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Rookie Awards 2022 | Film of the Year

3D Animation Finalists

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.

Le Souffleur de Rêves

Le Souffleur de Rêves

"Le Souffleur de Rêves" is a graduation short film made at ArtFX, directed by Léa Desrozier, Paul Denis, Arden Hemkes, Grégoire Hoarau, Anatole Perrin and Lisa Rippert.

BIBI

BIBI

"BIBI" is a student short film made during our graduation year at ESMA Nantes. Directed by Joséphine Carlo, Caroline Charbonneau, Ethan Guerin, Yoann Festaud, Nicolas Fimbel, Sarah Prévert and Jenny Rodriguez

The Singing Shadows

The Singing Shadows

"The Singing Shadows" is our graduation short movie at ESMA Lyon. Directed by Louna Piette, Srushti Kakade, Myrtil Lapierre, Manon Clerc, Marine Guarnaccia, Astride Lalouette and Virginie Pellet.

Luna  25

Luna 25

In 1972, two Russian cosmonauts are on a mission to the Moon to bring back Helium 3. One of them makes an extraordinary discovery and has to make a choice while solar winds are heading towards him.

Un Mal Pour Un Bien

Un Mal Pour Un Bien

Graduation student short-film from ESMA - Living in a cramped apartment, a young couple is looking for a charming house to start a new life. An advertisement for a Viager sale's caught their attention. The house of the old lady Colette appears to be the ideal solution. But is Colette quite as frail as she appears?

PINOCCHIO

PINOCCHIO

'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.

YLVA

YLVA

"Ylva" is a 2D / 3D animated student short movie inspired by norse mythology.

PINS PERDUS

PINS PERDUS

PINS PERDUS est un court métrage de fin d'étude réalisé par Jade Brethome, Camille Fresney, Adrien Hirtz, Pierick Salignon, Claire Villeger lors de notre Master à l'ECV Bordeaux promo 2021.

OROGENÈSE

OROGENÈSE

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…

Mésozoïque Alternatif

Mésozoïque Alternatif

"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.

Merry Big Mess

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

OPERATION TIGERPOOL

OPERATION TIGERPOOL

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.

TWISTED

TWISTED

Graduation Short Film from ESMA Montpellier, directed by Etienne Argaud, Melissa Armangau, Guillaume Court, Louis Dallard, Romain Collette, Flora Sonmez, Antoine Pagès and Flavie Hasselin.

HOPE - The Movie

HOPE - The Movie

In 2133, Hong Kong has become the capital of a totalitarian regime. Mercyless sentinels patrols the streets looking for any law violation. Sam, a young resistant must break the curfew in order to infiltrate the radio tower and broadcast the message which will gather the resistance.

My Cat Lucy

My Cat Lucy

A senior thesis film from Ringling College of Art and Design by Kate Vaillant. A story about a boy who is convinced that his black cat is possessed by a demon.

The End

The End

"The End" is my senior thesis film. I am entirely responsible for all aspects from story creation to final rendering. Synopsis: After watching her gallant knight die before their wedding day, it’s up to the determined Princess Hilderose to take matters into her own hands and earn back her happily ever after.

DOUGLASS

DOUGLASS

"DOUGLASS" is a 3rd year graduation short film at Pole IIID. Directed by Geoffrey Amesse, Flavie Carin and Julien Heye.

Cold Lunch

Cold Lunch

"Cold Lunch" is our senior thesis film. Nari is a Korean-American girl who wants to enjoy her lunch just like her friends, but her noodles are far from being American. Her noodles take the form of a dragon and that seeks her attention. Afraid of judgment from her peers, she tries her best to contain the noodle dragon.

The Soloists Shortfilm

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.

GRANDPA

GRANDPA

We are 6 graduated students from Ecole des Nouvelles Images, and here is our graduation movie. The story is about a little girl's travel to learn about grief, diving into the memories she had with her grandfather in his old fishing shed.

BOREALIS

BOREALIS

Borealis is a short-film, made during the year 2021 at New3Dge school, by 6 students in VFX. The story is about an old Shaman who lost his wife, and tries to protect her soul as a dark entity wants to feed on her. You can see more informations and artworks about the project on : https://www.new3dge.com/borealis

Hitokiri - Unreal Engine 4 cinematic

Hitokiri - Unreal Engine 4 cinematic

"Hitokiri" is a Short Film made on Unreal Engine 4 in 3 months at New3dge for our first year of game art specialisation . This was our first group project including 6 poeple (4 environment artists and 2 character artists). We hope that you will enjoy this project as much as we put hard work and passion in it !

À l'Article de l'Amour

À l'Article de l'Amour

For her anniversary, Brigitte tries everything to get the attention of her husband, former undertaker. After discovering that the latest construction of her neighbor Martha looks like a coffin, her sole purpose is to steal this coffin as a gift for her husband. Maybe he will finally look at her...

Hold Up - The short movie

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.

Backfire

Backfire

Backfire is an action/adventure short film about perceived expectations within family relationships, produced from home during Australian COVID lockdowns as a graduation film. Directed by: Will Savage, Emily Hestelow and Jacob Sadler

Kayak

Kayak

Graduation shortfilm by Solène Bosseboeuf, Flore Dechorgnat, Tiphaine Klein, Auguste Lefort and Antoine Rossi. Made in less than a year at École des Nouvelles Images in Avignon.

The Seine's Tears

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

Zona

Zona

'Zona' is an ESMA graduating short film co-directed by Océane Pennont, Gaël Fourc, Georges Razzouk, Julie Chapelle, Valentine Santenac, Ofélia De Freitas Matos, Lynn Dabbous and Laury Le Maguer.

VIQUEENS

VIQUEENS

"After their husbands’ defeat, a group of viking women decides to fight the Scottish ennemis to provide for the need of the clan." Graduation short movie, ESMA Montpellier, 2021. Directed by Patricia Christol, Anne Guichard, Marie Herrera, Mégane Le Roux, Coline Patois, Pauline Pretre, Léa Pyra, Clara Simone

The Basilisk

The Basilisk

Directed by Chloé Delestrain, Owen Masson, Morrigane Haudry, Lancelot Myja-Le Guludec, Gaël Lejeune, Nathan Peyren, Baptiste Belperin The Basilisk is a fifth year graduation short from Pole 3D

Period Drama

Period Drama

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!

Confusion will be my Epitaph

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

L'Enfant et l'Oie

L'Enfant et l'Oie

In a remote countryside, a small child, fascinated by the sky, meets a goose in search of freedom, and flies away with it. Living a daydream, their journey turns sour when they find themselves stranded on the rooftops of a city. An animated tale about freedom and to find one’s place to blossom.

From Above

From Above

Graduation short film from ArtFx 2021

EONIA

EONIA

EONIA is our movie made during our last year in 2022 at New3DGE Art School. An epic Greek Sci-Fi Movie directed by Amaury Renard, Bastien Foreau, Carina Loiseau, Axel Leparmentier, Eloise Fontimpe, Jason Mathieu, Pauline Furon and Kilian Vandenhende.

Bourdonnement

Bourdonnement

Bourdonnement is a graduation shortfilm from Esma Nantes, directed by: Pierre-Louis Bouron, Zoé Chataigner, Lena Hosdez, Aude Mahieux, Mélanie Rohmer, and Martin Teillet.

Raconte-moi une histoire

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.

PIR'HEART

PIR'HEART

3D animated short movie. Pipon, a proud pirate, goes on a quest to find a treasure for his wife, where he meets many obstacles. To reach the holy grail, he has to cross a too enthusiastic mermaid and a very disturbed goat who try to divert him from his quest...

From Ice to the Void

From Ice to the Void

Two years ago I decided to switch my music events career to 3d Art due to the pandemic. This work represents what I've learn so far during my study at CGSpectrum. I've always had passion for film, photography, games and art; Now I can finally start to express my creativity and share another form of art with the world.

Apart

Apart

In a lonely city, two artists form a connection as they draw inspiration from each other’s artworks.

Tokyo Ghost: Fan Film

Tokyo Ghost: Fan Film

Tokyo Ghost: Fan Film, a 3D animated project based on the comic of the same name, was born as a collaborative work between several Animum students who wanted to put their new knowledge into practice. As big fans, we loved the idea of transferring Sean Murphy's art to 3D.

TRIBES

TRIBES

PITCH : Near Ethiopia's Omo River, a boy's coming-of-age-ceremony is about to be stormed by an armed group. || Teaser: https://youtu.be/x-avIp1u-tE

Genethic

Genethic

Genethic is a Student Short Film made during our graduation year at LaSalle BCN. We are "The Third Lab", a group formed by Laia Batlle, Cristian Casas, Laia Cuffi, Irene Fernández, Sergi Ferrà, Marina Salas, Gerard Grifell, Silvia Ros, Sergi Solanes, Félix Tejedor, Joan Valdivielso and our mentor Sancho Albano.