Festival to Bestow First Student Annies

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The ASIFA-Hollywood Animator Educators Forum will present its first Student Annie Awards at its second annual student animation festival, set for Nov. 6 on the campus of CSU Long Beach.

The free event gives students enrolled in academic programs a chance to show their work to the Southern California animation community.

The forum has designed the festival with the objective of establishing a worldwide student animation event that will help students transition into a professional career.

The winners of the five awards — chosen by peer groups — 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
• 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.

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.

For more information, visit the event’s website online at animationeducatorsforum.org or send an email to [email protected]