Animal Logic - 2010 Byron Kennedy Award Recipient



The BYRON KENNEDY AWARD celebrates outstanding creative enterprise within the film and television industries and is given to an individual or organisation whose work embodies the qualities of the great Producer and Cinematographer – innovation and the relentless pursuit of excellence.


This year’s recipient, is Animal Logic


Animal Logic is one of the world’s leading Visual Effects houses. Established in 1991, and displaying brilliant artistry and extraordinary technical skill, they are a consistently groundbreaking organisation with a stunning roll of Australian and international film credits. Animal Logic’s magical fingerprints are evident in films from Babe to Moulin Rouge; from The Matrix through to The Lord of the Rings, Happy Feet and many more.


Zareh Nalbadian and Sigrid Thornton


Zareh Nalbandian and Sigrid Thornton

In 2010, under the stewardship of producer ,co-founder, and CEO Zareh Nalbandian, over 500 digital artisans and technicians executed one of the most ambitious and visually rich films of our time, the 3D Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole. Now a world-class centre of excellence at the pinnacle of innovation in filmmaking, Animal Logic have developed a storytelling culture with a unique voice, that is built on aesthetic and technical excellence in computer graphic imaging.


Congratulations to Animal Logic, and to all those involved in weaving the magic!  A showcase of their work is available on their website


Presented by Kennedy Miller Mitchell, in association with the AFI, this AFI Award includes a cash prize of $10,000, and the recipient is selected by an appointed jury annually.


The AFI acknowledge and thank Kennedy Miller Mitchell for their 26 years of ongoing support and contribution to this special AFI Award.


For further information please contact Helene Carter, Awards Manager on 03 9696 1844 or

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