Sheridan wins second and third place at 24-HOUR FILM CONTEST
Several teams from the Bachelor of Animation Program have been rewarded with their hard work with 2nd and 3rd place at this year’s 24-HOUR FILM CONTEST sponsored by Cal State University in Long Beach, California. The winning teams were Oxozone Children (2nd place) for their film FISHTOPIA (Second-year Animation students Ruby Xia,Tale Do, Mauricio Castano, Airin Budiman, and Ruby Poon) and team Trinket Films (3rd place) for their film MONA FREEZA (First-year Animation students Victoria Richards, Veronica Osypiuk, Tara Miller, Nancy Cai, and Kenneth Leoncito). In addition, two other Sheridan films, THE INEVITABLE and POMPEII, were pre-selected for the final grouping. Sheridan College was the only institution with four films selected to the top 10.
The event took place on Friday, October 2nd at 7:00 PM until Saturday, October 3rd. The contest required teams to create a complete :30 second animated film within 24 hours on a specific theme chosen by Professor and Sheridan Animation graduate (1997) Aubry Mintz at Cal State University Long Beach.
“We had a record breaking 525 students participating from 24 schools around the world. A panel of industry artists judged the films and prizes were awarded to the 5 top scoring teams. Thank you to the students who participated – you brave souls completed a 30-second film in just 24 hours!!!! Welcome to the 24 HOURS club,” Mintz said on the group Facebook Page.
The contest, initially an assignment from professor Mintz’s class of nine students, later expanded into a competition open to California colleges only, and has now grown into an international event with 100 teams from Europe, Canada, and the USA participating. A live feed connected campuses from California, Tennessee and Michigan with classrooms across the globe from Australia and to Sheridan College in Canada. The prizes provided by the studio sponsors are listed on the photo above.
2014 was the first year that Canada was allowed to compete with Sheridan’s teams, composed of first and second year BA Animation students. One of Sheridan’s teams won fourth place while competing against schools from all over the world, with their animated film Dig In. You can view all of the 2014 submissions ranked by number visiting their YouTube page.