USC, CalArts, Woodbury and UCLA Student Showcases

It’s student film season. Below is a list of the student screenings taking place in LA over the next month. Admission is free to all the screenings, but most require RSVPs.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4: USC’s First Frame begins at 7pm at the DGA Theatre Complex (7920 Sunset Blvd.) in Hollywood. Details on films and filmmakers at USC website.

THURSDAY, MAY 5: CalArts Experimental Animation Showcase screening at the RedCat (631 West 2nd Street) in downtown LA. Screening begins at 8pm. Reservations encouraged. Call the box office at (213) 237-2800. More details on the Experimental Animation Tumblr.

FRIDAY, MAY 6: Woodbury University’s Animation Showcase begins at 7pm and 8pm in the Fletcher Jones Auditorium on the school’s Burbank campus. All seating is reserved. Please call (818) 252-5123 to reserve your spot.

THURSDAY, MAY 12: CalArts Character Animation Producer’s Show begins at 8pm. No location announced or on-line info about films being shown, but you can make a reservation by emailing [email protected] or calling (661) 253-7818.

SATURDAY, JUNE 4: UCLA’s Animation Prom is at the James Bridges Theater on the school’s campus. There are two screenings–5:00 and 8:30pm. The premiere screening at 5pm is when they hand out the awards, and also when June Foray makes an appearance. More info on the UCLA website.


  • Chimeranaut

    Hey! California College of the Arts is showcasing junior and senior work tomorrow May 4th @ 8:00pm (7pm reception) at their Oakland Campus in Nahl Hall. Third Annual! Drop by, it’s open to the public.

  • Chris

    Also: Saturday the 7th at the ICA in Boston is the New England Animator’s Showcase, 3pm – 6pm (repeat on Sunday the 8th as well)

  • eastudent

    The CalArts Experimental Show was embarrassing for the program. Moving from the Academy to Redcat, there was far less seating. People who in previous years did not need a ticket such as faculty were forced into a rush line that would not exist at the Academy. Perhaps because the show is so Irrelevant to the program with it’s obscure selection process, they could not fill the Academy like the Character Animation Producer Show.