School of Visual Arts alumnus and animator Aaron Augenblick (“Daria,” “Ugly Americans,” “Superjail”) will present the Animation Awards at the 22nd Annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival, organizers announced Tuesday.
The festival — taking place from May 6 to 10 — culminates with an awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 at New York’s SVA Theatre. It features a full roster of names from the world of animation and film.
“We are happy to announce this year’s list of Dusty presenters,” said Reeves Lehmann, chair of the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department at SVA. “With these awards, we celebrate the many successes of our illustrious class of filmmakers and animators, as well as a stellar roster of SVA friends and allies from the world of film and animation.”
The Dusty Awards are presented to the winning thesis students from the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department at the School of Visual Arts. Award– winning films and animations are chosen from over 100 thesis students’ works. The awards ceremony is part of the Dusty Film and Animation Festival, which includes screenings of animations, short films and videos, All screenings are free and open to the general public.
Animation screenings will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, May 8 at the SVA Theatre, 222 West 23rd Street (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues). Screenwriters Night is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, May 7 in the same location.
A reply is required for the Awards Ceremony and for Screenwriters Night. A screening schedule will be available on the SVA Dusty Web site in late April. For public inquiries regarding tickets, call (212) 592‑2124.
Past Dusty Awards presenters have included animation director Bill Plympton.
This year’s Dusty Awards will be hosted by SVA animation faculty member Sheila Evans and radio personality Valerie Smaldone. Find more information at www.sva.edu/dusty.