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.














John Knoll is COO and Senior Visual Effects Supervisor at ILM where he’s worked since1986.  After three years of operating, John Knoll was called upon to work on the ground breaking digital effects for The Abyss, a film that saw the first use of Photoshop, which he had co-developed with his brother Thomas. Since that time, John Knoll has been promoted to Visual Effects Supervisor helming the visual effects on more than twenty feature films and commercials.

His film background coupled with an advanced understanding of digital technologies has made John Knoll a much sought-after supervisor having been honored with an Oscar and a BAFTA Award for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and five additional visual effects Academy Award nominations as well as five additional BAFTA nominations.

During his career, John Knoll has collaborated with the most-acclaimed directors such as George Lucas, Brian De Palma, James Cameron, Guillermo Del Toro or JJ Abrams.

John Knoll was nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA, and a Visual Effects Society Award for Visual Effects for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first film in the Star Wars stand-alone series and one for which John Knoll served as both an Executive Producer and Visual Effects Supervisor. The film is also based on a concept created by him.

And that is why the GENIE Awards committee is very honored to celebrate the work of John Knoll one of the biggest VFX Supervisor in the digital era, who pushes back the boundaries of the Art of Cinematography.


Former GENIE Visionary Awards :

2015 : Neil Corbould

2016 : Dennis Muren, Rodolphe Chabrier, Jacques Bled

2017 : Joe Letteri, Pierre Buffin

2018 : Phil Tippett, Christian Guillon



2019 Awards Best Visual Effects – Feature Film Alain Carsoux (Directeur VFX) – Aurélie Lajoux (Superviseuse VFX) – Jérémie Leroux (Superviseur VFX) / CGEV L’Empereur de Paris réalisé par Jean-François Richet Stéphane Bidault (Superviseur VFX) – Colin Journée (On-Set Superviseur) / Autre Chose Tout le monde debout réalisé par Franck Dubosc Pierre Buffin (Sr. Superviseur VFX) – Geoffroy Niquet (Superviseur VFX) – Annabelle Zoellin (Productrice VFX) / BUF Un peuple et son roi réalisé par Pierre Schoeller Best Visual Effects – TV Show Pierre Buffin (Sr. Superviseur VFX) – Dominique Vidal (Superviseur VFX) - Annabelle Zoellin (Productrice VFX) / BUF Lost in Space (série TV – S1) créée par Matt Sazama et Burk Sharpless Benjamin Ageorges (Superviseur VFX) / Autre Chose Les bracelets rouges (série TV) réalisée par Nicolas Cuche Rodolphe Chabrier (Superviseur VFX) / Mac Guff The Show (série TV) réalisée par Jan Kounen Best Visual Effects – Commercial Unit Image Beyond Good & Evil 2 E3 2018 trailer Nicolas Huguet (Producteur VFX) – Laurent Creusot (Creative Director) – Guillaume Dadaglio (Superviseur CG) / Mikros Canal Plus – The Idea réalisé par Ivan Grbovic Franck Lambertz (Superviseur VFX) – Jao M’Changama (Superviseur VFX) – Guillaume Dadaglio (Superviseur CG) / Mikros Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed – Odyssey réalisé par Traktor Best Environnement Pierre Buffin (Sr. Superviseur VFX) – Cem Olcer (Superviseur VFX) – Loris Paillier (Producteur VFX) / BUF Ariana Grande - No tears left to cry réalisé par Dave Meyers Nicolas Deveaux (réalisateur) / Cube Creative 1 mètre/heure réalisé par Nicolas Deveaux Pierre Buffin (Sr. Superviseur VFX) – Dominique Vidal (Superviseur VFX) – Loris Paillier (Producteur VFX) / BUF Kendrick Lamar feat Sza - All the stars réalisé par Dave Meyers Best Character/Creature Unit Image God of War 4 tv commercial Guillaume Ho (Superviseur VFX) – Guillaume Dadaglio (Superviseur CG) – Lionel Juglair (Producteur VFX) / Mikros Les Marmottes - France 3 réalisé par Ivan Grangeon Nicolas Deveaux (réalisateur) / Cube Creative 1 mètre/heure réalisé par Nicolas Deveaux Best Innovation Golaem Layout 6 - Golaem Guerilla 2 - Mercenaries Engineering Motion Capture, la précision jusqu'au bout des doigts - MocapLab Kurtis - Texels Best Student Film – VFX/CGI Hors piste - Ecole des Nouvelles Images The Ostrich Politic - Gobelins Mice, a small story - ISART Digital WildLove - Ecole des Nouvelles Images Trail of Light - ArtFX


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