The inaugural Fast Film Fest took place over two weeks in October and November, interpreting the theme of “Stranger than Fiction.” The event, sponsored by the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking, Georgia Tech Libraries, and funded by a Creative Curricular Initiative sponsored by the Georgia Tech Office of the Arts, featured innovative paper animations by students, faculty, and staff in the Georgia Tech community.
A screening of entries was held on Wednesday, November 14, and voting for the People’s Choice Award was open until Sunday, November 25.
“The entries this year are fantastic. They show so many different methods of interpreting the theme, and the filmmakers did a great job of utilizing paper in so many creative ways. We are looking forward to growing this festival, and seeing what people will come up with next!” says festival coordinator Jerushia Graham.
1st Place – The Eclipse by Yorick Andeweg
2nd Place – Fleeting by Heyinn Rho
People's Choice Award: Strange Car in a Strange Land by Chloe Yeates
All entries can be viewed on the Fast Film Fest YouTube playlist.
Special thanks to the judges of the festival for sharing their time and talents for this event. Judges were Matt and Mike Chapman (Creators, Homestar Runner and Two More Eggs), Jon Dillings (Creative Lead, Turner Studios/Cartoon Network), and Alison Valk (Multimedia Librarian, Georgia Tech). The Fast Film logo design was by Julie Miller.
Plans are underway for the next Fast Film Fest in spring of 2020.