We are live and accepting entries for the Rookie Awards 2018.

Visual Effects Winners for 2017

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

Rookie of the Year – Winner
Kevin Decatoire

I am Kevin Decatoire, recent graduate from Artfx school in Montpellier, France. I worked as an environment artist and concept artist during the last year of my studies, I had the chance to participate on five differents projects as a specialist and to do some shots all by myself that allow me to understand a large range of the vfx job.

France, Yvetot | ArtFx, CGI & VFX
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Rookie of the Year – Runner Up
Martin Nabelek

Martin Nabelek is Czech based director and 3D artist on a pursuit for advanced photorealism in CGI, with strong emphasis on light and detail. His inspiration comes from various fields of interest, such as literature, photography, science and music. Martin has started exploring various possibilities of digital art and computer animation from a young age. In the later years, this passion has grown to an career potential and university studies.

Czech Republic, Zlin | Thomas Bata University, Animation (MA)
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Judges Comments

Martin’s understanding of photography is what sets him apart. He has relatively simple scenes but knows how to make things photographically real.
Justin Holt
Another excellent year with finalists demonstrating a wide range and skills and top-notch execution.
Anders Langlands
Quality of all finalists are extremely high! I am very happy to see so many talented artists starting in our industry. Each one of them will have an extreme visual input in future VFX movies and I cannot wait to see them in action.
Albert Szostkiewicz
It was really a tough choice ! The overall quality of all the finalist is really amazing, it took me a while to make my final decision.
Barbelet Benjamin

People’s Choice Award
Rodrigo Borges

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

My name is Rodrigo Borges, 25 years old, and I`m a texture painter and LookDev artist. I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but currently living in Vancouver, CA.

Canada, Vancouver | Think Tank Training Centre, Computer Animation, Visual Effects and Game Design Program
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