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James Cunningham

Animator, Director

2017 Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards (The Moas)
Nominated for Best Self Funded Short Film: Accidents, Blunders and Calamities

2015 Show Me Shorts Film Festival (New Zealand)
Best Director: Accidents, Blunders and Calamities 

2015 Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival (France)
Nominated for Best Short Film: Accidents, Blunders and Calamities

2015 International Festival of Short Fiction Films from the Islands of the World (French Polynesia)
Coup de Coeur Prize: Over the Moon

2013 New York International Short Film Festival
Best Animated Short: Shelved
Nominated for Audience Award: Shelved

2013 Los Angeles Movie Awards (United States)
Best Animated Film: Shelved
Best Director - Animation: for Shelved

2013 Palm Springs International ShortFest (United States)
Online Audience Award: Shelved

2013 South by Southwest Film Festival (United States)
Nominated for Grand Jury Award for Animated Short: Shelved 

2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards
Nominated (twice) for Outstanding Technical Contribution to a Short Film: for Das Tub and First Contact

2011 Honolulu Film Awards (United States)
Best Director: for Das Tub

2011 Aspens Shortsfest (United States)
Best Short Short: Das Tub

2010 Siggraph (Computer Graphics Conference - Asia)
Best In Show: Poppy

2010 Siggraph (Los Angeles)
Jury Prize: Poppy

2009 Qantas Film and Television Awards (New Zealand)
Outstanding Technical Contribution to a Short Film: for Poppy
Nominated for Best Short Film: Poppy

2009 Show Me Shorts Film Festival
Best Editor (shared with Paul Swadel): for Poppy
Special Jury Prize (shared with Stephen Fleet and Sonya Hsu-Ya Chang) for their animation: for Poppy

2001 Sundance Film Festival (United States)
In Competition: Infection

2001 Fantasia Film Festival (Canada)
Jury Prize: Infection

2001 Aspen Shortsfest (United States)
Animated Eye Award: Infection

2001 Just for Laughs Film Festival (Montreal)
Jury Prize: Infection

2001 Dresden Film Festival (Germany)
Youth Jury Award - Honourable Mention: for Infection

2000 Cannes Film Festival
In Competition: Infection

2000 New Zealand Film Awards
Best Short Film: Infection
Best Craft Contribution to a Short Film: for Infection, for CGI Creation and Animation

1999 Nokia New Zealand Film Awards
Nominated for Best Graphics, Animation, Computer Effects or Special Effects: for DELF