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Deadline approaches for 2008 Teletoon Animation Scholarships

Would-be animators have three weeks to submit their entries for The 2008 Teletoon Animation Scholarship.
May 27, 2008

Would-be animators have three weeks to submit their entries for The 2008 Teletoon Animation Scholarship.

All applicants will have the opportunity to have their work evaluated by a panel of industry professionals, a chance to win one of 12 awards and get a screen slot at the 2008 Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Now in its 11th year, the scholarship program has awarded more than US$290,000 to aspiring Canadian animators.

There is no shortage of success stories from the scholarship’s past including 1997 winner Sylvain Lavoie who is now the co-director of the new Teletoon comedy Fred’s Head, which airs Sunday evenings at 8 p.m. Most Promising Student winner in 2002, Jason Martinsen has worked as a character animator on the Sony PlayStation 2 games Jak II, Jak III and Jak X as well as big-screen fare such as Ice Age: The Meltdown, Horton Hears a Who and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs at Blue Sky Studios.

More information and rules of entry are available at teletoon.com/scholarship.

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Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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