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 many years, ARTFX has enjoyed global prestige in the reference rankings of specialist media company The Rookies. More than 500 schools from around 100 countries submit their students’ work to a panel of 150 industry professionals for inclusion in this prestigious ranking.

In 2022, ARTFX was recognised by The Rookies as the number one school for special effects (for the 4th year in a row), 3rd school for Game Design & Development, 8th school for 3D Animation in the “production excellence” category, which recognises the quality of team-based graduation projects.

The ranking established in 2022 by the website AnimationCareerReview.com ranks the school 4th in France, 7th in Europe and 12th in the world for its 2D animation course.

The school is also ranked 2nd in the “best visual effects schools in the world”, 6th in the “best 3D animation schools” categories, and 9th worldwide in the “top creative media schools” category (The Rookies 2022)

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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.

Cocorica

Poulain d'Or at Fantasia International Film Festival (Canada)

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Green

Genie Awards for Best Student Film at the Paris Images Digital Summit in Enghien-les-Bains

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Time’s Down

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

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Time’s Down

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

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Terra Nova

Winner of the VES Award in the “outstanding visual effects in a student project” category

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The Endless

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

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Les Pionniers de l’Univers

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

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Initium

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

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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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