Student Life

  • Congratulations to all Grads!

    By David Derks on May 19, 2014
    All of us at the Animation Educators Forum wish each and everyone one of the graduating class of 2014 much success!
  • LA Shorts Fest Call For Entries

    By David Derks on May 19, 2014
    For anyone interested in participating in a film festival, the Los Angeles International Short Film Fest is currently taking submissions. Deadline: May 23, 2014 The 18th LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL July 24-31, 2014 is accepting film & scripts submissions. The festival is accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). The only film […]
  • Get Classy @ #Stoopid Buddy Stoodios!

    By David Derks on April 30, 2014
    For all you fans of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, they’re back again offering stop-motion character animation classes for aspiring animators! Last year’s class was such a huge success, and they are expanding to multiple classes this term! For more information click here.
  • #CTN: Showem’ What You Got

    By David Derks on April 30, 2014
    The Center Stage Gallery is home to top talent creators in our industry.  Saturday, May 10th from 1-5pm will be a special triple whammy! Networking, portfolio reviews, closing reception of the exhibition of celebrated Walt Disney painter Sunny Apinchapong-Yang and his exhibit “Through the Eyes of Sunny Apinchapong” plus a book signing opportunity featuring industry artists: Sunny Apinchapong, Chris Ayers, […]
  • New #Blog Post from Andreas Deja

    By David Derks on April 15, 2014
    In the latest blog post from animator Andreas Deja, the character designs of the Goons from Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty is examined in full detail. To view the blog entry click here.
  • #CTNX Student Contest

    By David Derks on April 10, 2014
    Animators/pre-production artists…we have some very exciting news!!! Next Wednesday April 16, CTN  ( will be holding a contest for best animation reel and best animation pre-production portfolio. The contest will last ONE WEEK ONLY and 2 winners will receive an incredible $2000 SCHOLARSHIP towards one CSU Summer Arts class (one winner per class). Submissions will open from April 16th 6:00am […]
  • #Ryman Arts in Los Angeles

    By David Derks on April 10, 2014
    Be sure to see Ryman Arts at Arts Day LA! ArtsDay LA Friday, April 11 12 pm – 1 pm Location: LA Mall in Downtown Los Angeles As part of this Friday’s ArtsDay LA, join us for a free drawing activity across the street from City Hall East at the LA Mall in downtown Los Angeles. ArtsDay LA is an annual […]
  • Butt What Is #Art? A Sanjay and Craig Fine Art #Retrospective

    By David Derks on April 10, 2014
    Nickelodeon and California State University, Fullerton’s Art Department present “Butt What Is Art? A Sanjay and Craig Fine Art Retrospective,” a rich, comprehensive collection of production art that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the world of television animation. Curated by renowned art historians Sanjay and Craig, the exhibit is the first to focus exclusively on art created for, and inspired […]
  • #Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014: Call for Entries

    By David Derks on April 10, 2014
    The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2014 is now open for entries, offering both emerging and established filmmakers the opportunity to engage with new, international audiences and interact with some of the biggest personalities in the film industry today. In addition to screenings throughout the ASFF weekend, prizes include £750 for the Festival Winner, £250 for the People’s Choice Winner, […]
  • There’s Still Time for Register Early for 2014 #CTNX

    By David Derks on April 10, 2014
    The CTN Animation eXpo (CTNX) comes to the city of Burbank once again from Friday, November 21st through Sunday, November 23rd. Early Bird ticket pricing ends April 15th.  CTNX takes place at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center, conveniently located across the street from the Burbank Airport and Amtrak Station. Early bird tickets are $45 for exhibit floor, $85 for a […]