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To date, DAC student senior short films have been in over 230 national and international film festivals in 22 countries. Our student films have been see by 100’s of thousands across the globe winning more than 50 Best Animated Short awards in non-student categories.

I Need My Monster

2014-15 (Awards)

Award of Excellence Best Animation: Accolade Global Film Competition

Award of Excellence Best Animation: Best Shorts Competition

Winner, Best Animated Short: Best Shorts Awards

Winner, Best Animation: Big Mini Media Fest

Grand Winner, Best Animation: California Film Awards

Winner, Best Young Audience Short: Eugene International Film Festival

FINALIST, Runner-up: Student Filmmaker Awards online tournament

Winner, 1st Place: Georgia BigPictureCon Short Film Festival

FINALIST: Highway 61 Film Festival

Platinum Award: International Independent Film Awards

Winner, Honorable Mention: Anim!Arte Curitiba Grand Prix

Winner, Best Animated Short: 7th Annual Indie Spirit Film Festival

Winner, Best Animation: International Family Film Festival

Winner, Best Animation: London Film Awards

Winner, Best Animation: Los Angeles Independent Artist Film Festival

Winner, Silver Award Best Student Short: Oregon International Film Awards

Winner, Best Animation: 5th Reel Independent Film Extravaganza

Winner, Special Jury Award: El Festival El Corto Del Año, Spain

Winner, People’s Choice Gold Award, On The Edge Film Festival

Winner, Best Family Film, Canada International Film Festival Vancouver BC

Winner, Audience Choice for Children and Family Films, Green Bay Film Festival

Winner, Best Animation Hang on to your shorts Film Festival

Winner, Best Animation, Honolulu Film Festival

2014-15 (Official Selections)

Accolade Global Film Competition

Almost Famous International Short Film Festival

Anchorage International Film Festival

Anim!Arte 2014 11th International Student Animation Festival of Brazil

Anim!Arte 2015 São Luis Brazil

Animax Skopje Fest, Macadonia

ANIMEX Awards, Middlesbrough UK

Asheville Cinema Fest

Athens Animfest, Athens Greece

The Atlanta Underground Film Festival

Best Shorts Competition

Bienal Internacional De Video Y Cine Contemporáneo Videofest

Big Mini Media Fest

Boston International Film Festival

34th Breckenridge Film Festival

Byron Bay Film Festival, Australia

6th International Children’s TV Festival Dytiatko Ukraine

Cincinnati Film Festival

Cine//B Film Festival, Chile

Columbia Gorge Film Festival

CMS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL, India

Encuentro Mundial De Cine, Peru

Overlook 2014: 5th CinemaAvvenire Film Festival, Italy

Canada International Film Festival Vancouver BC

California Film Awards

Columbus International Film Festival

Creative Arts Film Festival

The London Crystal Palace International Film Festival, Great Britain

3rd International Motion Festiva 2015l, Cyprus

Denver Animated Pixleshow

Durango Independent Film Festival 2015

El Festival El Corto Del Año, Spain

Eugene International Film Festival

Fargo Fantastic Film Festival

Garden State Film Festival

2014 Georgia BigPictureCon Short Film Festival

Gig Harbor Film Festival

Green Bay Film Festival

HAIDA GWAII FILM FESTIVAL CANADA

“Hang on to Your Shorts!” Film Festival

Hamilton Film Festival, Canada

Highway 61 Film Festival

Idyllwild Film Festival

55th International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Czech Republic

XVI Muestra de Cortometraje De Passia IKUSKA, Spain

Indie Fest USA International Film Festival

7th Indie Spirit Film Festival

Indie Spirit Film Festival on the Arkansas

International Family Film Festival

International Independent Film Awards

Jaipur International Ilm Festival, India

3rd Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival, India

LA Independent Artist Film Festival

LA Indie Film Festival

Lahore International Children’s Film Festival, Pakistan

Laughlin International Film Festival

Play Festival International De Cinema Infantil & Juvenil de Lisbon, Portugal

London Film Awards, Great Britain

Maryland International Kids Film Fest

MIA Animation Festival

Le MIAFF: Montreal International Animation Film Festival

New Media Film Festival Los Angeles

6th Annual New York City International Film Festival

North Carolina Family Film Festival

On The Edge Family Film Festival

Oregon International Film Awards

Oregon Underground Online Film Festival

Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes, Peru

Providence Children’s Film Festival

Rafi Peer International Film Festival

5th Reel Independent Film Extravaganza

San Jose International Short Film Festival

San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival

Santa Monica International Film Festival

The Short Film Awards

2nd Annual Shortcut 100

SENE Film Festival

SHORTZ Film Fest

StarLite Film Festival

Student Filmmaker Awards Online

Student Filmmaker Awards

Sunscreen Film Festival West

Taos Shortz

Three Rivers Film Festival

Ti-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival

Tupelo Film Festival

UAT Digital VideoFestival

VAIF International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival Varaždin Coratia

Walnut Creek Shorts Film Festival

Weyauwega International Film Festival

Winnipeg Real to Reel Festival, Canada

Woodstock Museum Film Festival

2013-14

The Ninety Nines

Winner, Best Animation College: 12th Annual Garden State Film Festival

Award of Excellence: Best Shorts Competition 2013

Gold Reel Award: Nevada International Film Festival

2013-14 (Official Selections)

Atlanta Underground Film Festival

Gig Harbor Film Festival

Indie Fest USA IFF

Reel Independent Film Extravaganza

Louisville International Festival of Film

California International Shorts Festival

Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, France

2013 Palma de Mallorca Evolution International Film Festival

Eugene International Film Festival

First Glance Los Angeles Film Festival

17th First Glance Film Festival

12th Annual Garden State Film Festival

Nevada International Film Festival

5th Annual New York City International Film Festival

Rumschpringe International Short Film Festival

Sacramento Film Festival

UAT Arizona Digital Video Festival

2012-13

Forever Mankind

Diamond Award: California Film Awards

2012-13 (Official Selections)

2nd Annual Brownish Short Film Festival

California Film Awards

Columbia Gorge International Film Festival

Eugene International Film Festival

Hartford Flick Fest

SNOB Somewhat North of Boston Film Festival

South Dakota Film Festival

2010-11

8 Second Dance

Winner, Best Animation: International Family Film Fest

Finalist: British Animation Film Festival, London

Winner, Diamond Award: California Film Festival

Winner, Royal Reel Award: Canada Film Festival, Vancouver

Winner, Best Animation: Honolulu Film Awards

Winner, Best Animation: International Family Film Festival

Honorable Mention: Metropolitan Film Festival

2010-11 (Official Selections)

Best of Fest

Clare Valley Film Festival

XI Open St. Petersburg Student Film Festival

11th Anchorage International Film Festival

British Animation Film Festival, London

Brown Fish Short Film Festival

California Film Festival

Columbia Gorge International Film Festival

Hartford Flick Festival

HDFest Portland

HDFest New York City

Illinois International Film Festival

Indie Spirit Film Festival

International Family Film Festival

Metropolitan Film Festival

Mockfest Film Festival of Hollywood

ECU— The European Student Film Festival

Screaming Ant Online Film Festival

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Shockfest Film Festival

Earlybird Film Festival, Sofia Bulgaria

Starz Denver Film Festival

2009-10

A Complex Villainelle

Winner, Best Animated Short: Victoria Independent Film Festival, Victoria Australia

Winner, Best Animation: DIGIFEST SIX, Florence Italy

Winner, Best Animated Short: International Film Festival of South Africa

Winner, Best Student Short: 2010 New Jersey Film Festival

Winner, Best Short Short Animation: Eugene International Film Festival

Winner, Best Animated Film: Tacoma Film Festival, Tacoma Washington

Winner, 2nd Place, Student Film: Los Angeles Reel Film Festival, Los Angeles California

Winner, Best Digital Effects:  Los Angeles Reel Film Festival, Los Angeles California

Winner, Best Original Score: Los Angeles Reel Film Festival, Los Angeles California

Winner Q3: AniMazing Spotlight

Winner, Colorado Ocean Award: Moondance International Film Festival, Boulder Colorado

Winner, Best Animation: Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood, Hollywood California

Special Jury Award: Action/Cut 2010 Film Festival

Finalist: Strasbourg International Film Festival, Strasbourg, France

Finalist/Honorable Mention: Los Angeles International Film Festival, Los Angeles, California

Finalist: Este Park Film Festival, Estes Park, Colorado

Finalist: Hardacre Film Festival, Ames Iowa

Finalist: Crystal Palace International Film Festival, London, England

Blue Ribbon Panel: Student Emmy Awards.

2009-10 (Official Selections)

Red Stick International Animation Festival 2012

FirstGlance Film Festival

Strasbourg International Film Festival, Strasbourg, France

Los Angeles International Film Festival

Este Park Film Festival

Hardacre Film Festival

Crystal Palace International Film Festival, London, England

Short Attention Span Digital Video Festival

Angelus Student Film Festival

Sidney International Sc-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival, Sidney, Australia

Radar Hamburg International Film Festival, Hamburg Germany

Maelstrom International Film Festival of Fantastic Films

Dragon Con 2010 Film Festival

International Youth Film Festival, Port Talbut, Wales

DigiFest.net

Heart of England International Film Festival, Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom

Santa Fe International Film Festival

Zero Film Festival

Renovation Independent Film Festival

TriMedia Film Festival

Aguilar de Campoo Short Film Festival, Spain

24th Edmonton International Film Festival, Edmonton Canada

Short Film Channel

MiniCon 47

Victoria Independent Film Festival, Victoria Australia

DIGIFEST SIX, Florence Italy

International Film Festival of South Africa

2010 New Jersey Film Festival

Eugene International Film Festival

Tacoma Film Festival

Los Angeles Reel Film Festival

Los Angeles Reel Film Festival

AniMazing Spotlight

Moondance International Film Festival

Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood

Action/Cut 2010 Film Festival

Strasbourg International Film Festival, Strasbourg, France

Los Angeles International Film Festival

Este Park Film Festival

Hardacre Film Festival

Crystal Palace International Film Festival, London, England