AEAF Awards Finalists Announced


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!

Every year, digital content creation gets an exciting new infusion of techniques, approaches, even looks. All of those are evident in these projects – as well as timeless artistry that makes animation so engaging and VFX astounding. Most of the projects listed here can be seen here, on the Entries Online page. Even better, come and see the best of the best on the big screen at the Awards Night on 16 August.

Augmented Reality

4Dx Mixed Reality Hologram - Colour Andre
Xploro - UTS Animal Logic Academy
World Square Cherry Blossom Festival - Vandal
World Square Lunar New Year 2019 in Augmented Reality - Vandal
Avalon Airshow Interactive Domes - Spinifex Group
GOT The Dead Must Die - Framestore


Commercials Animation

Health Star Rating - Cadre Pictures
reMarkable - Get Your Brain Back - Mighty Nice
Right on Tracks - Nexus Studios
Dancing On Ice - Polar Bear & Squirrel - FABLEfx
LEGO -  This is not a brick - Outpost
The Mystical Journey of Jimmy Page's ‘59 Telecaster - Nexus Studios
#TakeOnHistory - Nexus Studios
Christmas Doesn't Need Much. Only Love - Glassworks Amsterdam
Tag Heuer X Alec Monopoly - Rodeo FX
Ministry of Sound: Trance Nation - Jumbla
T5 · Wildest Dreams - Dans Digital
Discovery Shark Week Crest - 2C Creative
Yuxin Building - Dans Digital
Warlords of Aternum - Goodbye Kansas Studios
ARAG - Commercial Animation - Goodbye Kansas Studios
RGC – Dining Room Derby - IAMSTATIC
Greenpeace 'There's a Rang-Tan in my Bedroom' - Passion Animation Studios
Erste Group ‘First Christmas’ - Passion Animation Studios
Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 - The Sequence Group
Funding Circle - Framestore
Ubisoft Battle For Atlas - Framestore
McDonalds #Reindeerready - Framestore
easyJet – Imagine - MPC
Halifax – Make It Happen - MPC
IKEA Ghosts - MPC
John Lewis – The Boy and The Piano - MPC
Starburst - Turaffe - MPC
Hidden Helpers - Blackbird
YellaWood Control Room - Framestore
Mortal Kombat 11 - Plastic Wax
Oculus Marvel Powers United VR Launch - Plastic Wax


Commercials VFX

IMAX Infinite Worlds - JAMM
Red Bull, Charge Ahead into Your Dream - Smoke & Mirrors, Bangkok
Toyota Prado 'Bird' - BlackGinger Studio
OPPO - Fin Design and Effects
Pay ID - Fin Design and Effects
Asahi - Alt.vfx
Bank of Melbourne - Alt.vfx
Budget Direct - Alt.vfx
Commbank - Alt.vfx
Darrell Lee - Alt.vfx
Schweppes - Alt.vfx
Toyota – For The Bold - Alt.vfx
Woolmark - Alt.vfx
Dr Pepper Cherriot - Alt.vfx
Gatorade - Alt.vfx
ABEJA - Juice
MITSUBISHI -Yi – Concept Car - Juice
BMW - Legend - MPC
Tiffany & Co. - Believe in Dreams: A Tiffany Holiday - MPC
Starburst Duos – Two-Thing Things - MPC
Apple - Unleash - MPC
Paco Rabanne - MPC
IKEA Ghosts - MPC
John Lewis – The Boy and the Piano - MPC
Halifax - MPC
easyJet - MPC
Hennessy - MPC
PMU Equipe - MPC
Universal Harry Potter - MPC
Wutong Emerging Industrial Cluster - Dans Digital
NDU Tianjin Dredging - Dans Digital
Bessoft Pirates - BlackGinger Studio
Mitsubishi - Nothing frightens a Triton - New Holland Creative
ARAG - Goodbye Kansas Studios
Volvo E.V.A - Goodbye Kansas Studios
IKEA - The Night Club - Framestore
Starlink: Battle For Atlas - Framestore
McDonald's #ReindeerReady - Framestore
Money Supermarket - Clouds - Framestore
Times & Sunday Times – Politics.Tamed - Framestore
Purdey’s Hummingbird - Framestore
Wizard – Toyota - Framestore
A Report of Connected Events - The Panics
Afterlife - Blackbird
Frank - Blackbird


Education & Infographics

Apollo 11 Lunar Landing - Chronica Creative
Share the Path - Fluffy Cloud Media
ZB Commodore Launch Animation - GM (Holden) Design
Holden Time Attack Concept - GM (Holden) Design
DHHS Extreme Heat - Jumbla
Chilwell Munitions Factory No.6 - Latchkey
Mandela My Life - Rivonia Trial / Early Years - picturedrift
Badu Gili 2018 - Vandal
Loki  - Cryptocurrency - Explainer - Yes Captain
Uni of Melbourne - Camilla's Story - Yes Captain
Lighthouse Foundation / Roof Story & Shoe Story - Studio Pancho
Capturing Nature - Studio Hackett


Feature Film VFX

Captain Marvel - Rising Sun Pictures
X-Men: Dark Phoenix - Cerebro sequence - Rising Sun Pictures
Dumbo bubble sequence  - Rising Sun Pictures
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms - MPC Film
Dumbo - MPC Film
Godzilla: King of the Monsters - MPC Film
Ready Player One (GFX) - Territory Studio
Avengers: Endgame - Weta Digital
Mortal Engines - Weta Digital
Alita: Battle Angel - Weta Digital
The Favourite - SSVFX
We Have Always Lived in the Castle - SSVFX
Animal World - Fin Design and Effects
I Am Mother - Fin Design and Effects
John Wick Chapter 3 - Parabellum - Method Studios
Outlaw King - Method Studios
Aquaman - Method Studios
Sicario: Day of the Soldado - Rodeo FX Inc
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Rodeo FX Inc
Wounds - Goodbye Kansas Studios


Game Trailers

Hundred Soul - 4th Creative Party
Blade & Soul 2 - 4th Creative Party
Wrath of RA - BlackGinger Studio
Gods Unchained - Fin Design and Effects
Game of Thrones - RealtimeUK
Overkill's The Walking Dead - Launch Trailer - Goodbye Kansas Studios
Cyberpunk 2077 - Goodbye Kansas Studios
Civilization VI: Gathering Storm - Plastic Wax
Mortal Kombat 11 - Announce Trailer - Plastic Wax
Sol Raiders - The Sequence Group


Idents & Stings Broadcast

Atomic Monster - Poke The Bear
HBO Christmas ID - Game of Thrones - Mirari&Co
Tapestry - HBO Asia Game of Thrones pre launch promo - Mirari&Co
SBS - Vandal
Kabam - The Sequence Group
NRL - Optomist


Live Event Installations & Projections

Austral Flora Ballet - Vivid 2019 - BEMO
Reflections - Interactive-generative installation at the Guangzhou International Light Festival - Danny Rose Studio
Lighthouse of Time - Light Art Installation on Singapore ArtScience Museum for i Light Singapore - Bicentennial Edition - Danny Rose Studio
Dreamed Japan - Images of the Floating World - Danny Rose Studio
Sofles - Optomist
Chinese New Year - Pigs - Paper Moose
Vivid Sydney MCA - Let Me Down - Spinifex Group
Vivid Sydney 2019 Customs House - Under the Harbour - Spinifex Group
Enlighten Canberra - Questacon projection mapping - The Electric Canvas
The Galeries Light Arc - Vandal
100 Creek Street - Vandal
Aura - Accolade Event Management and Ample Projects


Music Video

Phoenix ‘Role Model’ - Cadre Pictures
King of Time - Universal Music
Newhaven - Don't Waste It - Its Got Stealth
Travis Scott - Stop Trying to be God - Rodeo FX
Travis Scott ft Drake - Sicko Mode - MOD


Short Film

1 Metre/Heure - Autour de Minuit
Spring - Blender Animation Studio
Words Left Unwritten - Chello Agency
Jack of All Trades in The Electrician - Cirkus
Rebirth - Juice
Accents - Kapwa Studioworks
Kajo - Pause Fest
Black Earth Rising - Studio AKA



The Pigs of Climate Change - Caroline North
Buzzy Business - JMC Academy
The Creative Toll: The Animation - Scorched Pegasus Productions
Hell Closes At Nine - The Alchemists
The Colour Thief - UTS Animal Logic Academy
Off Track - Tayla Colley
Portia & the Peas - Riley Nicholls
The Butterfly and The Wolf - Charlotte McCarthy
HackyJack - Joel Surdich
Xploro - UTS Animal Logic Academy


Titles/Openers - Feature Film 

The Radicals - Conlan Normington
Upgrade - Substance
Dogs Die Alone - Its Got Stealth
I Am Mother - New Holland Creative


Titles/Openers - TV

'Tidelands' Opening Titles - Cutting Edge
'Harrow' Season 2 Title Sequence - Cutting Edge
The Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles  - Flying Bark Productions
Clique - Jumbla
LEGO Masters Australia -  MISTER
Cardinal Season 3 - The Sequence Group
End of Empires - Vandal
Tijuana - Kapwa Studioworks


TV Series

The Twilight Zone - The Embassy
The Umbrella Academy - Weta Digital
Game of Thrones Season 8 - Weta Digital


TV Series Children

The DEEP - The Unicorn - A Stark Production
Best Furry Friends - Armchair Productions
Spongo, Fuzz & Jalapeña - Cheeky Little
The Bureau of  Magical Things - Jonathan M Shiff Productions & tedFX
Kiri and Lou - Kiri and Lou
Imagine This - Studio Hackett
Disney: The Book of Once Upon A Time Season 4. Episode 7 "Cars" - Paper Moose
A Town Called Panic - The County Fair - Autour de Minuit


VR Experience

Coding Mind-Body Dualism - Green Gravel
Cadbury Virtual Reality sleigh tour - Red Cartel
Optus Bar VR - Red Cartel
Back To The Moon - Nexus Studios
Lifespace - Spinifex Group
Guardians of the Kingdom - Spinifex Group
Winter Wayfinder - Traffik + Chaos Theory Games


VR Experience Interactive

Nascar - Shell V Power - Red Cartel
Simosity Epidemic - Red Cartel
GOT Beyond the Wall - Framestore
Qantas Freight Virtual Reality experience - Red Cartel
Curfew: Join the Race - REWIND
Alcon - Pan Optix Toric - Elara Systems



Animal Sound Safari - ABC
Lucy's Story - Jumbla
Sonos - MISTER
King Living - MISTER
Neutrogena - Hydro Boost - MISTER
Palace Tokyo / PaLAce / Palace x Ralph Lauren / Palace Court Date - MPC
Recyclin's - Paper Moose
Toyota Corolla - A Sense of Gravity - Rotor Studios
Toyota Corolla - The 12th - Rotor Studios
NIO ES6 Reveal - Rotor Studios