After School Special 2014: SVA's Alumni Film & Animation Festival
Friday, September 19, 2014 -
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Event hosted by: School of Visual Arts
SVA’s Inaugural Alumni Film & Animation Festival
Featuring some of the College’s most accomplished film, video, and animation alumni, this multi-day festival will include screenings, premieres of new work, behind-the-scenes looks at box office hits and classics, and special Q&As with industry insiders.
All screenings are free and open to the public. A limited number of badges, which will provide reserved seating for all screenings, are available for purchase through the Eventbrite links below, or by clicking the ticket icon above.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVPs via the Eventbrite pages linked to below are appreciated, but not necessary. Doors will open approximately 30 minutes prior to each screening.
A full schedule and list of participants is below (subject to change) and can also be found at svatheatre.eventbrite.com. All screenings are accompanied by Q&As.
All events will take place at SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011. Directions, as well as local restaurants, hotels, and attractions, can be found here. All guests can ride to the Festival in style by downloading and using Hailo to hail a yellow cab or black car — first time users can enter the code SVASPECIAL for $15 off their ride to or from SVA Theatre! And those with SVA IDs are welcome to use the free shuttle running between the main SVA building at 209 East 23rd Street and SVA Theatre, and can expect the shuttle to pick up/drop off approximately every 20-30 minutes during the Festival.
7:00PM Power: A STARZ Original Series (2014). Join Executive Producer Randall Emmett (BFA 1994 Film and Video; 2 Guns, Lone Survivor) for a special screening of the pilot episode of this New York-set drama. RSVP or purchase a badge here.
8:00PM Marvel’s The Avengers (2012) in 3D. Followed by a Q&A with members of Hydraulx visual effects studio – Jeremy Butler (BFA 1999 Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects) and Joel Sevilla (BFA 1999 Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects) – and a special behind-the-scenes look at the film’s visual effects. RSVP or purchase a badge here.
12:30PM Rio 2 (2014) in 3D. Bring the entire family to this special screening of the hit sequel, featuring a Q&A with artists from Blue Sky Studios — Kevin Edzenga (BFA 2009 Computer Art), Krzysztof Fus (BFA 2011 Computer Art), and Jonathan Lin (BFA 2012 Computer Art). RSVP or purchase a badge here.
4:00PM SVA Shorts! The Animated Series. Join MFA Computer Art alumni Kun-I Chang (2007), Nathan Freise (2009), Shiouwen Hong (2009), ChuChi Lin (2010), John Mattiuzzi (2012), Joshua Planz (2013), and Taili Wu (2009) as they present a selection of commercials, music videos, and short films (including the world premiere of Zerogon). Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers/animators. RSVP or purchase a badge here.
8:00PM Lars and the Real Girl (2007) shown in 35mm. Join director Craig Gillespie (BFA 1989 Media Arts) for a screening of the Academy Award-nominated modern classic, followed by a Q&A. RSVP or purchase a badge here.
8:00PM La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus (2012). Join filmmaker Mark Kendall (MFA 2011 Social Documentary) for a screening of his award-winning documentary, followed by a Q&A. RSVP or purchase a badge here.
11:59PM Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996) shown in 35mm. Join us for a special midnight screening and live Skype Q&A with co-director Yvette Kaplan (BFA 1976 Animation). RSVP or purchase a badge here.
2:00PM SVA Shorts! The Live Action Series. Join MPS Live Action Short Film alumni Ali Akarcesme (2011), Anissa Folley (2011), Adrienne Nicole (2011), and Eric Pennycoff (2013) as they present a selection of commercials, music videos, and short films. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. RSVP or purchase a badge here.
2:30PM Your Sister’s Sister (2011). Join us for a screening of the award-winning film, followed by a live Skype Q&A with director/writer Lynn Shelton (MFA 1995 Photography and Related Media) and a sneak peek of her upcoming film, Laggies. RSVP or purchase a badge here.
5:30PM Affluenza (2014). Join director Kevin Asch (BFA 1998 Film and Video) for a screening of his newly-released film. RSVP or purchase a badge here.
We would thank to thank our promotional partners, including: Asian American Arts Alliance, ASIFA-East, BAFTA New York, Brooklyn Arts Council, Center for Communication, Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), Indiegogo, International Documentary Association, New York Women in Film & Television, Produced By: New York, Queens Council on the Arts, Tribeca Film Institute, Visual Effects Society, Women Make Movies, Writers Guild of America East