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

Security Update – Accepting Password Protected Videos

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Rookies is now accepting password protected videos for “Film of the Year” categories in 2018. 

In previous years we have limited Film of the Year entries to those that can be viewed publicly. Having spoken to a number of schools and students, we have made the decision to overturn this ruling moving forward. This means all films can be securely submitted to our judging panel and still remain private until your film has completed it’s festival circuit.

As with all film festivals, we recommend that where possible, student’s and teams upload additional supporting material that the Rookies’ community would enjoy seeing. When your film has completed it’s film circuit and we have your blessing, we will then share your finished film and promote it as widely as possible.

The Rookies Team

Author: Andrew McDonald

Andrew is a CG Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic and co-founder of The Rookies. He has a background in industrial design, animatronics and web development. The majority of his professional career has been spent working in the visual effects industry at studios such as MPC, Animal Logic and Ambience Entertainment.

Andrew’s film credits include Happy Feet, Harry Potter 5 and 6, Watchmen, The LEGO Movie, Suckerpunch, 10000 BC, The Chronicles of Narnia, Sweeney Todd, Fred Claus, Australia, Knowing, Legend of the Guardians, Walking with Dinosaurs 3D and Transformers: Bumblebee (2018).

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