The 21st annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival and Awards, featuring more than 100 films from graduation students at New York’s School of Visual Arts, is set to kick off Sunday.
The festival runs through May 7 and includes a Screenwriter’s Night on May 3, held in collaboration with The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre; Animation Night on May 4; and an awards ceremony and gala on May 6.
At the awards gala, Dusty Awards will be presented for documentary film, screenwriting, cinematography, sound, editing, directing and outstanding film. Animation achievement awards are presented for traditional, stop-motion, and outstanding design.
‘We are thrilled to be marking 2010 and the 21st year of the Dustys ‘ now recognized as one of the premiere student film festivals in the country ‘ as we celebrate the many outstanding achievements of our emerging filmmakers and animators. It is always a delight to be showcasing and sharing their work with members of the entertainment industry, seeing the ‘magic’ made by the next generation of film and animation talent,’ said Reeves Lehmann, chairman of the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department at SVA.
All festival events take place at the SVA Theatre, located at 333 W. 23rd St., between Eighth and Ninth avenues.
Many events are free and open to the general public, but an RSVP is required for Screenwriters Night and the Awards Ceremony and Gala. For public inquiries regarding tickets, please call (212) 592-2124. Updated event information is available online at www.sva.edu/dusty.
The 2010 Dusty Film and Animation Festival and Awards are sponsored by Eastman Kodak, CAVA ‘ SVA Computer Store, National Board of Review, New York Women In Film and Television, Act Zero Films, AJA Video Systems, Animation Magazine, Arri/CSC, Avid, Back Stage, Foto Care, Future Media Concepts, Gotham Sound, Keslow Television, Nice Shoes, Panavision and SCS Agency Inc.