Rookie Awards 2021 | Film of the Year
2D Animation Finalists
Looking for the very best in 2D animated short films. The films can be created by both teams and individuals. Trailers and unfinished projects allowed.
When the Moon was Gibbous
When the Moon Was Gibbous is a sci-fi fantasy about the life of a colorful ensemble of beasts, that is abruptly interrupted by the arrival of a small group of humans, that are determined to subdue the largest one of them.
Bachelor Film produced at The Animation Workshop by a team of 10 students during their 3rd year. Created and directed by Violeta Fellay.
Le jour où la neige a brûlé
"Le jour où la neige a brûlée" Directed by Camille Roulot, Thibaud Monnier, Agathe Noblet, Malika Ghale, and Romain Rivault. Alone in the world with his dog for only company, a man tries to survive cold. Searching for supplies, he's going to discover something that will change their destiny.
Forgot your Password ? // Short Film
"Forgot your Password ?" is a student 2D/3D animation short film. "Soraïva, a young adventurer, wants to get in a temple in order to found a treasure. But, she realises that she lost the password of the temple. So, she will pass through some tests to reset it."
Dirty Talk tells the heartwarming tale of two friends on a quest for a solution to their smelly problem. Filled with tragedy and greatness, this story will leave a lasting stench on your soul... Created by Georgia Duckworth and Bee Wong. Characters voiced by Finn Duckworth, Jack Ingham and Bee Wong
The Pet Thief
My 2021 Student Film. When neighborhood pets begin disappearing, it's up to 6 year old, Kian, to solve the mystery. Made in Frank Gresham's Animation Workshop at the School of Visual Arts.
Co-directed by: Ana Moniz, Camille Letouze, Juliette Brocal, Ruitao She, Shanshan Zou | A traditional dance troupe prepares for the opening of the Summer Solstice Festival. The group is scheduled to take the stage in a few minutes, but one member is missing.
You Sold My Rollerskates? (T'as vendu mes rollers ?)
Graduation Film by Margaux Cazal, Jeanne Hammel, Louis Holmes, Sandy Lachkar, Agathe Leroux, Léa Rey--Mauzaize Synopsis : Treachery! Lou’s mum sold his beloved roller skates at the garage sale. A series of strange and revealing encounters begin when he inevitably goes looking for them in the buzzing crowd.
Antonia, a mellow spoken word poet, has a secret: she’s also notorious pro wrestler Acetoni. Her two lives never intersect--until she accidentally double-books one night.
little bell is a 2D narrative animated film about artists’ motivation and creativities. Through a unique emotional conversation with her inner child, the main character gains courage and confidence.
A man comes home and wants to go to bed. A bunch of noisy roommates. A crowded city in southern China.
This is my graduation thesis film made at School of Visual Arts BFA Animation. It tells the story of 10-year-old Sammie who tries to make the sun stay in order to save his flower that only lives for one day.
Two rival pup scouts face the ulti-mutt mystery of their missing treats. Will these opposites be able to work together to catch the crook or were they barking up the wrong tree to begin with? PrePAWsterous is a multi-media animation project that combines 2D animation with practical sets and real life camera movement.
Where a small ghost child is surrounded by a world of darkness. When all hope is lost and she feels like no one will ever see her, someone does and brightens up her world. So, what happens when that ball of light is stripped away from her.
"Iron Mermaiden" by Rainy Day Parade
Synopsis: “Two sibling sirens playfully compete in luring Viking sailors, each sister with her own style of song.” This is a sophomore team project produced at DigiPen Institute of Technology, Department of Animation and Production.
<TAG> is my thesis film in the School Of Visual Arts. It's a 2D animation short film and it's 4min 39 seconds long. This story is a sarcasm to today’ society. I use Tag to represent the stereotypes for different people. All of the people in society are labeled with different tags since they came to this world.
Doors Short Film
Trapped in a void filled with doors, a boy needs to find a door he can get through, before his own shadow gets to him.
See full VisDev on my portfolio here : https://amandanberry.weebly.com/astral-shift-bfa.html My BFA Senior thesis film "Astral Shift" about an overworked girl who atsral projects behind the wheel of her car.
Timmy's Monster - 2021 Animated Short Film
The film follows the journey of a boy named Timmy who is born the strongest and tallest out of his siblings. Timmy expects his monster companion to share his same qualities. To his disbelief, he ends up with the tiniest monster possible. With this test against his ego, Timmy must learn to embrace this weakness.
Top of the Shelf
After a lifetime of putting away books, an old librarian must face the challenge of placing the very last book at the top of a 10,000-foot tall shelf.
Remnants of the Night
On that night, the remains of abandoned memories standing alone and burning at the boundary between ephemerality and eternity.
Lāhainā Noon is a solo animated 2D animated short, created as a thesis defense. An apprehensive wannabe dancer discovers his personal freedom when his anxious limitations disappear with his manipulative shadow.
Alone Together tells the story of a couple, J and Charlie, as they struggle to communicate after a fight. Not being able to understand each other and not knowing what to do, they struggle to know if they should stay together. As their anxieties heighten, their bodies begin to abstract and they battle their own emotions