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Rookie Awards 2022

The 12th Annual Rookie Awards is 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.

Rookie Awards 2022



Autodesk is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries—including the last 22 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects—use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas before they’re ever built or created. From blockbuster visual effects and buildings that create their own energy to electric cars and the batteries that power them, the work of our 3D software customers is everywhere you look.


Lenovo’s story has always been about shaping computing intelligence to create a better world. With the world’s widest portfolio of technology products, we deliver our vision of Smarter Technology for All through products, solutions, software, and services that individuals, communities, businesses, and entire populations need to fulfill their potential.

Unreal Engine

The Unreal Engine is a game engine developed by Epic Games, first showcased in the 1998 first-person shooter game Unreal. Although initially developed for first-person shooters, it has been successfully used in a variety of other genres, including platformers, fighting games, MMORPGs, and other RPGs.



Adobe gives everyone, from emerging artists to global brands, everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences.

Creative Cloud delivers the world’s leading creative desktop tools, mobile apps and services, enabling users to work effortlessly across devices for connected creative workflows.


SideFX is a world leader in the development of 3D animation and visual effects software for use in film, commercials and video games. SideFX’s Academy Award-winning Houdini software utilizes a node-based procedural approach which provides digital artists with an unprecedented level of power, flexibility and control.

Houdini’s comprehensive feature set includes modelling, rigging, animation, particle effects, dynamics, compositing, integrated rendering, and more. Houdini is available for the Mac OS X, Linux and Windows operating systems.


Teradici is the creator of the PCoIP®️ remote display protocol, which delivers desktops and workstations from the data center or public cloud to end users with the highest levels of security, responsiveness, and fidelity. Teradici Cloud Access Software powers the most secure remote display solutions with performance that supports even the most graphics-intensive applications. Teradici technology is trusted by leading media companies, design houses, financial firms and government agencies and is deployed to more than 15 million users around the world.



Chaos is a world leader in computer graphics technology, empowering artists and designers to create photorealistic imagery and animation across all creative industries. Chaos develops 3D rendering and simulation software that is used daily by top design studios, architectural firms, advertising agencies, and visual effects companies around the globe. In 2017, the firm’s physically based renderer, V-Ray, was honored with an Academy Award for its role in the widespread adoption of ray-traced rendering for motion pictures. Today, the company’s advancements in ray tracing, cloud rendering, and real-time visualization are shaping the future of design communication and storytelling. Founded in 1997, Chaos is privately owned with offices in Sofia, Prague, Seoul, Tokyo, and Los Angeles. For more information visit


Precision workstations products deliver top-end performance with the latest desktop caliber processors and advanced thermals that keep your system running at high speeds so you can wait less and create more.

Epic Games

Epic Games’ Unreal Engine technology brings high-quality games to PC, console, mobile, VR and AR platforms. Developers also use Unreal to create photorealistic visualizations, interactive product designs, films, virtual productions, mixed reality TV broadcasts and animated entertainment.


Foundry designs creative software technologies used to deliver award-winning visual effects and 3D content for the design, visualization and entertainment industries. Foundry’s software advances the art and technology of visual experience in partnership with creative leaders across the globe. It enables clients like Pixar, Mercedes-Benz, ILM, Weta Digital, The Moving Picture Company and Sony Pictures Imageworks to turn incredible ideas into reality by solving complex creative challenges.


GridMarkets supports rendering and simulations for Houdini, Maya, Cinema 4d, Blender, 3DS and Nuke with Mantra, Redshift, Renderman, Arnold and Vray. Meet demanding deadlines - run jobs in parallel using hundreds machines, Reduce project costs - use our discounted subscription and weekly pricing options, Simplify your pipeline - we supply licensing; sim/render/download in one easy step, Setup in seconds - submit from your 3D software using our (free) plugin, Render securely - large studios have successfully security audited our service, Count on us - our support team is global and available 24x7 when you need us.


Marmoset is the developer of Toolbag, the 3D artist's unified solution for real-time rendering, look-dev, texturing, and baking. Now featuring a brand new texture painting system, free asset library, and hardware-accelerated ray tracing engine delivering stunning image quality and industry-leading baking performance.

Marvelous Designer

Intuitive software for the design and simulation of cloth, based in real-world pattern making.


Maxon makes powerful software solutions for content creators working in 2D and 3D design, motion graphics, VFX, visualization, and games. Maxon’s product portfolio includes the Cinema 4D suite of 3D modeling, simulation, and animation technology, the Forger mobile sculpting app, the diverse Red Giant lineup of revolutionary editing, motion design, and filmmaking tools, the leading-edge, blazingly fast Redshift renderer and ZBrush, the industry-standard digital sculpting and painting solution.


NVIDIA’s invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots, and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world. Today, NVIDIA is increasingly known as “the AI computing company.

Ninja Theory

Ninja Theory Ltd. was formed in 2004 by four partners, including current Directors Nina Kristensen (Chief Development Director), Tameem Antoniades (Chief Creative Director) and Jez San OBE (Non-Executive Director). The studio pride themselves on striving for the highest production values and continually pushing the boundaries of technology, art and design to create evermore exciting video game experiences.

The BAFTA award-winning developer of Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Disney Infinity 3.0, DmC: Devil May Cry, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and Heavenly Sword.


Inspired by natural human abilities to create, our patented pen and touch input technology allows freedom of expression, inspired creativity, and drastic improvements in productivity, control and comfort. From product development and graphic design to the media and entertainment sectors, Wacom facilitates the work of individuals and workgroups with truly natural ways to work with digital content.

At Wacom, we believe that technology should be easy to use and simple to understand. With products that rely on human intuition and natural movement, we strive to bring people and technology closer together.

Weta FX

Wētā FX is the standard-bearer for creativity and innovation in visual effects and animation, attracting talent, partners, and clients that seek to push what is possible in pursuit of their artistic vision. Based in Wellington, with offices in Vancouver and Melbourne, they are roughly 1,500 of the most ambitious artists, engineers, and executives you’re likely to meet.

Over the last 30 years, Wētā FX’s ground-breaking work has earned them six visual effects Academy Awards®, twelve Academy Sci-Tech Awards, and six visual effects BAFTA Awards, in addition to the 34 Visual Effects Society Awards awarded by their peers. They are known for performance-driven animated characters such as Neytiri, Gollum, Kong and Caesar, as well as the worlds they create, including Pandora, Middle-earth and countless others. Most recently, Wētā FX’s work on Avatar: The Way of Water amazed audiences with never-seen-before innovations in water, facial performance, and real-time depth compositing.


2G Studio

2G Studio is a leading Arch Viz Company In Indonesia with the aim to help their client working on their marketing campaign

3D World

3D World is a magazine and website published by Future plc whose main focus is 3D animation, visual effects, videogame design, illustration and architectural visualisation.


BINYAN is an integrated content agency.

Creating a sense of place and belonging for the world's most iconic landmarks.

Combining our collective knowledge from 3000+ world class projects, we push the limits to achieve effective multi-award-winning work.

Founded in 2007 with origins in creative innovation and real estate, you can find us in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, New York, London, Dubai and everywhere in between.


BVN is an architecture studio with origins in Australia. Our 90-year-old heritage has allowed us to create a broad portfolio of built work internationally. We value design, diversity and innovation.

Crystal Dynamics

Crystal Dynamics is an award-winning, top of class game development studio located just south of San Francisco in sunny Redwood City, CA. Founded in 1992, Crystal Dynamics has grown into a world-class studio by developing iconic franchises and keeping at the forefront of the very latest in technology and graphics. Crystal Dynamics is owned by Publisher/Developer Square-Enix, Inc., which boasts a multi-million dollar international portfolio of intellectual properties that few can match with respect to brand recognition and units sold. Having created beloved properties such as Gex and the Legacy of Kain series, as well as driving the massively successful Tomb Raider franchise, Crystal Dynamics is now laying the groundwork for the next generation of innovative and technologically stunning projects.


We are DNEG, one of the world’s leading visual effects (VFX) and animation companies for the creation of feature film, television, and multiplatform content. DNEG employs more than 10,000 people with worldwide offices and studios across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.


Dr.Reel is a full service, Character Rigging Studio for Series, Film and Game.

Flipped Normals

The Only Curated CG Marketplace - High-quality training & resources by the world's best artists.


Graph Visual Studio is a creative studio founded in 2011 in Barcelona. We offer architecture visualization services to architects and developers. We include in our services Still Images, Movies and Virtual Reality. Our team of architects and technicians provides a professional vision of the technical and creative aspects of architecture since we speak the same language. We serve as translators between the architecture and the viewer. Through light, texture, colour and composition, we create images that translate the architectural plans to feelings and emotions. We provide the language to the viewer to understand architecture through storytelling in which they can empathize and understand. We are specialized in competitions, interior design and real estate promotions, both in the public and private sectors.


We are CGI specialists that help brands and their agencies digitize whole portfolios and make them exciting for consumers.

Our offices are in Amsterdam, Bucharest and New York, and we're always on the look out for new talent. We believe that our success relies on the passion and talent of our people; your personal development is therefore highly valued. Life within INDG is never dull as we cherish diversity, passion and creativity.

IO Interactive

IO Interactive is a 22 year-old independent studio, creators of HITMAN, Kane&Lynch, Mini Ninjas and Freedom Fighters. We are now working on Project 007 a brand new James Bond video game to be developed and published by IOI. This means we are here to deliver exciting best-in-class gaming experiences. We want our games to play and feel like the people who created them – unique and creative. It is our way of making sure that we will always deliver something interesting. We are also a team, above everything, and highly international, with around 180 people and 27 nationalities, and offices both in progressive Copenhagen (Denmark) and the cozy city of Malmö (Sweden). We do a lot to foster a culture of brother- and sisterhood and we strive to be a collective of creative, productive people rather than a factory.


Kilograph is a full-service creative agency. We are an integrated team of architects, experience designers, brand builders, filmmakers and critical thinkers, who specialize in strategic property-and-place storytelling. With backgrounds in the Hollywood film industry bringing impossible worlds to life, we apply this same sense of visual excitement to help tell our clients’ stories in imaginative and unforgettable ways.
Simply put, using the latest creative technologies and a strategy-first approach lets us craft meaningful and measurable brand experiences for users, viewers and you.

On Animation Studio

ON Animation Studio Montreal will be offering a 4-week paid internship to an Artist (department to be determined)! The internship will either begin in the Summer of the Fall of 2021. The internship will ideally take place onsite.

Outpost VFX

Outpost VFX has studios in the UK, Montreal, Los Angeles and Mumbai from which it has recently delivered major film and streaming projects including The Wheel of Time, Foundation and Cowboy Bebop. Formed in 2013, Outpost is now home to over 450 people globally delivering high-end visual effects in a supportive and welcoming environment. Over recent years, Outpost has been the first VFX studio to introduce a raft of benefits designed to give the team more control over their work/life balance in the belief that happy, motivated people do the best creative work.

Sini Software

Our mission is simple, we are developing world-class plugin products and tools that benefit you, the 3D artist. We are the only 3D software company resolving complex architectural visualisation workflow issues adding multi-threading functions to dramatically increase computational power to handle working on massive BIM models. Our aim is to expand our product range, supporting a wider range of 3D, BIM and Real-time softwares and deliver these products as cost-effectively as possible, offering you financial flexibility and helping you work faster and make more profit.

That's No Moon

We are a new independent AAA game development studio founded by veterans of some of the industry's most recognizable and acclaimed creative teams, established to craft a new generation of narrative-driven, genre-defining experiences that will span both interactive and linear media. With a roster of award-winning talent and decades of combined experience, That’s No Moon and its debut project are backed by an unprecedented partnership and more than $100 million investment from Smilegate—creators of the blockbuster ‘CROSSFIRE’ franchise.


Unity is the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content. Creators, ranging from game developers to artists, architects, automotive designers, filmmakers, and others, use Unity to make their imaginations come to life. Unity’s platform provides a comprehensive set of software solutions to create, run and monetize interactive, real-time 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles, and augmented and virtual reality devices. The company’s 1,800+ person research and development team keeps Unity at the forefront of development by working alongside partners to ensure optimized support for the latest releases and platforms. Apps developed by Unity creators were downloaded more than five billion times per month in 2020.

Unsigned Studio

Unsigned Studio is a global team of creative professionals that enable people to experience and explore urban environments and infrastructure like never before. We make journeys unforgettable and tell stories that connect. Using visualisation, interactive, and creative technologies we shape how your audience sees your project.


beloFX was Founded in 2021, beloFX is a next-generation visual effects and technology company. We operate globally with outstanding teams based in Canada and the UK. This is an era of dramatic change in moving image technology and process. Our founding team, who have extensive experience in high-end visual effects, intend the company to be at the forefront of this transformation. At the heart of our ambition are collaborative tools that unify and optimize creative excellence, operational efficiency and client service. The liberating power of this technology enables creative organizations such as ours to work in fundamentally new ways, and develop exciting ideas for the future. We are dedicated to putting diversity, inclusion and equality at the forefront of our culture. We believe in creating an environment where different ideas and perspectives are championed and where each individual feels empowered to contribute.

realworld one

realworld one is the global leader in enterprise virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) software solutions, focusing on the life sciences, analytical, diagnostics and medical, pharmaceutical, chemical and processing industries. realworld one’s partners include several major, well-known companies such as Lonza, ZEISS, Illumina, Bio-Rad, Agilent, Becton Dickinson, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, QIAGEN, Tecan, Hologic and GEA Group among many others.