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Stop-Motion Fundamentals Workshop new for summer ’18

This summer we have a new course! FTV 180C Stop-Motion Fundamentals Workshop Open to aspiring filmmakers (18+), using the same facilities as our academic year MFA stop-mo courses. This two-week intensive with Academy Award nominated director, animator, artist and educator Mike Johnson, will take students through hands-on exercises...

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John Canemaker masterclass, March 2018

On March 14th, 15th, and 16th, 2018 the UCLA Animation Workshop hosted John Canemaker for a three-day MasterClass. John reviewed MFA student work, presented three different lectures, and brought along friends Glen Keane, Andreas Deja, and Aidan Terry for the final day. His lectures (The...

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Falling Lizard Weekend #40 Jan 26th, 2018

UCLA Animation Workshop’s annual Falling Lizard Weekend is almost here! Beginning Monday Jan 22nd, check the bulletin board in the main room – we’ll start a list of topics at that time. Add your inspired ideas all week long and help us come up with a great...

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Pouya Afshar masterclass Jan 11, 2018

Catharsis and Art: How I use Art as a tool to cope Pouya Afshar is an alumnus from the California Institute of Arts Character Animation department and is a graduate of the UCLA Animation Workshop. He has exhibited his work as a visual artist throughout United...



ANIMATION IS FILM at a glance: October 20-22, 2017 TCL Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood Film industry, celebs, VIPs, film lovers, family audiences, press and media New features, special events, filmmaker Q&As, short film programs Partners: GKIDS, Annecy Film Festival, Variety, ASIFA Hollywood, IndieWire, Cartoon Brew,...

World Animation Celebration 2017 Final

World Animation Celebration

The World Animation Celebration is happening at Sony Sept 30 - Oct 1. Student tickets are $10 per day or $15 for a weekend pass, and there’s a VIP mixer on Saturday night (separate ticket, $15)....


Festival of Animation 2017: A Trip to the Moon

  Saturday June 10, 2017  |  James Bridges Theater      TWO PROGRAMS  Into the Stars   An eclectic mix of non-M.F.A. films completed in the Animation Workshop course (181C) and the Stop Motion class. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; screening begins at 5:00 p.m. Over the Moon   Films from the individual voices of the M.F.A. program; introspective, funny and awe-inspiring...


Falling Lizard Weekend #39 Friday Jan. 27th 2017, 6:30pm

hang out | make a film | collaborate or go it alone | try something new or do a test | play 4-square | see you there! Friday 6:30:  arrivals and screening of previous Lizards  Followed by:  snacks & drinks, then the usual: voting on topic; dinner break; storyboards;...


Festival of Animation 2016 – Wednesday June 8th, 7:00pm

Save the date!  Our end of the year screening is coming soon. The main event happens on Wednesday June 8th, Bridges Theater, UCLA Melnitz Hall at 7:00pm.  Encore screening on Saturday June 11th at 7:00pm. Rsvp link to follow. ...


Dan McLaughlin’s Family/Family & UCLA/Family Memorial May 28th 4:30

The UCLA Animation Workshop lost a great leader on March 15, 2016 when Dan McLaughlin passed away. Dan touched a staggering number of lives; his impact on animation, independent filmmaking, and higher education had a ripple effect, spreading through the Southern California community, and across...