Animation Winners for 2017

Congratulations to the following winners
selected by the official judging team.
All Results

Rookie of the Year – Winner
Allan Bernardo

Hi I’m Allan Bernardo, I’m a 3D artist specializing in Lighting, Compositing, Look development and Modeling for Animation. I graduated from Gnomon’s 3 year program last year.

United States, Los Angeles | Gnomon, Entertainment Design and Digital Production
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Rookie of the Year – Runner Up
Shawn Wang

I have a passion for CGI and storytelling, I love creating narrative visuals through all types of media. I completed my first short animation project PLANET UNKNOWN during my last year at Communication University of China. The project was inspired by various space exploration movies and media.

China, shanghai | Communication University of China, Digital Media Arts.
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Judges Comments

The quality of all entries were astonishing. It was a really hard choice to find those finalists, but deciding out of those high quality artists who should be the best was not an easy task. All of them can be very proud and I’m sure sooner or later I will see their work on a big screen.
Markus Kranzler
I’m impressed with the quality of the rookies this year. It seems that all graduates are getting better and better. Great job guys! You all should be proud of be standing here as finalists!!!
Glauco Longhi
Really impressive quality on the finalists. Loved all of them, which makes it hard to choose the winners.
Mariano Steiner
The overall quality was exceptionally high, and it was difficult to narrow it down.
Solomon Rogers

People’s Choice Award
Ana Diaz

Voted by the general public using our Facebook Gallery voting system.

I’m a 2D animator and an illustrator. Before coming to Vancouver Film School I was an illustrator really interested in animation and cinema. I`ve always loved the way in which a movie can move the audience. My major interest was story boarding, since one of my passions is story telling. It’s really interesting watching movies, reading comics and trying to dissect and identify the way in which they use composition, colors and other resources to tell a story, communicate a feeling or create an atmosphere.

Canada, Vancouver | Vancouver Film School, Classical Animation
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