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The 3rd Annual The Escapist Film Festival Winner Announced

Jeff Palumbo | 18 Dec 2009 20:47
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The 3rd Annual The Escapist Film Festival had a record breaking year of amazing user created submissions that really showcased how many talented community members The Escapist has. We want to thank everyone for participating and putting so much effort into their videos, which will forever live in infamy in our Film Festival gallery for all to see.

Without further ado, here are your winners by category:

Best Video
The best overall web video across all categories. The Grand Prize Winner becomes the next video series at The Escapist.
Grand Prize Winner:
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Dorian's Quest
by BrettRegister
1st Runner Up:
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Virtual Reality: Episode 01, Zelda
by Taylor_DeSousa
2nd Runner Up:
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PixelBitch
by afaceforradio
3rd Runner Up:
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PALS - Pilot Episode
by Howlin

Best Animated Short
The best animated videos, as selected by The Escapist judging team.
Winner:
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Pitch Imperfect: "Controversial Elements"
by Callate
1st Runner Up:
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"Inter-nettiquette" 101: Troll Control
by SharPhoe
2nd Runner Up:
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Dungeon Designer
by DWT Productions
3rd Runner Up:
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GrasshopperlanD: Episode 1
by Max_Gilardi

Most Original Concept
This video was so original it hurt.
Winner:
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Nintendobo - Dr. Mario Says Eat Mommy's Pills
by rogerdonaldson

Best Music Video
Where music and video converge to make something amazing.
Winner:
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2 Weeks Music Video
by Rhoran
1st Runner Up:
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Rocket Riot: A Postmodern Comedy Pertaining to Explosives
by dialogue616
2nd Runner Up:
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Spoiled Milk
by Guestowel
3rd Runner Up:
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"Let it Out' by Save Our City
by Focksbot

Viewer's Choice
These videos were voted on and selected by The Escapist community as the community favorites. Congratulations!
Winner:
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Pocket Monsters
by tejeti
1st Runner Up:
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Dorian's Quest
by BrettRegister
2nd Runner Up:
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"Inter-nettiquette" 101: Troll Control
by SharPhoe
3rd Runner Up:
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Virtual Reality: Episode 01, Zelda
by Taylor_DeSousa

We really didn't see any video that fit into our "Mashup" category, but we already had a $200 gift card to give away, so we decided to make a new one! The newest Film Festival category is now:

Best Special Effects
Recognizing the best use of special effects in a short video.
Winner:
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Pocket Monsters
by tejeti
1st Runner Up:
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But I Did it in a Videogame
by Xaxir

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