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SCAD AnimationFest Returns September 23 - 25



Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) announced the fifth annual SCAD AnimationFest, presented by SCADFILM, September 23-25, 2021. The signature festival returns in a virtual format, featuring three days of special guests and screenings, presentations and panels with titans of animation, and a curated showcase of excellence in student work. SCAD AnimationFest 2021 will grant global access to creative geniuses in industry behind animation, visual effects, motion media design, and gaming content across all genres and platforms.

One highlight of SCAD AnimationFest will be the premiere of standout collaborative student work. Two animated feature films from SCAD Animation Studios, Hex Limit'' in 3D and The Pope’s Dogin 2D, will be shown along with inspiring sessions with breakout SCAD alumni who are leaders in their creative careers.

"SCAD is home to SCAD Animation Studios, the world's only animation studio housed at an elite university, where students write, perform, and animate 2D and 3D films,” SCAD President and Founder, Paula Wallace, said. “To see SCAD's latest releases—’Hex Limit’ and ‘The Pope's Dog’—and enjoy a comprehensive look at everything SCAD offers future animators (including IMDB credits before graduation!), SCAD AnimationFest is THE place to be this September."

AnimationFest will also feature content and panels with visionary industry notables from the world’s top animation entertainment studios such as Nickelodeon, Fox Animation Domination, Star Trek: Prodigy and Harper House from Paramount+, Bento Box, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

“Our festival programming celebrates the explosive growth of the animation industry and SCAD's role in preparing talent across all the disciplines that contribute to this transformative art form,” Leigh Seaman, Senior Executive Director of SCADFILM, added. “At SCADFILM, we illuminate the opportunities for artists in any medium to find success in the entertainment business, and animation offers opportunities galore. We look forward to welcoming guests from major studios and production companies to talk about trends and take us behind the scenes of some of this year's most anticipated animated content.”

The curated programming for the festival represents the expertise and excellence of the university’s top ranked degree programs from the Schools of Digital Media and Entertainment Arts. Animation has exploded in popularity in recent years and has become one of the largest of SCAD’s preeminent degree programs. SCAD’s animation program is regarded globally as a best-in-class program for preparation of a growing field that encompasses film, television, interactive media and video games.

For schedule, passes and more information regarding the 2021 SCAD AnimationFest, please visit: www.scad.edu/animationfest.


WHEN: September 23-25, 2021


WHO: SCAD students, alumni, faculty and staff, prospective students, general public

Confirmed Studios: Nickelodeon, Fox Animation Domination, Star Trek: Prodigy and Harper House from Paramount+, Bento Box, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios


WHERE: Presented virtually to a global audience of animation enthusiasts

For passes and festival info, please visit: www.scad.edu/animationfest2021


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