Rookie Awards 2022 | Film of the Year

2D Animation

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.

2D Animation
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Winners

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

Winner

Lea Pietrzyk - Blue Curry

Blue Curry

The greatest life lessons are learned through the simplest of experiences. When your kitchen turns into your biggest classroom... and Mom just serves you a plate of wisdom.
Directors / Réalisateurs : Magali DUNYACH, Chien-Ju HUNG, Jimin JUNG, Vajra PANCHARIA, Léa PIETRZYK
Team contact: [email protected]

Runner Up

Jacob Møller - Apex Point

Apex Point

Kira, a relentless racer, struggles in her obsessive hunt for perfection where nothing is ever good enough. If she does not acknowledge her self-worth, Kira’s tormented mind will send her down a path of inevitable destruction.

Highly Commended

Brooke Burnett - The Spellening

The Spellening

Best friends Sadie and Jeff play a card game that merges imagination with reality, casting magical spells from their plays. As they progress, the cards become increasingly more and more ridiculous. With the battle at its height, the game becomes all too shockingly real.

Highly Commended

Eden Chan - REST IN PEACE

REST IN PEACE

After a tragic incident strikes a happy town, their beloved governor knows just how to fix it.

Directors: Deborah BALBOA, Karien BENZ, Kai-Hsun CHAN, Aparna HEGDE, Yuk Yan TSOI

Production : GOBELINS, l'école de l'image

Highly Commended

Christophe Jacques Bouchard - Tall Order | 2D Animated Short Film

Tall Order | 2D Animated Short Film

Tall Order is a Noir comedy about an unusual detective who takes the mafia head-on.

Highly Commended

Victoire Bernadet - In the doorway

In the doorway

Here is the short movie we made during our Master in ECV Bordeaux. Through this movie, we wanted to capture a moment of life. For a moment, we share the intimacy of a couple, in the 1950s. We follow them to the rythm of their emotions, behind closed doors in their room, to end up coming out touched by their story.

Highly Commended

Bee Wong - Madame's Private Affairs

Madame's Private Affairs

You’re invited to the hottest burlesque strip club in XXX gen Miami...

We have the grooviest cocktails and betties this planet has to offer and your hosts, the Madame and her partner-in-crime, Waitress, are feeling generous enough to show you what they really like to get up to...

Enjoy the show, dollface xox

Highly Commended

Candice Albert - A Petit Feu

A Petit Feu

2022 Bellecour Ecole graduation movie by Candice ALBERT, Iris CARTERET, Léa NOYER and Thomas LORRAIN. |
A Petit Feu tells the story of Martin, a young boy who is passionate about ghosts and supernatural stuff. One day, he encounters a real ghost named Tom in his attic

People's Choice

Candice Albert - A Petit Feu

A Petit Feu

2022 Bellecour Ecole graduation movie by Candice ALBERT, Iris CARTERET, Léa NOYER and Thomas LORRAIN. |
A Petit Feu tells the story of Martin, a young boy who is passionate about ghosts and supernatural stuff. One day, he encounters a real ghost named Tom in his attic

Honorable Mentions

The following winners made a lasting impression on the judging panel and secured highly sought after badges.

Baklava (Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Excellence Award) View Entry
chandanaramesh (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, and Draft Selection) View Entry
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NikolaDimov (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
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Calo (Draft Selection and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
reguam (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
thecooldrawingguy (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
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JayCWayC (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie of the Year - Highly Commended, and Draft Selection) View Entry
aideedeedee (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Rookie of the Year - Highly Commended) View Entry
sunnyrae (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
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Category Brief

The focus for this category is 2D animated short films. The judges are looking for the best films that showcase amazing 2D animation skills combined with story telling. There is no brief or limitations on the type of film you can submit. Get creative and share your best 2D short film.

Important Notes

  • Your film must be primarily created using 2D elements. 3D elements may be included, but they must not be the main focus.
  • You must submit a completed film or teaser trailer. Single assets and clips will not be considered.
  • We accept films currently on the Film Festival Circuit. These films will not be shared publicly, however please include a password that will be securely shared with our judging panel.
  • Please include supporting material with your finished film. The judges need to better understand the process, the challenges and how your film was created.
  • Team entries are allowed. Make sure that only one team member submits the project and tag any additional team members as project collaborators.
  • Films must not have been released prior to June 2021.
  • Ask questions on our Discord Channel if you need help.
  • Review Winning Entries from last year that were selected by our judges.
  • Watch this video demonstration that shows how to create a perfect entry.

Requirements & Deliveries

  • Read the Rules to make sure you are eligible to enter.
  • No professional work may be included in your entry.
  • Share your process with the judging panel by including supporting material, not only finished work.

Judging Criteria

The judges are looking for artists or teams that have created a film that is not only creatively and technically sound, but also tells a great story. They are looking for artists or teams with a passion for film making and have worked hard to hone their skills. The judges will be considering your overall presentation, technical skills, creative skills and story telling.

How to enter

  1. Click Submit Entry button to create an entry page.
  2. Upload your best images, videos and supporting media using our entry page builder.
  3. Select ‘Film of the Year > 2D Animation’ as your nominated category.
  4. Add details including a cover image, title, description, tags, and software used.
  5. Accept rules and confirm eligibility.
  6. Confirm & Submit your entry to judging panel.