Rookie Awards 2020 | Film of the Year

3D Animation

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.

3D Animation
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Winners

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

Winner

Alan Guimont - Oeil Pour Oeil

Oeil Pour Oeil

"Oeil pour Oeil" is a student short film made during our graduation year at ESMA Nantes. Directed by Thomas BOILEAU, François BRIANTAIS, Robin COURTOISE, Alan GUIMONT, Malcolm HUNT and Mathieu LECROQ.

Runner Up

Geoffroy Collin - o28

o28

Directed By Otalia Caussé, Geoffroy Collin, Robin Merle, Antoine Marchand, Fabien Meyran and Louise Grardel - Supinfocom RUBIKA -

Highly Commended

Jeremy Schaefer - The Box Assassin

The Box Assassin

This is a short film I completed in my senior of college. I was responsible for everything from storyboards to final rendering.

The film is about a pizza delivery boy who finds himself in the middle of a clash between a gangster boss and a legendary assassin which the boy has unknowingly delivered.

Highly Commended

Elliot Thomasson - INSTINCT

INSTINCT

Instinct is a graduation short film made by six CGI & 3D Animation students at ARTFX :
Mathieu ANTOINE, Arthur ALLENDER, Léna BELMONTE, Cyrielle GUILLERMIN, Victor KIRSCH and Elliot THOMASSON.

Highly Commended

Valentin David - Skid

Skid

"Skid" is our graduation short film, made during our last year at ESMA.
Directed by Valentin David, Axel Diaz, Clement Feuillet, Damien Gustin, Morgane Le Disez and Florian Rigollet

Highly Commended

Natacha Pianeti - 400 MPH

400 MPH

Supinfocom Rubika

Directed By
Paul-Eugène Dannaud, Natacha Pianeti, Alice Lefort, Julia Chaix, Quentin Tireloque, Lorraine Desserre

People's Choice

Natacha Pianeti - 400 MPH

400 MPH

Supinfocom Rubika

Directed By
Paul-Eugène Dannaud, Natacha Pianeti, Alice Lefort, Julia Chaix, Quentin Tireloque, Lorraine Desserre

Honorable Mentions

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

ancellucas (Excellence Award) View Entry
coralinehun (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
juliechapelle (Draft Selection) View Entry
emslfd (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
wasabimelon (Draft Selection) View Entry
sachagosselin (Excellence Award) View Entry
jenniferalice (Draft Selection) View Entry
matiiite (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
ordinarysim (Draft Selection) View Entry
marienoel (Draft Selection) View Entry
jenniferalice (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
lay1217 (Draft Selection) View Entry
emilykimes (Draft Selection) View Entry
hashemo (Excellence Award) View Entry
adresen (Draft Selection) View Entry
alexandremougenot (Draft Selection) View Entry
dracochat (Draft Selection) View Entry
liith (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
merickcormier (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
ximenaroldan (Draft Selection) View Entry
loiclemoine26 (Draft Selection) View Entry
louiseleblond (Excellence Award) View Entry
ttrice (Draft Selection) View Entry
liith (Excellence Award) View Entry
plakarh (Draft Selection) View Entry
salmonart (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
acarrel (Excellence Award) View Entry
jinuk (Draft Selection) View Entry
shelbypogue (Excellence Award) View Entry
gcazarine (Draft Selection) View Entry
merickcormier (Draft Selection) View Entry
tianlu (Draft Selection) View Entry
gcazarine (Excellence Award) View Entry
salmonart (Draft Selection) View Entry
ancellucas (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
florianpetiteau (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
loganwebbanimation (Draft Selection) View Entry
nickoel (Draft Selection) View Entry
3dsensedfp12 (Draft Selection) View Entry
hashemo (Draft Selection) View Entry
chyen (Draft Selection) View Entry
rchapoy (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
desertteam (Draft Selection) View Entry
rchapoy (Rookie of the Year - People's Choice) View Entry
florianpetiteau (Draft Selection) View Entry
ancellucas (Draft Selection) View Entry
wearedow (Excellence Award) View Entry
katenamo (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
aureliearnoux (Draft Selection) View Entry
emslfd (Draft Selection) View Entry
suyounganimation (Draft Selection) View Entry
ollieyao (Draft Selection) View Entry
abaigealcollins (Draft Selection) View Entry
shirbaron (Draft Selection) View Entry
sticktomanual (Draft Selection) View Entry
3dsensedfp12 (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
luciethomas (Draft Selection) View Entry
emslfd (Excellence Award) View Entry
sachagosselin (Draft Selection) View Entry
timotheemaron (Draft Selection) View Entry
mleflond (Draft Selection) View Entry
abaigealcollins (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
ddwek (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
mleflond (Excellence Award) View Entry
coralinehun (Draft Selection) View Entry
danielgh (Draft Selection) View Entry
talesofreckoning (Draft Selection) View Entry
shirbaron (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
xueqinghu (Draft Selection) View Entry
elosayo (Draft Selection) View Entry
patrickyuwang (Draft Selection) View Entry
laurymorosi (Draft Selection) View Entry
alball (Draft Selection) View Entry
mariomiozzo (Excellence Award) View Entry
patrickyuwang (Rookie of the Year - Highly Commended) View Entry
yuyingherr (Draft Selection) View Entry
gcazarine (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
matiiite (Draft Selection) View Entry
damiengiry (Draft Selection) View Entry
arieldoodles (Draft Selection) View Entry
antoinejoly (Draft Selection) View Entry
brunocrapanzano (Draft Selection) View Entry
xueqinghu (Excellence Award) View Entry
naomique (Draft Selection) View Entry
timotheemaron (Excellence Award) View Entry
nchapman (Draft Selection) View Entry
supanurse (Draft Selection) View Entry
louiseleblond (Draft Selection) View Entry
liith (Draft Selection) View Entry
squinky (Draft Selection) View Entry
mleflond (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
lyloutred (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
ericwang (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
ttrice (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
jonathanlamie (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
dprosyannikova (Draft Selection) View Entry
katenamo (Draft Selection) View Entry
acarrel (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
rchapoy (Draft Selection) View Entry
ddwek (Draft Selection) View Entry
hephce (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
wearedow (Draft Selection) View Entry
ddwek (Excellence Award) View Entry
melaniepetit (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
yelizmotro (Draft Selection) View Entry
jonathanlamie (Draft Selection) View Entry
adresen (Excellence Award) View Entry
elbarbaa (Excellence Award) View Entry
mikko (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
louiseleblond (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
mikko (Draft Selection) View Entry
shirbaron (Rookie of the Year - Highly Commended) View Entry
naomique (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
melaniepetit (Draft Selection) View Entry
javierpedreno (Draft Selection) View Entry
acarrel (Draft Selection) View Entry
javierpedreno (Excellence Award) View Entry
dermott (Excellence Award) View Entry
davidcoole (Draft Selection) View Entry
elosayo (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
shelbypogue (Draft Selection) View Entry
hephce (Draft Selection) View Entry
heidun (Draft Selection) View Entry
dracochat (Excellence Award) View Entry
dloop (Excellence Award) View Entry
bejou (Draft Selection) View Entry
alisonloke (Draft Selection) View Entry
yuyingherr (Excellence Award) View Entry
3dsensedfp11 (Draft Selection) View Entry
froufroumovie (Draft Selection) View Entry
ericwang (Draft Selection) View Entry
coralinehun (Excellence Award) View Entry
dprosyannikova (Excellence Award) View Entry
patrickyuwang (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
gparente (Draft Selection) View Entry
lyloutred (Draft Selection) View Entry
gparente (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
shelbypogue (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
dermott (Draft Selection) View Entry
gparente (Excellence Award) View Entry
elbarbaa (Draft Selection) View Entry
plakarh (Excellence Award) View Entry
dloop (Draft Selection) View Entry
timotheemaron (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry

Category Brief

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.

Important Notes

  • You must submit a completed film or teaser trailer for your film. 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 adds additional team members as project collaborators.
  • Films must not have been released prior to June 2019.
  • Entries can include 2D elements to help enhance the story or visuals. However, the focus should be on 3D elements and techniques.
  • Share your process with the judges so they fully understand your thought process.

Requirements & Deliveries

  • You must create a single entry page that includes your completed film, a detailed breakdown and supporting material. Do not create multiple entries with single projects as you will be disqualified.
  • Put effort into your entry page by including text descriptions, titles, work-in-progress and any include supporting material that you feel will impress the judges.

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, variety of content, and employment potential. Treat your entry like a job interview. You have one page to show how amazing your skills are.

How to enter

  1. Read the Rules. Don’t worry, there isn’t too much lawyer talk in there. Quick Link.
  2. Create an Entry using the button below.

Need some help? Watch this video demonstration to help make sure you create the best entry possible.

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