CalArts Animation Tribute at LA Animation Festival

LA Animation Festival

The 3rd Annual Los Angeles Animation Festival (LAAF)—the largest international animation festival in California—takes over the Regent Showcase Theater in Hollywood this week (March 7-11).

CalArtian filmmakers play a central role at this year’s festival. On Sunday, the tribute program, The CalArts Legacy, features short animations by School of Film/Video students and recent alumni as well as industry veterans, including John Lasseter (BFA 79), Pete Docter (BFA 90) Henry Selick (MFA 77) and Stephen Hillenburg (MFA 92).

In a separate event on Friday, there’s cast and crew screening of the feature-length film, The Iron Giant, followed by a Q&A with director and CalArts alumnus Brad Bird (BFA 76).

The CalArts Legacy: Character Animation Program

  • Shape (2:30, 2011) – Eusong Lee (BFA 13)
  • Hummingbirds and Holograms (4:00, 2011, music video) – Jeff Liu (BFA 11)
  • Vampire Gastelbrau (2:30, 2011) – Hannah Ayoubi (BFA 13)
  • Russ’s Funk (2:25, 2011) – David Wolter (BFA 13)
  • Blew Dandelion (1:30, 2010) – Manny Hernandez (BFA 13)
  • Hughbert (1:30, 2010) – Mallory Dyer  (BFA 14)
  • When the Time is Ripe (3:30, 2010) – Shion Takeuchi (BFA 10)

The CalArts Legacy: Experimental Animation Program:

  • The Renter (9:52, 2011) – Jason Carpenter (MFA06)
  • Bottle (5:25, 2011) – Kirsten Lepore (MFA 12)
  • Jumping Puddles (2:00, 2010) – Scott Peters (MFA 11)
  • Thembi’s Diary (5:30, 2010) – JiSoo Kim (MFA 12)
  • The Nest (3:30, 2010) – Ethan Clarke (MFA 12)
  • Waterboy (5:00) – Sun-Kyum Hong (MFA 11)
  • False Notes (5:00) – Moises Jimenez (MFA 11)
  • Pummel Nankeen (4:45) – Ismael Sanz-Pena (MFA 11)
Early works from veteran animation alumni:
  • Lady and the Lamp (4:21) – John Lasseter (BFA 79)
  • Somewhere in the Arctic (3:48) - Andrew Stanton (BFA 87)
  • Next Door (3:21) – Pete Docter (BFA 90)
  • Changes (3:00) - Genndy Tartakovsky (Certificate 92)
  • Whoopass Stew (3:37) - Craig McCracken (92)
  • Wormholes (7:18) - Stephen Hillenburg (MFA 92)
  • Phases (5:40) - Henry Selick (MFA 77)
The video below is Clarke’s 2010 short, The Nest.

The Iron Giant, special screening with director Brad Bird
Friday, March 9 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $10

The CalArts Legacy
Sunday, March 11, 12-2 pm
Tickets: $10

LA Animation Festival
Regent Showcase Theater
614 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles

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