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Catching Up With the VFS / YouTube Scholarship Winners

By Nate Weinstein

YouTube Film

In March 2008, we announced a first-of-its-kind contest: the Vancouver Film School / YouTube Scholarship Competition. The challenge was to create a short video based on the theme "What matters most to me." As their prize, the winners, Jorge Rolando Caneda Estrada, Stefan Ramirez Perez and Christopher Harrell received three full-tuition scholarships to the VFS program of their choice.

Now, a year later, it's exciting to see the results of their study. The three videos below reflect some of their latest work: Estrada's released a highly stylized take on the artist's hunt for ideas; Perez has seamlessly mixed music, live action and animation, and Harrell's put his stamp on a series of in-your-face DVD openers.