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Winners 2023

These are the best works by students and alumni 2023: On Thursday, 12 October 2023, the SAE Awards were presented for the 18th time in a total of 16 categories. The awards ceremony recognises outstanding productions by students and alumni from all SAE Institutes worldwide.

Host Matilda Nettervik led the entertaining show live on stage. The coveted SAE Awards are an important career stepping stone for young talent into the creative industries. 569 entries from over 30 cities in 26 countries impressively underline how coveted the SAE Awards are. Because awarding the crystal trophy to students and alumni with outstanding film, games, music, VFX and web productions is not only motivating recognition, but also a coveted booster for a career in the media industry.

SAE Awards 2023 host Matilda Nettervik and Peter Pulfer, CEO Alumni Association 

The award winners are selected in a two-stage process. First, all SAE locations worldwide can submit what they consider to be the best work for all 15 categories. Then the locations award points for the best three projects, without being able to vote for their own work – very similar to the Eurovision Song Contest.

Congratulations to …

SAE Alumni Awards:

Dolby Atmos @ Mercedes-Benz: Driving a musical revolution – Florian Richter, SAE Cologne

Kia Seltos x Jack Harlow TVC – Cameron Drew, SAE Byron Bay

Calling Home – Léon-Lucas Kaniewski, SAE Bochum

We Belong – Jason Baudinet, SAE Johannesburg

Okaro Studio Reel 2023 – Matthias Kornherr & Dominik Bittermann, SAE Vienna

Neural/Cloud Interface – Daniel Burger, SAE Zurich

Hooks PA – Joshua Josephs, SAE Mexico City

SAE Students Awards:

The Explorer 3D – Luca Rigat, SAE Milan

Cosmos – Yasmin Maiara Leite De Melo, SAE Milan

Absolution – Merve Dinc, SAE Hanover

Die unmögliche Parallele – Paul Flechsig, SAE Leipzig

Dopamine Dose – Vicente Garibay Lijanova, SAE Mexico
with Wendy Baugh from Blackmagic Design

Bane – Florian Stühler, SAE Vienna

Watchtower – Robin Seifert, SAE Zurich

For the Crown – Arthur Gieraga, SAE Vienna
Picture: Karsten Schwardt, Campus Manager Vienna

Hyperhive Fest – Pablo Fumadó Gassó, SAE Barcelona

Tony – Simon Grill, SAE Vienna
Picture: Karsten Schwardt, Campus Manager Vienna

Connectivity – Alina Schulz, SAE Hamburg

Picture: Björn Mohr, Campus Manager Hamburg

Dearest Madeline – Peter Tautua, SAE Brisbane

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