Last week to submit entries for Elans awards


MUMBAI: The second Annual Canadian Awards for the Electronic and Animated Arts (CAEAA), will be closing entry submissions from video game and animation companies around the world that their on 31 August for the 2007 Elans held in Vancouver.


The awards will be held on 2 November, 2007 at The Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts.


While the Awards are primarily held for the globally-renowned work of Canadian companies, like the Oscars, the Elans now have international categories to include accolade to every participating country around the world. “Outstanding Innovation in Gaming” (open to all companies including Canada), “International Game of the Year”, “Best International Feature Length Animated Production”, “Best International Animated Production (Television Series)” and “International Student of the Year Award” round out the International Categories added to the 2007 Elans.


The CAEAA along with their Event Partners Electronic Arts (EA), Autodesk/Annex Pro, N-Gage by Nokia, Ernst & Young and the British Columbia Provincial Government have invited anyone working full time in the animation or video game industry who would like to be a Judge for the 2007 Elans. Interested people can mail the producer Holly Carinci, at


The four Final Nominees for each Category of the 2007 Elans will be announced at a press conference on 1 October, 2007.


Other players already onboard to support the 2007 Elans includes:  Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang, Foundation 9/Backbone Entertainment, Radical Entertainment, Next Level Games, Studio B Productions, Mercury Filmworks, Action Pants, Atomic Robot Games, Voicebox Productions,  Western Imperial Magnetics, 90 Degree Software, David Kaye Productions, Raven Tales, Selkirk College, The Art Institute of Vancouver, Emily Carr Institute, Sheridan College, Vancouver Film School, School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SFU), University of Washington Department of Communications, BC Film, Vancouver Economic Development Commission, Tourism Vancouver, BC Innovation Council, Uniglobe Advance Travel and Elan statuette artist Dean Lauzé of D’Arts as well as FedEx, Paramount Limousines, Chloe Angus Designs, Moore’s Clothing for Men and the Awards Auditing firm, Buckley Dodds & Assoc.s.


“As the movie industry goes to Hollywood for its Oscars, so will the world of video gaming and animation come to Canada for their Elans,” said CAEAA founder and producer Holly Carinci.