“Shimmer” Wins Best VFX at EEF Fest

Shimmer wins Best VFX at EEFF

Congratulations to the makers of “Shimmer“, the short VFX film created by students at Escape Studios, which has won Best VFX at the Eastern Europe Film Festival.

Shimmer was directed by Will Moss and produced by Aidan Callaghan, and tells the story of two glass figurines which come to life.   Shimmer has won many festival awards.



Will Moss

Shimmer is a “tale of love and illumination”, in which two glass figurines come to life.  It was created by our 3rd year animation and VFX students working together as part of a studio project, in which students collaborate to produce a short film.

Studio Project

Shimmer was created as part of PR6001, a Studio Module in which animation and VFX students join forces to create a VFX project over 12 weeks. Animation was completed in Maya, editing was done in Premiere, and rendering was done in Arnold. “Shimmer was directed by Will Moss and produced by Aidan Callaghan.

The film was overseen by Escape Studios’ tutors Paul HarrisonAllar Kaasik and Mark Spevick.
“Shimmer” Credits
You can find Shimmer at the IMDB here.
Festival Success
Best Animated Film in Milan

This is the fifth festival award for Shimmer

The Escape Studios Animation Blog offers a personal view on the art of animation and visual effects. To find out more about our BA/MArt, now recruiting for September 2022, follow this link.   To apply, visit the official page here

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