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Digital-Tutors Joins Sponsor Line-up for 2005 NextoonsJoins the list of organizations supporting The Nicktoons Film Festival (June 14, 2005)
After a highly successful first season, with hundreds of entries received from around the world, Nicktoons has joined forces again with Frederator Studios to showcase the diversity of independent animated filmmaking with the renamed Nextoons: The Nicktoons Film Festival. This year, Nicktoons is proud to announce Digital-Tutors has joined the line-up of notable sponsors for the 2005 Nextoons: The Nicktoons Film Festival. Digital-Tutors, a creative training development company based in Oklahoma City, is providing several prizes to 2005 film festival winners and entries placing in the Top 10.
"Digital-Tutors is honored and delighted to support Nextoons: The Nicktoons Film Festival," says Sandip Patel, Director of Global Business, Digital-Tutors. "Digital-Tutors has been built on the principles of helping emerging artists grow and breaking creative boundaries, something which Nextoons: The Nicktoons Film Festival represents."
"We are so honored to have Digital-Tutors onboard as a sponsor for Nextoons: The Nicktoons Film Festival," says Rita Street, Festival Co-Director/Producer. Street added, "Its training like this that will bring us the next generation of filmmakers! Thanks DT!"
In its first season Nextoons awarded filmmakers Mark Simon and Travis Blaise of Orlando, Florida the $10,000 Grand Prize for their short film, Timmy's Lessons in Nature, a 2D-animated, comedic look at what not to do when venturing into the outdoors.
Submitted shorts will be chosen by a pre-selection jury and will air on Nicktoons beginning in August. A grand jury will select a $10,000 grand prize winner from the top ten films chosen by the pre-selection jury. The Festival will include a new online component allowing viewers to log-on to the Nicktoons website (www.nicktoons.com) and vote for their favorite films.
Frederator Studios is America's leading independent animation producer. The company is currently in production on five original cartoons series for Nickelodeon including The Fairly OddParents and Oh Yeah! Cartoons, TV animation's largest development program ever.
Nicktoons, Nickelodeon's digital home for TV's most popular animated hits, is part of MTV Networks' expanded suite of channels available for digital distribution. Nicktoons' current schedule features a roster of hits that have defined animation lovers' TV for more than 10 years, including The Angry Beavers, Rugrats, Ahhh! Real Monsters, SpongeBob SquarePants, and As Told By Ginger, as well as programming original to Nicktoons such as Corneil and Bernie and Kaput and Zosky.
Recognized as one of the world's largest and most trusted resources for interactive training, Digital-Tutors develops award-winning and unrivaled training solutions for emerging digital artists. Digital-Tutors delivers breakthrough training solutions and offers a library of innovative learning tools, conceived by educators and driven by industry artists.
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