Get Prepared For SCADFILM’s AnimationFest 2023

Cling on to your software program updates and bust out your 3d dance card; it’s time for SCAD AnimationFest 2023.

The Savannah Faculty of Artwork and Design is proud to announce SCAD AnimationFest in Atlanta, September 28-30, 2023. The extremely anticipated three-day pageant can be held at SCAD’s new 700-seat SCADshow theater—the inaugural occasion in that house.

SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace says of this yr’s occasion:

Because the nation’s greatest and greatest pageant celebrating pupil animators and business tendencies, SCAD AnimationFest shines in three-dimensional marvel—very true this yr, as SCAD unveils our state-of-the-art, 700-seat theater within the coronary heart of Midtown. This display screen is as colossal as SCAD’s pupil expertise. It’s the proper stage for the world premiere of The Final Dungeon, the most recent triumph from SCAD Animation Studios, and a collaborative marvel from greater than forty SCAD Bees. Actually a masterpiece in movement!

SCADFILM’s signature pageant for digital media will function classes with high executives and creatives from Netflix, Gearbox, Cartoon Community Studios, FOX, Viva Children, Animal Restore Store, Artful Apes, Artie, and FuseFX, in addition to SCAD college and alumni on the forefront of animation, movement media design, and visible results. This yr, SCAD AnimationFest programming has expanded to incorporate gaming and digital manufacturing, industries which have intertwined to create a brand new transmedia leisure world.

SCAD Atlanta – Fall 2022 – AnimationFest – In Dialog – Alumni Voices – Lauren Brown, MFA Illustration (ILLU) 2011; Alana Mango, MFA Animation (ANIM) 2021; Jaykishan Patel, BFA Animation (ANIM) 2020; Emily Rodriguez, BFA Animation (ANIM) 2020 – 1600 – Images Courtesy of SCAD

Stated Leigh Seaman, senior government director of SCADFILM:

This yr, SCAD AnimationFest explores how know-how is evolving past conventional definitions of animation to develop new and revolutionary transmedia storytelling. As a top-ranked college in animation, interactive design and sport growth, visible results, movement media design, illustration, and extra, SCAD is uniquely certified to host one of the best within the business as presenters and mentors.

On Friday, Sept. 29, the “Alumni Voices” panel will embrace an look by Jalysa Leva, creator and director of the PBS Children animated brief collection Jelly, Ben & Pogo.

“One of the well-liked and invaluable panels at SCAD AnimationFest is Alumni Voices, and we’re thrilled to have Jalysa be a part of us this yr,” stated Seaman. “It comes as no shock to these of us who know Jalysa that she’s had unbelievable success within the business, and it’s thrilling to have her again at SCAD to encourage present college students as they put together to launch their very own inventive careers.”

Leva will talk about the significance of Filipino-American illustration in animation and the challenges of inventive management. After graduating from SCAD Atlanta in 2015, Leva went to work at Primal Screen, the Atlanta studio with an in depth relationship with PBS Children.

Jelly, Ben & Pogo was a results of a PBS Children request for proposals for brand new content material from new creators, they usually particularly wished extra range, and that was good for me,” Leva stated of the community. You’ll want to attend the panel as Leva prepares to make an announcement concerning the way forward for Jelly, Ben & Pogo!

Jelly, Ben & Pogo
Key art work from PBS Children animated brief collection Jelly, Ben & Pogo. Courtesy of the creator and director Jalysa Leva.

Additionally at this yr’s pageant, SCAD will honor keynote speaker Theodore “Ted” Ty with the Excellent Achievement in Animation Award. Ty, the worldwide head of character animation at DNEG Animation, will current a behind-the-scenes take a look at the favored Netflix film Nimona, primarily based on the acclaimed 2015 graphic novel by ND Stevenson. SCADFILM may even current Adam Muto with the 2023 Highlight Award for his revolutionary contributions to animation and leisure. Muto will obtain his award on Friday throughout a particular screening occasion of his new Max collection Journey Time: Fionna and Cake, adopted by a Q&A.

On Saturday night time, Fox will host an unique preview screening of their comedy Krapopolis, with manufacturing staff members available to present attendees a behind-the-scenes take a look at the brand new animated collection. A number of extremely anticipated classes at SCAD AnimationFest will function work from college students and college, together with a preview of the brand new animated movie Inspector Solar and the Curse of the Black Widow, which can be adopted by a Q&A with producer and SCAD movie professor Jason Kaminsky and screenwriter Rocco Pucillo. An attendee favourite, this yr’s Saturday Morning Cartoons session will function Vooks animated tales and Tab Time episodes.

SCAD Animation Studios, the world’s solely animation studio at a college, is happy to host the premiere screening of The Final Dungeon, the primary student-animated movie created utilizing Unreal Engine. A real SCAD collaboration, college students from many various diploma packages labored collectively on the manufacturing – together with animation, visible results, appearing, and sound design college students – to construct a cohesive, harmonious rating and riveting soundtrack that pulls the movie collectively.

Animation is among the largest and hottest of SCAD’s preeminent diploma packages. The SCAD Faculty of Animation and Movement is a powerhouse of teachers, expertise, and next-generation know-how. Together with the SCAD Faculty of Movie and Appearing, SCAD Faculty of Inventive Know-how, and SCAD Faculty of Visible Communication, these colleges and educational disciplines exemplify SCAD’s repute as the worldwide chief for artwork and design in increased schooling and its mission to organize college students for inventive careers.

SCAD AnimationFest is introduced by SCADFILM, the college’s main programmer of occasions for college students and dealing professionals in animation, movie and tv, interactive sport design, movement media design, digital actuality, and digital media artwork.

To buy SCAD AnimationFest passes, view the total schedule, and discover different pageant info, go to

SCAD Atlanta – Fall 2022 – AnimationFest – Dialog with Zach Parrish; Animation Director, The Sea Beast; Steven Schweickart, Line Producer, The Sea Beast – 1600 – Images Courtesy of SCAD