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Kate Isenberg’s “Dear Death” Receives Honors

Workshop alum Kate Isenberg ('15) won a 2015 NATO of CA/NV UCLA Fellowship in Film award in Animation.  She used the Award to fund her 7-minute, animated thesis short film "Dear Death" which will be screened at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival in February. Winning...

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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;...

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Ben Haist’s “Nightlight” Nominated for BAFTA Award

Congratulations to Ben Haist ('15), whose thesis film "Nightlight" was recently selected for the BAFTA US Student Film Awards Shortlist.The annual event recognizes the best Student Short Films of the year, and will be held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly...

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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...

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Interview with alum Erick Oh

Workshop alum and Pixar animator Erick Oh was recently interviewed by sce.ne for his work on several upcoming Pixar films, including Finding Dory and Sanjay's Super Team. Read the full article here: http://app.sce.ne/scene/30239/aca39e9adc914f23a4c22217793f4fdb ...

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The 17th Animation Show of Shows

For 16 years, The Animation Show of Shows has been created curated and presented by Ron Diamond, to introduce new and innovative short films exclusively for animation studios, societies, schools, and festivals around the world. Each year over 3,000 animated shorts are created, some of...

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2015-16 academic year

First day of instruction is Thursday September 24th, 2015.  Pictured: assigning work space in the Animation Workshop circa 1962. ...

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Falling Lizard Weekend 2016: Jan 29th, 6:00 PM

UCLA Animation Workshop's annual Falling Lizard Weekend is almost here! Beginning Monday Jan 25th, 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...