Camarillo, Calif., May 4, 2012 – The Art Program at CSU Channel Islands (CI) has announced the First Annual screening of Film & Animation for the spring semester featuring works by current art students on May 9, 2012 at Malibu Hall 100 on the CI campus. The free one-night-only public screening will be held on Wednesday, May 9 from 7 to 9 pm.

In what is geared as a new annual red carpet event, the Art Program at CI will showcase a juried selection of student animations and short films for the entire campus and surrounding community to enjoy. Works range from traditional hand drawn animation to digital 2d and motion graphics to short live action and documentary films. All submitted works were created by current CI students.

Following the screening, a brief awards ceremony will recognize the achievements of student work. The audience too will participate with a special Audience Choice Award. The event will culminate with the grand Best in Show Award.  Jurors who select the award winners are working professionals who have held various positions in the entertainment production industry. One juror also is a CI Art Program alumni.

Limited parking is available on campus with the purchase of a $6 daily permit; follow signs to the parking permit dispensers. Free parking is available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road parking lot in Camarillo with bus service to and from the campus. Riders should board the CI Vista Bus to the campus; the cash-only fare is $1.25 each way. Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. For exact times, check the schedule at www.goventura.org.

For additional information, contact the CI Art Program at 805-437-8863 or art@csuci.edu.

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