Rookie Awards 2019 | Film of the Year

3D Animation

Looking for the very best in 3D animated short films. The films can be created by both teams and individuals. Trailers and unfinished projects will be considered.

Round of applause for our sponsors


On behalf of the sponsors and judges, The Rookies would like to congratulate the following caetgory winners.


Beatrice Viguier - The Stained Club

The Stained Club

Finn has stains on his body. One day, he meets a group of cool kids with different stains on their bodies. One day, he understands that these stains aren't just pretty.

Runner Up

The Wooly team - After the rain

After the rain

2018 graduation film made at MOPA arles, during our final year of studies.

Highly Commended

Katarina Lundquist - Forglemmegei - Short film

Forglemmegei - Short film

Forglemmegei (Forget-Me-Not) is a graduation film made by a team of 3rd year Character Animation & CG Art students at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark.

Highly Commended

Charline Parisot - Sans Gravité

Sans Gravité

An astronaut comes back to earth and tries to fit in again.

Graduation movie from Supinfocom Rubika.

Co-directed by : Charline Parisot, Jérémy Cissé, Fioretta Caterina Cosmidis, Flore Allier-Estrada, Maud Lemaître-Blanchart and Ludovic Abraham.

Music & Sound Design : Arslan Elbar

Highly Commended

Thibault Rhein - // ArtFX OFFICIEL // Street Credibility

// ArtFX OFFICIEL // Street Credibility

// ArtFX - Street Credibility // In an anthropomorphic animal world, we follow, through the camera of a reporter, two cops ; Michel (the pig) and Regis (the sheep) during their daily patrol.

People's Choice

The Wooly team - After the rain

After the rain

2018 graduation film made at MOPA arles, during our final year of studies.

Honorable Mentions

The following winners made a lasting impression on the judging panel and secured highly sort after Excellence Awards and Draft Selection badges.

jbrun (Excellence Award) View Entry
jdelefosse (Draft Selection) View Entry
maximilianlambrecht (Excellence Award) View Entry
florianpetiteau (Excellence Award) View Entry
thelostkey2018 (Draft Selection) View Entry
aarifattarwala (Draft Selection) View Entry
tracyle (Draft Selection) View Entry
muscarella (Draft Selection) View Entry
florianpetiteau (Draft Selection) View Entry
yafei (Draft Selection) View Entry
isaaczuren (Draft Selection) View Entry
sunnychancwys (Excellence Award) View Entry
miajiyounpark (Excellence Award) View Entry
filipemtostes (Excellence Award) View Entry
xufei1993 (Excellence Award) View Entry
BravevisionsCG (Rookie of the Year - People's Choice) View Entry
giuliomarrone (Draft Selection) View Entry
kimstrandli (Draft Selection) View Entry
cecilefloucat (Draft Selection) View Entry
BravevisionsCG (Draft Selection) View Entry
sophietaylor (Draft Selection) View Entry
briellamonz (Excellence Award) View Entry
liuwilliam (Draft Selection) View Entry
maximeannoun (Draft Selection) View Entry
cecilefloucat (Excellence Award) View Entry
laurakeuk (Draft Selection) View Entry
bensena (Draft Selection) View Entry
zzrock (Draft Selection) View Entry
hankchang (Draft Selection) View Entry
rodrigoraygoza (Draft Selection) View Entry
omar (Scholarship - People's Choice) View Entry
jbaum (Excellence Award) View Entry
fierying (Draft Selection) View Entry
maximeannoun (Excellence Award) View Entry
kimstrandli (Draft Selection) View Entry
omar (Excellence Award) View Entry
lena (Draft Selection) View Entry
isaaczuren (Excellence Award) View Entry
thelostkey2018 (Internship - People's Choice) View Entry
erinoneal (Excellence Award) View Entry
manisalguero (Internship - People's Choice) View Entry
jennaspurlock (Rookie of the Year - Highly Commended) View Entry
ramonschauer (Excellence Award) View Entry
tuesanggaard (Excellence Award) View Entry
mckinseyahn0817 (Draft Selection) View Entry
celestejamneck (Draft Selection) View Entry
morganelau (Excellence Award) View Entry
maximilianlambrecht (Draft Selection) View Entry
ajondc (Excellence Award) View Entry
charly (Draft Selection) View Entry
tuesanggaard (Draft Selection) View Entry
jdelefosse (Excellence Award) View Entry
yuan (Draft Selection) View Entry
chrisfryer (Draft Selection) View Entry
ramonschauer (Draft Selection) View Entry
kimstrandli (Excellence Award) View Entry
sunnychancwys (Draft Selection) View Entry
muchuanhung (Draft Selection) View Entry
fionadonbosco (Draft Selection) View Entry
liuwilliam (Excellence Award) View Entry
herion (Excellence Award) View Entry
zzrock (Excellence Award) View Entry
valentinsoulard (Draft Selection) View Entry
fumeteria (Draft Selection) View Entry
chrisfryer (Excellence Award) View Entry
joshuacrew (Draft Selection) View Entry
pedroplacido (Draft Selection) View Entry
BravevisionsCG (Excellence Award) View Entry
rodrigoraygoza (Excellence Award) View Entry
dreamlessye (Draft Selection) View Entry
medcalfw (Draft Selection) View Entry
xufei1993 (Draft Selection) View Entry
bensena (Excellence Award) View Entry
alfiebogush (Draft Selection) View Entry
yafei (Excellence Award) View Entry
karlijn (Excellence Award) View Entry
pyvozaur (Draft Selection) View Entry
luisguimendoza (Excellence Award) View Entry
teapupproductions (Excellence Award) View Entry
aconde (Draft Selection) View Entry
teapupproductions (Draft Selection) View Entry
medcalfw (Excellence Award) View Entry
morganelau (Draft Selection) View Entry
jennaspurlock (Draft Selection) View Entry
jbrun (Draft Selection) View Entry
lena (Excellence Award) View Entry
briellamonz (Draft Selection) View Entry

Judges’ Comments

Emily Yi
Emily Yi

Am truly impressed by the level of talent. It was really hard to choose, overall I had to take the full aspect from story, animation, image quality, compositing into account when choosing my Top 5.

Steve Beck
Steve Beck

An amazing round to choose from. The European films are amazing. Such a discrepancy in the level of work between countries. But loved all the work here. Each is unique in it's own way and all were interesting to watch.

Guilherme Rambelli
Guilherme Rambelli

Really cool experience, and is a honour to judge and help select what I considered the best out of so many great entries. Really cool experience, thank you very much The Rookies!

Category Brief

The primary focus for this category is 3D Animation. The judges are looking for short films that are 100% computer generated. The films should be similar to what you’d expect to see from Pixar or Dreamworks. The films can still have a realistic feel to them, but if your film includes live-action plates please submit to the Visual Effects category instead.

Important Notes:

  • The judges will be reviewing complete short film or trailers, not assets or other elements that will be used in a film that hasn’t been released yet.
  • If your film in currently doing the rounds in a Short Film Festival, please include a password so the judges can view your work privately.
3D Animation
3D Animation
3D Animation
Blackmagic Design
Epic Games
Chaos Group
3D Artist
3D World
Animal Logic
Axis Studios
CG Cookie
CG Record
Double Negative
Electric Theatre Collective
Image Engine
Media temple
Monolith Productions
NetherRealm Studios
Ninja Theory
Polygon Pictures
Rodeo FX
Weta Digital