Friday, June 27, 2008

We Won!

Congratulations, you did it!

The industry judges chose Mike's "R.I.P. Alice" as a first place winner, tied with another entry.

They picked Colleen's "House of Woooo" as the second place winner.

The Animation Magazine Staff Picks were: 2nd place, Jo's "The Princess and the Mermaid" and 3rd place: Emily's "Cow Kitty"

When choosing a winner, judges didn't know which entries were students or working professionals. You guys were competing with the world and did great! Also, I was told this morning (Shanghai time) that there was a strict critera: the concepts weren't just what the judges liked but what they could actually green light at this moment (i.e. what they're looking for for concepts).

I think we also did something in the public vote as well but I don't know for sure. Great stuff and a special thanks to our own local judges!

Here are all the entries...Sorry, i didn't know they were happening or I would have contacted you all to get out there and vote for your favorites.

I'm in Shanghai showing the grad book around and talking to potential educational and industry partners. Back Wednesday.


Hi Don,In addition to Capilano students taking (tie) for 1st place Judges choice and 2nd place judges choice (RIP Alice and Wooo) also got:Animation Magazine Staff Picks:Second Place: The Princess & The Mermaid (Ju Reid, Capilano College)Third Place: Cow Kitty (E. Mullock , Capilano College)

Friday, June 20, 2008

Who wants to work in Montreal's NFB?

NFB Animation Hothouse 5 is Now Open for Submissions!

Deadline: July 18, 2008
Program Dates: September 2 – November 21, 2008
Location: Montreal, QC
Theme: ““The Time I Changed My Mind”

Yes it’s time. You have until Friday July 18 to submit your film proposal for a chance to take 1 of 6 seats in the Animation Hothouse, an intensive paid apprenticeship for emerging filmmakers which runs this year from September 2 – November 21 at the NFB Animation Studio in Montreal.

Your proposal must be tailored to a 1-minute film idea and be based on, or a reaction to, the theme: “The Time I Changed My Mind”.
What does that mean? You tell us…

Check out our website for full submission details, including selection criteria and eligibility:

Kindest regards
Yours truly
Good luck.

Maral Mohammadian
Associate Producer, Animation Studio
National Film Board of Canada
Tel: 514-283-2510
Fax: 514-283-3211

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Pitches Pitched!

Thanks Jo, Colleen, Emily, Mike and Karen for sending me the final art and descriptions. I sent everything off on Monday and Animation Magazine confirmed delivery. It should be online at Animation Magazine in late July, I think. And printed in the August issue. Good luck!

Friday, June 6, 2008

And the winners are....

Congratulations, here are winning entries (in no particular order), as voted on by our esteemed judges, Clio Chiang, Jesse Schilperoort, Jeremy Tin, Derek Stenning, Sarah Airriess, Seng Lau, and Sean Murch. Thanks for your help, everyone!

The winners should check their email later, read the suggestions and touch up their entries. I'll need them by Sunday since the Animation Magazine deadline is Monday.

To everyone else, thanks for competing...many of you had votes too, just not enough to be selected. I wish we could afford two pages because there were great entries that we didn't have space for. Thanks!

Good Luck!

Hi Everyone!
I'll open up this blog so that our esteemed judges can take a look at the entries today. Each judge will be asked to take a look at all the entries, read the Animation Magazine criteria of what they're looking for, and give me a list of their top six. I'll compile the list into a single list based on their choices.

Judges have until 6PM to send me their lists and I should have the final list by 9PM.
I'll let you know who the judges are once the lists are in.

Thanks for the great designs and really creative concepts. I hope the operating procedure was okay with everyone. Let me know if you think it could be done better next year.

Let the judging begin!

Mine's probably late too!

I was planning to do something new and the due date snuck up on me.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

This is probably too late!!

Just in time.

last minute pitches

Last Day to Enter Your Designs!

Hi everyone! Judging will start tomorrow so please get your work uploaded by tonight! We have great judges who have agreed to help out. Most are grads, now working locally and in the states as well as the CEO of a games company with lots of experience in traditional and digital show development!

I'll open up the site temporarily tomorrow so the judges can review the work. By 6 PM, I'll have their picks and will announce the winning designs by 9PM Friday on this blog. Then, the winners have a couple days to fine-tune their work and we'll send it off to Animation Magazine.

The work is looking great....keep it coming!

Good luck!


Ant-hill Inc

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Here's my two. Made at the last minute as usual.

Everyone's posters are looking really cool!

Derek Steel

Here is my second entry. Just in time...phew...

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Circus Mafia (Finished)

Here is my two entries for the pitch party. Good luck everyone!


ok.. so as you can see I have 3 pitch posters here.

 Don(and jury), If you decide to go with the "oliver's odyssey" idea, I'm leaving it up to you on which one of the two posters to use. I'm not sure which one to go with so I'll let all of you decide.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Ms Margi

Sorry it took a while to send this in. I was a bit delayed with my wallet being stolen and having to deal with bed bugs at the same time. arg...
Anyway, here's one of my characters that I remodeled these past few days. Hope it is ok. I'll try sending in one more pitch idea for you before the 5th.