Short films created by DigiPen students have won various animation awards and have been selected to appear at a range of film festivals around the world.

For more information about our students' work, including games, animations, and other projects, visit www.digipen.edu/gallery.

Arpeggio (2016)

Arpeggio presents the story of a father and son who once connected through a love of music. The film was created at DigiPen Institute of Technology Europe-Bilbao with contributions by Redmond-based students and faculty.

  • Cardiff Independent Film Festival
  • Athens Animfest
  • Animakom FEST - Bilbao International Animation Community Festival
  • Animex - International Short Animations
  • Zinebi 58 - International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao
  • Mecal Pro International Short and Animation Film Festival
  • Torrelavega International Film Festival
  • Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF)
  • Blue Plum Animation Festival
  • Burbank International Film Festival
  • Palm Springs International Animation Festival

 

Adija (2016)

A young girl in the Bronx finds escape from an unhappy family life through her graffiti art in this animation from DigiPen's Redmond campus.

Adija was created by Apollonia Thomaier, Tai Gordon, Chonlawat Thammawan, Joe Vick, Austin Becker, Garrett Cavanaugh, Evan Alderete, Grey Davenport, Morgan Rowe, and Evan Pitkin.

Learn more: Student Film Adija Wins Hearts and Awards | Overview (PDF)

  • Giffoni International Film Festival
  • Gold Coast International Film Festival
  • Joy House Film Festival
  • Orlando Film Festival
  • Alexander Valley Film Festival
  • MIA Animation Conference and Festival
  • International New York Film Festival
  • Anchorage International Film Festival
  • Cinequest Film & VR Festival
  • Animation Dingle Festival
  • Athens Animfest
  • Northwest Animation Festival
  • TimeLine Film Festival
  • Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF)
  • British Animation Film Festival
  • Adelaide International Youth Film Festival
  • Rendezvous Film Festival
  • Blue Plum Animation Festival
  • Burbank International Film Festival

 

Core (2016)

Core was created at DigiPen Institute of Technology Europe-Bilbao by Pablo Perez Estevez with music by Jorge Fernandez.

  • Blue Plum Animation Festival
  • Finalist Summa 3D 2016 (Spain)

 

MO (2015)

A passionate inventor hopes to recapture the days of his youth in this bittersweet animation created at DigiPen's Bilbao campus. MO was made by Danel Iriarte.

  • Summa3D

 

Deadly Delivery (2015)

An agent on a mission must make an urgent delivery in this short animation created at DigiPen's Bilbao campus. Deadly Delivery was made by Xabier España with music by Jorge Fernandez.

  • Skepto Film Festival
  • Plymouth Film Festival
  • Summa3D

 

Star (2015)

A young girl comes to terms with the loss of a beloved pet in this short animation created at DigiPen's Redmond campus. Star was made by Brynna White, Erin Doherty, Russty Scott, Kathleen Hayes, and Diego Espinoza.

  • Trinity Film Festival

 

REA (2015)

At a futuristic medical facility, a young woman must make a difficult choice about her future. REA was created at DigiPen's Bilbao campus by Adriana Urigüen, with music by Jorge Fernandez.

  • Blue Plum Animation Festival
  • Columbia Gorge International Film Festival
  • Best Short Film Festival 2016, Award of Merit for Women Filmmakers
  • Finalist Summa 3D 2016

 

Steak to the Heart (2015)

Olive the werewolf and Trevor the vampire deal with the quirks of being on a first date in this animated short created at DigiPen's Redmond campus. Steak to the Heart was created by Kelsey Canaga, Emily Baldado, Nemo Nemiroff, Jessica Alves, and Shauny Sion Jang.

More information about Steak to the Heart

  • Blue Plum Animation Festival
  • Columbia Gorge International Film Festival
  • New Animation & Cartoon International Film Festival

 

Orientation Center for the Unseen (2015)

Meet Ted, an ordinary human who is about to experience some unusual changes. This animation was created as a thesis project by a group of four students from the MFA in Digital Arts program, then later expanded with the help of four undergraduate students from the BFA in Digital Art and Animation program.

Orientation Center for the Unseen was created by Francisco Guerrero, Zahra Amirabadi, Tai Gordon, Tara Jaiyeola, Xiaoran "Danny" Li, Amanda "Nemo" Nemiroff, Scottland Reed, Zachary Mitchell, and Spencer Mauro.

More information about Orientation Center for the Unseen

  • Blue Plum Animation Festival
  • Columbia Gorge International Film Festival
  • New Animation & Cartoon International Film Festival
  • 2D or Not 2D Animation Festival
  • San Francisco Frozen Film Festival
  • Best Shorts Competition — Award of Merit Special Mention

 

Bait & Switch (2014)

A plucky fish busker and his jellyfish companion outwit a terrifying shark bully in this senior animation project from 2014.

Bait & Switch was created by Jakob Zoepfl, Seongjun Yun, Derek Schuetz, Ian Hampton, Jakob Zoepfl, Siew Yi Liang, Cole Harrington, Kevin Kaufman, Evan Alderete, and Grey Davenport.

More information about Bait & Switch

  • Blue Plum Animation Festival
  • Columbia Gorge International Film Festival
  • Portland Film Festival

 

Cat Fight (2013)

This zany film about two quarreling felines was the senior project from students at the Singapore campus. Read our interview with one of the film's creators here.

Cat Fight was created by BFA students Yee Kar Kin, Lim Wei Ning, Nur Hafizah, Siti Norhana, and Eric Lim.

More information about Cat Fight

  • Blue Plum Animation Festival
  • Thurrock International Film Festival (UK)
  • Columbia Gorge International Film Festival
  • Red Rock Film Festival

 

Beneath the Night Sea (2013)

Without words or dialogue, Beneath the Night Sea tells the story of a young girl living in a cold, underwater city. Alone and longing for warmth, the girl catches a glimpse of a brighter world above when a bloom of jellyfish lights up her surroundings.

Beneath the Night Sea was created by Matt Cangelosi. Music by Lawrence Schwedler.

  • Columbia Gorge International Film Festival
  • Blue Plum Animation Festival
  • Best Animation at DAFNE (formerly the Digital Arts Festival) in Redmond

 

Sushi Mischief (2013)

Sushi Mischief was created at DigiPen's Singapore campus by Teo Hong, Tan Meijin, Billy Ker, Sherry Lee, and Kelly Seah. Music by Kori Loomis; sound by Ian Shores.

  • Portland Film Festival
  • Columbia Gorge International Film Festival
  • Blue Plum Animation Festival

 

Level 1457 LAST (2013)

Set in a distant future where ice covers the earth's surface, Level 1457 LAST tells the story of a solitary maintenance worker tasked with fixing the power supply systems of the subterranean colony that he and the rest of humanity calls home.

Level 1457 LAST was created by Xabier Urrutia, with music by Jorge Fernandez and special thanks to Amagoia Aguirre, Meritxel Aznar, Gonzalo Cano, Eduardo Garcia, Josu Martin, Jonathan Arnaiz, Sendoa Bergasa, Xabier España, David Gau, Xabier Sevillano, and Jolen Urrutia.

  • Blue Plum Animation Festival, Winner, Best of Student Award, 2014
  • Palm Springs International ShortFest
  • SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Animation Theater
  • Los Angeles International Student Film Festival
  • Portland Film Festival
  • Columbia Gorge International Film Festival

 

Super Secret (2013)

Super Secret depicts the relationship between a proud, villainous father and his heroic-minded teenage daughter.

Super Secret was created by Laura Borgen, Nnenna Ijiomah, Dan Lane, Tyler Stuart, James Ludden, Eddie Peters, and Cole Harrington, with music by Collin Meredith and sound design by Justin Jacox.

  • Seattle International Film Festival
  • LA International Student Film Festival
  • Portland Film Festival
  • Traverse City Film Festival (by invitation)
  • Tumbleweed Film Festival (by invitation)
  • Tacoma Film Festival (by invitation)
  • Columbia Gorge International Film Festival
  • Blue Plum Animation Festival