Road Trip with the Addams Family in Spooky Sequel

The Addams Family 2, a kookier and spookier follow up to the 2019 animated hit from MGM, Bron Creative, and Cinesite Animation arrives in theaters on Friday, Oct. 1. The film is co-directed by CalArts alum Conrad Vernon (Film/Video 92) and Greg Tiernan. The sequel thrusts the Addams family...

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Aphton Corbin Directs Pixar SparkShort ‘Twenty Something’

Pixar’s SparkShort series continues with storyboard artist Aphton Corbin‘s (Film/Video BFA 16) “Twenty Something,” the ninth short selected since the program’s launch in 2019. Corbin recently spoke with Ramin Zahed of Animation Magazine about the process and inspiration behind the...

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Sujin Kim Named Finalist for 2021 Student Academy Awards

CalArts alum Sujin Kim (Film/Video MFA 20) has been named a finalist for the 2021 Student Academy Awards by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  Kim is up for a Student Oscar medal in the Animation (Domestic Film Schools) category for her short CG documentary film...

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CalArtians Take Home 2021 Creative Arts Emmys

As the three ceremonies for the 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards drew to a close over the weekend, CalArtians Genndy Tartakovsky (Film/Video 92), Hal Hickel (Film/Video 83), David Krentz (Film/Video BFA 93), and Scott Ulrich (Art BFA 94) took home awards in both regular and juried categories.

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CalArtian Films Premiere at NYFF59 Currents

Film at Lincoln Center announces selections for the “Currents” program of the 59th New York Film Festival (NYFF), running from Sept. 24 to Oct. 10. This year’s edition features films by Justin Jinsoo Kim (Film/Video MFA 21), Manuela de Laborde (Film/Video MFA 16), Erica Sheu (Film/Video MFA...

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Anna Biller’s Cult Retro Film Viva Gets Blu-ray Release

On Tuesday, Aug. 24, Kino Lorber releases a Blu-ray edition of Anna Biller’s (Film/Video MFA 93) first feature film Viva (2007), which she wrote, directed, and starred in.  A highly visual film with a cult following, Viva is Biller’s take on the classic sexploitation films that were popular...

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