Webster Students to Host 6th Annual International Animation and Interactive Media Festival

Kinematifest is an international animation and interactive media festival planned and hosted by students studying animation and interactive digital media in the School of Communications at Webster University. Kinematifest 6 will be held on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, 2013.

John Canemaker, award-winning animator, author, educator, and animation historian, will be the 2013 keynote speaker. On Friday, April 19, at 7 pm, Canemaker will present a selection of his celebrated films including his Academy Award® winning short “The Moon and The Son: An Imagined Conversation.”

Canemaker will also participate in a workshop on action analysis in animation on April 20 at 1:30 pm. Because of space limitations, reservations are required for the workshop. RSVP at http://www.kdhx.org/mediaarts.

The workshop will be held in Room 123 of the Sverdrup Business & Technology Complex, 8300 Big Bend Blvd. This event is co-sponsored by the Webster Film Series, Kinematifest, KDHX, and The Missouri Arts Council.

Other events include screenings of festival submissions, a panel discussion on interactive media, interactive keynote speaker Ben Triola of Happy Badger Studio, and a Windsor McKay program (McKay was an early animator).

Kinematifest 6 Schedule

Friday, April 19th:

Kinematifest Welcome BBQ – Music Building Quad

Exhibition Quidditch Match – Music Building Quad

John Canemaker Presents: The Moon and The Son: An Imagined Conversation – Winifred Moore Auditorium

Gaming with Dr. Nanobot – Sverdrup 202

“Summer Wars," Mamoru Hosoda – Winifred Moore Auditorium

Saturday, April 20th:

Registration – Sverdrup Lobby

Kinematifest Screening – Sverdrup 123

Comic Jam – Urchin Collective – Sverdrup Lobby

Action Analysis Workshop – John Canemaker – Sverdrup 123

Keynote Speaker – Ben Triola (Happy Badger Studio) – Sverdrup 123

Interactive Panel – Aaron Klaser, John Pipkin and David Suermann (Six3Six Studios) – Sverdrup 123

Networking/Dinner Break – Sverdrup Lobby

Windsor McCay Program – John Canemaker – Winifred Moore Auditorium

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Additional Information

Kinematifest 6
John Canemaker web page
Webster University Campus Map

Publicity for Kinematifest

Video: Animation Student Promo for Kinematifest, Webster Today, March 27, 2013
Kinematifest : Annual Animation Festival Puts Spotlight on Webster Program, Webster Today, April 11, 2013
Drawn to Webster, Webster News, April 10, 2013

Relevant Webster University Programs

Interactive Digital Media