Here's a bit of the Festival's info (hope to see you there - it's free):
FILMS FROM SAN FRAN STUDENTS.
Art Institute of California - Second Annual Animation Festival
San Francisco, California, USA
May 30, 2008
The Art Institute of California -- San Francisco announces the Second Annual Animation Festival, scheduled for Friday, May 30, 2008 from 7-8 p.m. at the Herbst Theater located at 401 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco, California, USA. This entertaining hour-long program will showcase The Art Institute's best animated works by students, alumni and faculty. The festival is open to the public and there is no charge to attend. Information: www.artinstitutes.edu.
The festival will feature independent student animated productions in a variety of genres, including 2D animation, 3D animation, motion graphics, stop motion animation and mixed media. This year's festival will premiere short films by the first graduating class of the Master of Fine Arts in Computer Animation program. The thesis films include PECK SUPPORT by Aron J. Shay, IS THAT ALL THERE IS? by Cristiano Seixas and MIDNIGHT SNACK by Jacqualine Adelmeyer.
Animated short IS THAT ALL THERE IS? tells the tale of two cockroach buddies who survive a catastrophic explosion. One experiences an existentialist crisis, while the other tries to find a way out of their destroyed world. Seixas moved to San Francisco from Brazil to further his studies in computer animation. In Brazil, he worked for more than 15 years in the animation, graphic design and comic book fields, and also taught visual storytelling at Brazilian universities. He is currently the creative director of Big Jack Studios with offices in Brazil and San Francisco, while simultaneously completing his M.F.A degree in Computer Animation.
For more information about the festival contact Valerie Mih, AnimationFestival Coordinator, at 510-219-1584 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guys, there's way more cool stuff not listed here, ok?
It's almost 20 shorts being screened this Friday!