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Celebrating Our Awards and Achievements

BAFTA Craft Award 2020
His Dark Materials

Real SFX are truly honoured to announce that we have won a BAFTA Craft Award for our work on series 1 of His Dark Materials in the Special, Visual and Graphic effects category!

It’s the 3rd time our Cardiff based team have won this Internationally recognised award. We are truly delighted to win this year particular at this testing time for the film industry.

RealSFX - BAFTA Craft Award 2020
RealSFX - RTS Craft & Design 2016
RTS Craft & Design 2016
Doctor Who Series 9

Real SFX were nominated for their special effects work on Doctor Who Series 9 in conjunction with Millennium FX. Other nominees in the category were War and Peace (Jens Doeldissen & Darius Cicenas @ Film Effects) and The Night Manager (Pau Costa Moeller).

This RTS Craft & Design nomination follows a string of award nominations and wins for Real SFX in 2016.

The RTS Craft & Design Awards for 2016 were hosted by Sandi Toksvig on Monday 28th November at the London Hilton. Real SFX would like to congratulate Jens Doeldissen & Darius Cicenas @ Film Effects for winning this award for their great work on War and Peace.

BAFTA Cymru Award 2016
Doctor Who (The Magician’s Apprentice)

Real SFX are honoured to announce that they have won another BAFTA Cymru Award for their work on Doctor Who (The Magician’s Apprentice), in conjunction with Milk VFX.

Danny Hargreaves (Special Effects Supervisor) along with his wife Carmela Carrubba (Company Director) and the Real SFX team, attended the awards on Sunday 2nd of October 2016. This year’s awards took place in St David’s Hall in Cardiff and were hosted by Huw Stephens.

RealSFX - BAFTA Cymru Award 2016
RealSFX - Emmy Award 2016
Emmy Award 2016
Sherlock, The Abominable Bride

Alongside Milk VFX, Real SFX have won an Emmy in the ‘Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role’ category, for their work on the Sherlock 2015 special, The Abominable Bride. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards honour outstanding artistic and technical achievement in a variety of television program genres, guest performances in weekly series, as well as exceptional work in the animation, reality and documentary categories.

BAFTA Craft Award 2016
Doctor Who

Alongside Milk VFX & Millennium FX, Real SFX were nominated for a BAFTA Craft Award in the Special, Visual & Graphic Effects category for the third year running. Real SFX were nominated for this award following their work on Doctor Who.

The ceremony was held at The Brewery, London on Sunday 24th April and was hosted for the fifth time by Stephen Mangan. Other nominees in the Special, Visual & Graphic Effects category are: Milk VFX (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell), Bluebolt (The Last Kingdom) and DNeg TV and Chris Rodgers (Fungus The Bogeyman).

Real SFX would like to congratulate Milk VFX for winning this award for their work on Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.

RealSFX - BAFTA Craft Award 2016
RealSFX - Cardiff Life Award 2016
Cardiff Life Award 2016
Creative Category

Real SFX won a Cardiff Life Award for the second year in a row! The Cardiff Life Awards are the business highlight of the city. They are the most prestigious, most tightly contested Awards with the greatest number of local companies involved. Winning a Cardiff Life Award is a powerful accolade.

Real SFX battled it out in the Creative category with the other seven nominees Brightest Films, Design Management Partnership, Peaceful Progress, Design Dough, The Printhaus, Candy Jar Books and Wonder. The awards ceremony took place in Cardiff City Hall on 17th March 2016. Real SFX would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all nominees and winners at the 2016 Cardiff Life Awards.

QSA Apprenticeship Award 2016
Small Employer of the Year

On Thursday, 10th of March 2016 the annual Quality Skills Alliance awards ceremony was held at the Cardiff & Vale College Cardiff city centre campus.

Real SFX won ‘Small Employer of the Year’ at the 2016 QSA Awards. This is the second consecutive year that Real SFX have had success at the QSA Awards. The previous year’s awards saw former special effects apprentice, Dai Kneath win in the ‘Creative Industries Apprentice of the Year’ category.

RealSFX - QSA Apprenticeship Award 2016
RealSFX - BAFTA Cymru Award 2015
BAFTA Cymru Award 2015
A Poet in New York

Real SFX, along with Bait studios, were honoured with a second consecutive BAFTA Cymru Award for A Poet in New York in the Special and Visual Effects Category.

The 2015 BAFTA Cymru Awards were held on Sunday 27th September at St David’s Hall in Cardiff and celebrated the very best Welsh talent of the year.

Bafta Craft Award 2015
Doctor Who

Alongside Milk VFX & BBC Wales VFX, Real SFX have won a British Academy Television Craft Award for our spectacular special effects on BBC’s Doctor Who in the category of Special, Visual & Graphic Effects for the second year in a row.

RealSFX - Bafta Craft Award 2015
RealSFX - Cardiff Life Award 2015
Cardiff Life Award 2015
Creative Category

Real SFX are thrilled to have won a Cardiff Life Award for the Creative category – we were named the best creative company in the City of Cardiff.

The Cardiff Life Award recognise the very best businesses in Cardiff each year, as chosen by a panel of independent judges. Any company in Cardiff can nominate its business and can choose as many relevant categories as they like.

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