Aaron Augenblick to present SVA Animation Awards

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School of Visual Arts

School of Visual Arts

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.

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