Sandy Stewart, Director: Canadian Picture Pioneers, President: Tribute Entertainment Media Group announced the winners of the Canadian Picture Pioneer Scholarships yesterday, Thursday, November 15, 2012, during a presentation at the Arcadian Court in Toronto. Over the past nine years, 90 young people have received a total of over $110,000 in scholarships from The Canadian Picture Pioneer Scholarship Fund. Stewart told the crowd: “The Canadian film industry is full of ambitious, intelligent and creative people and we believe these students will make us proud. We wish these students all the success they dream of and we hope they will all follow their own hearts and goals.” The 2012 Canadian Picture Pioneers Award winners are:
Mijo Award – $5,000
- Kevin Ram, Vancouver – Empire Theatres; Langara College B.C. – Program Biology
- Tessa Bulua, Fredericton – Empire Theatres; University of New Brunswick -Bachelor of Science (Biology)
- Amanda Teixeira, Mississauga – Cineplex; Ryerson University – Early Childhood Studies
- Patrycja Pawlik, London – Cineplex, Western University
- Kayla Teneycke, Lethbridge – Cineplex, University of Lethbridge
- Temitope Oluyomi, Richmond Hill – Empire, University of Toronto
- Nora Elmi, Ottawa – Cineplex, Algonquin College
- Nikolas Harris, Dartmouth – Empire, Dalhousie University
- Amanda Pallone, Calgary – Cineplex, Ambrose University
- Briana Robinson, Windsor – Cineplex, University of Windsor
- Damilola Oyenuga, Windsor – Cineplex, University of Windsor
- Jennifer Watson, Mission – Cineplex, University of the Fraser Valley, B.C.
- Chinasa Modekwe, Toronto – Cineplex, York University
The Canadian Picture Pioneer Awards open to students 27 years of age or under who have worked in the film industry or children/grandchildren of an individual who works or has worked in the film industry.
The Picture Pioneers Trust Fund is the charity arm of The Canadian Picture Pioneers. The awards are subject to confirmation of rules compliance.