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Every year at French CG & VFX school ESMA, a graduation ceremony takes place. Students teams from each campus showcase their thesis short films to studios from all over the world, as well as their families, teachers… And to 3DVF!
We took this opportunity to give you a better idea of why sutdios hire them such as Fortiche (Arcane), TeamTO (Jade Armor, Gus…), In Efecto Atlantis (Tara Duncan). We also interviewed the ESMA team.
You will also meet some of the students: they tell us about their experience at ESMA 2022, and tell us a little bit about their short films.
We can’t show the full shorts, since they’re going to be screened in festivals around the world for a few months.
However, we managed to include some exclusive shots!
Huge thanks to everyone we interviewed:
Raul Carbo – CEO, In Efecto Atlantis – Tenerife, Canaries
Valérian Daunis – Animation Director – TeamTO
Arthur Saumon – Production Manager – TeamTO
Emmanuelle Aubeau – Talent Acquisition Manager – Fortiche Production
Alexis Wanneroy – Animation Supervisor – Fortiche Production
Karim Khenissi – Founder and Director
ESMA 2022 graduates:
Swing to the Moon – 1st Prize
Direction: Chloé Lauzu, Solenne Moreau, Marie Bordessoule, Adriana Bouissié, Elisa Drique, Nadine De Boer, Vincent Levrero
Music: Dorian Lehmann
Roald – 2nd Prize
Direction: Alexis Lheureux, Armand Gaucheron, Laurent Chavalle, Maxime Prone, Clara Bigache, Thibault Chopinet, Julie Chêne
Trajectoire – 3rd Prize
Direction: Brice Esquer, Allan Savarit-Bodin, Clément Wallez, Serena Longo, Léon Rousseau, Noémie Layre, Guillaume Beguin, Nathalie Hurtak
Flamme – “Coup de Coeur” of the jury
Direction: Océane Papet, Cosmin Geangu, Lola Alonso, Sylvain Rodriguez, Arthur Fornara, Clément Terras, Damien