PLATFORM Animation Fest Debuts
12:00 PM “Awesome” Cartoon Network. Screening and panel. A selection of shows and creative interstitials that exemplify an influential trend in TV and Internet animation, appearing first in the network’s Powerpuff Girls. Reaching its height with the pioneering Adventure Time, the culture of “awesome” emphasizes a clean and bubbly aesthetic, positivity, and distinctive, random humor. The screening will be followed by a panel of Cartoon Network artists including Pendleton Ward (Adventure Time) and JG Quintel (Regular Show). Introduced by Rob Sorcher, Chief Content Officer at Cartoon Network and moderated by Animation Magazine’s Editor-in-chief, Ramin Zahed.
2:30 PM CalArts: A 40-Year Evolution, Program 1. Screening. A retrospective of CalArts animation, first presented at Annecy 2012. Two screenings of examples from four decades of CalArts’ programs in Character and Experimental Animation featuring student films by Henry Selick, Craig McCracken, Eric Darnell and Steve Hillenburg, as well as more recent graduates including Miwa Matreyek and Kirsten Lepore.
5:00 PM Life After College. A distinguished panel that spans several generations of CalArts graduates who have been successful in various fields of the industry as creators of successful TV series, as standout animators on the Web, or as practicing independent artists. As they discuss their paths from graduation to artistic and professional success, the panelists will offer a range of options as role models for aspiring young artists. Panelists include: Alex Hirsch, creator of Gravity Falls; Craig McCracken, creator of Powerpuff Girls and Wonder Over Yonder; Mike Moon, VP of Creative at Disney TV Animation; Michael Patterson, experimental film artist, teacher and commercial filmmaker; Miwa Matreyek, animator, designer and multi-media artist. Moderator: Jerry Beck. With thanks for generous support from Disney Television Animation.
8:00 PM CalArts: A 40-Year Evolution, Program 2. Screening. A retrospective of CalArts animation, first presented at Annecy 2012.
Ticket & Venue Information:
The 2012 Platform International Festival takes place at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT). REDCAT is located at 631 West 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 – in downtown Los Angeles at the corner of 2nd and Hope Streets, inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex. Parking is available in the Walt Disney Concert Hall parking structure and in adjacent lots.
Tickets are $10 for the general public, $8 for members. Discounts are available for multi-program purchases. Tickets may be purchased by calling 213.237.2800, at www.redcat.org, or in person at the REDCAT Box Office on the corner of 2nd and Hope Streets (30 minutes free parking with validation). Box Office Hours: Tue-Sat | noon–6 pm and two hours prior to curtain.
PLATFORM is part of the ongoing Jack H. Skirball 'Film at REDCAT' series of screenings and presentations by independent film and video makers from around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.redcat.org/category/redcat-event-type/film-video