12 May UTT Animation Students Get Sector Support
The Trinidad and Tobago Film Company in their bid to encourage innovation and productivity in the film and animation sector has provided bursary support to ten animation students. This is their second installment of bursaries to the students of the Diploma in Animation Studies at the University of Trinidad and Tobago. The film company has over the years supported the animation programme in many ways including partnering for the annual Animae Caribe Festival and much more.
This current group of students is fourth in line to graduate at the University since the course was introduced at UTT in 2008. Since then, there has been a plethora of success stories including the establishment of three small animation studios, the successful bid of several students for animation funding at the TTFC Production Fund grant and the on-going development of games for phone and online platforms. As a result of linking to great networks in the industry, UTT has developed very strategic alliances with highly reputable organisations like Toon Boom in Canada and the prestigious Animation College Sheridan University in Toronto.
At the forefront of animation in the Caribbean, over eighty students would have passed through the programme thus far, subsequently entering into the industry to either create their own businesses, further their studies or join establishments that require their skills. With current immense focus on the creative industry sector CEO of the film Company believes that encouragement and support is what will give these students the competitive edge, as well as opportunities to make great contributions to the development of the creative sector of Trinidad and Tobago.