Happy Valley Animation Festival on view in HUB Gallery through June 13

May 24, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — HUB-Robeson Galleries presents the Happy Valley Animation Festival (HVAF), in partnership with Penn State’s Animation Club.

On view through June 13 are animation reels from the Inaugural Happy Valley Animation Festival, an open, international competition. HVAF seeks to promote the art of animation and showcase works by students, early career and practicing professional artists, designers, and filmmakers with works in three primary categories: animated films, animated motion graphics and design, and experimental animated works.

Three Showcase Reels will be screened in HUB Gallery from May 21 through June 13. Each week a new reel will be playing in HUB Gallery on a 2-hour loop. The three HVAF 2021 Showcase Reels will also be viewable online for the duration of the exhibition.

View the Showcase Reels on the website.

This year’s HVAF is a collaboration between organizers, volunteers, local community sponsors and academic partners. The 2021 HVAF directing team included: Carlos Rosas, director; Leanna Rosas, associate director; Jessica Snyder, codirector; David Tiger-Paillex, codirector; and Isabella Del Signore, codirector.

Judges for the 2021 festival include Frank Caruso, Dengke Chen, Michael Collins, Kimberly Lyle, Eduardo Navas, Carlos Rosas, Eddie Rosas, Leanna Rosas, Nathan Thomas, Vertna West and Caleb Yoder, and student screeners Isabella Del Signore, Jessica Snyder and Jackson Zirrith.

This year’s festival was made possible with support from the Animation Club at Penn State, Penn State Digital Arts and Media Design Program (DART), Penn State School of Visual Arts, Penn State College of Arts and Architecture, the HUB-Robeson Center, FilmFreeway, Festhome, Emitto.net and Project MAMA.

The HUB Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and admission is free. Gallery visitors are required to wear a mask at all times and practice proper social distancing in accordance with the University's COVID-19 directions. Gallery capacity is limited to a maximum of five guests at a time.

For more information on this and other exhibitions, contact HUB-Robeson Galleries at 814-865-2563, or visit the website. Keep up to date with HUB-Robeson Galleries by signing up for the listserv or follow the HUB-Robeson Galleries on Instagram @hubrobesongalleries.

Last Updated June 02, 2021