Rookie Awards 2019 | Rookie of the Year
Entries should include content specifically created for feature animated films/shorts. The key is that all elements should be full CG - environments, characters, set, props, animation and effects. Projects should be stylised similar to popular Pixar and Dreamworks movies.
On behalf of the sponsors and judges, The Rookies would like to congratulate the following caetgory winners.
Turkey | Yıldız Technical University
I' ve been always drawing ever since I could remember. After attending high school, I noticed that this is my passion and the job that I could make a difference.
United States | Ringling College of Art and Design
In high school I started messing around with cameras and visual effects. Two YouTube channels named Freddiew and Corridor Digital both heavily inspired me to just pick up a camera and make something.
Morocco | AnimSchool
I've been drawing and watching a lot of cartoons when I was a kid, one day I realized there is a possibility to turn my hobby into a profession, so I decided to become a storyteller.
United States | School of Visual Arts
I grew up in Orlando, Florida next to Walt Disney World; so from a very young age I was able to observe the influence of animation to a wide audience of people of all ages. I was always passionate about the arts and studied painting for a few years before realizing that my ultimate dream is to create animated films and portray my love for both storytelling and visual art into a full-time career.
United Kingdom | Glasgow Caledonian University
I am a visual storyteller and I have always been. Ever since I was a little kid I loved drawing, painting, reading, re-watching my favorite films 100 times and consequently creating my own stories. My life has grown around those passions of mine, I constantly explore different mediums and styles and I search for the best way to tell meaningful stories.
Denmark | The Animation Workshop
Ever since my mom gave me access to Photoshop at age 8, I've wanted to learn as many creative tools as possible, as a way to distract myself from my home village where I didn't fit in. Even making DVD menus using Adobe Encore age 12 (for fun!). I eventually got my hands on 3DS Max, and it put me on a trajectory away from home, in the possibilities it opened up,and the communities I suddenly felt I belonged to. The enjoyment I've gotten from this medium made it impossible to want anything else.
Mexico | Vancouver Film School
The first time I new I wanted to be part of this industry was when I was finishing High School 6 years ago and I was unsure about what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, drawing has always been one of my passions but after watching the pixar documentary I knew I had to be part of this amazing industry where I´ll be able to be myself and create more. After finishing my bachelor degree in Design, last year I did the 3D animation program where I was formally introduced to the Industry .
The following winners made a lasting impression on the judging panel and secured highly sort after Excellence Awards and Draft Selection badges.