Directed by Shu-Hsuan Lin of Taiwan, “Live Outside the Box” was named the Grand Winner for Best Animation on Wednesday at the Oregon Film Awards.
The leading character, Simon, is a workaholic without any social contact. Gradually, his world becomes smaller and smaller, and even at the very end, there is nothing left in his world but only his work. This severe impact finally wakes him up, and now Simon has to find the right way to bring his life back before everything is too late.
The Platinum Award in the Animation Film Competition was given to Firefly and the Coffee Machine, directed by John Michael Wilyat, while Backspace, directed by Jillian Starr and Brian Starr, won the Gold Award.
The Silver Award in the Animation Film Competition went to Berserk: Golden Age Arc I — The Egg of the King, directed by Kubooka Toshiyuki. Klayton Stainer’s Atom won the Bronze Award.
The complete list of 2012 Oregon Film Award winners can be viewed on the event’s official Web site, www.oregonfilmawards.com.