Want to Animate? Read on to learn about the 2013 NFB/ QAS Production Scholarship.
The Apply, please follow the directions below, and remember to fill out this application form:


You can also download the scholarship call itself here:



Want to Animate?

2013 Quickdraw/NFB Production Scholarship Competition

Deadline:  August 23, 2013

This scholarship is intended to assist individuals in making their first independent animated film.  The scholarship is a non-cash award open to all artists and emerging animators interested in the art of animation (no previous animation experience necessary). Projects using all animation techniques will be considered, including (but not limited to) hand-drawn, stop motion, collage, film, mixed media, digital, ToonBoom, TVP, Photoshop, and After Effect. A peer jury of animators will review all applications.


A one-year-long scholarship will be awarded to two successful applicants, giving prospective animators the knowledge, tools, supplies, studio space, equipment and mentorship to make their first independent animation.  Scholarships run September 1, 2013 to June 1, 2014.


Award includes:

  • Up to 3 free animation courses at the Quickdraw Animation Society
  • A one-year producing membership at the Quickdraw Animation Society
  • 1000 production credits (value of $1000)* to be used at the Quickdraw Animation for the rental of onsite studio space.
  • 1200 production credits (value of $1200)* to be used at the Quickdraw Animation for the rental of animation equipment.
  • A $200 supply budget (dependant on project needs)
  • Access to an Animation Mentor for the duration of the year.
  • Public screening of your finished animation


* 1 production credit is worth $1 of studio or equipment rental at Quickdraw Animation Society and holds no cash value.


Applications must include:

  • Cover letter
  • One page project proposal (see below)
  • Resume or CV
  • Storyboard or visual concept outline
  • Completed application form: QASNFB_scholarshipform2013

The project proposal is meant to give us an idea of the concept behind your project as well as the techniques you might want to use. This should include a two-to-three-sentence summary of your project, a description of the ideas behind it and what you are hoping to achieve, and information about what animation techniques you would like to explore/ what you would like the animation to look like. 


How to Submit:


Please submit all required documents in a zipped folder, PDF Format. Each file and your folder should be labeled in the following format: Yourname_filename.pdf

Submissions are accepted by email only, labeled with the subject line: QAS/NFB Scholarship: YourName


Send submissions and/or questions about the program or application process to Duncan Kenworthy: production (at) quickdrawanimation.ca.



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