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With the new year coming up, we’re recapping our student successes during 2023. From the bustling classrooms to the bustling film industry, our alumni have not just embraced the art of filmmaking; they have elevated it to new heights. So, grab your virtual popcorn and join us on this thrilling journey through the alumni success stories that bring pride to our film school and inspire the next generation of storytellers to dream big, aim high, and shoot for the stars.

FILM FESTIVALS

High End Dying
2023 | Directed by Helen Liu
Official Selection of Crazy8s

When elite-level chef Eloise Vaughn receives a scathing review from famed critic Alistair Brown, she invites him back for a private dinner service aimed at redeeming her name. Alistair accepts, and as the service commences, the pair’s shared history is revealed, as are the extreme lengths Eloise is willing to go to impress him.

Grandma Lee’s Dress
2022| Directed by Janalee Budge
Official Selection of CBC Short Film Face Off 2023 | Best International Film at Huntington Beach Cultural Film Festival

Upon discovering that her Great Grandma Lee’s dress still contains her spirit for anyone who dons it, Selena decides to use it to help repair broken family relations.

 

FILM PRODUCTION

In the dynamic world of film production, success stories often unfold as tales of passion, perseverance, and talent coming to fruition. Our esteemed film production program boasts an impressive roster of alumni who have transcended the confines of academia to make their mark in the industry.

Janice Mingas
Walt Disney Animation Studios | Production Coordinator

Helen Liu
Blood in the Snow Film Festival | Director of High End Dying

Paradox Delilah
Blood in the Snow Film Festival | Creator of Twig and Twine

Garima Soni
Telus Storyhive | Creator of Heal Through Poetry

Alinar Dapilos
CBC | Videographer

Sharidyn Quiring
Scanline VFX | Facilities Assistant

 

VFX COMPOSITING

In the ever-evolving landscape of visual effects (VFX) and compositing, our alumni have carved out a niche for themselves, leaving an indelible mark on the industry. We take pride in knowing that our VFX and compositing program continues to produce trailblazers who redefine the boundaries of what is visually possible in the world of entertainment.

Aaron Sharma
Atomic Cartoons | Visual Effects Artist

Lam Vu
DNEG | Compositor

Ashley Gervacio
Crafty Apes | Compositor

 Devin Ariyaratne
Titmouse | Assistant Editor

 

3D ANIMATION

In the enchanting realm of 3D animation, our alumni stand as beacons of creativity and accomplishment, embodying the transformative power of education and passion. We are proud of the role our 3D animation program has played in fostering the skills and creativity that propel graduates toward unparalleled success in the dynamic and visually captivating world of animation. Their journey is a testament to the enduring impact of quality education and the limitless possibilities that unfold when talent meets opportunity.

Misol Yoo
Industrial Light & Magic | 3D Animator

Jaden Hill
Industrial Light & Magic | 3D Animator

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN

In the vibrant realm of visual communication, our graphic design alumni continue to make waves, turning their artistic visions into tangible success stories. Their achievements are a testament to the enduring relevance of design education in fostering innovation, originality, and excellence in the ever-evolving landscape of graphic design.

Alexandra Mcghie
Cobia Holdings | Lead Graphic Designer

Ronaye Ireland
City of Vernon | Digital Communications Specialist

 

WRITING FOR FILM AND TELEVISION

In the captivating world of writing for film and television, our alumni stand as living testaments to the transformative power of storytelling education. Our writing program continues to be a fertile ground for cultivating the next generation of storytellers, shaping narratives that captivate, inspire, and endure in the dynamic world of film and television.

Kurt Mungal
Pacific Screenwriting Program | Writer
Buzz Film Group | Creator & Writer for the ‘Unplanned’ series