Rookie Awards 2019 | Film of the Year

2D Animation

Looking for the very best in 2D animated short films. The films can be created by both teams and individuals. Trailers and unfinished projects allowed.

Submissions closed on 31 May 2019
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Winners

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

Winner

The Tree

The Tree

In a land of drought, an old man spends his days collecting water to quench the thirst of a dead tree.

Runner Up

Ur Aska

Ur Aska

Ur Aska is a Bachelor film made by a team of ten 3rd year Character Animation & CG Art students at The Animation Workshop/VIA University College in Viborg, Denmark. "Two women live happily together, one starts to transform, disturbing their usual dynamic. The one left unchanged has to decide how far their love goes."

Highly Commended

A Gong

A Gong

A journey of a 7 year-old boy's acceptance of his grandpa's death in a traditional Taiwanese funeral.

Highly Commended

Deepness of the Fry

Deepness of the Fry

DEEPNESS OF THE FRY is an absurd existential crisis disguised as a collage film. Living in a world where everything’s already been said, felt, and done before, can anyone truly be unique? And is thinking about this too much really a good idea?

People's Choice

Playing Cards

Playing Cards

'Playing Cards' is about an outraged detective partners up with her criminal arch-nemesis in an attempt to get back at the town who condemned her.

Honorable Mentions

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

ninofie (Draft Selection) View Entry
hwewkw (Draft Selection) View Entry
mathieugariepy (Excellence Award) View Entry
cierraramsey (Excellence Award) View Entry
jguan (Draft Selection) View Entry
hpandhe (Excellence Award) View Entry
ffirman97 (Excellence Award) View Entry
redser9 (Excellence Award) View Entry
ashleypadilla (Excellence Award) View Entry
skiptutorial (Draft Selection) View Entry
haleyhustus (Excellence Award) View Entry
seesawpig (Draft Selection) View Entry
ellie (Excellence Award) View Entry
monochromer (Excellence Award) View Entry
jguan (Excellence Award) View Entry
radkins (Draft Selection) View Entry
hebardsen (Excellence Award) View Entry
yannpado (Excellence Award) View Entry
yannpado (Draft Selection) View Entry
tommysilky (Draft Selection) View Entry
seesawpig (Excellence Award) View Entry
sakshijain (Draft Selection) View Entry
yuyingherr (Excellence Award) View Entry
radkins (Excellence Award) View Entry
doudouliu (Draft Selection) View Entry
jguan (Excellence Award) View Entry
sakshijain (Excellence Award) View Entry
jreidyart (Excellence Award) View Entry
doudouliu (Excellence Award) View Entry
hryoo (Excellence Award) View Entry
ninofie (Excellence Award) View Entry
ashleypadilla (Draft Selection) View Entry

Category Brief

The focus for this category is 2D animated short films. The judges are looking for the best films that showcase amazing 2D animation skills combined with story telling. There is no brief or limitations on the type of film you can submit. Get creative and share your best 2D short film.

Important notes:

  • The judges are looking for completed projects here.
  • If your entry is on the Film Festival Circuit, please make sure to include a password for the judges to use in private.
  • Do not submit assets or single clips here are completed entries. These will be removed as they are not considered a film.
  • Entries can include 3D elements to help tell the story or enhance the visuals. However, these should not be the overall focus.
2D Animation
2D Animation
2D Animation

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