Machinima Masters

The Machinima Masters category is by invite only and new entrants are decided upon by those who are already considered Masters. The Masters compete against each other in their own category. It’s kind of a “Hall of Fame” type category as we feel these are the machinimators that go above and beyond in making machinima and their work could be considered “masterpieces”. It is our hope that they will serve as an inspiration to everyone who participates at SimsFilmFest.

 

What makes a Machinima Master?

The staff has debated this behind the scenes for quite some time, so here are some of the main things we have decided make a Master:

  • • Previous machinimas that make us say “wow” and are a true inspiration to us;
  • • Excellence in editing skills including film editing (music, sound, voice, and video);
  • • Interesting and unique camera work;
  • • Good lighting techniques when filming in-game;
  • • Attention to detail in set design and wardrobe;
  • • Interesting and unique story lines;
  • • While special effects are not a necessity, if they are used they are used with top notch skill.

 

How are Machinima Masters chosen?

A number of seasons back a strict process was put in place to ensure that Masters were chosen fairly.

    • • First time directors are not eligible for Masters. This rule was put in place to ensure that directors can continue to produce the same quality machinima.
    • • Masters are nominated and chosen by those who are already in the Masters category as well as the staff.
    • • Everyone is judged based on their own technical and creative merit and not against each other.
    • • There is no set number of Masters that are chosen each season. There are no “empty spots” as it were. Some seasons will see more Masters than others based on the entries received.

 

The Masters

 

Season 18


Poster

SERENDIPITIA
DNA/BEST OF ME
Australia


TheOnlyException
 Spectrum
United States


Raison Detre Poster

Cornymio
Raison d’ Etre
Philippines

Season 17

Firefly
The Well
United States

Poster

Elli Darffy Grown
Snowman
Brazil

The Other Half Poster

Simtation Productions
The Other Half
Canada

Season 16

Sun Dawn Poster

Dreamweaver
Sun Dawn
Australia

Season 15

Pure Poster

VR Productions
Pure
Bulgaria

Intertwined poster

ALittleMid
Intertwined
United States

 

Season 14

reincarnation of a vampire poster

MGH Productions
Reincarnation of a Vampire
Guam

Mary Me Poster

Tickled007
Marry Me
Philippines

Marry You poster

Maot Productions
Marry You
Philippines

 

Season 13

end of rights poster

Sadistic Siren
End of Rights
Canada

sharp keys poster

Majestic Films
Sharp Keys
United States

HOPE poster

Sims Berrry
H.O.P.E.
Slovenia

Season 12

PikunMei
Desire
Germany

Manigma95
Guard Vampire
Germany

Jorgha Haq
Zombie Creek
United States

Anzcherry
Words Unspoken
Germany

Season 11

MachinimaWill
Actor
France

Vincent Van De Kitterij
Tomb Raider
Holland

 

Season 10

Grey Lee Studios
Cinder
United States

Julielux
Bring Me Back to Life
Germany

The Sims 3 Music Videos
Super Bad
Canada

Insirum
So Happy I Could Die
United States

Marty Dawson
Regarding the Dreams of Lisa Century
United States

Season 9

WhiteBlueCherry
The Merman
United States

Ansett4Sims
Everything Has Changed
Australia

TwistTVShow
Life’s a Beach: The Movie
USA

Season 8

1992Vanity
Germany
Sleeping Beauty

DNL Films
Portugal
Otherworld Part 2

Apocalyptic Dog Films
USA
Tripping

SimsDiva24
USA
Doppelganger

OMG! That Girl is Psycho
USA
Nightmares and Lullabies

Season 7

Cloudwalker
USA
Psycho-Thriller

Season 6

HDS Creations
Italy
Missing Pieces

Titus Linde
Germany
First

Season 5

Brainstrip
Argentina
NEON Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3

Charismatic 789
UK
The Wedding

Lyramiamovies
Germany
The Banshee

Winndy
Germany
Should I Forgive

Season 4

Berrie Pie (Berrysweetbotique
USA 
Reflections Of…

Jinja Ninja
New Zealand
Aiken the Tree Boy

Bzanna
USA
Irreversible

Season 3

Nanami
Mexico
Pray

Nittens
USA
Moment

Season 2

Fadhil Yudhawanto
Indonesia
Tonight With 

Eggzie
USA
Geeknapped

Season 1

SS Productions 
U.K. 
Emperor of Evil
Episode 1

Faalq
Argentina
Unforgivable
Episode 1

Sylent Whypser
USA
The Lonely Ones
Part 1 / Part 2