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Behind The Scenes Challenge | Festival de Cannes x Effect House

Creators, the Behind The Scenes Challenge has come to an end. Thank you for submitting so many inspiring and creative effects! We’re excited to share the winners of this challenge.

Makeup Category

1st Prize: 100 years of Movie Makeup by @pancake_monkey


Nuevo filtro de maquillajes de diferentes epocas✨ #fyp#nuevofiltro

♬ original sound – Ciara_makeup
Honorable Mention: Iconic Movie Makeup Looks by @paula.casado_
Honorable Mention: Spatial by Flor Rafa by @florenciaraffa.ok

VFX Category

1st Prize: Portal by Jan by @janmahavan

Honorable Mention: MultiColor Vision by @fxk
Honorable Mention: everything everywhere by @eberglitch

Direction Category

1st Prize: Wes Anderson Cam by Julia by @filtersbyjulia


Wes anderson camera filter, I added a button for in transitions, out transitions, zoom, and a grid so you can line up your shots 🎥 tag me in your masterpieces, i want to see how everyone uses it🥹 #wesanderson

♬ Obituary – Alexandre Desplat
Honorable Mention: Drama Acting by @anjoooy97
Honorable Mention: Act It Out by @wandetri

Staging Category

1st Prize: Psychose by @malel.v

Honorable Mention: My Behind the Camera by @libardomartinez99
Honorable Mention: Into The Hell Hole TH by @digital_boyz

Audio Category

1st Prize: Launchpad Mini by @immaammm

Honorable Mention: Pick A Scene by @damolarufai
Honorable Mention: Foley Secrets by @santerisalmivisual

And finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Drumroll please! Out of all the amazing 1st prize champions in every category, the lucky creator selected for the trip to Cannes is @janmahavan!

About this challenge

Audition call to all AR designers! Join the Effect House x Festival de Cannes Challenge and showcase your talent with AR effects. Get ready to bring to life the work of makeup artists, directors, audio engineers, VFX artists, and set designers through your effects.

Participate to win up to $2,000 and the chance to win the prize of attending the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival!

What we’re looking for

We are looking for effects that represent behind-the-scenes professions in film making:

Makeup Artist (Makeup/beauty effects)

Let’s pay homage to the talented cinema makeup artists who have transformed actors into iconic characters throughout history, and create an effect that showcases their artistry and creativity.

Director (Cinematographic effects)

Let’s channel the creativity of cinema directors and craft some eye-catching transition, camera movement and LUT effects.

Audio Engineer (Audio effects)

Pay tribute to the genius of cinema audio engineers who have elevated movie soundtracks to an art form, by creating audio effects.

VFX Artist (VFX effects)

Give users their ultimate superpower by creating a set of character-focused VFX effects that’ll have creators believing in magic, monsters, and everything in between.


Respuesta a @aio_0610 Rodéa tu cuerpo de fuego con este filtro #filtrosdeyisus#effecthouse#viral

♬ sonido original – ayrton✍︎

Set Designer (Segmentation effects)

Draw inspiration from the masterful stage designers who have transformed empty stages into breathtaking worlds of wonder, by creating a set of visually-stunning backgrounds effects and sets that’ll transport our users to a whole new dimension.

Eligible regions

Individuals who are not residents of Afghanistan, American Samoa, Anguilla, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Crimea, Cuba, Dominica, Donetsk, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon. Ghana, Guam, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Luhansk regions of Ukraine, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Myanmar, North Korea, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Russia, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Seychelles, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, the Central African Republic, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, US Virgin Islands, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, and Zimbabwe are eligible to participate.


If you succeed, you’ll be one of the winners to receive a reward:

Makeup Category

1st Prize: $2,000 USD

Honorable mention: $500 USD

Cinematography Category

1st Prize: $2,000 USD

Honorable mention: $500 USD

Audio Category

1st Prize: $2,000 USD

Honorable mention: $500 USD

VFX Category

1st Prize: $2,000 USD

Honorable mention: $500 USD

Set Design Category

1st Prize: $2,000 USD

Honorable mention: $500 USD

Cannes Film Festival Favorite 

1st Prize: Invitation to the Cannes Film Festival Screening (May 22nd, 2023), plus a 2 night stay (May 21st – May 23rd, 2023), including flights.

The Festival Favorite prize will be awarded to one of the 5 winning effects in the categories mentioned above, based on the established criteria of creativity and originality, craftsmanship, conformity to the challenge prompt, and user experience.

How to enter

1. Download and create your effect using Effect House.

2. On the Submit form, select Behind The Scenes Challenge under Challenge.

3. Click Submit and you’re all set!

Challenge timeline

Submission start date: April 14, 2023 @ 05:00AM GMT

Submission end date:  May 5, 2023 @ 11:59PM GMT

Winner announcement: May 12, 2023

Frequently asked questions

How do I know if I won the challenge?

Can I get more than one prize?

Can I submit effects I’ve already published?

Can I submit more than one effect?

Visit here for applicable Program-specific provisions. No purchase necessary. The Program starts on April 14th, 2023, at 05:00 AM GMT and ends on May 5th, 2023, at 00:00 AM GMT. Open to legal residents of a region where Effect House and TikTok are available and who are at least 18 years of age. 16 winner[s] will be selected by a panel of judges based on specific criteria set out in the Program-specific provisions. Username and profile picture of winner[s] will be displayed. Reward: 1. 5 (five) 1st places: $2,000 USD each; 2. 10 (ten) honorable mentions: $500 USD each; and 3. 1 (one) invitation to Cannes International Film Festival Screening (May 22nd, 2023), including a 2 night stay (May 21st – May 23rd, 2023) in a 4* hotel or similar accommodation, including economy round-trip flights and transportation. Limit of [1] Reward per person.

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