Rookie Awards 2022 | Film of the Year
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.
On behalf of the sponsors and judges, The Rookies would like to congratulate the following category winners.
The Seine's Tears
17 october 1961, "Algerian workers" get down the streets to manifest against the mandatory curfew imposed by the Police prefecture.
3D graduation movie from Pole 3D, directed by Yanis Belaid, Eliott Benard, Nicolas Mayeur, Lisa Vicente, Etienne Moulin, Hadrien Pinot, Philippine Singer and Alice Letailleur
Merry Big Mess
Short movie directed by Timothe Ballan, Ambre Bohin, Amaury Emond, Sacha Gosselin, Hugo Joron, Arthur Morle, Antoine Tomasi, et Clemence Van Gout
The Soloists Shortfilm
This animated short film has been made by 5 students from Gobelins l'École de l'Image, in line with their Masters Degree in Character Animation and Animated Filmmaking. Directors: Mehrnaz Abdollahinia, Feben Elias, Razahk Issaka, Celeste Jamneck, Yi Liu.
Before dawn, a strange character born from the sky crashes into a desert. Awake and vulnerable, he struggles to return to the highest point in the sky while facing an awakening earth. Yet in his frantic ascent, something happens under his feet…
'PInocchio' is a student short film made during our graduation year in 2021 at ESMA Montpellier. Directed by Valentin Clauzon, Paul Goubet, Guillaume Collin, Stella Jullian, Loic Lemoine, Theo Miramon, Aymeric Richard and Laura Salomoni.
Hold Up - The short movie
'Hold Up' is a short movie of 6min 30s, created by eight ESMA students from May 2020 to July 2021.
The team worked from the story to the final CG movie.
Directed by Alice Bauer, Lucie Dias Da Costa, Anne-Lise Darcis, Florian Lanzalotta, Lola Tedeschi, Eddie Juge, Perrine Phelizon and Lucie Thomas.
OPERATION TIGERPOOL is a 3D Animated short, created by 7 students at ESMA, Lyon Campus. Everything from story to final renders was done by the team. The movie took 11 months to complete, and was the team's graduation project.
In Victorian-era England, when young Georgiana Crimsworth finds blood on her sheets and thinks she’s dying, she spirals into fear imagining what’s going to happen to her body. This is a senior thesis film completed by Anushka Nair and Lauryn Anthony, who were responsible for every aspect!
"Mésozoïque Alternatif" (or Alternate Mesozoic) is a student short film made during our graduation year at ESMA Nantes. Directed by Swann BOBY, Lucie LAUDRIN, Marion MÉTIVIER, Léna MIGUET, Sixtine SANRAME and Marie SCHAEFFER.
Confusion will be my Epitaph
A lonely little girl shares her daily life with illness.
Anna lives alone with her sick father. He has become a stranger to her. Wasting away through illness and silenced by fear, he passively undergoes while awaiting for the death that will eventually come. The separation between them grows as time goes on to leave
Raconte-moi une histoire
Graduation Short Film from ESMA Montpellier, directed by Arzalier Sara, Brenci Albane, Daniel Lucie, Duru Sacha, Gil Anaëlle, Jacob Alice, Munos Laura and Tchirikhtchian Inès.
The following winners made a lasting impression on the judging panel and secured highly sought after badges.
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.
- Your film must be 100% computer generated with no live action plates included.
- 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.
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
- Click Submit Entry button to create an entry page.
- Upload your best images, videos and supporting media using our entry page builder.
- Select ‘Film of the Year > 3D Animation’ as your nominated category.
- Add details including a cover image, title, description, tags, and software used.
- Accept rules and confirm eligibility.
- Confirm & Submit your entry to judging panel.