Character Animation Film Presentations

Ongoing Exhibit

Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater

Presented by the School of Visual Arts & Design (SVAD), visitors will experience student-created animation over the past five years. SVAD currently has two unique animation tracks: Character Animation and Experimental Animation. Both program specializations, which are a part of the Art, B.F.A. – Emerging Media Track, allow students to integrate the multiple domains of art, storytelling and technology while providing a solid foundation in techniques and theory. The Character Animation specialization also provides extended experience working in multidisciplinary teams on realistic problems.

Throughout the festival, clips of the Character Animation student films from the School of Visual Arts and Design will precede events in the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater. Check arts.ucf.edu to see which films precede each performance! You must have a ticket for the corresponding performance to see the films.

 

Featured Animation: Dreamweaver 

National Awards

Winner Best Animation Film (Student) May 2017 of the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
3rd Place Winner MYHERO International Film Festival (Santa Monica, CA)
Finalist of the 42nd Annual American Indian Film Festival (San Francisco, CA)

Regional Awards

Best Inspirational Film of the 2017 15 Minutes of Fame (Palm Bay, FL)

Local Awards

Finalist of the 2017 Central Florida Film Festival
Nominated for Best Animated Short of the 2017 Orlando Film Festival (Orlando, FL)

National Screenings

Official Selection of the 2017 California International Shorts Festival (Winter) (Hollywood, CA)
Official Selection of the 2018 Green Bay Film Festival (Green Bay, WI)
Official Selection of the 2017 Anchorage International Film Festival (Anchorage, AK)
Official Selection of the 26th St. Louis International Film Festival (St. Louis, MO)
Official Selection of the 2017 Red Nation Film Festival & Awards – The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema (Los Angeles, CA)
Official Selection of the 2017 KIDS FIRST! Film Festival
Official Selection of the 2017 SIGGRAPH Faculty Submitted Student Work Exhibit (Los Angeles, CA)

Regional Screenings

Official Selection of the 2017 Melbourne Independent Film Festival (Melbourne, FL)
Official Selection of the 2017 Urban Film Festival (Miami, FL)

 

Featured Animation: Cuddlefish

National Awards

Winner Best Animation Film May 2017 of the 2017 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards Winner Best Student Film– 5th annual Studio City International Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA) November 2017

Local Awards

Winner of the December 2015 Film Slam Enzian Theatre FilmSlam (Orlando, FL)
Nominated for Best Animated Short of the 2017 Orlando Film Festival (Orlando, FL)

National Screenings

Official Selection of the 2018 Green Bay Film Festival (Green Bay, WI)
Official Selection of the 2017 Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival
Official Selection of the 2017 KIDS FIRST! Film Festival
Official Selection of the 2017 SIGGRAPH Faculty Submitted Student Work Exhibit (Los Angeles, CA)

Regional Screenings

Official Selection of the 2017 Out On Film, Atlanta LGBT Film Festival
Official Selection of the 2017 15 Minutes of Fame (Palm Bay, FL)

Local Screenings

Official Selection of the 2017 Central Florida Film Festival