Digital Creation GENIE Awards 2016

Enghien-les-Bains / Centre des arts – Thursday, January 28th 2016


Paris Images Digital Summit (PIDS) is an event dedicated to Digital Creation launched by the Ile de France Film Commission. For three days, discover the latest trends and innovations in digital visual effects, CGI, motion-capture, 3-D and disruptive technologies in cinema, television, advertising, video games and transmedia. The second edition of Digital Creation GENIE Awards will celebrate Digital Creation’s New Talents.



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GENIE Lifetime Achievement Award
The GENIE Lifetime Achievement Award rewards a personality of the digital creation industry for significant and lasting contributions to the art and science by way of vision, artistry, invention and innovation.

































































Feature film and Broadcast program

Nicolas Bary (director)

Nicolas Deschamps (GEDEON Programmes producer)

Jean-Luc Herbulot (director)

Sonia Rolland (actress and director)

Julien Séri (director)


Commercial/Best film school CG/VFX

Joy Esther (actress)

Niko Duval (director)

Eric Hélias (publicist, founder of BUYIDEAS)

Pierre Hénon (Paris ACM SIGGRAPH)

Julien Mokrani (director)



Pascal Buron (Deputy Chairman of the Innovation Commission, Research and Technique, FICAM)

Bastien Dubois (director, Sacre Bleu Productions)

Renaud Jungmann (Head of the Animation department, VFX & Video games, LISAA)

Philippe Loranchet (journalist, Ecran Total)

Cécile Welker





Paris Images Digital Summit is an event co-produced by the Ile de France Film Commission and the Centre des arts in Enghien-les-Bains.


The Ile de France Film Commission was created by the Région Ile de France in 2004 and has the goal of actively creating the best conditions to highlight the region’s potential while supplying the means to strengthen its international presence.


The Centre des arts in Enghien-les-Bains is a member of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network since 2013. At the junction of art, science and technology, the CDA is an innovations hub and an expertise and consulting platform. Located just 15 minutes from Paris-Gare du Nord.


The Paris Images Digital Summit is an event of the Paris Images Trade Show. The expertise of France’s technical industries and technicians working in the film, audiovisual and animation industries is world class and one of our country’s key assets. The Paris Images Trade Show is a highlight of the events calendar aimed at showcasing this dynamic industry to industry professionals from all over the world.




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Dennis Muren


Dennis Muren is the Senior Visual Effects Supervisor and Creative Director of Industrial Light & Magic. Recipient of 8 Academy Awards for Best Achievement in Visual Effets, Muren is actively involved in the evolution of the company, as well as the design and development of new techniques and equipment. He has collaborated with several of the most talented directors of the cinema history such as George Lucas (“Star Wars” franchise), Steven Spielberg (“E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial”, “Jurassic Park”, “A.I. The Abyss”, “Terminator 2: Judgement Day”). In June 1999, Muren Hollywood Walk of Fame, and remains the only visual effects practitioner to even be so honored. Muren is currently working on a book focusing on “observation” for digital artists.


Dennis Muren will give a Master Class on Saturday January 30th, 2016 during the Very Special Day.





Jacques Bled and Rodolphe Chabrier


Founded in 1986, the MacGuff studio rapidly became a major actor on the animation and visual effects scene.


From Jean-Baptiste Mondino or Philippe Stark to Pierre Coffin, Matthieu Kassovitz, Jean Paul Goude, Michel Ocelot, Gaspar Noé or Jan Kounen, all of those genius masters of animation come from MacGuff. Indeed, MacGuff’s savoir-faire, attention and tools enable them to develop their ideas.


In 2008, Chris Meledandri gets closer to Mac Guff in order to direct “Despicable Me” before purchasing in 2011 the animation feature film department and founding Illumination Mac Guff. Today, Illumination Mac Guff is one of the most important animation studios in the world and the Mac Guff company, which is staying an independent actor in the industry, is among the most renowned visual effects studios in Europe. Throughout their 30 years of collaboration, Jacques Bled and Rodolphe Chabrier, as well as Philippe Sonrier, contributed to the influence of the French creation and its film and audiovisual industry.



The nominees


Best VFX supervisor – Feature film

Benjamin Ageorges et Stéphane Bidault – Autre Chose - BELLE & SEBASTIAN: The Adventure Continues, directed by Christian Duguay

Cédric Fayolle – Mikros Image - DHEEPAN directed by Jacques Audiard

Geoffrey Niquet – BUF - KINGSMAN directed by Matthew Vaughn

Hugues Namur – Mikros Image-- TAJ MAHAL directed by Nicolas Saada

Rodolphe Chabrier – Mac Guff  - TAKEN 3 directed by Olivier Megaton


Best VFX supervisor – Broadcast program

Jean-François Fontaine – Machine Molle  -  AU SERVICE DE LA FRANCE directed by Alexandre Courtès

Cyrille Bonjean – Mikros Image - PANTHERS directed by Johan Renck

Sébastien Rame – Mikros Image - LES REVENANTS – S2 directed by Fabrice Gobert


Best VFX supervisor – Commercial

Nicolas Deveaux – Cube Creative - BANQUE ALIMENTAIRE directed by Nicolas Deveaux

Martin Trepeau - Mathematic TV - BMW S7 – Visionnary Lights directed by Xavier Chassaing

Laurent Creusot – Mikros Image - CANAL + LES LICORNES directed by Matthijs Van Heijningen

Lucas Salton - BUF - CANALSAT LA CHARGE directed by Thierry Poiraud

Laurent Creusot – Mikros Image - ORANGINA SHAKE THE WORLD directed by Matthijs Van Heijningen

Jérôme Billet et Marc-Thomas Cavé – Digital District - VOLVIC, THE GIANT directed by Johnny Green



Best Innovation

Nukeygara Akeytsu

Golaem Golaem Crowd

Isotropix Clarisse iFX

Mercenaries Engineering Guerilla Render

Stereolabs ZED


Best film school – CG/VFX

Paul Bar, Marion Demaret, Nadège Forner, Pierre-Baptiste Marty, Julien Robyn, Jordan Soler  - ESMA - CATCH IT

Quentin Deleau, Sylvain Robert, Maxime Goudal, Lucie Foncelle, Julien Paris – ESMA - CHATEAU DE SABLE

Camille Chaix, Hugo Jean, Juliette Jourdan, Marie Pillier, Kevin Roger – ESMA - THE FOX & THE MOUSE

Daphné Durocher, Constance Joliff, Fanny Lhotellier – Ecole Georges Méliès - MIEL BLEU

Eliot Tisserand,  Clarisse Rubini, Emilie Scaps, Célia Barillaux, Geoffroy Canedi, Nicolas Triboult – RUBIKA - ZZZEN



Best VFX supervisor – Film

Benjamin Ageorges et Stéphane Bidault – Autre Chose


Best VFX supervisor –  TV

Jean-François Fontaine – Machine Molle
AU SERVICE DE LA FRANCE réalisé par Alexandre Courtès


Best VFX supervisor – Advertising

Laurent Creusot – Mikros Image
CANAL + LES LICORNES réalisé par Matthijs Van Heijningen


Best innovation of the year

Isotropix Clarisse iFX


Best Student Film – VFX/CGI

Camille Chaix, Hugo Jean, Juliette Jourdan, Marie Pillier, Kevin Roger – ESMA


Lifetime Achievement Award
Dennis Muren
Jacques Bled et Rodolphe Chabrier



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