Scanline VFX was founded in Munich in 1989, and now has studios in London, Montreal, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Seoul, Munich, and Stuttgart.
The company is noted for its complex, photorealistic effects and simulation work – including natural phenomena like fire, smoke, and water, as well as expansive CG Environments, Digital Creatures and Characters.
Scanline was the recipient of a 2008 Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award, in recognition of its proprietary, in-house fluid effects software Flowline. In 2010, the company was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for its work on director Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter, for which it was the sole visual effects vendor.
Scanline VFX further received a second Academy Award nomination for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a BAFTA nomination for Iron Man 3, an Emmy Award for Game of Thrones: Season 4, and a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for Hereafter, as well as multiple, additional VES Award nominations.