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The DAVE School Wins Four Awards in the Accolade Global Film Competition

Previous winners of the prestigious international competition have gone on to win Emmys and Oscars.

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 23, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —  The Digital Animation and Visual Effects (DAVE) School won four awards in the Accolade Global Film Competition, an avant-garde, worldwide competition that discovers and honors high-quality shorts and new media.

In winning the Accolades, The DAVE School, located on the backlot of Universal Studios, joins the ranks with many other industry leaders who have been previous winners. Among them: the Oscar winning film The Lady in Number Six by Malcolm Clarke, the Director of the Disney Animation Studios, Dave Bossert, for the short documentary The Tunes Behind The Toons and Hollywood veteran Ron Howard for When You Find Me.  Also in this prestigious list, High Wire Films Australia for its popular ABC TV series Twentysomething.

"Receiving four Accolades validates the DAVE School's commitment to creativity, high industry standards and new technology," said Dave Penn, the DAVE School's Executive Director. "Our hands-on production environment rivals that of some of the best professional film studios in the nation. We are developing film professionals who are ready to hit the ground running."

And the DAVE School's winners of the Accolade Global Film Competition are:

The Accolade Global Film Competition recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity. Entries are judged by professionals in the film and television industry.

"The Accolade is not an easy award to win," said Rick Prickett, who chairs the competition.  "Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies as well as from remarkable new talent. The Accolade sets the standard for craft and creativity in this industry."

Registration for the DAVE School is now open for classes starting in January and February of 2016. For information visit www.daveschool.com or call 1-855-328-3839.

About The DAVE School (Digital Animation and Visual Effects): The DAVE School, located on the backlot of Universal Studios Florida in Sound Stage 25, includes a 35,000-square-foot facility that offers three labs, a shooting stage with a 65' x 25' green screen and a motion capture system. The DAVE School, which offers comprehensive training in 3D modeling and animation, motion graphics creation and stereoscopic 3D visual effects production, places graduates in the visual effects and gaming industries. The DAVE School is a division of Florida Technical College, an EduK Group institution. For more information, go to www.daveschool.com.

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