SVA Sets Dusty Film and Animation Festival for May 6-10

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The School of Visual Arts has scheduled the 22nd annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival, featuring more than 100 films from graduating students in the BFA film, video and animation departments for May 6-10.

The animation program screenings will be held on Sunday, May 8, from 7-11:30 p.m. at SVA Theatre, located at 333 W. 23rd St., between Eighth and Ninth avenues.

The festival also will include an awards ceremony attended by established animators and filmmakers and a  screenwriters night held in collaboration with Susan Batson Studio that will feature SVA graduating screenwriters’ selected scenes performed live by professional actors.

The 2011 Dusty Film and Animation Festival and Awards are produced by film producer and SVA faculty member Annie Flocco, with co-producer Meredith Engstrom.

RSVP is required for screenwriters night and the awards ceremony. For public inquiries regarding tickets, please contact (212) 592-2124. For more information, visit online at www.sva.edu/dusty.

The 2011 Dusty Film and Animation Festival headlining sponsors include AbelCine, Act Zero Films, Adorama Rental Company, AJA Video Systems, Animation Magazine, Avid Technology, Boxx Technologies, CAVA— SVA Computer Store, The Eastman Kodak Company, Feature Systems / Kits and Expendables, Foto Care, Gotham Sound and Communications, National Board of Review, New York Women in Film & Television, Nice Shoes, Panavision New York, SCS Agency, Sony Electronics and Susan Batson Studio.