"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 Holly Carinci, Founder, Producer of the Canadian Awards for the Electronic and Animated Arts (CAEAA), as she announced the 2nd Annual Awards Show for the Video Gaming/Animation industries will take place February 15th, 2008, at The Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts.
Extending the Elan’s qualifying year to December 31st, the 2nd Annual Elan Awards will accept submissions for productions/games made publicly available (student’s work need not be publicly available, only completed) from July 1, 2006 to December 31, 2007.
All submissions for the 2nd Annual Elan Awards are due Friday, December 21st. This extension will allow the participation of upcoming games including "Halo 3", "Crysis", "Guitar Hero III", "Need for Speed ProStreet", "Super Mario Galaxy" and "BioShock" to qualify.
Official Hotelier of the Elans is the Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver.
The CAEAA and their Event Partners Electronic Arts (EA), Autodesk, N-GAGE by NOKIA, Ernst & Young and the British Columbia Provincial Government will host the event, backed by supporters Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP, Annex Pro, Foundation 9/Backbone Entertainment, Radical Entertainment, Next Level Games, Studio B Productions, Mercury Filmworks, Action Pants, Atomic Robot Games, Blue Castle 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, Elan statuette artist Dean Lauzé of D’Arts, FedEx, Paramount Limousines, Chloe Angus Designs, Moore’s Clothing for Men, Awards Auditing firm, Buckley Dodds & Assoc's.
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