Awards

ARTFX, one of the world's top 10 schools for special effects, animation and video games.

  • School of the year
  • Outstanding visual effects
  • Digital Genie Award PIDS

For several years now, ARTFX has been on the world podium in the benchmark ranking drawn up by the specialized media The Rookies. More than 500 schools from over 100 countries submit their students’ work to a panel of 150 industry professionals for inclusion in this prestigious ranking.

In 2023, ARTFX was recognized by The Rookies: 1st school in the SPECIAL EFFECTS category (for the 5th year running), 3rd school in the 3D ANIMATION category, 12th school in the world’s top 50 ART SCHOOLS. See the full 2023 ranking

The 2023 ranking by AnimationCareerReview.com credits the school with 4th place in France, 7th in Europe and 11th worldwide in the Animation School category.

Many of our students’ films also won awards in 2023 in the FILM OF THE YEAR – 3D ANIMATION, FILM OF THE YEAR – SPECIAL EFFECTS and AWARD FILM OF THE YEAR categories. In 2022, The Rookies also places ARTFX 3rd in GAME DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT. See all ARTFX films awarded in 2023

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ARTFX students’ films regularly win awards.

The awards won by year-five students’ films and video games are also a good indicator of the excellence of the teaching provided by ARTFX. ARTFX films are regularly picked in international festivals; this has happened on over 1,000 occasions to date.

Silhouette

Winner of the "Outstanding visual effects in a student project" category at the VES Awards

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Alaska

Award of the "Best Student Video Game" at Les Pégases 2023

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Green

Winner of the "Outstanding visual effects in a student project" category at the VES Awards

Time’s Down

Genie Awards for best student film at the Paris Images Digital Summit in Enghien-les-Bains

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Terra Nova

Winner of the "Outstanding visual effects in a student project" category at the VES Awards

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Selected at the VES Awards in the “outstanding visual effects in a student project” category

The Endless

Selected at the VES Awards in the “outstanding visual effects in a student project” category

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Selected at the VES Awards in the “outstanding visual effects in a student project” category

Recognition by professionals

The quality of the courses offered by ARTFX is recognised by professionals in the film, animation and video game industries. ARTFX is a founding member of  Réseau des écoles françaises de cinéma d’animation (RECA), member of Association française du cinéma d’animation (Afca), of Paris ACM SIGGRAPH and Federation of EDucation in Europe (FEDE). ARTFX is also a member of regional professional associations such as Noranim, Game In (Hauts-de-France) or Push Start Occitanie.

Recognition of professional qualification issued in Europe

The 4 Master’s degrees offered at ARTFX in 3D & Special Effects, 2D Animation, 3D Character Animation and Video Games awards students the professional qualification of “digital producer”, registered on 14 September 2020 in the Répertoire national des certifications professionnelles (national directory of professional certifications) (RNCP). This level 7 qualfication (equivalent to Bac +5) is recognised at European level.

ARTFX, a school with a pleasant study environment

In 2021, ARTFX was ranked 16th (out of 100) in the independent “Happy at School” ranking in the specialised schools category. The “Happy at School” ranking is based entirely on student evaluation. Students answer a series of 18 questions on teaching, entry into the world of work, the atmosphere, quality of the infrastructure and equipment provided.

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VES AWARDS 2024 Silhouette remporte cette année 2024 le VES Award dans la catégorie "Effets visuels exceptionnels dans un projet étudiant" : encore une belle victoire pour ARTFX !