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Three Sheridan alumni receive Annie Awards

Feb 6, 2017

Alumni from Sheridan College’s renowned animation and film programs were honoured this weekend at the 44th annual Annie Awards in Los Angeles, California. The awards are the top prize given out by the International Animated Film Society to recognize excellence.

Sheridan’s alumni winners are:

Alan Barillaro (Animation, ‘96) who directed Piper, which won for best animated short film.

 Trevor Dalmer, (Bachelor of Animation, ‘09) won for outstanding achievement, production design in an animated feature production category, for Kubo and the Two Strings.

Mike Marcuzzi (Media Arts, 2004), for his work on Dr. Strange. He won the outstanding achievement, animated effects in a live action production category.

“We are very proud to celebrate our alumni’s work. Achievements like these confirm Sheridan’s reputation for producing strong, talented animation graduates,” says Angela Stukator, Associate Dean of Animation and Game Design at Sheridan. “The largest studios in our industry, including Disney and Pixar, continue to seek out our graduates for their skill, knowledge and passion to create high-quality animated films.”

Barillaro is also nominated for Best Animated Short in the upcoming Academy Awards, to be presented on February 26.  In addition, alumni worked on three of the five films nominated in the Best Animated Feature Film category, including Moana, which alumnus Chris Williams co-directed. 

Sheridan’s animation program includes the Bachelor of Animation and Bachelor of Game Design, as well as post-graduate certificates in computer animation and visual effects.

Photo caption:  

Sheridan alumnus Alan Barillaro (left) accepts his Annie Award for best animated short subject along with producer Marc Sondheimer. Photo credit: David Yeh/ASIFA.

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