Rookie Awards 2024 - Open for Entries!

Rookie Awards 2019

Started in 2010, this is our biggest annual contest. It's open to young creatives in visual effects, animation, games, virtual reality, motion graphics and 3d visualisation. There is simply no better way to launch your career and start sharing your amazing work online.

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Education Scholarships | Lost Boys | School of VFX

The Effects (FX) Artist Certificate is an accelerated 5 month program, specialised in the craft of simulated phenomenon and effects for the Film, Animation, and Gaming Industries. It also complements this skill-set by training students in highly advanced Houdini workflows. If you would like your future career to involve digital destruction, creating an environmental phenomenon, particles, pyro and fluid simulation, and/or many creative and bizarre combinations of art and science than this program is your opportunity.

The “Comp Assist” Certificate is an accelerated 4-month program, specialised in the craft of Compositing using the industry standard software, Nuke from The Foundry.
Advanced paint, rotoscoping, keying, and integration techniques will be taught, preparing the students in the trade of an entry level Compositing Artist for careers in the Visual Effects and or Animation Industries.

Two lucky artists 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 work in their entry.


  • Scholarship location: Montreal, Canada
  • 1 x Effects Artist (Houdini) Program valued at $5,000
  • 1 x Comp Assist (Nuke) Program valued at $5,000
  • The value is in Canadian Dollars
  • Must be eligible to study in Canada
  • No redeemable cash value
Lost Boys | School of VFX
Lost Boys | School of VFX
Lost Boys | School of VFX