VFS Wins 'School Of The Year' Honors

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VANCOUVER — Vancouver Film School (VFS) was named School of the Year for the third straight year at the CG Student Awards, formerly known as the Computer Graphics Student Awards (CGSA). The annual competition features the best in student-created computer graphics from around the world.

The 2012 awards saw 359 entries from many of the world's top schools. VFS's 3D Animation & Visual Effects alumni dominated the field, sweeping the Canadian Studio Internship category and racking up dozens of finalist nods. Combined, these honors are what led to the school's third straight School of the Year award.

"What an honor," says Marianne O’Reilly, head of animation & visual effects at VFS. "While we know the extent of our students' dedication to their work and VFS faculty's efforts to deliver a strong program, it's moments like these that allow us to reflect on everyone's tremendous achievements. VFS will continue to tie industry to students, students to industry, and evolve with the ever-changing medium. It's great to hear we're on the right track!”

This year’s VFS winners are Woong Park for his modeling reel Oh My Grandma ( VIDEO and Leonardo Bonisolli for his short animated film Drink Drunk ( VIDEO ). They will now have the opportunity to begin internships at visual effects studios Prime Focus and the Moving Picture Company (MPC).

The 2012 CG Student Awards' judging panel included industry luminaries from companies such as Pixar, Double Negative, and DreamWorks. 



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