BASA Grant | 2018 SXSW World Premiere
Meg Simon, MFA 2019
A poetic portrayal of the hardships experienced by a small group of immigrants as they attempt to cross the border illegally.
An!Imarte, MOV Festival, Human Rights FF, Official Latino Short FF.
Catalina Matamoros Puerto, MFA 2016
A homemade recipe that becomes a homesick solution for me.
Xiaobo Ma, MFA 2019
Father and daughter team up to tell a story of adventure, asparagus, and secret agents to pass the time before they return home from the hospital.
Katherine Duffy, BA 2016
Moments I remember about a friend that passed away.
Cassie Shao, MFA 2019
An insecure girl grows facial hair when her boyfriend proposes to her in a restaurant.
Jiexi Wang, MFA 2016
A being starts to grow extra eyes.
A cat's quest to catch the elusive red dot.
Christine Barron, BA 2016
A tiny monster fights for his freedom with the painter who created him.
Chenglin Xie, MFA 2019
A little boy's journey to find the most special place to plant his golden seed.
Yawen Zheng, MFA 2016
Junyi Xiao decided to take a vacation in Taipei. What he found surprised him.
Sheila Sofian's Documentary Animation Production class, Spring 2016:
Amir Arzanian - DADA MFA 2018
Ginger Fan Chiang - Visiting Artist from Taiwan
Mayra Flores - DADA MFA 2017
Nicholas Manting Brewer - CAPR MFA 2016
Catalina Matamoros Puerto - DADA MFA 2016
Kristen Nelson - DADA BA 2016
Rachel Victor - CPNS BS 2016
Junyi Xiao - DADA MFA 2017
Alicja Jasina - DADA MFA 2016
A brain-damaged box person gets manipulated by an old acquaintance.
SFIndie's Another Hole in the Head, Tampa Bay Underground FF
Kevin McCurdy, BA Minor in Animation
A schoolboy who wants to become a superhero is forced to make a difficult choice when classmates bully his friend.
Xia Li, MFA 2016
An instrumental jam session performed by a group of animals around their campfire.
Petradol Kitcharoen, MFA 2019
A girl takes a chilling journey through a nightmare and discovers the horrors that make up her subconscious mind.
Brenda Chen, BA 2019
A boy meets a fish in a mysterious forest.
California International Shorts Festival (Best Animated Short), 12th Athens Animation Festival (Distinction Award), Rochester International Film Festival (Honorable Mention)
Franklin Okike, MFA 2017
Peter Zhou, MFA 2017
What will the world be like, if people don't talk, but just stare at each other instead.
Golden Harvest Awards 39, ANNY2016 (Best Animation), Indie-AniFest, CutOut Fest International Animation and Digital Art Festival, Taiwan International Student Design Competition (Digital Animation Category, Bronze Prize)
Yu Yu, MFA 2018
A music video anthem that cautions viewers about the media we feed on and how the social behaviors we practice can add up.
Marcus Burke, BA 2019
It's just a big bunch of baloney.
David Nessl, MFA 2018
A man leads a monotone, humdrum existence until he suddenly falls in love.
Academy Awards, Animated Short category (shortlisted), Student Academy Awards (Gold Winner), Animasyros International FF (Best Student Film Award), Mountain Shadow FF (Best Short Film), Polish Film Festival (Hollywood Eagle Award for the Best Animated Short), Tofuzi International Festival of Animated Films (Best Direction)
Alicja Jasina, MFA 2016
We drift in space through a drifting ship of sand.
Ana Carolina Estarita Guerrero, MFA 2019
It's love at first sight for Jian and Ayumi; but how can they find each other during the busy Lion Dance parade?
Festivals: Canadian Diversity FF (Best Short Animation); Best Shorts Competition (Award of Excellence: Animation Student), Los Angeles Film Awards (Best Student Film), International Independent Film Awards (Platinum Award Winner - Student Film), Speechless Film Festival (Best of Show: Animation/Experimental), 43rd Student Academy Awards (Shortlisted)
Tim Pattinson and Zheng Kang, MFA 2016
50 years ago in China, a man was involved in a violent group.
KROK International (Best Student Film), 2016 Adobe Design Achievement Awards (Winner), Annecy International, Hiroshima Animation Festival (Stars of Students), Anima Mundi, Brazil
Junyi Xiao, MFA 2017
A mosquito on her first hunting trip with her mother tries to confess that she doesn't like blood.
New Orleans FF, Edmonton FF, Africa International FF, Haryana FF (Best Animation), China New Media International
Eric Cheng, MFA 2015
Brian Rhodes, MFA 2015
Simoom is an immersive visual poem, with a hint of mysticism, exploring the feeling of being trapped in a sublime display of awful nature.
Evan Tedlock, MFA 2018
A visual music experience using motion capture of dance, exploring the concept of impermanence.
VRSC Festival (1st place in 360 Animation)
Cecilia Sweet-Col, BA 2016
For more information:
DADA website: anim.usc.edu