CalArts’ Student Films Accepted at Annecy

The 2014 Annecy International Film Festival, which takes place from June 9-14 in Annecy, France, is considered one of the world’s premiere animation festivals. Included in the just-announced roster of 209 films in competition are two by CalArts’ alumni.

Tom Law’s (Film/Video BFA 13) short, “Eyes,” was selected for the Graduation Films category. The film—about frights in the night—was crafted during the 48-hour film challenge “Lockdown” at CalArts in 2012. (The annual challenge asks animation students to create a film over the course of a weekend.)

Eyes from Tom Law on Vimeo.

Law’s film competes against “Myosis,” a collaborative work co-directed by Ricky Cometa (Film/Video 13). The title—and the film itself—is described as the “constriction of the iris which decreases the diameter of the pupil. It is an unconscious phenomenon which can be triggered by an intense light, fear or may also be caused by a sudden epiphany.”

Cometa worked on the film with Emmanuel Asquier-Brassart, Guillaume Dousse, Adrien Gromelle and Thibaud Petitpas, while studying at Gobelins L’École de L’Image (Gobelins) in Paris in 2013.

Exact screening times for the films will be announced at a later date.

Myosis from GOBELINS pro on Vimeo.

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