Past Film Festivals and Awards:

International Festival of Cinema and Technology 2007
Festival Internacional de Filmets de Badalona 2004
>>>>Best Children's Film
>>>>Audience Choice Award
Magnolia Independent Film Festival 2003
Cinemagic World Screen Festival for Young People 2002
>>>>Best Short Film for a Children's Audience
Auburn International Film and Video Festival 2002
Garden State International Family Film Festival 2002
Viewfinders International Film Festival for Youth 2002
Santa Clarita International Family Film Festival 2002
>>>>Best Short Animation
Festival du Film de Paris 2002
B-Movie Film Festival 2001
>>>>Best Animated Short
Telluride Indie Fest 2001
Brief Encounters Film Festival 2001
Ohio Independent Film Festival 2001
Hawaii International Film Festival 2001
The Festival of Festivals 2001
>>>>Audience Favorite - Best Animation
Burbank International Children's Film Festival 2001
3D Festival 2001
Toronto Digital Image Festival 2001
Marco Island Film Festival 2001

>>>>Jury Award - Best First Short
Audience Award - Best Short Animation

New Orleans Film Festival 2001
>>>>2001 Lumiere Award
Flanders International Film Festival 2001
Canadian International Annual Film Festival 2001
15th Leeds International Film Festival 2001
Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival 2001
Long Beach International Film Festival 2001

Big Bear Lake Digital Film Festival 2001

>>>>Jury Award - Best Short Film
Audience Award - Best Digital Animation

Webcuts Internet Film Fest Berlin 2001

Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films 2001

>>>>Top-10 Audience Choice Award
17th ACB Sacramento Film & Music Festival
>>>>Grand Jury Prize - Best Short
Crested Butte Reel Fest 2001
>>>>Silver Category Winner - Animation
The World Animation Celebration 2001
Atlantic City Film Festival 2001
>>>>Best Animation Subject
KidsEye International Film Festival 2001

>>>>1) Outstanding Achievement in Children's Animation
>>>>2) Audience Choice - Best of Fest

Dances With Films 2001
Portobello Film Festival 2001
Anima Mundi 2001

>>>>1) 1st Place in Best Animation for Children Category
2) 3rd Place in Best Computer Animation Category

Atlanta Film and Video Festival 2001
SMOFI 2001
>>>>Silver SMOFI
Muskegon Film Festival 2001
>>>>Best Short Film
AZ Film Fest 2001
>>>>Best Animated Short
Arizona State University Art Museum Film Festival 2001
>>>>LeBlanc Audience Choice Award
Johns Hopkins Film Fest 2001


Ornaments in the News:

Animation World Network

"Featuring a soundtrack comprising a few of classical music's greatest hits, Ornaments is a remarkably accomplished first film..."


At The Shore - Atlantic City Film Festival Article

"Perhaps the best film of this year's festival, this flawless, humorous, cute short about a mischievous, little Santa Claus ornament with a hunger for some milk and cookies should garner filmmaker Aaron Erimez some major attention from animation studios...."

3D World Magazine - Issue 13

"With Ornaments currently enjoying unprecedented success . . . and winging its way to animation festivals around the world, expect to see Aaron's work delivered to a desktop near you during the festive season."