Vermont Is for Lovers — specifically animation lovers, as the Vermont Animation Festival is set to take place October 13-15 in Caledonia County. Presented by Lyndon State College, Catamount Arts and The Center for Cartoon Studios, the event (formerly NEK Animation Festival) will feature works by New England filmmakers and Vermont students.
The three-day program includes a gallery opening for LSC professor Robby Gilbert’s “Compositions in Time” exhibition — the artist and animator will also give a talk on his work. Other featured guests include Jo Dery, Meredith Holch and Jodie Mack.
Visitors to the free and open-to-the-public event can also take in a retrospective of films by local animators on Friday; the student 24-Hour Animation Jam screening, comic strip and claymation workshops on Saturday; and wrap up the festival with the premiere screening of Vermont student films and Anijam student work Saturday evening at the Alexander Twilight Theatre at LSC.