CalArts' 2013 Producers Show—the annual juried showcase of student films in the Character Animation Program—takes place tonight in North Hollywood. Like other School of Film/Video showcases, the invitation-only event draws industry professionals, artists and animation fans to view works from up-and-coming filmmakers.
While the winners of Character Animation prizes—the 2013 Peers’ Pick Award and the 2013 Walter and Gracie Lantz Animation Prize—will not be announced until the ceremony, we did manage to secure the film program (listed below).
Most of the films (or their trailers) can be found on the CalArts 2013 Character Animation Vimeo and YouTube pages. Some of the shorts are already drawing in viewers: Madeline Sharafian's film Omelette (posted below) has registered nearly 785,000 plays in a week; and like Sharafian's film, Jacob Streilein's Punctuwool is a Vimeo Staff Pick.
2013 Character Animation Producers Show lineup (in alphabetical order, by filmmaker):
- Melanie Atwater (BFA 3) - Moon Goddess
- Hyojin Bae (BFA 4) - Puppy Love
- Aron Bothman (BFA 2) - Still
- Seth Boyden (BFA 2) - Momma’s Boy
- Benjamin P. Carow (BFA 3) - Night of the Living Bad Brains
- Janine Chang (BFA 4) - SunBurn
- Cameron Hicks (BFA 1) - An Old Dream
- Charley Hodgkins (BFA 3) - Seldom Seen Slim
- John Kim (BFA 2) - The Sugar Bugs
- Sam Kremers-Nedell (Cert. 4) - redfishbluefish
- Tom Law (BFA 4) - Eyes
- Tom Law (BFA 4) - This Actually Happens A Lot
- Sun Jae Lee (BFA 4) - Timber.
- Helene Leroux (BFA) - Floating in my mind
- Zhonghong Ouyang (BFA 1) - Leaning
- Toniko Pantoja (BFA 3) - Wolfsong
- Solbi Park (BFA 2) - Bon Voyage
- Michael Piazza (BFA 3), Theresa Latzko (BFA 3) - The Glitched King
- Jason Reicher (BFA 3) - King Kababa and the Knight
- Sasha Schotzko-Harris (BFA 2) - Portentous
- Madeline Sharafian (BFA 2) - Omelette
- Jacob Streilein (BFA 3) - Punctuwool
- Matthew Yang (BFA 3) - You Imagined