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Sheridan Student Film Wins Best Animated Student Short at 2018 TIFF Top Ten Festival

January 30, 2018

A film by Sheridan Honours Bachelor of Animation students was awarded Best Animated Student Short at TIFF’s Top Ten Film Festival. The winning film, Quarters, was created by FIG House, a team of nine fourth-year Sheridan animation students.

The seventeenth-annual festival, held recently in Toronto, celebrates talent in Canadian cinema. Quarters was awarded top prize following a screening of all 10 films in contention, which also included Blindsided by third-year Sheridan animation students and Nana, directed by Sheridan alumna, Ali Kellner.

The winners receive a 2018 Toronto International Film Festival Industry Pass, two tickets to the Directors Guild of Canada Awards, a cash prize from the Directors Guild of Canada, and a DCP output of their film courtesy of Technicolor.

Kudos to the mentors and professors who shepherd these ambitious projects and kudos to the students for rising to the occasion and setting a high bar in film production,” says Angela Stukator, Associate Dean, Animation and Game Design for Sheridan’s Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design. “I also congratulate the 3rd year team behind Blindsided and alumna Ali Kellner, the director of Nana, for their achievement. All three films were greeted with enthusiastic applause at the TIFF screening on Saturday afternoon. Rightly so.”