world, netdiver,, Ribbit Films, and Stash magazine.

Flashforward is the longest-running and largest Adobe(R) Flash(TM) user conference in the world. Flashforward2008 San Francisco, entering its ninth year, is a three-day event filled with sessions led by the world's leading Flash professionals, offering education, best practices, and inspirational case studies in Flash, Flex, ActionScript, and AIR. Flashforward2008 San Francisco, developed and produced by Beau Ambur, in cooperation with the team at Metaliq, includes the international Flashforward Film Festival and Awards ceremony and a Flash-related industry Expo Hall and community center with opportunities for the entire Flash community to network and share knowledge. August 20-22, 2008 Nob Hill Masonic Center, San Francisco.


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