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.
AEAF Awards Winners Announced
Rotor Studios earned three awards - in Web Viral, Education & Infographics and Commercials VFX.
The AEAF Awards went off with a bang last night, 17 August. The Finalists and Winners Showreel was looking better than ever, the house was full and everyone enjoyed the party, held at the Chauvel Cinema in Paddington. Even better, many attendees went home with awards in hand.
As well as many of the starring teams who entered projects, several of the speakers from the past two days’ Speaker Sessions were at the Chauvel with their colleagues. It was a great opportunity for VFX artists and animators, directors and producers from all over Australia - plus some overseas guests - to meet each other at a very friendly event.
Winners are listed below. Watch this space for further news of the AEAF Awards.
Feature Film VFX
Left photo - Glenn Melenhorst and Ineke Majoor received the TV Series Gold Award for Iloura.
Right photo - Dennis Jones (also an AEAF Speaker) and Ian Cope from RSP took home awards for Feature Film Gold and TVSeries Silver.
GOLD X-Men: Apocalype - Quicksilver Extraction - RSP
SILVER Terminator: Genysis - MPC
BRONZE The Martian - Framestore
BRONZE The Martian - MPC
Special Distinction The BFG - Weta Digital
Special Distinction Independence Day: Resurgence - Weta Digital
Above, Matt Aitken (another AEAF Speaker) collected two Feature Film Special Distinction Awards for Weta Digital.
Left - Hackett Films won an Idents & Stings award, right - Mirari& Co earned Idents & Stings and Event Openers awards.
Idents & Stings
GOLD HBO 2015 Christmas - Mirari& Co
SILVER Rise Fox Sports World Cup Netball - DD8
BRONZE Disney XD - Hackett Films
Education & Infographics
GOLD Fast Train - Media Farm & Big Cookie Studios
SILVER Deakin - Jumbla
BRONZE SGCH Morgan’s Story – The Magnificent Itch
GOLD Prius Global Launch - Rotor Studios
SILVER Ares - Our Greatest Adventure - Juice Sp zoo
BRONZE Yellow - Jumbla
Left - Laura Breaden from Jumbla with Web Viral and Education & Infographics awards, Right - Emily Harridge, founder of Visual Playground with Titles TV and Event Openers awards.
GOLD Never Be Like You - Flume - Collider
SILVER Come Alive - The Jezabels - Oh Yeah Wow
BRONZE To My Surprise - James - Kris Merc & Not To Scale
GOLD Citipati - Andreas Feix
SILVER Entre les lignes - Artfx
BRONZE Jagon VFX Breakdown - Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
Special Merit Robosome - Ling Siu
Special Merit Second Self - Ralph Stevenson
Special Merit Creative Currency - Jelena Sinik
Ralph Stevenson, Ling Siu and Jelena Sinik earned Special Merit in the Student category.
GOLD League of Legends - Ekko: Seconds
SILVER Injustice 2 - Plastic Wax
BRONZE LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Plastic Wax
GOLD Bottersnikes & Gumbles – Mighty Nice
SILVER F1 Title Sequence - Framestore
BRONZE Foxtel Stage & Screen - New Holland Creative
Left - Passion Pictures took home two Commercials Animation Awards and one for Game Cinematics. Right - Rachael Johnson and Damian Stocks from Eyecandy earned Titles TV Series and Commercials Animation award.
Titles TV Series
GOLD Deadline Gallipoli - Cutting Edge
SILVER Changed Forever - Eyecandy Animation
BRONZE The Divorce - Visual Playground
Titles Feature Film
GOLD Spectre - Framestore
SILVER Ant-Man - Sarofsy
GOLD Glory of Heroes - Mirari& Co
SILVER AEAF 2015 Awards
BRONZE Melbourne Spring Fashion Festival
The Plastic Wax family - double winners in the Game Cinematics category.
GOLD Songlines - The Pulse
SILVER Toyota Showroom 360 - Rotor Studios
BRONZE Telstra 360 - For the Fans - The Pulse
BRONZE eBay Virtual Reality Department Store - Red Cartel
GOLD Sundays - Post Panic Pictures
SILVER Seed - Aixsponza
BRONZE Full ANL - Aardman Nathan Love
Music Videos category winners include (left) Collider, represented by Olivia Hantken, and Darcy Prendergast of Oh Yeah Wow.
Live Event VFX
GOLD Songlines VIVID - Artists in Motion
SILVER Customs House Projection VIVID - Spinifex Group
BRONZE Synthesis - Royal Botanic Gardens - Ample Projects
GOLD Game of Thrones - Battle of the Bastards - Iloura
SILVER Game of Thrones - Wildfire - RSP
BRONZE The Shannara Chronicles - Pixomondo
Special Merit War and Peace - BlueBolt
Special Merit The Frankenstein Chronicles - Screen Scene
The Magnificent Itch took home an Education & Inforgraphics award and a Commercials Animation award.
GOLD Hovis - Stuck - MPC
SILVER Honda - Square - Alt.vfx
BRONZE Panadol - Life With No Pain - Method Studios
Special Merit Lexus Breakwall - Rotor Studios
Special Merit Xbox Quantum Break - Alt.vfx
Special Merit Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 - Seize Glory - MPC
Special Merit Sky Arts - Rebrand Idents - MPC
Special Merit McLaren - A Black Swan - MPC
GOLD Loteria Night Shift - Passion Pictures
GOLD Sainsbury's Mog's Christmas Calamity – Framestore
SILVER British Gas - Explore - Psyop
BRONZE OTTO - The Letter - Psyop
Special Merit Questacon Spiders - Eyecandy Animation
Special Merit Chartered Accountants ANZ Cake - Sixty40
Special Merit AirBnB A Different Paris - The Magnificent Itch
Special Merit Almond Breeze: Better Than Milk - Mighty Nice
Special Merit Chipotle - A Love Story - Passion Pictures
Plans for the Awards in 2017 include specialisation in some categories, such as TV series, driven by the entries themselves. Children's TV content, for example, is expanding rapidly, and separate categories for VFX-driven shows and those with invisible effects would highlight the skills needed for each type. Expect similar improvements to the AEAF Awards in the coming months, and don't hesitate to contact us with any questions. Entries are open now for AEAF Awards 2017.