Winner of Pink Floyd’s 50th Anniversary Animation Contest inspired by Syd Barrett

Pink Floyd’s 50th Anniversary Animation contest was won by a brilliant piece of work by Rati Dabrundashvili and Nastassja Nikitina, from Caucasus, Georgia, who won the first prize of £100,000 for their animation entitled “Brain Damage”. The video’s animation style replicating a moving painting put it in a league of its own and was filled with Pink Floyd Easter eggs and references, personifying going mad and the lunatics in all our heads. “We put our souls in this work, and we hope to give a little back of what we have received for all these years,” the winning team said.

Judges for the competition included Scarfe, Floyd drummer Nick MasonMonty Python alum/director Terry Gilliam, former BBC creative director Alan Yentob, director of Netflix‘s Squaring The Circle documentary on the Hipgnosis creative firm Anton Corbijn, and more.