Student Life

  • The Annie Awards Again Welcomes Student Films

    By David Derks on October 10, 2014
    This will be our third year offering an Annie for Best Student Film. To be eligible to receive this award, the film must be entirely the work of an individual student or team of students from an accredited post-secondary, degree granting program anywhere in the world, and must have been produced between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. Faculty […]
  • Animation Educators, the 24 HOUR Animation Contest is Back!

    By David Derks on September 23, 2014
    This year the contest will take place on Friday, September 26th at 4pm PST to Saturday September 27th at 5pm. This is the contest’s 7th year. We are almost doubling our participants every year. Last year we had 50 teams (250 students) from 11 schools participating, the largest year yet! This contest will teach students much about working together, meeting […]
  • Birds of a Feather in Vancouver August 12

    By David Derks on August 1, 2014
    ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Educators Forum at SIGGRAPH asks: Should we teach to the first job or the last job? A “Birds of A Feather” discussion on Tuesday, 12 August at 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM in the Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 2 Are the pressures of employment affecting how we teach? Some animation programs focus first on software and […]
  • 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 […]