Short Documentary by Film and Television Students listed as Finalist for the TVO Short Doc Contest

Voting is now open for the TVO Short Doc Contest! Read More

Sheridan Welcomes Shanghai visitors to Trafalgar Campus

group_shot_studentsSummer is the time to tour our campuses. In July, the Faculty of Animation, Art and Design welcomed two groups of visitors from Shanghai to Sheridan. Composed of thirty Masters and Phd students from Shanghai University, China, the first group travelled overseas for a tour of Trafalgar Campus and SIRT (Strategic Partnerships & Screen Industries Research and Training Centre) to learn about the Canadian landscape of film and production. Maija Saari, Associate Dean of Film, Television and Journalism, led students through Sheridan’s facilities to demonstrate why we are a renowned member in the film, television and journalism industry.  Read More

Acknowledgements & Thank Yous | Sheridan FAAD Retiring Faculty | 2016

FacultyAllThreeAs the school year comes to a close again, the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design would like to acknowledge several members of our enthusiastic, creative and dedicated team who are stepping down this year. Read More

Team of Sheridan ATVF Students win Award in the 2016 TVO Short Doc Contest

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Congratulations to the team of “A Different Way” on winning 2nd Place in the 2016 TVO Short Doc Contest. After 11 days of public voting on 10 finalists, TVO viewers have selected the first, second and third prize-winning documentaries for this year’s contest. “A Different Way” is a short film on dating and disability from the perspective of Luke Anderson. Read More

The Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design’s new Facebook page and social media accounts

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The Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design (FAAD) has a new Facebook page and we are inviting students and faculty to spread the word and share the news. FAAD’s new page will be updated regularly with fresh content and news from the department regarding upcoming and current events, blog posts, gallery exhibitions and much more. Our old Facebook account will be deactivated on Thursday, March 31st, 2016 so be sure to give this new page a like! Read More

Media Arts students contribute to documentary Giants of Africa

Matthew Hearn, Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri and Natalie Leppik.

Matthew Hearn, Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri and Natalie Leppik.

Sheridan Media Arts students Matt Hearn and Natalie Leppik had the opportunity this past weekend to work with Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) as sound editors on the film Giants of Africa, which kicked off the NBA All-Star Festivities last weekend in Toronto from Friday, February 12 to February 14. MLSE producer Josiah Rothenberg reached out to Stephen Barden, Media Arts professor and Music Applied to Stage, Screen and Interactive Visual Environments (MASSIVE) program coordinator, who is also a well known basketball fan. Read More

Sheridan graduates win big at 43rd Annie Awards

The 43rd annual Annie Awards, honouring the year’s best achievements in the field of animation and sponsored by the International Animated Film Society (ASIFA-Hollywood) were presented on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Royce Hall at the University of California in Los Angeles. Eleven Sheridan grads and one current student were nominated for awards, and all were in attendance together with President Jeff Zabudsky and Bachelor of Animation Associate Dean Angela Stukator. Read More

Sheridan faculty and academy member Nancy Beiman expresses concern over Oscars’ diversity issues

nancy-beimanSheridan’s Bachelor of Animation faculty and Canadian member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Nancy Beiman spoke up on the recently announced Oscars diversity adjustments and how these may be perceived as discriminatory against older members. On Friday, January 22, 2016 the Academy announced a “sweeping series of substantive changes” following intense criticism over the lack of racial diversity in this year’s Oscar nominees. These changes include a commitment to double the number of women and ethnic minority members of the Academy by the year 2020. By introducing a new 10-year limit, voting privileges will only be awarded to members who have been active in the last 10 years. Read More

Joe Morse’s Academy Awards illustration featured on front page of LA Times

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The cover of the Oscars Calendar edition in 2013.

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The front page of the LA Times on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. Illustration by Sheridan’s Joe Morse.

Sheridan’s Bachelor of Illustration program coordinator Joe Morse had his illustration featured on the front page of the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. According to Morse, the same illustration was used in 2013 to preview the Academy Awards. Read More

Sheridan Animation alumnus Ben Anders’ success story

Animation alumnus (2013) Ben Anders’ film Jo Minkus was released by Nickelodeon International after being picked up in 2014 in their International Shorts program, the Network’s annual search designed to identify and develop new ideas and up-and-coming animation talent. Ben created Jo Minkus during his time at Sheridan College where he did a sample of the film right before graduating. Read More

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