Since 2003, Suzanne Awards have been the platform to share and recognize the best animation work created by the Blender community. With its three categories (animation, design and short film), the festival program provides an inspiring and entertaining selection of films to be enjoyed in a screening during Blender Conference.
Nothing better than experiencing Blender animations surrounded by Blenderheads!
This award goes the best animated work, especially using expressive character animation.
Covers only the visual aspects of the submitted video. Simply put, the film with the best production design.
For this award we nominate work that has a clear director's signature. The audience will choose a winner based on the best watching experience, whether it is for story telling, camera direction, staging or great characters.
Please have a look at the guidelines below before submitting.
The graphics (3D models, 2D Grease Pencil, animation, rendering) in the films have to be created entirely in Blender, rendered in Blender or any other free and open source render engine. Any 2D paint/imaging software can be used. If you used other post-processing software for compositing or video editing, please mention it in your submission.
All submitters are required to use a streaming video website such as YouTube or Vimeo. If selected, we then either download the video from that site, or contact you to make a high quality HD version available. That video file can be of any format/length, but should play in VLC player. Films will be screened as 1080p format. For longer shorts, we reserve the right to only show an excerpt of 5 minutes of your film. Tell us which 5 minutes to show in your submission!
The three winners will receive a beautiful Suzanne statue and goodies from the Blender Store!
For competition submissions, the Blender Foundation must be allowed to show and distribute the work via their own channels. The videos will be made available for viewing at the blender.org website during and after the conference.
Note: In the case of sound/music, you should also have the rights to use it and allow us to show and distribute it.
Just fill out the form. After submission, you will be able to review your submission in the "My Profile" section.
The list of nominees will be published a few days before the Blender Conference.
You are free to submit a piece restricted to screening only during the festival, in that case the submission will be excluded from the competition. Before doing that, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange the screening.
Previous Suzanne Awards winners are welcome to submit their work, but are not eligible for nomination in the same category again.
Blender Conference 2023 is made possible thanks to the generous contributions of our sponsors: