• 2024-01-24
Meet The Yard at PIDS 2024, the French event dedicated to visual effects ! Join us to learn more about the latest and greatest VFX projects completed by French VFX studios, gain insights into the industry’s evolution, and find your next dream role !

This year again, the PIDS Enghien event will bring together the French VFX community to address the creative, technical, and economic challenges of a constantly evolving sector. Taking place from January 31st to February 3rd, the event will offer a rich program of conferences, masterclasses, and exclusive behind-the-scenes details on the latest VFX works completed by French studios for both national and international productions.

The Yard team will actively participate in several roundtable discussions alongside representatives from major French VFX studios. Our recruitment team will also have the pleasure to meet students and professionals at the Job Fair and provide career advice.

The Genie Awards ceremony will take place on January, 31st. The Yard’s VFX work is nominated in four categories !

Here’s the full programme of The Yard VFX at PIDS 2024 :

January 31st – 2:30pm
Joelle Cleworth, Head of Marketing at The Yard VFX, will participate in a roundtable table discussion about the Marketing strategies at PIDS 2024.
PIDSBiz – The marketing and promotion strategies of VFX studios

Moderator: Yann Marchet (General Delegate, PIDS ENGHIEN)


  • Léa Latassa (Marketing Manager, MPC Paris / Mikros Animation)
  • Joelle Cleworth (Marketing & Communication Manager, The Yard)
  • Romain Bourzaix (CEO, The Seed)
January 31st – 4:45pm
PIDSBiz – What perspectives for France in the global VFX market ?

Moderator: Yann Marchet (General Delegate, PIDS ENGHIEN)


  • Isabelle Langlois (VP Senior – Executive Producer, Rodeo FX)
  • Béatrice Bauwens (CEO, MPC Paris + Co-President France VFX)
  • Antoine Moulineau (CEO, Light)
  • Laurens Ehrmann  (The Yard, CEO – Sr VFX Sup)
January 31st – 7:30 pm
The Yard team will participate in the ceremony of the Genie Awards 2024. The Yard is nominated in four categories : Best VFX in a film, Best VFX in a Series, Best Environment, and Best FX.
Genie Awards Ceremony

The Yard is nominated in four categories of the Genie Awards 2024, highlighting the quality of work delivered by the teams on international productions such as ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,’ ‘All The Light We Cannot See,’ and ‘John Wick: Chapter 4.’

Read more here.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Best VFX – Film

Best Environment

All The Light We Cannot See

Best VFX – Series

Best Environment

John Wick : Chapter 4

Best FX

February 1st – 2nd
The Yard is looking forward to meet with graduating students and talent seeking employment at the Job Fair organized by the 2024 PIDS event in Enghien-les-Bains.
PIDS Job Fair

The Yard team will be pleased to meet graduating students and individuals seeking employment. Our Talent Acquisition Manager, Céline Pischetola, will be onsite on February 1st and 2nd, alongside The Yard’s Head of Departments, will be onsite on February 1st and 2nd.

Online meeting slots are available on Monday, January 29th.

Be sure to book a meeting with us !

February 2nd – 10:30am
Virginie Wintrebert, Head of Production at The Yard, will be discussing the production occupations in a roundtable at PIDS 2024.
PIDS Conference – Occupation: VFX Producer

Moderator: Simon Vanesse (ArtFX)


  • Sophie Leclerc (VFX Producer, Rodeo FX)
  • Virginie Wintrebert (Head of Production, The Yard)
  • Justine Paynat-Sautivet (Independant VFX Producer)
February 2nd -11:30am
Denis Scolan, Head of 2D at The Yard VFX, will participate in a roundtable discussion at PIDS 2024, sharing his experience of working abroad before returning to France.
PIDS Conference – Back to the Fold: French VFX Maestros Returning from Hollywood

Moderator: Florian Girardot (Founder, Meet Your Legend)


  • Denis Scolan (Head of 2D, The Yard)
  • Sebastien Chort (Co-founder, Nobody Studio)
  • Valentin Dornel (CTO Menhir FX)
February 2nd – 3:00pm
VFX Case Study

Indiana Jones

All The Light We Cannot See 

Presenters : 

  • Harry Bardak (Head of VFX, The Yard)
  • Laurens Ehrmann (CEO and Senior VFX Supervisor, The Yard)
The Yard provides VFX for Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny
Final poster of 'All The Light We Cannot See', Netflix's four-part limited series directed by Shawn Levy, featuring VFX by The Yard

The full programme of PIDS is available on the event’s website here.

Date : January 31st to February 3rd, 2024

Location : Centre des Arts, 12-16 Rue de la Libération, 95880 Enghien-les-Bains, France

Reservation : Register for free by clicking here


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