Where in New York City do you often find cool events to attend for free?
Name a few and even if you can’t – perhaps the 2015 Dusty Awards, held on May 12, is a good start for a future consideration.
For 26 years, the School of Visual Arts presents the event and every year since its inception, it gets bigger as more people participate to celebrate the Dusty Film and Animation Festival.
Below is the Festival’s Screening schedule:
Saturday, May 9 – Animation Series (Silas Theater)
Saturday, May 9: Film Screenings (Beatrice Theater)
Sunday, May 10: Film Screenings (Silas Theater)
Sunday, May 10: Film Screenings (Beatrice Theater)
Monday, May 11: Film Screenings (Silas Theater) and finally Monday, May 11: Film Screenings at Beatrice Theater.
More than 100 BFA filmmakers and animator graduates from BFA Film & Video and BFA Animation departments -were highlighted during the Festival and honored for their outstanding work during the Awards Ceremony.
P.S., all proceeds from the participating sponsors’ donations benefited thesis students in the form of grants and in-kind awards.
AbelCine, Adorama Rental Company, Animation Magazine, B&H Photo, Bryan Singer, Carlos Saldanha/BottleCap Productions, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Feature Systems/Kits and Expendables, Foto Care, Gotham Sound, IFP, New York Women in Film & Television, Nice Shoes, Nickelodeon, Rota6, SCS Agency, SVA Campus Store, Technicolor PostWorks New York, and Toon Boom Animation – were amongst the list of the sponsor guest list.
This year’s A-list presenters included various other notables from the world of film, television and animation– and was hosted by media personality Valerie Smaldone. And here we go!
Human Spirit Award
Recipient: Alexandra Kopec
Daniel Minahan (Outstanding Film/Special Jury Award in Film)
Winner: Outstanding Film- PAOLA BERNARDINI for Citta’ dei Sogni
Winner: Special Jury Award – Film
RORY PFOTENHAUER for Japanese Fantasies
Alexander Dinelaris (Outstanding Achievement in Screenwriting)
Winner: MEAGHAN JANE CLEARY for The Latchkey Kids
Mary Harron (Outstanding Achievement in Directing)
Winner: LORENZO ZANINI for Sexy Jalapeños
Deborah Dickson (Outstanding Documentary)
Winner: EXA ZIM for Alexa to Exa
Martin Ahlgren (Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography)
Winner: YANA KARIN for Citta’ dei Sogni
Jesse Averna (Outstanding Achievement in Editing)
Winner: JARED SIMON for Citta’ dei Sogni
Zach Mandinach (Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) Award)
Winners: JAMES CAMALI and JOSHUA BARCLAY
Alexis Alexanian (New York Women in Film & Television Award)
Winner: PAOLA BERNARDINI
Chris Newman (Gotham Sound Honorary Grants)
Recipients: HENRY MYERS
Alex Kupershmidt (Outstanding Animated Film)
Winner: CLAIRE VAN RYZIN for HOTBOD
Special Jury Award – Animation
Winner: RENA PARISI for hiccUp
Outstanding Achievement in Animation Production Design:
Winner: CHELSEA QUINLAN for W∆NDERLUST
Chris Prynoski (Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation)
Winner: KYRA KUPETSKY for The Thrill of the Haunt and
ELENA MANETTA for On Schedule.
Congratulations to the following Honorees:
Alex Kupershidt (Frozen, The Lion King, Lilo & Stitch – Animation SVA Alum & Presenter)
Daniel Minahan (Game of Thrones, Marco Polo, True Blood – Director/SVA Alum & Presenter)
For more information click here. We surely hope you will stamp the Dusty Awards on your social agenda and you are able to join us next year.