*UPDATE: The UCLA Animation Festival is a popular event, and tickets for the June 8 screening are getting scarce. A second screening of the identical program has been added on SATURDAY, June 11, at 7pm in the James Bridges Theater at UCLA. If Wednesday's tickets are sold out by the time you make plans, please join us on Saturday for the encore screening. You can reserve free tickets for Saturday here:
UCLA's annual Festival of Animation, affectionately known as "Prom," has been a tradition since 1959. The UCLA Animation Workshop promotes a "one person, one film" philosophy, allowing the animators to realize their concepts independently. The works screened at Prom represent a diverse swath of animation techniques, from 2D hand-drawn to stop-motion and 3D/CGI. All are welcome, but please note, some films may not be appropriate for children.
Harvardwood members presenting films at the screening include Kate Isenberg, whose short film DEAR DEATH (https://vimeo.com/kateisenberg/deardeathtrailer) received a Matt Groening Production Fellowship in Animation and a grant from the National Association of Theatre Owners of California/Nevada.
Alumni of the program include directors Shane Acker (9) and Gil Kenan (Monster House) as well as numerous other professionals who fill the ranks of companies like Pixar, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, and Titmouse.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 screening:
Doors open at 6:30; program begins at 7pm. A short presentation honoring the animation work of Emily Hubley will start off the evening. Emily Hubley will be accept the honor in person. A meet-and-greet with filmmakers will follow the June 8 screening.
An encore screening of the film program (but not Emily Hubley's appearance) will take place Saturday, June 11, in the James Bridges Theater on UCLA's campus: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ucla-festival-of-animation-2016-encore-tickets-25691423740