Rookie Awards 2019 | Studio Internships

Visual Effects - Oceania

Weta Digital is looking for an Animation Intern to join the team for one month of experience with their world-class team of Animators.

Submissions closed on 31 May 2019
Visual Effects - Oceania
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On behalf of the sponsors and judges, The Rookies would like to congratulate the following caetgory winners.



New Zealand | Victoria University of Wellington

When I was a kid I was always drawing and creating things in clay and paper, and when I joined the Digital Technology class in high school it was an obvious (and very enjoyable) leap to join the two mediums together. Seeing the first Avatar movie in 3D was an incredible experience, and inspired me to start my journey towards becoming a 3D animator and designer.

People's Choice

Cédric Moens de Hase


France | ArtFx

I've been drawing since I was a little kid, but I realized I wanted to make visual effects around 16-17 years old. I was super curious about how to make the effects I saw in the movies I wanted to be a part of it !

Honorable Mentions

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

mariusalin (Excellence Award) View Entry
maximilianlambrecht (Draft Selection) View Entry
calosanema (Draft Selection) View Entry
colinscott94 (Excellence Award) View Entry
maximilianlambrecht (Excellence Award) View Entry
calosanema (Scholarship - Winner) View Entry
colinscott94 (Draft Selection) View Entry
mikaelandersson (Draft Selection) View Entry
colinscott94 (Internship - People's Choice) View Entry
luisomar (Excellence Award) View Entry
omar (Scholarship - People's Choice) View Entry
leejiamin (Draft Selection) View Entry
rickmajoor (Draft Selection) View Entry
luisomar (Draft Selection) View Entry
omar (Excellence Award) View Entry
maximilianlambrecht (Excellence Award) View Entry
sunnychancwys (Draft Selection) View Entry
stephennjoto (Excellence Award) View Entry
calosanema (Excellence Award) View Entry
laylaviscu (Draft Selection) View Entry
maximilianlambrecht (Draft Selection) View Entry
laylaviscu (Excellence Award) View Entry
joker3070 (Draft Selection) View Entry
mariusalin (Draft Selection) View Entry
nabiljabour (Draft Selection) View Entry
trsk (Draft Selection) View Entry
carldrifter (Draft Selection) View Entry
laylaviscu (Internship - Winner) View Entry

Category Brief

This amazing opportunity is open to aspiring visual effects artists specialising in Animation. The aim is to help artists kick start their career, working amongst renowned artists and gaining valuable insight into the working life in the VFX industry as an animator.

The winner will receive feedback from experienced artists on their work, developing their knowledge of the VFX pipeline and will be evolving their skill set on some of the most exciting film projects in production.


Applicants for this internship must:

  • Include strong examples of 3D animation work in their entry.
  • Must legally be allowed to work in New Zealand. (Visas will NOT be provided)
  • Must be able to complete the internship during the second half of 2019.


  • Animation Department position.
  • 4-week duration.
  • No accommodation provided.
  • Fully paid position.
Visual Effects - Oceania
Visual Effects - Oceania
Visual Effects - Oceania

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