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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The ASIFA-Hollywood Student Animation Festival

The ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Educators' Forum presents...ASIFA-Hollywood Student Animation Festival

The ASIFA-Hollywood
Student Animation Festival

October 18th, 2008
Admission FREE to the animation community
Woodbury University
School of Business / Fletcher Jones Foundation Theater
7500 Glenoaks Bl
Burbank, CA 91510

(Click for printable map)

Festival Schedule:

Animation Salon
  • Animation Salon: What Is An Animated Film?
    10am to 12 noon
    Stephen Worth, Director of the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive presents a screening of animated films that show the diversity of styles and techniques from the past century of animation.

  • Portfolio Review
    12pm to 5pm
    Professional reviewers will be on hand in the following areas of expertise: Character Animation, Production Design, Character Design, Story, Storyboards, Color Styling, Animatics, Layout, Effects Animation, Lighting, Rigging and Texturing for CGI. You do not have to have a film in competition to take part in the portfolio reviews.

  • Screening of Student Festival Films:
    1pm to 2pm

  • State of the Animation Industry Panel:
    2pm to 3pm

  • Breaking Into Animation Panel
    3pm to 4pm

  • Screening of Student Films
    4pm to 5pm

  • Meet the Filmmakers Reception and Party
    Hosted by Creative Talent Network
    5pm to 6pm

  • Awards Ceremony and Screening
    6pm to 7:30pm


ASIFA Hollywood and the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Educators' Forum would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of this festival...
Woodbury UniversityWoodbury University

Woodbury University
DigiCel Flipbook 2DDigiCel Flipbook 2D

DigiCel Flipbook 2D
Cvis Autodesk Academic SolutionsAutodesk Academic Solutions

Autodesk Academic Solutions
Creative Talent NetworkCreative Talent Network

Creative Talent Network


PLEASE NOTE: THE ENTRY DEADLINE HAS PASSED FOR THE 2008 FESTIVAL. NO MORE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. It has been decided that there will be no maximum film length for the 2008 competition. We fully expect to institute a maximum film length starting in 2009.


All Entry Films will be evaluated in the following categories:

Best Visual Storytelling
Award Plaque
FlipBook Lite* ($99 Value)
Choice of Maya or 3D Studio Max Educational ($500 Value)
= $799 Total Value of Prize Package

Best Character
Award Plaque
FlipBook Lite* ($99 Value)
Choice of Maya or 3D Studio Max Educational ($500 Value)
= $799 Total Value of Prize Package

Best Technical Achievement
Award Plaque
FlipBook Lite* ($99 Value)
Choice of Maya or 3D Studio Max Educational ($500 Value)
= $799 Total Value of Prize Package

Judges' Choice
Award Plaque
FlipBook Studio* ($419 Value)
Choice of Maya or 3D Studio Max Educational ($500 Value)
Choice of Motion Builder ($295 Value) or Combustion ($100 Value)
= $1,519 or $1714 Total Value of Prize Package

Emile Cohl Award for the Best Animated Short
Award Plaque
FlipBook Pro* ($799 Value)
Maya, 3D Studio Max, Motion Builder & Combustion Educational ($1395 value)
= $3,194 Total Value of Prize Package

* FlipBook comes in either Windows or OS X Operating Systems


The Judging Committee consists of:

Jorge R. Gutierrez
Creator / Executive Producer. El Tigre

Robin Brigstocke
Director / Storyboard Supervisor, King of the Hill

Floyd Norman
Story Artist / Disney Legend

Tim Johnson
Director, Over the Hedge

Aki Umemoto
Creative Director, Mattel


For a film to be eligible for competition, the principal animation in the film must have been completed during the 2007 - 2008 school year. The student filmmaker must have been enrolled in a college or adult level program for at least 6 credit units during the majority of the time in which the principal animation was created (acceptable programs: College, University, For-Profit School, Adult Education Program, adult students from Occupational Program, and Online Programs. All students submitting films into the competition need to be members of ASIFA-Hollywood. Student membership to ASIFA-Hollywood is $30 per year and comes with a large number of other privileges and benefits. Students may join at the time of film submittal.


There are no entrance fees for students or schools to submit films to the ASIFA-Hollywood Student Animation Festival. All students submitting films and at lest one school representative need to be members of ASIFA-Hollywood. All films must be submitted through the student's educational program. Each animation program constitutes the first level of evacuation for the festival and must have a designated festival contact person who is a member of ASIFA-Hollywood. Student Membership in ASIFA-Hollywood is $30 per year and General membership in ASIFA-Hollywood is $75 per year. The Festival Contact Person will need to join ASIFA-Hollywood by the May 8th, 2008 film in progress deadline date. Students will need to join ASIFA-Hollywood by the August 29th 2008 film entry deadline.


Each animation department will select and submit the best student films to represent the program. There will be no limit to the number of films that may be submitted from each program for the 2008 festival, but we fully expect that we will have to ration the number of submissions per program in future (possibly as soon as the 2009 festival).


10 copies of a Prejudging DVD from each animation program with all of the submitted animation accessible from an opening menu, 1 editing copy of all of the uncompressed files for all of the animations being submitted from each animation program. (DVDs or portable hard drive - hard drives will be returned to schools after the festival)

All submitted Student films must be free of any copyright infringement and each filmmaker must submit copies of release forms for music, voice actors and any other contributor to the film. NOTE: Sample fill-in-the-blank release forms and work-for- hire contracts will be shipped to all animation programs with the call for entire package (Hopefully by the end of February 2008) Filmmakers will be asked to sign a state declaring that they have clear title to all of the elements of their film.


ASIFA-Hollywood Student Animation Festival Press Release

ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Educators' Forum Homepage


ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Educators' Forum Yahoo Group

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