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Sponsors

Put simply, there would be no contests without the incredible support we have from our sponsors. We are humbled to work with so many incredible people who are passionate about supporting the next generation of creative minds.

Major

Autodesk

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.

http://www.autodesk.com

Lenovo

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.

https://www.lenovo.com/au/en/

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.

https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/

Platinum

Adobe

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.

http://www.adobe.com

SideFX

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.

https://sidefx.com/

Teradici

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.

https://www.teradici.com/

Gold

Chaos

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 chaosgroup.com.

http://www.chaosgroup.com

Dell Technologies

Pushing technology so you can go further.

http://www.delltechnologies.com/precision

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.

https://www.epicgames.com/

Foundry

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.

http://www.foundry.com

GridMarkets

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. 

https://www.gridmarkets.com/

Marmoset

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.

https://marmoset.co

Marvelous Designer

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

https://marvelousdesigner.com

Maxon

Maxon Computer is a leading developer of 3D software for the creative industries, best known for its flagship 3D modeling, painting, rendering, and animation software, Cinema 4D. Today, users across the world rely on Cinema 4D to create cutting-edge 3D motion graphics, architectural and product visualizations, video game graphics, illustrations and much more.

Maxon's client list includes ABC, Blizzard Entertainment, BMW, Sky, CNN, Fox, ITV Creative, MPC (Moving Picture Company), NBC, NFL Network, VDO, Sony Pictures Imageworks, The Walt Disney Company, Turner Broadcasting, Vitra, and many more.

https://www.maxon.net/

NVIDIA

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.

https://www.nvidia.com/

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.

http://www.ninjatheory.com

Wacom

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.

http://www.wacom.com

Weta FX

Weta FX is one of the world’s premier visual effects companies. Ground-breaking performance-driven digital characters like Smaug, Gollum, Kong, Neytiri, and Caesar (from Planet of the Apes) are widely acknowledged as some of the best digital characters ever put on screen. Weta's development of revolutionary virtual production workflows for Avatar, The Adventures of Tintin, and the Hobbit trilogy has firmly integrated digital production techniques into the film production paradigm.

 Weta FX has six visual effects Oscars® and six visual effects BAFTAs to its credit.

https://www.wetafx.co.nz

Silver

2G Studio

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

https://www.2gs.co

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.

https://www.creativebloq.com/3d-world-magazine

BINYAN

BINYAN is an award winning Arch Viz firm, considered to be a world wide industry leader. With studios in Australia, USA and the UK we are a group of app. 100 of the most talented 3d artists, animators, film makers and producers working on the most high profile projects all over the world.

Having been recognised for our culture or diversity and creativity we pride ourselves on being an awesome place to work - but more importantly to grow as people, artists and professionals.

https://www.binyan.com.au/

BVN

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.

http://www.bvn.com.au

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.

https://crystald.com/

DNEG

We are DNEG, one of the world’s leading VFX and animation studios for the creation of award-winning feature film, television and multiplatform content. We employ nearly 7,000 people with worldwide offices and studios across North America (Los Angeles, Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver), Europe (London) and Asia (Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Mumbai).

http://www.dneg.com

Dr.Reel

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

https://www.drreel.com

Flipped Normals

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

https://flippednormals.com

GRAPH

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.

https://graph.cat/

INDG

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.

http://www.indg.com/

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. 

www.ioi.dk

Kilograph

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.

https://kilograph.com/

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.

https://www.onanimationstudios.com/en/

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.

https://outpost-vfx.com/

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.

https://www.sinisoftware.com/

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.

https://thatsnomoon.com/

Unity

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.

https://unity3d.com

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.

https://www.unsignedstudio.com/

beloFX

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.

https://www.belofx.com

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.

https://realworld-one.com/