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.

Galaxy Girl (2017)

Featuring a uniquely flat, illustrative 3D style, Galaxy Girl stars an aspiring young comic book artist, drearily delivering pizza to make ends meet. One night, she stumbles upon an unusual customer in a meeting that will forever alter her destiny.

Galaxy Girl was created by Richard Grover, Andrea Calleja, Taylor Barron, Marco Olivares, and Patrick Payne.

  • Northwest Animation Festival
  • ENFOQUE International Film Festival 2018 (Puerto Rico)
  • Mostra de Cinema Fantàstic de Ponent (Spain)
  • International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh (Bangladesh)
  • Emerge Microcinema (Cleveland, OH)
  • Animation Dingle Festival (Ireland)
  • Cardiff Animation Festival (Wales)
  • Athens Animfest (Greece)
  • Kino Short Film Festival
  • Animex Awards (UK)
  • Blue Plum Animation Festival
  • Marin County International Festival of Short Film & Video
  • Mt. Fuji Atami Film & VR Festival (Atami, Japan)
  • NanoCon International Science-Fiction Film Festival
  • Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF)
  • Festival Du Film Merveilleux & Imaginaire (France)
  • Palm Springs International Animation Festival
  • One Reel Film Festival for Bumbershoot, Seattle's Music and Arts Festival
  • International Film Festival of Animation Cinema and Comics (Cartoon Club) (Rimini, Italy)
  • WINNER: Accolade Global Film Competition Award of Merit Special Mention: Animation (Student)
  • WINNER: 2018 Florida Animation Festival, Student CGI/3D

 

25 Percent (2017)

A stark allegorical tale, 25 Percent follows a woman trapped in a toxic relationship. Wrestling with her self-worth, fear, and the empty apologies of her partner, she struggles as she attempts to disembark the train of abuse.

25 Percent was created at DigiPen Institute of Technology Europe-Bilbao by Jon Vivanco, Ane Celaya, and Jon Bazo.

  • Emerge Microcinema
  • Athens Animfest
  • The Saint Francis College Women's Film Festival
  • Zinebi International Festival of Documentary and Short Film Bilbao
  • Día Mundial de la Animación
  • Cortooons Festival Grandia 2018
  • Palm Springs International Animation Festival
  • WINNER: Accolade Global Film Competition Award of Merit Special Mention: Women Filmmakers (Student)

 

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)
  • Burbank International Film Festival
  • Palm Springs International Animation Festival
  • Donosskino Short Film Festival
  • WINNER: Blue Plum Animation Festival Best of Student Award 2017

 

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
  • Destiny City Film Festival
  • Animaze - Montreal International Animation Film Festival
  • Milwaukee Film Festival
  • Chicago International Children's Film Festival
  • Kansas International Film Festival
  • Children's International Film Festival Seattle 2018
  • Rochester International Children's Film Festival 2018
  • Milwaukee Public School All-City Arts Festival
  • Conscious Cartoons International Animation Festival
  • Scribe Video Center Street Movies Festival (Philadelphia, PA)
  • WINNER: Best Animated Short Film, The 2016 Short Film Awards (SOFIES)
  • WINNER: 59th CINE Golden Eagle Award for Student Animation
  • WINNER: Accolade Global Film Competition Award for Merit
  • WINNER: Lady Filmmakers Festival Award for Best Animation
  • WINNER: International Family Film Festival Award for Best Animation
  • WINNER: Worldfest-Houston International Film and Video Festival Silver Remi Award in College Level Productions
  • WINNER: Palm Springs International Animation Festival Award for Best 3D Heartwarming Animated Short

 

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
  • Donosskino Short Film Festival

 

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
  • Finalist Summa 3D 2016
  • WINNER: Best Short Film Festival Award of Merit for Women Filmmakers 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
  • WINNER: 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
  • WINNER: DAFNE Best Animation

 

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.

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

 

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