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Two-Day Animation & VFX Conference

February 7, 2020 - February 8, 2020

Two-Day Animation & VFX Conference

Meet award-winning animation and visual effects gurus from blockbuster films such as Into the Spiderverse and Black Panther. Get behind the scenes with industry leaders. Join workshops
for students and K-12 educators. Catch the Black Maria Festival special selections and Young NJ Animation showcase screenings.

Schedule for 2020 Animation & VFX Conference events:

Friday Feb 7th, 7-8:30 pm New Jersey Young Filmmakers Festival. Free. Showcase of High school and college animators. Free to the public. Sharp Theater

Sat Feb 8th, 1:30-4pm K-12 educator workshop on Animation, STEAM, and Grant Writing.

Sat Feb 8th, 1:30-4pm Jr. High and HS Student workshop on stop motion and 3D animation.

Sat Feb 8th,  5-7pm Animation and Visual Effects Professional Panel. Featuring Oscar-winning (Into the Spiderverse) alum Brian Walters, Cinematographer James Williams (Into the Spiderverse), Creative Director Perception (VFX for Marvel Films) and Alum Sam O’Malley (MLB animation).

Sat Feb 8th, 8pm Black Maria special Animation festival. The Black Maria Film Festival is an international festival celebrating the independent spirit of short films. This special animation-only screening is a unique opportunity to see short animation works from the Black Maria archive.

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*Click below to purchase tickets for each event, or select either Educator or Student Bundle for discounts.


February 7, 2020
February 8, 2020
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Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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