Post-secondary Event at the NFB Fri. Nov 4th
October 31st, 2011
31 animations have been selected to be showcased this Friday, Nov 4th at the NFB Mediatheque Cinema in Toronto.
Tickets $10. Doors open at 6:00pm. Show begins at 6:30pm.
The 2 hour event will screen some of the best animations in the world in 2D, 3D, Stop motion and Mixed Media from students in the UK, Norway, New Zealand, Germany, and across Canada and the US.
Best Animation in each category, judged by animation industry professionals, will be awarded the Festival Trophy and announced at the event.
A list of the entries that were selected to screen are on The Festival page.
High school Entries Best Ever!
October 14th, 2011
“Best High School showcase ever!” was a common comment from people that have been coming to the event since its inception.
Master of Ceremony, Brent Wilkinson, took to the stage and introduced 8 different categories and 55 screenings at this year’s high school event making for a great day of animation entertainment.
Close to 300 Students from Cawthra Park, Corpus Christi, Fletcher’s Meadow, Gordon Graydon, Humberview and Northview Heights cheered their way through the entire event as one animation after the other played on the large theatre screen at The Royal on College Street in Toronto. A number of entries from West Texas Training Center in San Angelo, Texas, Theodore Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles and Palos Verdes High in California as well added to the International flavour of the showreel.
16 festival trophies were handed out to 1st and 2nd Place winning titles in each category with the Director’s Award this year going to Jacob Whyte from Fenelon Falls S.S, seen below, 3-time 1st Place 2D Digital winner – in 2009 (“Lost”), 2010 (“Whiteout”) and 2011 (“The Audition”).
Guest speaker Jake Fullerton gave us exclusive insights into his work on Gnomeo and Juliet while working at Arc Productions and fielded questions after the show.
Julian Spillane, VP of Game Development at Silicon Knights, was also present and spoke about the Gaming category for next year while inviting students to create games and submit to the festival. “I’m really looking forward to seeing what high school students can come up.” said Julian. “Afterall, they are the future of the game development.”
A fun afternoon was had by all and we’re now looking forward to new entries for next year’s show which promises to be bigger and better although it won’t be easy forgetting about grandma giving a thug the boot and then meeting Santa Claus in jail !
Countdown to High School Event
October 10th, 2011
Less than 48 hours until the High School Event!
Doors open at 9:30 and the show starts at 10.