Fast Film Fest 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Fast Film Fest 2020 is here!

Fast Film Fest is here! The festival, in which participants use paper as the basis of their five-minute or shorter “fast film” returns with a challenging new theme, “metamorphosis.” The festival itself is transforming into an event open to everyone inside and outside of the Georgia Tech community. The submission deadline is 10pm, Friday, February 21.

Winning submissions are eligible for prizes, and will be announced at a screening on Friday, March 6, 2020, in the auditorium of the Paper Tricentennial Building. Participants can enter as individuals or in groups of up to five members.  

We had amazing entries at last year’s Fast Film Fest,” says event coordinator Jerushia Graham, “This year we’ve been able to open up the competition to anyone interested in participating, and we are thrilled to have this expanded audience.” The museum is offering a series of free workshops with the Georgia Tech libraries and ASIFA-South, the Atlanta chapter of the International Film Society, to encourage participants to experiment with all manner of paper animation techniques.

For more information, or to register, visit https://tinyurl.com/fastfilm2 or PaperAnimationFilmFest@gmail.com

 

Schedule of events:

(Additional events may be added to the series)

Friday, January 17, 2020, 4-6pm Setting Up an Animation Station

So you want to make an animated movie, where do you start? This free workshop will give you the tips and structure necessary to create your own in-home studio.

Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking classroom

Fee: Free

Open to the Public

Instructor: Jerushia Graham

 

Thursday, January 23, 10am-2pm  Collaborative Animation Drop-In

From the early days of Disney to today’s graphics by Pixar, animators have worked together to produce engaging final products. During this drop-in workshop, participants will contribute to a jointly produced animated piece, and have the opportunity to explore techniques and tricks to include in their own masterpieces!

Georgia Tech Student Center, room 332

Fee: Free

Open to the Public
Instructor: Jerushia Graham

 

Thursday, January 23, 4-8pm   Animated Storytelling

Tell a story without words- animation provides opportunities to explore feelings and events through image. Short animated films will “set the scene” for participants to paint a picture worth a thousand words. What makes for a good story?

Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking classroom

Fee: Free

Open to the Public

Instructor: Jerushia Graham

 

Tuesday, January 28, 5-7pm    Stop Motion Fundamentals

The iStopMotion app is a popular way to make animated films. Discover how to use this program, and create a mini-movie!

Georgia Tech Library, Room 2130

Fee: Free

Open to the Public

Instructor: Alison Valk

 

Tuesday, February 4, 6-8pm (talk at 7pm)   Intro to Stop-Motion Techniques followed by a Q&A with Cartoon Network’s Brian DeTagyos

Spend an evening with Brian DeTagyos, an animation director for Cartoon Network. Mr. DeTagyos will be available to answer questions related to creating and directing animations. Arrive an hour early for an opportunity to play with the stop –motion equipment available at the Georgia Tech libraries. Several animation stations will be set up for your enjoyment.

Georgia Tech Library, Room 2130

Fee: Free

Open to the Public

 

 

Thursday, February 6, 7pm    History of Paper Animation Screening

(Coincides with Beyond Words exhibit reception from 6-8pm)

The History of Paper Animation Screening brings viewers on a journey through the development of this interesting form. Developing from Renaissance flaps and turning wheels to abstract images popularized in the 1960s, paper animation has surprising depth and a lasting legacy. Dr. Patrick Ellis, a Brittain Fellow, has collected samples, clips, and images to bring the audience on this paper trail.  

Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking

Paper Tricentennial Building Room 114

Fee: Free

Open to the Public

 

Monday, February 10, 5-7pm    Stop Motion Fundamentals

The iStopMotion app is a popular way to make animated films. Discover how to use this program, and create a mini-movie!

Georgia Tech Library Room 2130

Fee: Free

Open to the Public

Instructor: Alison Valk

 

Tuesday, February 11, 6-9pm            Manipulating Paper for Stop Motion

Fold, tear, crumple, bend, twist, and shred! Go beyond the scissors in creating your paper animations and try alternate effects to produce your cinematic masterpiece.

Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking classroom

Fee: Free

Open to the Public

Instructor: Jerushia Graham

 

Wednesday, February 19, 10am-2pm    ABC’s of Stop Motion Animation

A is for Animation Station, C is for camera, and Y is for you! In this drop-in workshop try out the tools used to make stop-motion movies, and more!

Georgia Tech Student Center Room 332

Fee: Free

Open to the Public
Instructor: Jerushia Graham

 

Friday, February 21

Deadline for entries!

Register through

Website: https://tinyurl.com/fastfilmfest2

Contact Email: PaperAnimationFilmFest@gmail.com

Program participation is free.

 

Friday, March 6, 6-8pm  Fast Film Fest Screening and Awards Ceremony

The final event of the festival! Settle in with your popcorn and drink, and take in all the creative and clever ways that festival participants interpreted “metamorphosis!” Who will win the coveted “People’s Choice Award”?

Renewable Bioproducts Institute

Fee: Free

Open to the Public