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VanArts Student Gordon Moran wins at Canadian Awards for the Electronic and Animated Arts

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VanArts is pleased to congratulate Gordon Moran, winner of the first Elan for Best Visuals for a Video Game at the first annual Canadian Awards for Electronic and Animated Arts (CAEAA). The CAEAA honours Canadian achievements in three sectors: talent development (New Media and Animation Art Schools), animation, and video games. This inaugural event took place on September 14 at the River Rock Show Theatre in Richmond, BC. and was hosted by William Shatner.

Ubisoft dominates the industry video game categories with Peter Jackson's King Kong -The Official Game of the Movie , while Studio B Productions leads the animation categories with a number of their shows. 11 categories (out of a total 37) will recognize students from institutions across Canada, including VanArts.


The following VanArts students (now graduates) have made the finals for student category awards:


Best Visuals for a Video Game

Gordon Moran WINNER!

Best Visuals for a Video Game

Petra Richli

Best Visuals for a Video Game

Harshdeep Borah

Best Visual Effects

Aaron Brown

Best Visual Effects

Daniel Gomez, Rodrigo Echevarria, Karthik Anand Sambandan, Jonah West, John Muller, Matt Miller, Sam Osborne, Pichet Paithoon & PatrickThompson

For a complete list of nominations, please visit .

Congratulations and good luck to all final nominees! We are proud of you!