The PIDS (Paris Images digital Summit) is an event created by the Centre des arts d’Enghien-les-Bains dedicated to visual effects, crossing the creative, technical and economic stakes of a sector that is constantly evolving. 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 ! Paris Images Digital Summit will present the 7th edition of the Digital Creation GENIE Awards, a ceremony celebrating the French digital creation talents (VFX Supervisor, Digital artists, innovators…) and the Legends of special effects.

2019 laureates

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 Riche

Stéphane Bidault (Superviseur VFX) – Colin Journée (On-Set Superviseur) / Autre Chose – Tout le monde debout réalisé par Franck Dubos

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 Fiction

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 Sharples

Benjamin Ageorges (Superviseur VFX) / Autre Chose – Les bracelets rouges (série TV) réalisée par Nicolas Cuch

Rodolphe Chabrier (Superviseur VFX) / Mac Guff – The Show (série TV) réalisée par Jan Kounen

Best Visual Effects – Advertising

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 Grbovi

Franck Lambertz (Superviseur VFX) – Jao M’Changama (Superviseur VFX) – Guillaume Dadaglio (Superviseur CG) / Mikros – Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed – Odyssey réalisé par Traktor

Best environment

Pierre Buffin (Sr. Superviseur VFX) – Cem Olcer (Superviseur VFX) – Loris Paillier (Producteur VFX) / BUF – Ariana Grande – No tears left to cry réalisé par Dave Meyer

Nicolas Deveaux (réalisateur) / Cube Creative – 1 mètre/heure réalisé par Nicolas Deveau

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



The 2019 GENIE of Honor is an award given to a French or foreign personality who has contributed through his creativity, his sense of innovation and his vision to developing the film and animated image industry.

A graduate of Beaux-Arts in Bergen in Norway and INSAS in Belgium, Eve Ramboz, VFX supervisor and director, is one of the major figures of visual effects in France. She has worked for almost thirty years with filmmakers from all over the world: Peter Greenaway, Brian de Palma, Steve Baron, Roland Joffé, Walter Salles, Elie Suleiman, Olivier Assayas, Dominique Issermann, Stéphane Sednaoui …

Already awarded an Emmy Award and a César for Best Decor, this multidisciplinary artist is now devoted to the realization and creation of digital visual effects for cinema, television and other visual shows within the studio La Maison.

She is currently working on the avant-garde Cunningham 3D project directed by Alla Kovgan, dedicated to the work of legendary American choreographer Merce Cunningham.

For the director and photographer Dominique Issermann, “Eve Ramboz is a woman who dreams with the instruments of the future”.

The editorial committee of Paris Images Digital is very happy to honor this year an unclassifiable artist with a singular universe, who has been able to push the boundaries of cinematographic language.

The 2019 GENIE of Honor is an award given to a French or foreign personality who has contributed through his creativity, his sense of innovation and his vision to developing the film and animated image industry.

John Knoll has been one of the leading figures in the visual effects industry of the past 20 years. In 1986 he joined Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), the visual effects company founded by George Lucas. After three years as an operator, he made his debut in visual effects on James Cameron’s “Abyss”, which won ILM its tenth Oscar.

As visual effects supervisor, John Knoll collaborated on the “Star Wars” prelogy in the early 2000s as well as on the “Pirate of the Caribbean” franchise for which he won the OSCAR and the BAFTA for Best Visual Effects on the episode “Pirates of the Caribbean: the secret of the cursed chest”.

Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Brian de Palma, James Cameron, George Lucas, JJ Abrams or Martin Scorsese are among the directors with whom he has worked. John Knoll is also the originator of the story of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and he is one of the creators of Photoshop software.

Like Phil Tippett, Dennis Muren and Joe Letteri, also honored at the GENIE Awards, John Knoll is part of the VES Hall of Fame, made up of a selection of supervisors who have played a considerable role in the advancement of techniques in the field. special and visual effects. The Paris Images Digital Summit is therefore particularly proud to honor this year one of the greatest innovators in digital creation.