It wasn’t your average “cartoon show” at the NFB in Toronto this past Friday night. Inspiration and good entertainment is what the audience was filled with after 2 hours of high-quality productions that incorporated a variety of animation techniques. Even though only 4 animations took the awards, all entries impressed the animation industry and general audience in attendance.
And the winners were ….
Best Animation 2D…. “Amma” by Jiin Park
Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Best Animation 3D …. “Circuit” by Shinji Dawson, Yannick Gillain and Felix Telfer
Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
Best Animation Stop Motion … “Crossed Sild” by Lea Vidakovic and Ivana Bosnjak
Hogskulen I Volda, Volda, Norway
Best Animation Mixed Media … “Notes From Next Door” by Dave Maggio, Jon Lawitts and Jaime Klein
Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Congratulations to all of you ! Your Festival Trophy will be mailed to you very soon.
All entries screened will be available for viewing on our site soon.
High School Event
“Best High School showcase ever!” was a common comment from people that have been coming to the event since its inception.
55 screenings in 8 different categories at this year’s high school event made for a great day of animation entertainment.
Close to 300 Students from Cawthra Park, Corpus Christi, Fletcher’s Meadow, Humberview and Northview Heights cheered their way through the entire event as animation after animation
played on the full theatre screen at The Royal on College Street. 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, 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 !