Jonathan Ng

Animation / Art / Design

Blog · Audience Choice Award in NY!

Requiem for Romance wins audience choice award at the Athens Animation Festival in upstate New York! In the lush, beautiful, small town village of Athens NY, two hours north of NYC, Lisa Thomas, line producer at Augenblick studios, has founded a charming animation festival with the mission of showcasing films on the human condition.

Located in the space that used to be an old opera house above the Crossroads brewery, the open space screening concept was an ideal venue for the independent animation filmmaker as the organizers made sure to set up booths inside the screening space to display artwork, prints, DVDs, comic books and post-cards.

The community of Athens was extremely supportive in attending the festival, making it a packed, engaged and vibrant full-house. During the screening of my film Requiem for Romance I really felt that it was very well received and appreciated. Lisa Thomas announced that the Audience Choice Award was an overwhelming consensus.

Shout outs to the other two award winners The Hungry Boy by Jake Nelson & Cem Kurtulus and Tax Dollars at War by Chris Fontaine. The Hungry Boy won Best Animation Award at the festival, and the rest of Jake’s animation work is pretty brilliant:


  1. Jim in Halifax says:

    Hi Jonathan – enjoyed meeting you at the Korean restaurant in NYC. I just watched the trailer for Requiem for Romance – very beautiful! Keep up the great work and best of luck!

    • jon says:

      Hi Jim! It was equally great to meet you and your family at the BBQ spot in Koreatown. I really appreciate you checking out my trailer and best of luck to your daughter at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. Maybe we will cross paths as I am always on the look out for voice performers.
      All the best,

  2. Lisa Thomas says:

    Jonathan is an extremely talented animator / director and we were so fortunate to have him come to the festival this past weekend. I have no doubt he has more great work to come…

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