New England Animation Film Festival
May 10 - May 26, 2014
Since its inception in 1998, this acclaimed biennial event celebrates the vibrant talent among New England filmmakers. Larger than ever this year, the 2014 New England Animation Film Festival showcases nineteen renowned and emerging artists whose work employs a variety of animation techniques—including full cell animation, collage, stop-motion, and digital technologies.
Among those featured this year is Daniel Sousa, whose work Feral was among the nominees for Best Short Film in Animation at the 2014 Academy Awards. Also featured are works by filmmakers Steven Subotnick, Luke Jaeger, Lorelei Pepi, Ruth Lingford, Gina Kamentsky, Jake Fried, Steve Gentile, Joel Frenzer, Norah Solorzano, Alexander Horan, Michael Ribeiro, Oliver Luo, Leah Artwick, Lily Featherson, Africanus Okokon, Sonnye Lim, Eric Ko, and Phillip Ahn.
Breathtakingly beautiful, emotive, and at times humorous, the films explore universal and relatable themes of childhood memory, sexual identity, interpersonal relationships, and more. Distinctly fresh, creative, and spirited, this year’s festival will leave you feeling moved and inspired.
A Q+A with filmmakers will follow the screening on May 10, hosted by Amy Kravitz, Professor of Animation at RISD.
This program contains material that may not be suitable for children. Parental discretion advised.