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Graduation show 2019 : the winners list


News . 06 Sep. 2019

Review of the jury day of the 2019 promotion of CG Animation Cinema and FX. After a screening of the films at the Gaumont Multiplexe in Montpellier, the jury unveiled its list of winners at an evening event.

A SPECIAL EVENT FOR A TURNING POINT IN THEIR LIVES….

The jury is always an important moment in the students’ lives. This event marks the end of an era but also the beginning of a new one.

It was on Thursday, September 5 that this very special day took place. First, in the morning, the jury members watched the films for the first time. Then, in the afternoon, a second screening was organized, this time in the presence of the students and their families. To end on a high note, all the participants gathered in the evening, in the wonderful setting of the Verchant site.

This year is even more special than the others because in 2018 there was no jury since the CG Animation Cinema and FX course changed its format from 3 years to 4 years, in order to better prepare students for the market requirements and the needs of the studios.

The new promotion was expected by the professionals and all the students rose to the challenge, setting the bar once again at a higher level! In all, 119 students, divided into groups of 5 to 7 people, participated in the development of 19 short films. Three of ESMA’s campuses were present: Montpellier, Nantes and Toulouse (Lyon will soon participate 😉 ).

the jury

A whole panel of prestigious professionals accepted the invitation to enjoy the films and elect their favourites, with Erik Smitt – Director of Photography at Pixar – as chairman of the jury.

The list of jury members: 3DVF / ACM SIGGRAPH PARIS / ADN CREATIVE / BLOOM PICTURES / BONJOUR SAIGON / CREATIVE ASSEMBLY / CUBE CREATIVE / DIGIBLUR / DNEG / DREAMWORKS / FRAMESTORE / ILLUMINATION MACGUFF / INDAC / MATHEMATIC / MIRKOS / MIKROS ANIMATION / MILFORD FILM & ANIMATION / NETFLIX ANIMATION / NWAVE / ONE OF US / PARIS DIGITAL SUMMIT / PASSION PICTURES / PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS / PROGRISS / PUBLICIS HEALTH FRANCE / REALTIME CONFERENCE / SHORTS.TV / SUPAMONKS / SUPERPROD / TAT PRODUCTION / TEAMTO / THE ANIMATION SHOWCASE / THE MILL / TU NOUS ZA PAS VUS PROD / UBISOFT ANIMATION / UBISOFT / UNIT IMAGE / UNTOLD STUDIO

Discover the 2019 winners without further delay!

CG jury : the winning films

1ST PRICE : ŒIL pour ŒIL 

Realized by Thomas Boileau, François Briantais, Robin Courtoise, Alan Guimont, Malcolm Hunt, Mathieu Lecroq.
Follow the wild adventures of an unlucky pirate captain!

2nd PRIze : pour une poignée de caramels

Realized by Clara Dulaut, Bérenger Guilbault, Ugo Masutti, Timothée Maron, Martin Fettuciari, Nikita Gavard Noyer, Nghia Buit Trung.
The Bonnie and Clyde of a retirement home, ready to do anything to grab coveted caramels!

3rd PRIze : avec le do de la cuillère

Realized by Lucas Ancel, Théophile Chapas, Clément Crosnier, Edgard Cros, Anouk Nedellec, Nolwenn Pétereau, Laurent Wassouf.
Music is everywhere, even where you don’t expect it. Close your eyes and let yourself be carried away by the rhythm!

public prize : ŒIL pour ŒIL

Realized by Thomas Boileau, François Briantais, Robin Courtoise, Alan Guimont, Malcolm Hunt, Mathieu Lecroq.
Follow the wild adventures of an unlucky pirate captain!

special prize : comme un ours

Realized by Hamid Ayad, Maxime Lemane, Vianney Palierne, Florian Petiteau, Louis Radanne.
Would you like to have a bear as a colleague? 

special prize fx : skid

Realized by Valentin David, Axel Diaz, Clément Feuillet, Damien Gustin, Morgane Le Disez, Florian Rigollet.
Embark on a car for a frantic race. 
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the TEASERS

You can see – or review – the teasers of these award-winning films by clicking here.

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press review

find below the press review dedicated to the event:

Télématin 

Emploi – Montpellier une cité très animée !

France 3

Montpellier : 1000 entretiens d’embauche pour les plus grands studios d’animation du monde

Nice Matin

Cinéma d’animation : 2e prix pour un Cannois à Montpellier 

Actu.fr

France Bleu

De célèbres studios d’animation présents à Montpellier pour le jury de fin d’études de l’ESMA

La Gazette

Effets spéciaux : Netflix et Pixar à Montpellier pour recruter 

La Lettre M

Netflix, Pixar, Ubisoft… : les studios d’animation se réunissent à Montpellier pour recruter

Via Occitanie / Via Grand Paris

Cinéma : Les étudiants de l’ESMA présentent leur travail devant les plus grands studios mondiaux 

Occitanie Tribune

Montpellier – Cinéma d’Animation 3D : des recruteurs à l’ESMA !