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Animation students short listed for prestigious awards

26 May 10


Two students from the Department of Creative Technology at the University of Bradford have been short listed as finalists in the prestigious Computer Graphics Student Awards (CGSA) competition.

The competition, hosted by cgCoach.com, provides students with an exciting opportunity to showcase their creative talent and will take place on 16 June.

Short listed candidates will be judged by a panel of industry specialists from leading production companies and prizes include over £46,000 worth of internships, software and hardware.  The first prize is an internship at the London based top special effects company, Framestore.  Framestore are responsible for the special effects in blockbuster films such as Avatar, Where the Wild Things Are and Sherlock Holmes.

Bartosz Osmola, a first-year Computer Animation and Special Effects student has been short listed in the 'Excellence in Modelling' category, and first-year Computer Animation student, Todor Imreorov, has been selected for the 'Excellence in Rigging' category.  

Head of Creative Technology, Mark Goodliff, said:  "I am delighted that two of our students have been short listed as finalists and feel that is a testament to how they have applied themselves during their studies.

"Just getting this far is a great achievement as they have faced stiff competition from students across the globe.  If successful, the competition could really kick start their careers and provide them with wonderful opportunities."

Visit the Department of Creative Technology for more information about the deparment and the courses it offers.

26 May 10

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