AEAF Awards 2019 Winners and Finalists

AEAF Awards 2019 Winners and Finalists

Feature Film VFX

Avengers: Endgame – Weta Digital – GOLD

Alita: Battle Angel – Weta Digital – SILVER

Godzilla: King of the Monsters – MPC Film – BRONZE

Dumbo bubble sequence  – Rising Sun Pictures – SPECIAL MERIT

Mortal Engines – Weta Digital – SPECIAL MERIT

I Am Mother – Fin Design and Effects – SPECIAL MERIT

Aquaman – Method Studios – SPECIAL MERIT

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Rodeo FX Inc – SPECIAL MERIT

Captain Marvel – Rising Sun Pictures 
X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Cerebro sequence – Rising Sun Pictures 
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms – MPC Film
Dumbo – MPC Film
Ready Player One (GFX) – Territory Studio
The Favourite – SSVFX
We Have Always Lived in the Castle – SSVFX
Animal World – Fin Design and Effects
John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum – Method Studios
Outlaw King – Method Studios
Sicario: Day of the Soldado – Rodeo FX Inc
Wounds – Goodbye Kansas Studios

Commercials VFX

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Alt.vfx scored Bronze for ‘Gatorade’ in Commercials VFX, and Special Merit awards for ‘Asahi’ and ‘Woolmark’.

Hennessy – The Seven Worlds – GOLD

John Lewis – The Boy and the Piano – MPC – SILVER

Gatorade – Alt.vfx – BRONZE

OPPO – Fin Design and Effects – SPECIAL MERIT

Asahi – Alt.vfx – SPECIAL MERIT

Apple – Unleash – MPC – SPECIAL MERIT

Woolmark – Alt.vfx – SPECIAL MERIT

Wizard – Toyota – Framestore – SPECIAL MERIT

A Report of Connected Events – The Panics – SPECIAL MERIT

Red Bull, Charge Ahead into Your Dream – Smoke & Mirrors, Bangkok- SPECIAL MERIT

IMAX Infinite Worlds – JAMM
Toyota Prado ‘Bird’ – BlackGinger Studio 
Pay ID – Fin Design and Effects
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
Dr Pepper Cherriot – 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
Paco Rabanne – MPC
IKEA Ghosts – MPC
Halifax – MPC
easyJet – 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
Afterlife – Blackbird
Frank – Blackbird

Commercials Animation

Purdey’s Hummingbird – Framestore – GOLD

Dancing On Ice – Polar Bear & Squirrel – FABLEfx – SILVER

McDonalds #Reindeerready – Framestore – BRONZE

Christmas Doesn’t Need Much. Only Love – Glassworks Amsterdam – SPECIAL MERIT

Tag Heuer X Alec Monopoly – Rodeo FX – SPECIAL MERIT

Erste Group ‘First Christmas’ – Passion Animation Studios – SPECIAL MERIT

Starlink: Battle For Atlas – Framestore – SPECIAL MERIT

Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 – The Sequence Group – SPECIAL MERIT

easyJet – Imagine – MPC – SPECIAL MERIT

Health Star Rating – Cadre Pictures
reMarkable – Get Your Brain Back – Mighty Nice
Right on Tracks – Nexus Studios
LEGO –  This is not a brick – Outpost
The Mystical Journey of Jimmy Page’s ‘59 Telecaster – Nexus Studios
#TakeOnHistory – Nexus Studios
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
Funding Circle – Framestore
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

Augmented Reality

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Vandal won Gold awards for their Lunar New Year 2019 project in Augmented Reality and Badu Gili in Education & Infographics, plus a Silver award in Idens & Stings for the SBS Rebrand.

World Square Lunar New Year 2019 in Augmented Reality – Vandal – GOLD

Xploro – UTS Animal Logic Academy – SILVER

4Dx Mixed Reality Hologram – Colour Andre – BRONZE

GOT The Dead Must Die – Framestore – SPECIAL MERIT


UTS Animal Logic Academy won the Silver award in Augmented Reality for ‘Xploro’ and Gold for ‘The Colour Thief’ in the Student category.

World Square Cherry Blossom Festival – Vandal
Avalon Airshow Interactive Domes – Spinifex Group

Education & Infographics

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The GM Holden Design team earned Silver for their ZB Commodore Launch Animation in Education & Infographics.

Badu Gili 2018 – Vandal – GOLD

ZB Commodore Launch Animation – GM (Holden) Design – SILVER

DHHS Extreme Heat – Jumbla – BRONZE


Jumbla took home a Bronze award for DHHS Extreme Heat in Education & Inforgraphics.

Apollo 11 Lunar Landing – Chronica Creative
Share the Path – Fluffy Cloud Media
Holden Time Attack Concept – GM (Holden) Design
Chilwell Munitions Factory No.6 – Latchkey
Mandela My Life – Rivonia Trial / Early Years – picturedrift
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

Event Openers

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Scott Gerson from Substance won the Gold award in Event Openers for TEDx Sydney 2019: Legacy.

TEDx Sydney 2019: Legacy – Substance – GOLD

A New Hope – Pause Fest – SILVER

Australian International Animation Festival 2019 – Title Sequence – See Gee Studio – BRONZE

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See Gee Studios are the Bronze award winners for Event Openers with their Australian International Animation Festival 2019 motion graphics.

AGDA Design Awards Opener – Interweave Group
Nodefest: Explore, Connect, Create- Substance

Game Trailers

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The team from Plastic Wax picked up a Silver award for their Mortal Kombat 11 Announce Trailer in the Game Trailers category.

Cyberpunk 2077 – Goodbye Kansas Studios – GOLD

Mortal Kombat 11 – Announce Trailer – Plastic Wax – SILVER

Blade & Soul 2 – 4th Creative Party – BRONZE

Hundred Soul – 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
Civilization VI: Gathering Storm – Plastic Wax
Sol Raiders – The Sequence Group

Idents & Stings Broadcast

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The ‘Atomic Monster’ stop motion project earned Poke the Bear a Bronze award in Idents & Stings.

HBO Asia – Tapestry -Game of Thrones pre launch promo – Mirari&Co – GOLD

SBS – Vandal – SILVER

Atomic Monster – Poke The Bear – BRONZE

HBO Christmas ID – Game of Thrones – Mirari&Co 
Kabam – The Sequence Group
NRL – Optomist

Live Event Installations & Projections

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Spinifex Group won Bronze in the Live Event category for the Under the Harbour projection on the Customs House at Vivid Sydney 2019.

Austral Flora Ballet – Vivid 2019 – BEMO – GOLD

Dreamed Japan – Images of the Floating World – Danny Rose Studio – SILVER

Vivid Sydney 2019 Customs House – Under the Harbour – Spinifex Group – BRONZE

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Danny Rose Studio collected the Silver award for ‘Dreamed Japan – Images of the Floating World’ in Live Event Installations & Projections.

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
Sofles – Optomist
Chinese New Year – Pigs – Paper Moose 
Vivid Sydney MCA – Let Me Down – 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

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Universal Music earned Bronze in Music Video for ‘King of Time’.

Travis Scott ft Drake – Sicko Mode – MOD – GOLD

Phoenix ‘Role Model’ – Cadre Pictures – SILVER

King of Time – Universal Music – BRONZE

Newhaven – Don’t Waste It – Its Got Stealth
Travis Scott – Stop Trying to be God – Rodeo FX

Short Film

Spring – Blender Animation Studio – GOLD

Black Earth Rising – Studio AKA – SILVER

Jack of All Trades in The Electrician – Cirkus – BRONZE

1 Metre/Heure – Autour de Minuit
Words Left Unwritten – Chello Agency
Rebirth – Juice
Accents – Kapwa Studioworks
Kajo – Pause Fest


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Charlotte McCarthy earned Silver for her animation ‘The Butterfly and the Wolf’ in the Student category.

The Colour Thief – UTS Animal Logic Academy – GOLD

The Butterfly and The Wolf – Charlotte McCarthy – SILVER

Off Track – Tayla Colley – BRONZE

The Pigs of Climate Change – Caroline North AIT
Buzzy Business – JMC Academy
The Creative Toll: The Animation – Scorched Pegasus Productions AIT
Hell Closes At Nine – The Alchemists AIT
Portia & the Peas – Riley Nicholls
HackyJack – Joel Surdich AIT
Xploro – UTS Animal Logic Academy

Titles/Openers – Feature Film 

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New Holland Creative took home the Bronze award for the ‘I Am Mother’ title sequence in Titles/Openers – Feature Film. 

The Radicals – Conlan Normington – GOLD

Dogs Die Alone – Its Got Stealth – SILVER

I Am Mother – New Holland Creative – BRONZE

Upgrade – Substance

Titles/Openers – TV

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LEGO Masters Australia earned Gold for MISTER in the Titles/Openers – TV category.

LEGO Masters Australia –  MISTER – GOLD

Tijuana – Kapwa Studioworks – SILVER

Cardinal Season 3 – The Sequence Group – BRONZE

‘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
End of Empires – Vandal

TV Series

Game of Thrones Season 8 – Weta Digital – GOLD

The Twilight Zone – The Embassy – SILVER

The Umbrella Academy – Weta Digital – BRONZE

TV Series Children

Spongo, Fuzz & Jalapeña – Cheeky Little – GOLD

Kiri and Lou – Kiri and Lou – SILVER

The Bureau of  Magical Things – Jonathan M Shiff Productions & tedFX – BRONZE

The DEEP – The Unicorn – A Stark Production 
Best Furry Friends – Armchair Productions
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

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Traffik with Chaos Theory Games earned a Bronze award for their Winter Wayfinder VR Experience.

Back To The Moon – Nexus Studios – GOLD

Winter Wayfinder – Traffik + Chaos Theory Games – SILVER

Cadbury Virtual Reality sleigh tour – Red Cartel – BRONZE

Coding Mind-Body Dualism – Green Gravel
Optus Bar VR – Red Cartel
Lifespace – Spinifex Group
Guardians of the Kingdom – Spinifex Group

VR Experience Interactive

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Red Cartel won Silver for Nascar Shell V Power and Bronze for Simosity Epidemic in VR Experience Interactive, plus a Bronze award for Cadbury Virtual Reality sleigh tour in VR Experience.

Cadbury Virtual Reality sleigh tour – Red Cartel – BRONZE

Curfew: Join the Race – REWIND – GOLD

Nascar – Shell V Power – Red Cartel – SILVER

Simosity Epidemic – Red Cartel – BRONZE

GOT Beyond the Wall – Framestore
Qantas Freight Virtual Reality experience – Red Cartel
Alcon – Pan Optix Toric – Elara Systems


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Rotor Studios took home the Gold and Silver awards in Web/Viral for their Toyota Corolla projects ‘A Sense of Gravity’ and ‘The 12th’.

Toyota Corolla – A Sense of Gravity – Rotor Studios – GOLD

Toyota Corolla – The 12th – Rotor Studios – SILVER

Neutrogena – Hydro Boost – MISTER – BRONZE

Animal Sound Safari – ABC
Lucy’s Story – Jumbla
Sonos – MISTER
King Living – MISTER
Palace Tokyo / PaLAce / Palace x Ralph Lauren / Palace Court Date – MPC
Recyclin’s – Paper Moose 
NIO ES6 Reveal – Rotor Studios

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