Happy Valley Animation Festival To Kick Off March 29

Penn State Animation Club’s annual Happy Valley Animation Festival will return for its third year beginning on Wednesday, March 29. Showcases and screenings will run through Wednesday, April 5, as part of the festival’s events.

Happy Valley Animation Festival is an animation competition that aims to showcase artists, designers, and filmmakers in any of three categories including animated short films, experimental animation, and animated motion graphics and design.

To open Happy Valley Animation Festival’s weekly events, the annual Animation Showcase will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, in the HUB’s Flex Theater.

Next week, the Official Selection Screenings will occur from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 1, April 4, and April 5, at the Palmer Museum of Art Auditorium.

Starting on May 10, the Patterson Building’s gallery will host an exhibition of the award-winning animations and official selections from the Happy Valley Animation Festival through July 10.

All events and exhibitions are free to students and the general public. For more information regarding the Happy Valley Animation Festival, visit the club’s website.

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