A three-day juried festival of the world’s most cutting-edge, quirky, and boundary-pushing animation.
Since 2012, Sweaty Eyeballs has carried the torch of the animation scene in the Mid-Atlantic with independent programming & special events. Now in our 8th year, we have partnered with our longtime friends at the Maryland Film Festival to launch this new, 3-day festival of animation.
The festival premiered Friday, October 4, with an opening night of silent animated short films, accompanied by live music from over 15 local artists, followed by an afterparty in the SNF Parkway Lounge. Saturday, October 5 saw animated short film blocks playing all day, including a retrospective collection and masterclass by special guest Joanna Priestley, the “queen of independent animation.” Saturday’s program also featured a collection of films exclusively by Baltimore animators, as well as a late night feature, and a rotating installation of student-made projected films in the SNF Parkway Lobby. The festival concluded on Sunday, October 6, with an awards brunch for competition winners, FREE hands-on animation workshops at the JHU-MICA Film Centre, and repeat blocks of our most popular screenings from Saturday. THANK YOU to all who came out to make this first year a raging success.
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
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