January 15, 2022 9:00 AM
by Editor in Chief
Blender has empowered many independent film-makers with creative freedom to a degree that was never unattainable. This week's winner seems to be one of them.
How, then, can you too qualify for this award? Please have in mind that this award is reserved for those that are on par with or that excel top-notch works published by artists and studios. If such work does not appear during a given week, this award is not being given to anyone. So please submit your best work to www.blenderartist.org or to the Member's Gallery of this site, or Contact Us to show where your work is available on the internet. It doesn't have to be a Blender render, Eevee or Cycles. Any other render engine is fine as long as Blender was used as a part of your workflow.
So, it is with great pleasure that www.BlenderNews.org introduces to you the winner of the Render of the Week Award for the week of January 10, 2022: Michael Soluyanov.
Title: "Mice Xmas"
Genre: Short Film
The Final Film
I was born in Russia in 1988. I loved animation and computer modelling since school. I studied at Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering where I graduated as Industrial Designer in 2012. I have been working as a 3D-designer and a 3D-modeller for the last 10 years.
About "Mice Xmas:"
The mouse family lives modestly, but very peacefully. Daddy Mouse loves Mummy Mouse, and their children, a son and daughter, grow up to be friendly, funny and honest mice. One day, going to town to work, Daddy Mouse shows his son a page ripped out of a magazine, with a diamond-shaped cheese ring on it. He dreams of giving his wife an impressive Christmas present. When father and son enter the jewelry's store, they don't have enough money to buy the ring. Daddy Mouse remembers he has an old but fine watch. He comes up with an idea ….
The film has been selected on various film festivals:
Giffoni 2020, Italy
Zero +, RussiaMosFilmFest, RussiaHIROSHIMA 2020, Japan2020 KuanDu International Animation Festival, TaipeiBanjaluka 2020, Bosnia and HerzegovinaDytiatko, UkraineCinekid 2020, NetherlandsNorthern Wave International Film Festival, IcelandZUBROFFKA 2020, Poland