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Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus to Host MIA Animation Conference and Festival Oct. 17 -20

MIA Animation Festival

Miami, September 27, 2013 - Miami Dade College (MDC) will host the third annual MIA Animation Conference and Festival from Thursday, Oct. 17 to Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. The festival kicks off with an exclusive screening of Rio 2096 – A Story of Love and Fury, winner of the 2013 Crystal prize for best feature-length animation at the 37th Annecy International Animation Film Festival. The movie made its international debut at the College’s Miami International Film Festival last March. Rio 2096 – A Story of Love and Furywill screen at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at the campus auditorium in Building 1, Room 1261.

This industry conference focuses on visual effects and motion graphics, film, gaming, computer animation, web design and the visual arts. Featuring a full line-up of high profile industry speakers who will share current trends, a job fair, an exhibitor’s hall, master classes, and more, MIA Animation is one of the most anticipated industry events in the nation.

Attendees will also enjoy 3D workshops from Autodesk and MAXON Cinema 4D and an Animation Festival at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, with short animated movies from the United Kingdom, Mexico, Canada, Israel, Belgium and several other countries.

“We are excited to host MIA Animation at the Wolfson Campus,” said Dr. José A. Vicente, president of the Wolfson Campus. “This is a great opportunity for our students to learn about this fascinating industry. In addition, our School of Entertainment and Design Technology prepares students for careers in this field, and so hosting this conference is a natural match for MDC.”

"The conference focuses on the industry's real expectations and needs, as well as the competencies required of new professionals,” said Mauricio Ferrazza, founder and president of MIA Animation. “Our goal is to increase the dialogue among students, educational institutions and the animation industry."


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