Scanline VFX

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Scanline VFX
IndustryVisual effects
Founded1989 in Munich, Germany
HeadquartersMunich, Germany
Number of employees
700+ (2020)

Scanline VFX is a globally active German visual effects and animation company founded 1989 in Munich. The studio is led by German VFX Supervisor Stephan Trojansky. The company has 7 locations including Munich, Stuttgart, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Montreal, London, and Seoul.[1]

Scanline has recently completed work on Joker, Game of Thrones Season 8, Midway, Terminator: Dark Fate, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Gemini Man, and Stranger Things Season 3.[2]

Current productions slated for release in 2020, and 2021, include Free Guy, Godzilla vs. Kong, Black Widow, Eternals, The Suicide Squad, The Batman, Fengshen Trilogy, The Nevers, The Rescue, K.G.F: Chapter 2 and Reminiscence.[2]


Scanline is responsible for the development of its proprietary fluid effects software, Flowline. Scanline was the sole developer of Flowline and in 2008, was the recipient of a Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award for the software.[3]

In 2010, Scanline was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for its work on Clint Eastwood's Hereafter, for which it was the sole visual effects vendor.[4]

Scanline received a BAFTA nomination for Best Special Visual Effects in 2010 for its work on Iron Man 3[5] as well as a second Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects in 2014, for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.[6]

In 2010, Scanline won its first Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture for Hereafter.[7] Scanline has two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special Visual Effects to its credit for its work on Season Four[8] and Season Eight[9] of Game of Thrones as well as an HPA Award for Outstanding Visual Effects[10] and a Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Created Environment for episode The Iron Throne.[11]

Film and television awards
Year Project Award For Result
2020 "Game of Thrones - The Iron Throne" VES Award Outstanding Created Environment Won
2019 "Game of Thrones - The Bells" Emmy Award Special Visual Effects Won
HPA Award Outstanding Visual Effects - Episodic Won
2010 "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" VES Award Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picture Won

Completed projects[edit]


  1. ^ "About". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  2. ^ a b "Projects". Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  3. ^ "The 80th Scientific & Technical Awards 2008". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  4. ^ "The 83rd Academy Awards 2011". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  5. ^ "Film | Special Visual Effects in 2014". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  6. ^ "The 86th Academy Awards 2014". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  7. ^ "9th Annual VES Awards". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  8. ^ "66th Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  9. ^ "71st Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  10. ^ "2019 HPA Awards". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  11. ^ "18th Annual VES Awards". Retrieved 2020-03-13.

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