ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Educators Forum Hosts Student Animation Film Festival
This free event provides an opportunity for students who are enrolled in academic programs to be recognized for their work by the Hollywood animation community.
Student filmmakers' short films will be judged in the company of their peers, without the pressure of competing against experienced animation veterans. The AEF has designed the festival with the objective of establishing a worldwide student animation event that will enhance each entrant's filmmaking experience and help them transition into the professional entertainment industry, says a representative. The festival will showcase the best of student filmmaking across multiple animation disciplines, including but not limited to: traditional, computer generated, stop-motion, and motion-graphic animation.
The winners of the five awards will be announced at the event and include: the Student Annie Award for Best Animated Short, the Silver Award for second place, the Bronze Award for third place, and two Honorable Mention awards. Award-winning short animations as well other stand-out entries will be screened at the event. A panel discussion with industry experts will also be part of the program.
In addition to the competition portion of the event, a demo reel and portfolio review will be offered to the public. Students and recently graduated animation artists are encouraged to bring their reels in DVD format and/or an organized collection of flat artwork to be critiqued by industry professionals from some of Hollywood's most prestigious studios.
The ASIFA-Hollywood Student Animation Film Festival sponsors include: ACME Filmworks, Autodesk, Animation Magazine, California State University Long Beach, DreamWorks Animation, DigiCel Flipbook, Focal Press, Journey Ed, Stash Media, and Wacom.