Fine Arts Announcements
May 17 2014
Congratulations Students! NYIT Film/Animation Festival 2014, May 16th, Friday

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There were over 150 attendees at the first NYIT Film and Animation Festival held on May 16th, 2014 at the Auditorium on Broadway. Organized by Fine Arts and Communication Arts, and sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, this exciting event screened a variety of films and animations created by NYIT students' works, including all global campuses. The festival showcased short films and animations throughout the day and ran from 2PM-7PM followed by a pizza reception. From 2-6PM, the program showcased 1-minute films, short films, animations, Q and A, and special presentations by professional film maker and NYIT alumni, and the Fine Arts Department's Animation program took place from 6-7PM.

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Special thanks go to the industry professionals who served as jury members and voted for winners in a variety of categories: Rik Cordero, Kweighbaye Kotee, Donald Fizzinoglia, Lin Tan, Kevin Brownie, Ashley Gerst, Margalit Neusner, and John Mattiuzzi.

Congratulations to the winners!! And, having the work selected for this year's festival was competitive, so all participants should feel proud of their accomplishments and hard work! Congratulations, NYIT students!

Best Film: "The Paper's Edge" Donnie D'Amato

Best Cinematography: "Creep" Kristin Murphy, Terrell Pierre

Best BFA Animation: "The Art of Fighting" Joe Kerkovich, "No Parking, Bro!" Director: Eric Mazzone, Story:Jay Ma, Carmine Lomonaco

Best MFA Animation: "In the Search of Zero" Nina Mirhabibi

Best of Show (Animation): "Catwalk" Theerawat Khajornkhanphet

In addition, Fine Arts seniors in Professor Robert Smith's class exhibited their 3D-printed sculptures and storyboards in the Auditorium on Broadway.

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The NYIT Film and Animation Festival program:

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Special thanks goes to Assia Lakhlif (Festival Coordinator and Programmer) and Yuko Oda (Animation Program Coordinator), Roger Yu, Terry Nauheim, Robert Smith, Dennis McAleer, Pedro Vasquez, Carine Harley, Jennifer Cucura, Christina Schreiner, Rozina Vavetsi, Prachi Parekh, Patrick Farrell, Shawn Gee, Emily Sherman, Zach Panyotopoulos , Quizan Mullings, and Karen Wolff without whom this event would not have been possible.

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NYIT Film and Animation Festival
May 16th, 2014, 2-7PM
Auditorium on Broadway
1871 Broadway, New York City 10023

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