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SCAD AnimationFest Returns Virtually September 23-25

The acclaimed event will offer online access to a global audience of creatives and enthusiasts; program includes panels with industry professionals from Nickelodeon, Fox Animation, Paramount+, Bento Box, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) has announced the fifth annual SCAD AnimationFest, presented by SCADFILM. It returns this year in a virtual format, running September 23-25, 2021. The online program features three days of special guests, screenings, presentations, panels with leaders in animation, and a curated showcase of student work. Global access will be available to creatives and enthusiasts in the industries behind animation, visual effects, motion media design, and gaming content across all genres and platforms.

The festival will feature the premiere of collaborative student work including two animated feature films from SCAD Animation Studios. The 3D animated Hex Limit and 2D animated The Pope’s Dog, will be shown along with breakout sessions with SCAD alumni.

"SCAD is home to SCAD Animation Studios, the world's only animation studio housed at an elite university, where students write, perform, and animate 2D and 3D films,” commented SCAD president and founder Paula Wallace. “To see SCAD's latest releases—Hex Limit and The Pope's Dog—and enjoy a comprehensive look at everything SCAD offers future animators (including IMDB credits before graduation!), SCAD AnimationFest is THE place to be this September."

AnimationFest will also feature content and panels with notable industry professionals from top animation entertainment studios including Nickelodeon; Fox Animation; Paramount+; Bento Box; and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

“Our festival programming celebrates the explosive growth of the animation industry and SCAD's role in preparing talent across all the disciplines that contribute to this transformative art form,” noted SCADFILM senior executive director Leigh Seaman. “At SCADFILM, we illuminate the opportunities for artists in any medium to find success in the entertainment business, and animation offers opportunities galore. We look forward to welcoming guests from major studios and production companies to talk about trends and take us behind the scenes of some of this year's most anticipated animated content.”

The curated programming for the festival represents the expertise and excellence of the university’s degree programs from the Schools of Digital Media and Entertainment Arts. Animation has exploded in popularity in recent years and has become one of the largest of SCAD’s programs. The animation program is recognized globally for preparation of a growing field that encompasses film, television, interactive media, and video games.

Announcement of additional guests and programming to come. Additional information is available here.

Source: Savannah College of Art and Design