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NCCC Film & Animation Festival

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

The NCCC Film & Animation Festival is an annual event held each spring on the college’s Sanborn campus. The event brings together filmmakers and animation artists from all over Western New York and beyond. Topping the event is an international film competition in which awards are given to filmmakers in a variety of categories. A $200 prize is awarded to the best films in the following categories: Drama, Comedy, Animation, Documentary, Music Video, Horror, and Experimental. Judges for the contest include filmmakers, animators, actors, and musicians and other professionals in the field. The event is sponsored by NCCC’s Digital Media Department, Animation Department, and Public Communications Department, along with the Digital Filmmakers Club, and the college’s Office of Student Life. Admission to the festival is free and food and refreshments are served all through the day.

2018 Keynote Speakers

Chrissy Guest

Sullivan Fitzgerald

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11:00 – 4:00 - Continuous Film Screenings (Rooms F-148, F-149, F-150, F-151)

11:00 – 4:00 - Exhibits, Demonstrations, & Vendor Displays (F Lobby)

11:00 – 12:00 - David Kane Musical Performance (F Lobby)

11:30 – 1:00 - 716 Actors Studio - On-camera Audition Workshop (F-108)

12:00 – 3:00 - Open Casting Call for "Klausferatu" (F-133)

12:00 – 1:30 - Movie Trivia Game with Quiz Night in Buffalo (F Lobby)

1:30 – 3:30 - Zombie Hunt Game (NCCC Digital Filmmakers Club) (F-108)

1:00 – 1:45Filmmaker's Forum Panel Discussion and Q&A (Auditorium)

2:00 – 2:45 - Animation Keynote Speaker: Chrissy Guest (Auditorium)

3:00 – 3:45 - Film Keynote Speaker: Sully Fitzgerald (Auditorium)

4:00 – 4:30 - Awards Ceremony (Auditorium)

New Awards for 2018

The festival will have three new "Best of 716" Awards:

  • Best WNY Film
  • Best WNY High School Student Film
  • Best WNY College Student Film

Submissions will be accepted starting November 1, 2017. The deadline to submit is April 1, 2018.

NCCC Film & Animation Festival proudly accepts entries via

View Festival terms and conditions.

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