Scanline VFX

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Scanline VFX
IndustryVisual effects
Founded1989 in Munich, Germany
Number of employees
1,200+ (2021)
ParentNetflix (pending)

Scanline VFX is a globally active German visual effects and animation company founded 1989 in Munich. The studio is led by 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 The Eternals, Cowboy Bepop, Kong vs Godzilla, Shang-Chi, Black Widow, Free Guy, Shadow & Bone, Blood Red Sky, The Suicide Squad, Foundation, Zack Snyder's Justice League, Lisey's Story, Kitz, Game of Thrones Season 8, Midway, Terminator: Dark Fate, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Gemini Man.[2]

Current productions slated for release in 2021 and 2022, include: Stranger Things 4, Don't Look Up, The Flash, Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom, Moonfall, Black Adam, The Batman, Fengshen Trilogy.[2]

In November 2021, Netflix announced that it would acquire Scanline. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2022, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The company will continue to operate as a standalone business and work with a variety of clients.[3][4]


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.[5]

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.[6]

Scanline received a BAFTA nomination for Best Special Visual Effects in 2010 for its work on Iron Man 3[7] as well as a second Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects in 2014, for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.[8]

In 2010, Scanline won its first Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture for Hereafter.[9] Scanline has two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special Visual Effects to its credit for its work on Season Four[10] and Season Eight[11] of Game of Thrones as well as an HPA Award for Outstanding Visual Effects[12] and a Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Created Environment for episode The Iron Throne.[13]

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


  1. ^ "About". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  2. ^ a b "Projects". Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  3. ^ "Netflix to Acquire Scanline VFX, Effects Studio That Has Worked on Stranger Things, Cowboy Bebop, Eternals and More". Variety. Retrieved 2021-11-22.
  4. ^ "Bringing More VFX Magic to Our Members With the Acquisition of Scanline VFX". Netflix Media Center (Press release). Retrieved 2021-12-15.
  5. ^ "The 80th Scientific & Technical Awards 2008". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  6. ^ "The 83rd Academy Awards 2011". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  7. ^ "Film | Special Visual Effects in 2014". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  8. ^ "The 86th Academy Awards 2014". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  9. ^ "9th Annual VES Awards". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  10. ^ "66th Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  11. ^ "71st Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  12. ^ "2019 HPA Awards". Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  13. ^ "18th Annual VES Awards". Retrieved 2020-03-13.

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