SCAD has always been one of the creative leaders in the art community. It is a rare treat to be able to enjoy such talent in ones own city. SCAD is at it again! SCADFILM’s signature SCAD AnimationFest returns Sept. 22–24, 2022, on-ground at SCAD Atlanta.
This years festival will include sessions from Hulu and Netflix, as well as accomplished SCAD alumni at the forefront of the industry. Guests will get a sneak peek into what’s next in animation, motion media design, visual effects, virtual production, and all facets of creative technology in entertainment.
The honoree of this years festival is Kelci Parker, Hulu’s Vice President of Animation, as the 2022 Award of Excellence recipient for her contributions to the animation and the entertainment industries. Furthermore, the SCAD Animationfest will also be debuting its newest state-of-the-art mixed reality (XR) stage for virtual production at SCAD Atlanta’s Digital Media Center. The XR Stage was built exclusively for SCAD!
Another anticipated session during this festival is the premiere of an original short film by student animators from SCAD Animation Studios. This is the only animation studio at a university. The Pope’s Dog, will be the debut at this years festival. This is a 2D animated film by a team of student collaborators from SCAD’s top-ranked animation, visual effects, motion media design, sound design, and interactive design and game development programs.
SCAD Alumni will also be on a panel discussing a behind-the-scenes look at Netflix’s The Sea Beast with SCAD alum and animation director Zach Parrish. Additional panels include discussions by Alana Mango (M.F.A., animation, 2021), 2D animator at M2 Animation); Jaykishan Patel (B.F.A., animation, 2020) and more.
Learn more about how to get passes to this amazing event here.