Animation Jam

Friday, January 26–Sunday, January 28, 2024
In Person / Online

Monday, January 29–Monday, February 12, 2024
Online on Eventive

Animation First is pleased to present its second Animation Jam, in which students will be given 48 hours to complete an animation sequence. The teams will be made up of students from the BRASSART School’s Montpellier campus in France and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Students can use any animation techniques but must include an image and the original music from director Jérémie Périn’s film Mars Express, which will be shown on the festival’s opening night, in their finished sequence.

Students will work around the clock from their own campuses beginning on Friday, January 26 at noon and ending Sunday, January 28 at noon. Audiences will be able to follow their progress online via Twitch. Twitch will also be streamed on a screen in the festival lounge in FIAF’s Tinker Auditorium to allow festival attendees to follow along.

The animated sequences will be unveiled during the festival’s closing night program on Sunday, January 28 in FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall. They will also be available to stream online on Eventive from Monday, January 29–Monday, February 12.

Live on Twitch

Wed, Jan 17
Interview with Jérémie Périn: 11:30am ET

Fri, Jan 26
Animation Jam Kick Off: 12–1pm ET

Sat, Jan 27
Streaming of the Work in Progress: midnight–noon
Mid Run 12-1pm ET

Watch the livestreams on Twitch or on the TV screen inside the Festival Lounge at FIAF.

In-Person Screening

Sun, Jan 28 at 8:15pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC

The final film created by the students in collaboration during Animation Jam will be screened in FIAF’s theater ahead of the closing night film, The Siren.

On Demand

Mon, Jan 29–Mon, Feb 12
Online on Eventive

The final film created during Animation Jam will be available to stream for free online from January 29–February 12. A link will be posted here on January 29.