Rookie Awards 2019 | Education Scholarships

Vancouver Film School

Vancouver Film School are offering a 12 month Scholarship package for their Animation & Visual Effects program. Gain experience with traditional arts, computer animation, and cinematic storytelling skills in a professional, student environment. This truly is an opportunity worth applying for today.

Vancouver Film School
Round of applause for our sponsors


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


William Jaravaza


Zimbabwe | University of Hertfordshire

Mainly films I grew up watching was the main inspiration but also I think it was something I always had an interest in, the curiosity of breaking things apart figuring out how it all works and piecing them together. I had initially thought this interest was more engineering oriented as was my studies. But fell into Blender then eventually Maya and Zbrush and deeper my exploration went.

People's Choice

Everaldo Cavalcante



When I was on college of Graphic Design, on the second term I just realize that I'm not a Graphic Designer. Then I start to find a way to study and get better on my 3D art. It's really difficulty here on Brazil.

Honorable Mentions

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

fermin (Draft Selection) View Entry
yinfei (Draft Selection) View Entry
davidesasselli (Excellence Award) View Entry
jamesw96 (Draft Selection) View Entry
elboghdady89 (Draft Selection) View Entry
antsrobinson (Excellence Award) View Entry
gpasqual (Draft Selection) View Entry
jorgeyep95 (Scholarship - People's Choice) View Entry
jannsherrera (Draft Selection) View Entry
mateoandrijanic (Excellence Award) View Entry
ingram (Excellence Award) View Entry
tayfurturkmenoglu (Rookie of the Year - Winner) View Entry
mariusalin (Draft Selection) View Entry
mateoandrijanic (Draft Selection) View Entry
calosanema (Excellence Award) View Entry
deongeun (Internship - Winner) View Entry
jannsherrera (Rookie of the Year - Winner) View Entry
zzrock (Excellence Award) View Entry
michaelrobson (Draft Selection) View Entry
fionadonbosco (Draft Selection) View Entry
tayfurturkmenoglu (Excellence Award) View Entry
rixh (Excellence Award) View Entry
marcelpou (Excellence Award) View Entry
marcelpou (Draft Selection) View Entry
duncanli (Draft Selection) View Entry
aidenleejangyong (Excellence Award) View Entry
cinmussi (Draft Selection) View Entry
tatiilange (Excellence Award) View Entry
jamesw96 (Excellence Award) View Entry
antsrobinson (Draft Selection) View Entry
fransbellart (Draft Selection) View Entry
jaysonzhahn (Excellence Award) View Entry
deongeun (Excellence Award) View Entry
luisomar (Excellence Award) View Entry
bertranevarini (Excellence Award) View Entry
zzrock (Draft Selection) View Entry
fransbellart (Internship - People's Choice) View Entry
antiquerabbit (Draft Selection) View Entry
tatiilange (Draft Selection) View Entry
calosanema (Draft Selection) View Entry
luisomar (Draft Selection) View Entry
thirded (Draft Selection) View Entry
ancabadut (Excellence Award) View Entry
danielguevara (Excellence Award) View Entry
mjbvfx (Draft Selection) View Entry
shennamp (Draft Selection) View Entry
jorgeyep95 (Draft Selection) View Entry
sayusuzuki (Draft Selection) View Entry
fermin (Excellence Award) View Entry
manisalguero (Internship - People's Choice) View Entry
calosanema (Scholarship - Winner) View Entry
boditushig (Draft Selection) View Entry
katse77 (Draft Selection) View Entry
thirded (Excellence Award) View Entry
elysper (Draft Selection) View Entry
saeidrezaee (Draft Selection) View Entry
antsrobinson (Draft Selection) View Entry
pedroplacido (Draft Selection) View Entry
rixh (Draft Selection) View Entry
deongeun (Draft Selection) View Entry
emilras (Excellence Award) View Entry
yinfei (Internship - Winner) View Entry
jaysonzhahn (Draft Selection) View Entry
nabiljabour (Draft Selection) View Entry
antsrobinson (Excellence Award) View Entry
angelasaelam (Draft Selection) View Entry
tayfurturkmenoglu (Draft Selection) View Entry
davidesasselli (Draft Selection) View Entry
emilras (Draft Selection) View Entry
naotokunaga (Excellence Award) View Entry
naotokunaga (Draft Selection) View Entry

Category Brief

Vancouver Film School grads are some of the most successful and sought-after professionals in the entire Animation and VFX industries. You will find our alumni working all over the globe, pushing boundaries, discovering new frontiers, winning all kinds of awards and honours, and leading today’s creative economy.

During the 12 month program you will gain experience with traditional arts, computer animation, and cinematic storytelling skills in a professional, student environment. This truly is an opportunity worth applying for today.

One lucky artist will be selected to experience this amazing opportunity and push their skills to the next level at this amazing facility in Canada.


Applicants for this scholarship must:

  • include examples of visual effects and 3D animation work in their entry.


  • Scholarship location: Vancouver, Canada.
  • Animation & Visual Effects Scholarship valued at $53,000
  • 12 months duration.
  • Graduate with a diploma in 3D Animation, Visual Effects and Modeling.
  • Open to all international students (scholarship is tuition only)
  • Create a master demo reel of your final project
  • Get access to the VFS Alumni Directory + Job Board
  • Attain industry connections that will help guide your career
  • Start date after Oct 21st, 2019
  • Value in Canadian Dollars.
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