Event Date: April 23, 2010

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Participating Schools:

West Virginia University, West Liberty University, Pittsburgh Technical Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University, Tyler School of Art, Columbus College of Art and Design, Hollins University, Duquesne University, St. Mary’s College, University of Cincinnati, University of Maryland, Eastern Gateway Community College, Moore College of Art and Design, Virginia Tech, Ohio University, Lycoming College, Frostburg University, University of Western Kentucky, Kent State University, Bowling Green University, and the University of Pittsburgh.

Jurors:

Robert St. Pierre, from Los Angeles, CA. Robert is currently working as a Background Layout Artist on “Winnie The Pooh” for Disney’s Feature Animation Studio. He is also freelancing with Walt Disney Television Animation for the “Phineas & Ferb” series as well as for Marvel Entertainment on ”The Avengers” series. Other recent projects include Production Designer for the feature films “9″, “Mulan 2″ and “Lady and the Tramp 2.”

Christian D’Andrea, from Washington DC. Christian is a video and film producer who has worked as VP of Production for Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Bender’s Oscar-winning production company called A Band Apart, at Miramax. He has also produced a Discovery Channel documentary, worked as a Motion Picture Literary agent for International Creative Management, and recently sold a screenplay to Universal Studios. He co-runs the Idea Engine at The History Factory, which creates museum exhibits, books, and documentaries for companies and countries.

Jeff Essex, from San Francisco, CA. Jeff is Creative Director of Audiosync.com where he creates music, sound effects and voiceover for multimedia. His clients include Disney Online, Nick Online, shockwave.com, Beatnik, Sun Microsystems, digeo, Apple Computer, Red Sky Interactive, and @Home. He authored the book, “Multimedia Sound and Music Studio”, for Random House/Apple New Media, which won the prestigious Computer Press Award for Best Advanced How-To Book.

Festival Director: James Haizlett - Send comments to festival@westliberty.edu