NCCC Film & Animation Festival

Welcome to the Festival

Saturday, May 7, 2022

The NCCC Film & Animation Festival is an annual event, typically held each spring on the college’s Sanborn campus. The festival brings together filmmakers and animation artists from all over Western New York and beyond. Topping the NCCC Film & Animation Festival 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, musicians, and other professionals in the field. The event is sponsored by NCCC’s Digital Media Department, Animation Department, Communication Studies Department, the NCCC Digital Filmmakers Club, and the college’s Office of Student Life. Three additional $100 prizes are awarded to local filmmakers in the “Best of 716” category: Best High School Student Film, Best College Student Film, and Best of the Festival.

View the Official List of 2021 Selections.

2021 Workshops

Special Effects Makeup for Film & TV

Instructor: Craig Lindberg

Craig has 126 production credits currently listed on IMDB. His television experience includes working on Saturday Night Live for 16 years, season six of The Walking Dead, and season ten of American Horror Stories. Other credits include: Royal Pains, Person of Interest, Boardwalk Empire, Elementary, and many more. His film credits include Lincoln and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Craig is the recipient of a 2012 Emmy Award nomination for Boardwalk Empire and a 2013 and 2017 Emmy Award nomination for NBC’s Saturday Night Live. He has also won Contribution Awards for Saturday Night Live, and ABC’s The View. Craig is a contributing writer for Makeup Artist magazine. He has been a professional makeup instructor for over ten years.

Craig Lindberg

Special Effects Makeup for Film & TV

Instructor: Craig Lindberg

Craig has 126 production credits currently listed on IMDB. His television experience includes working on Saturday Night Live for 16 years, season six of The Walking Dead, and season ten of American Horror Stories. Other credits include: Royal Pains, Person of Interest, Boardwalk Empire, Elementary, and many more. His film credits include Lincoln and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Craig is the recipient of a 2012 Emmy Award nomination for Boardwalk Empire and a 2013 and 2017 Emmy Award nomination for NBC’s Saturday Night Live. He has also won Contribution Awards for Saturday Night Live, and ABC’s The View. Craig is a contributing writer for Makeup Artist magazine. He has been a professional makeup instructor for over ten years.

Craig Lindberg

Auditioning for the Camera: More than Meets the Lens

Instructor: Josie DiVincenzo

After living and working as an actor in Los Angeles for over 20 years, Josie’s extensive resume includes major roles in theater both in LA, Arkansas, and Buffalo, guest stars, and series regulars on prime time TV (Friends, 24, CSI:NY, Beverly Hills, 90210, Weeds, and others) and roles in films, including Daredevil (with Ben Affleck), Marshall (with the late Chad Boseman), Bashira, (with Liam Aiken), Plan B (director Natalie Morales) – the last four films shot on location utilizing our great area of Western and Central NY. As a Professor in the Theatre and Fine Arts Dept. at NU, she teaches On-Camera Acting and Shakespeare. She also holds private classes in Buffalo.

Josie DiVincenzo

Auditioning for the Camera: More than Meets the Lens

Instructor: Josie DiVincenzo

After living and working as an actor in Los Angeles for over 20 years, Josie’s extensive resume includes major roles in theater both in LA, Arkansas, and Buffalo, guest stars, and series regulars on prime time TV (Friends, 24, CSI:NY, Beverly Hills, 90210, Weeds, and others) and roles in films, including Daredevil (with Ben Affleck), Marshall (with the late Chad Boseman), Bashira, (with Liam Aiken), Plan B (director Natalie Morales) – the last four films shot on location utilizing our great area of Western and Central NY. As a Professor in the Theatre and Fine Arts Dept. at NU, she teaches On-Camera Acting and Shakespeare. She also holds private classes in Buffalo.

Josie DiVincenzo

My Career: On the Shoulders of Giants

Instructor: Tony White

Award-winning animator, Tony White, will dig deep into his archives to show and talk about much of his earlier work in traditional 2D hand-drawn animation – including his British Academy Award-winning short, “HOKUSAI–An Animated Sketchbook.” In his early career, Tony apprenticed with some of the greatest traditional animators ever. So Tony will talk about his early experiences with these inspirational master animators, showing some of their outstanding work, too. Tony will conclude by showing material from his current project, “The Old Man Mad About Animating”–a full-length “animated memoirs” project, through which he plans to push the boundaries of traditional 2D animation in America and beyond.

Tony White

My Career: On the Shoulders of Giants

Instructor: Tony White

Award-winning animator, Tony White, will dig deep into his archives to show and talk about much of his earlier work in traditional 2D hand-drawn animation – including his British Academy Award-winning short, “HOKUSAI–An Animated Sketchbook.” In his early career, Tony apprenticed with some of the greatest traditional animators ever. So Tony will talk about his early experiences with these inspirational master animators, showing some of their outstanding work, too. Tony will conclude by showing material from his current project, “The Old Man Mad About Animating”–a full-length “animated memoirs” project, through which he plans to push the boundaries of traditional 2D animation in America and beyond.

Tony White

2021 Film & Animation Festival Winners

First Prize – Animation
“Hostess” by Alexander Bubnov
Ukraine

First Prize – Music Video
“Astronaut” by Pierre Ponchant
France

First Prize – Experimental
“Attentionspam” by Kilo Watts, The Drone
United States

First Prize – Comedy
“Tino’s Pizza – New Crap” by Benoit Créac’h & Julia Gaudard
Germany

First Prize – Drama
“Circle in the Woods” by Rebecca Snowden
United States

First Prize – Horror
“Script” by Piero Cannata
Italy

First Prize – Documentary
“Jayro” by Wojciech Lorenc
United States

716 Awards

Best Western New York High School Student Film
“Amica” by Mira Haley Steuer
Drama
Clarence, NY USA

Best Western New York College Student Film
“Capture Tomorrow” by Brayton Lydell
Drama
Buffalo, NY USA

716 People’s Choice Award
“The Banana Manifesto” by Azalia Muchransyah of Williamsville, NY

Past Film & Animation Festival Winners

2019 International Film Competition

Animation
PHIL GOMM, “Red & the Kingdom of Sound” (UK)

Comedy
PAOLA BERNARDINI, “Solitaire” (USA)

Documentary
ANIL TOKUR, “Rising Puppets of the Limitless Sky” (Turkey)

Drama
Vikkramm Chandirramani, “The Perfect Murder” (India)

Experimental
MIN DING, “Fox Spirit” (USA)

Horror
MICHAEL RICCI, “The Greeting” (USA)

Music Video
BARBARA CREUTZ, “How Can I Tell You” (France)

2019 716 Awards

People’s Choice
“Best of the Festival” Award

KALI CROISDALE, “Party Animal”
Best College Student Film
JACOB LITERRE, “The Beauts of Buffalo”
Best High School Student Film
SERGEY JOSEPH, “Not 4 Nothing: But 4 Something”

2019 Western New York Filmmaker of the Year

HOPE MUEHLBAUER

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