Teletoon Canada has set five finalists in each of its English and French contests for the Teletoon at Night Pilot Project.
The project solicited aspiring and professional animators to submit their show ideas for a chance to win $10,000 and the opportunity to attend North America’s largest animation conference and festival, the Television Animation Conference and Ottawa International Animation Festival.
Finalists, for both English and French contests, will have their short films featured at a late-night screening during the Ottawa International Film Festival on Sept. 23 at 11 p.m. at the Arts Court Theatre.
The top five finalists for the English contest are:
- Gotcha, by Sandra Loke, of Stoney Creek, Ont.
- Samurai Terrorist, by Matthew Viveen, of Cambridge, Ont.
- Great Minds Taste Alike, by Sheryl Vedamani of Vancouver, B.C.
- The Kitten Factory, by Henry Budd of Burnaby, B.C.
- Off the Wall by Robert Nisperos of Richmond, B.C.
The French finalists are:
- Les Imbroglios, by Jonathan Savoie of Montreal.
- Jean-Paul, by Fred Pitteloud of Montreal
- La justiciere rose, by Philippe Ramsay Gaudreau of Lemoyne, Quebec.
- Cobaye en fuite, by Steve Ouellette of Montreal.
- Swing, by Carl Beauchemin of Montreal.
Fans can vote for their favorite English-language finalists on teletoonatnight.com and at teletoonlanuit.com for the French-language contest starting July 31. The video that receives the most votes by Aug. 28 will be crowned the winner and revealed on-air and online on Sept. 18.
The grand prize winner of each English and French contest will be awarded:
- $10,000 in Canadian funds
- Two roundtrip airline tickets from the closest Canadian commercial airport to the winner’s residence to Ottawa
- Four nights accommodation in Ottawa
- Two delegate passes to the Television Animation Conference and Ottawa International Animation Festival