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AEAF 2020 Awards Celebrates Winners and Finalists

It's time to congratulate everyone who has entered the AEAF 2020 Awards. All winners are listed below along with all finalists.

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Many thanks to everyone who has entered the AEAF 2020 Awards. All winners are listed below along with all finalists. It’s been wonderful to see so much terrific work from so many teams – judging is the challenge. The hard part this year is not being able to say congratulations and thanks in person. We are missing tremendously the chance to say hello, screen the showreel and have a drink with everyone at the Chauvel Cinema. It’s always a great event! We’re already looking forward to next year.

But - we hope you enjoy seeing the finalists and winners reel online. If your project is among the winners, although you won’t be able to pose for the camera and take your prize home with you, we will make sure your trophy is delivered as soon as possible. We will contact all winners shortly.

Feature Film

The Lion King - MPC Film - GOLD

Godzilla: King of the Monsters - MPC Film - SILVER

Jumanji: The Next Level - Weta Digital - BRONZE

The Addams Family - Cinesite - BEST FEATURE FILM - ANIMATION

Jumanji: The Next Level - Method Studios - BEST SEQUENCE

Ford V Ferrari - Rising Sun Pictures - SPECIAL MERIT

Lady and the Tramp - Weta Digital - SPECIAL MERIT

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The Aeronauts - Framestore
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu - Framestore
Avengers: Endgame - Framestore
Lady and the Tramp - Framestore
Underwater - MPC Film
1917 - MPC Film
Lost in Russia - Fin Design and Effects
Call of the Wild - MPC Film
Terminator: Dark Fate - Method Studios
IT Chapter Two - Method Studios
The Invisible Man - Cutting Edge
The Aeronauts - Rodeo FX
Crawl - Rodeo FX
100% Wolf - Flying Bark Productions

TV Series

His Dark Materials - Framestore - GOLD

The Witcher - Cinesite - SILVER

Stranger Things - Season 3 - Rodeo FX - BRONZE

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Happy! Season 2 - Axis Studios
Operation Buffalo - Blackbird
The Commons - Blackbird
Lost in Space: Season 2 - Cinesite
Cosmos : Possible Worlds - Fin Design and Effects
The Witcher - Framestore
Watchmen - Dr Manhattan sequence - Framestore
Glitch: Season 3 - Future Associate
Reef Break - Future Associate
Miss Scarlet and the Duke - Screen Scene

Commercials Animation

The Time Shop - Psyop - GOLD

DICK's Sporting Goods - The New Kid - MPC - SILVER

Magic The Gathering - Throne of Eldraine - Axis Studios - BRONZE


AA Insurance - Dinosaur vs Unicorn - Alt.vfx
Teleflora - The Elf - Alt.vfx
Sounds Like Triple M - Cadre Pictures
Coca-Cola - Clay Dolls - Fin Design and Effects
Libresse - #WombStories - Framestore
Hug Insurance - Have a Hug - Hank Mango
King Living Innovation - MISTER
Samsung - Awesome Is For Everyone - MPC
Eurostar - You See More When You Don’t Fly - MPC
Kosciouszko - Beer with Altitude - New Holland Creative
Uniqlo Park - New Holland Creative
The Guardians - Passion Paris Productions
Football Federation Australia - Where Heroes Are Made - Passion Pictures
Erste Group - #HannaBumblebee - Passion Pictures
Wagamama - Bowl to Soup - Passion Pictures
ENI - PlusOne
Apple - psyop
Travel Oregon - psyop
Lamps - The Post Bangkok
Unionpay - VANDAL

Commercials VFX

EasyJet - Hide and Seek - MPC - GOLD

Toyota - Shortcut - Framestore - SILVER

Asus - Zenbook - Fin Design and Effects - BRONZE

RMA - The Search - Collider - SPECIAL MERIT


Living Innovation - Blackbird
Domuts - Blackbird
I Touch Myself - Collider
The Journey of Mankind is the Sea of Stars - Dans Digital
Adidas - Ozweego - Fin Design and Effects
TAB - Spotlight - Fin Design and Effects
Weltmeister - Maven - The Birth - Fin Design and Effects
LEGO - Drive What You Love - Framestore
WSJ - Read Yourself Better - Framestore
Apple - Bounce - Framestore
KIA - 7 years in 7 seconds - Glassworks Amsterdam
GMC Sierra - Juice
G2A - Juice
Lexus - LF30 - MPC
Postmates - When All You Can Pizza Is Think About - MPC
Lexus - Hybrid International - MPC
Argos - The Book Of Dreams - MPC
Kanebo Kate - New Holland Creative
Clear Vietnam - Smoke & Mirrors
Toyota Highlander - Heroes - Alt.vfx
Taco Bell - Xbox One - Alt.vfx
KIA Sorento - Black Edition - Heckler
SK-II - The Legend of Pitera - Heckler
Kraken - VANDAL
Nasonex - VANDAL

TV Series - Children

Raising Dion Season 1 - Rodeo FX - GOLD

Lego City Adventures - Season 1 - Passion Pictures - SILVER

Alphabet Street - Paper Moose - BRONZE

Are You Tougher Than Your Ancestors? - Sticky Pictures & Flying Kite Pictures SPECIAL MERIT

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The Gamers 2037 - Game Master - Ambience Entertainment
Kiri and Lou - Sugar - Kiri and Lou
The Strange Chores - Media World Pictures Pty Ltd/Ludo Studio

Live Event Installations & Projections

Enlighten Canberra Architectural Projections - The Electric Canvas - GOLD

Victoria - Animism Studios - SILVER

Act V of the Exhibition Thierry Mugler: Couturissime - Rodeo FX - BRONZE

Yabarra - Dreaming in Light (2020 Adelaide Fringe) - Monkeystack - SPECIAL MERIT


NRL State of Origin In-Stadium Pre-Game Show Content - Hank Mango
Glastonbury 2019 - Heckler
City of Melbourne Christmas Festival Projections - State Library of Victoria - The Electric Canvas
Animal Planet - Into The Blue - MISTER

Web / Viral

Sealy Haynes - MISTER - GOLD

Latitude - Let's - Heckler - SILVER

Zotac - MiniPCs - Jumbla - BRONZE


Save Freddo - Cadre Pictures
Tropeaka Protein Bars - Motion Lab

Education & Infographics

Art Gallery of NSW Japan Supernatural Exhibition Educational Primer - Hank Mango - GOLD

Sydney Living Museums: Surveillance - Collider - SILVER

Kids Helpline - Covid-19 and Isolating - Motion Lab - BRONZE


General Motors Next Generation Global Architecture - GM (Holden) Design
Synraysia Drain Relining - GRAMM
Batavia - Royal Australian Mint - Its Got Stealth
Project Firestorm - Jumbla
Anglo American - New Holland Creative
Dispute - Robert Grieves
Disorder - Robert Grieves

Music Video

The Rest of My Days - Passion Paris Productions - GOLD

Khruangbin - Pelota - Glassworks - SILVER

Slipknot - Unsainted - Rodeo FX - BRONZE


Persian Empire - She Got Confused // He Wouldn't Sleep - Conlan Normington
Let's Pretend! - Jessica Edge

Idents & Stings

Australian Chamber Orchestra 2020 Season Launch Campaign - Substance - GOLD

Foxtel UHD Foxsports - VANDAL - SILVER

Spotify - Spotify - Passion Pictures - BRONZE


Foxtel UHD Movies - VANDAL

Studio Promo

Aliens - Revolution - GOLD

PlusOne Manifesto - PlusOne - SILVER

Stella - Passion Pictures - BRONZE


CGI Interlinked - Catalysee
London Fox - Jumbla


Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered - Framestore - GOLD

World in Motion - Triada Studio - SILVER

The Unlisted - Kinetika - BRONZE

Standing Up For Sunny - Substance - BEST FEATURE FILM TITLE


The Gamers 2037 - Opening Titles - Ambience Entertainment
The Bush Years - Family Duty Power - David Penn
Perspective Shift - Taste Creative
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache - PIC Agency & Be Natural Productions

Interactive, VR Experience, Augmented Reality

City of Melbourne - Christmas Compass - Traffik and Red Cartel - GOLD

Mermaid - The Mysterious Pearl - Untitled Studios - SILVER

Subaqua - UTS Animal Logic Academy - BRONZE


WISE - Curiious
Bahrain NBN - New Holland Creative
Virtual Chicken - TAFE NSW - Poultry Hub - Red Cartel
Syngenta - Educational VR for corn growth and treatment - Red Cartel
Samsung Galaxy ExplorAR - Traffik and Chaos Theory
World Square - Golden Week - VANDAL

Short Film

Bounty Hunter - UTS Animal Logic Academy - GOLD

Kino Ratten - Media Design School - SILVER

Tomorrow’s On Fire - Passion Pictures - BRONZE


SEALAND - Greenhouse Production

Game Trailers

Magic: Legends - Plastic Wax - GOLD

Apex Legends - Crypto - Passion Pictures - SILVER

Boomerang Fu - David Smith Animation - BRONZE

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Corporate Video

DOLBY Vision - See The Unseen With Alexander Semenov - Juice - GOLD

YDT - Underwater Autonomous Mapping - Jumbla - SILVER

ANT Concept Vehicle - Cadre Pictures - BRONZE


Redflex - Hold the Red - Motion Lab


The Beauty - Pascal Schelbli - Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg - GOLD

Any Instant Whatever - Michelle Brand - Royal College of Art - SILVER

Chocolate Man - Murat E Gönültas - Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg - BRONZE

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ALBI - Rory Hulme - AIT
Cleaning Time - Reece Mulley - AIT
Pen, ink, paper and inkstone - Cheng Lei
Plague - James Dickson - AIT
Patience - Andrea Supandi - JMC Academy
Malediction and Murder - Natalie Haig

Weta avengers endgame

Weta Digital earned the Gold award for their work on 'Avengers: Endgame' in the Feature Film VFX category.

AEAF Awards 2019 Winners and Finalists

Congratulations! Below is a list of the finalist entries to AEAF Awards 2019. The Awards not only attracted a bigger number of projects this time, but also truly excellent quality and very high levels of workmanship, creativity and expertise. The Feature Film category has grown with top releases from the last year, and the VR, AR and experiential categories keep evolving and expanding in unexpected ways. Many thanks to everyone who entered.  The winners were announced at the best industry party in Sydney all year, the AEAF Awards Night on 16 August 2019.

The AEAF Awards were held on 30 August with a huge crowd in attendence at the Chauvel Cinema in Paddington following a day of awe-inspiring Speaker Sessions.

AEAF Awards 2018 Winners and Finalists

AEAF Reception

The AEAF Awards were held on 30 August with a huge crowd in attendance at the Chauvel Cinema in Paddington following a day of awe-inspiring Speaker Sessions. Friendly artists, a starry night and terrific, better-than-ever projects were the themes of the night. See images below of artists and speakers on the night, plus a listing of all winning and finalist entries.

AEAF 2017 was held on 16 August with a full day of top speakers and an Awards event that brought together artists from around the world. SEE all the winners inside.

AWAF Awards 2015

Congratulations to all the finalists and Winners of the AEAF Awards 2016

The Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in each category plus Special Merit Awards were announced at the AEAF Awards Evening 17 August.

The AEAF Awards went off with a bang on 17 August. The Finalists and Winners Showreel was looking better than ever, the house was full and everyone enjoyed the party.

AWAF Awards 2015

We have established the AEAF Hall of Fame to recognize some of the people who have contributed to the advancement of the arts of Animation and Visual Effects over the years. Here we have listed all the finalists and winners. Many of the artists who worked on these projects have gone on to become stars of the visual effects industry around the world, winning awards, acclaim and achieving success as artists. We congratulate everyone who contributed to work submitted to the AEAF Awards.
    Previous winners of the AEAF Awards are among the world's premier post-production companies, effects houses and studios.
Past winners include: Weta Digital - Animal Logic - ILM - MPC - Framestore - Beeps -Sony Pictures Imageworks - Passion Pictures - The Mill - Buff - Blur -  Complete Post - Digital Pictures - Fuel - Iloura - Fin Design & Effects - Pixar Animation Studios - Students from AFTRS - QUT - VCA -  Ringling - School of Visual Arts NYC and many others

Feature Film VFX
GOLD  Guardians of the Galaxy – Framestore
SILVER  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Weta Digital
BRONZE  Mad Max: Fury Road - Iloura
Special Merit   X-Men: Days of Future Past - RSP
Special Merit   Under the Skin – One of Us
The Maze Runner - Method Studios
Jupiter Ascending  - Method Studios
The Woman in Black: Angel of Death - BlueBolt
The Imitation Game  - BlueBolt
The Amazing Spider -Man 2 - MPC
Exodus: Gods and Kings - MPC
Dracula Untold  - Framestore
Jupiter Ascending  - Framestore
Night at the Museum Secret of the Tomb  - MPC
Jupiter Ascending  - One of Us

Feature Film VFX
GOLD  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Weta Digital
SILVER  Edge of Tomorrow  -  Framestore
BRONZE  Man of Steel  -  MPC


AEAF Finalists & Winners 2013

Commercials VFX
GOLD Cartier Odyssey - QUAD Productions
SILVER Qualcomm Snapdragon Coming Soon – Framestore
BRONZE Foxtel Olympics 2012 Seeing Is Believing - Alt.vfx