STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN — Ftrack’s (www.ftrack.com) production tracking platform, Ftrack Studio, has been recognized with a Technical Achievement Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for its contributions to filmmaking and post production. The Academy will present Ftrack Studio’s Technical Achievement Award during its virtual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on Saturday, February 13th.
The Academy’s board of governors voted to bestow a Technical Achievement Award to Fredrik Limsäter (founder and CEO), Björn Rydahl (co-founder and technical product manager), and Mattias Lagergren (co-founder and product manager) for the design, architecture and engineering of Ftrack Studio. The three were responsible for first conceiving Ftrack Studio as a platform capable of organizing, managing and tracking complex feature film visual effects. Since 2009, the trio has grown the Ftrack team into a global company and evolved Ftrack Studio into a trusted production tracking staple that’s accessible to film projects of all shape and size.
Ftrack Studio is a project management, production tracking and media review platform designed to assist team collaboration and improve pipeline efficiency. Ftrack Studio’s creators built the platform’s first incarnation at a visual effects studio, with the explicit intention of mitigating the challenges of feature film post production. The product has since evolved into a platform capable of serving numerous creative industries and driven new ideas to make creative projects of all types and scale more manageable. Ftrack Studio has been used on such productions as James Bond, Harry Potter and The Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"This is an incredibly proud moment for all of us at Ftrack,” says Limsäter. “We're humbled that the platform we've worked on for the past decade has won such a prestigious award, especially as the award comes with the recognition of our peers in an industry we are so proud to serve. Björn Rydahl, Mattias Lagergren, and I would like to thank the entire Ftrack team for their endlessly hard work; all of our families who have supported us over the years; and our clients who have joined us on this journey. We look forward to playing our part as creative studios continue to create in a post production landscape that needs teamwork now more than ever."