NEWS: Rookies Global School Rankings 2022 Announced

Rookie Awards 2022 | Film of the Year

Visual Effects

Films created by both teams and individuals that include live action visual effects used to help tell a story, add that wow factor, or include live action footage.

Visual Effects
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Winners

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

Winner

Jules - RELATIVITY

RELATIVITY

RELATIVITY is a graduation short film realized by ArtFX students : Hugo Astesano, Loïc Ciaux, Guillaume Hulot, Benjamin Matthys, Victor Piquemal, Jules Rebuffat, Loïc Remy.

With the help of specialist students : Esteban Boudailles, Auriane Bertil, Mathilda Colli, Hugo Martial.

RELATIVITY was nominee in VES and PIDs.

Runner Up

Arielle Cohen - GREEN

GREEN

GREEN is a graduation short film realized by ArtFX students : Arielle Cohen, Louis Florean, Théo Fratissier, Camille Poiriez and Eloise Thibaut

Highly Commended

Kesia Caprice-Lucien - COCORICA

COCORICA

Cocorica is a graduation short film directed by Claire Auvin, Kesia Caprice-Lucien, Maxence Delaforge, Diane Feixas, Marine Hergault & Sarah SIadoux.
Specialists : Marine Sève.
Music by Thibault Cohade.

Highly Commended

Benjamin Makki - The Burning Life of Barney - ArtFX 2021

The Burning Life of Barney - ArtFX 2021

"The Burning Life of Barney" is a joyful short musical directed by Jordan Placé, Thomas Langlois, Samuel Besseau, Benjamin Makki, Maurine Fauvert, Marjorie Sautel, Benjamin Gachot, Noëlina Faury - Specialists : Lola Neuville, Auriane Bertil, Sarah Testardo, Lucas Dziura, Claire Auvin. - Music by Nicky Stone & E'lir.

Highly Commended

Kevin Merzoug - DIVE

DIVE

"DIVE" is a graduation short film made at ArtFX, directed by Kevin Merzoug, Robin Audras, Anthony Koson, Youssef Mbarek & Mayank Modi.

Highly Commended

Praba Anandasundaram - EOS

EOS

EOS is a final graduation project made by the Netherlands Film Academy VFX class of 2022. It shows the story of a rebellious girl in a world where showing one's true face is forbidden.

Highly Commended

Montasser Khalil - Blog 22

Blog 22

"Blog 22" is a graduation project created by Montasser Khalil at Sheridan College, explaining the emotions people can experience when not accepted socially. Whether in a relationship, friendship, or meeting a significant other's family.

Highly Commended

Team AFTER - AFTER

AFTER

The is a student project led by SF FILM SCHOOL.

Many students have participated in this project.
is a sci-fi short film about fighting an intense battle against the spreading virus that threatens the existence of the humanity.

People's Choice

Praba Anandasundaram - EOS

EOS

EOS is a final graduation project made by the Netherlands Film Academy VFX class of 2022. It shows the story of a rebellious girl in a world where showing one's true face is forbidden.

Honorable Mentions

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

MatthieuPanel (Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, and Excellence Award) View Entry
GenSxndy (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
HugoAllert (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
joedowling (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
willmoss115 (Draft Selection) View Entry
DoyenJulien (Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
vincentlarcher (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
bonappetit (Excellence Award, Draft Selection, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
stijnsanders (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
fergzlz (Draft Selection, Excellence Award, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
AlexisCrawford (Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, and Draft Selection) View Entry
caseyrankin (Excellence Award) View Entry
hyebin (Runner Up, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, Draft Selection, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry

Category Brief

This category is for artists and teams who have created a film that includes Visual Effects. You will have worked with assets and elements that are integrated with live-action footage to create photo realistic environments, characters, sets, props, animation and effects that would be dangerous, expensive, impractical, or simply impossible to capture on film.

The judges are looking for stories where you have used visual effects seamlessly with plates that you have shot. It’s not only about the big visual effects shots here, the judges will be really looking out for impressive subtle effects that have been created to help tell the story.

Important Notes

  • Your film must include integration of live action footage with computer generated elements.
  • 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 > Visual Effects’ 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.