The Rookies: 13 VFS Students Short-Listed Across 8 Categories

By VFS Web Team, on July 8, 2016

Created to discover and showcase emerging talent, The Rookies is an international competition that encourages young designers, creators, innovators, and artists to share their work for the world to see. Awards like The Rookies have helped launch careers, and they also build a strong community. The prizes (ranging from internships, programs, and equipment) are insanely good, too.

We are thrilled to announce that thirteen Vancouver Film School students have been short-listed across eight categories. We know how hard they work and how talented they are, so these moments of recognition are definitely cherished.

Here's a list of our nominated students: 

Motion Graphics – Rookie of the Year

Ignacio Florez – Poiesis (DD)

Next-Gem Gaming – Rookie of the Year

Alper Tansel – Demo Reel (3D)

Photography – Rookie of the Year

Dio Ostuni (ACA)

VFX/Animation – Film of the Year

Silvia Prietov -- It’s Not You, It’s Me (CA)
Ana Norambuena -- Sublime (CA)

VFX/Animation – Rookie of the Year

Ahmed Ali Basher – Heavy Crown (CA)
Ana Norambuena – Sublime (CA)
Rodrigo Janz – Down the Andes (3D)

VFX/Animation – Internship (Canada)

Ana Norambuena (CA)
Andrea Cristini (CA)
Rodrigo Janz (3D)
Victor Gonzalez (3D)

VFX/Animation – Internship (United States)

Evan McGowan (3D)
Nata Metlukh (CA)

Web & Mobile – Rookie of the Year

Ainara Sainz Gutierrez -- Frame (DD)
David Rivers -- Kith (DD)

The winners will be announced Monday, July 11, so, in the meantime, check out our YouTube channel for a playlist featuring some of the nominated projects!

Good luck, all!

*UPDATE -- We want to congratulate the VFS winners! They are:

Web & Mobile

School of the Year

Rookie of the Year: Ainara Sainz Gutierrez -- Frame (DD)

Motion Graphics

Runner Up School of the Year


Rookie of the Year Runner Up: Rodrigo Janz – Down the Andes (3D)