The Savannah College of Art and Design will host the third annual SCAD AnimationFest Sept. 26-28.

The event will be held at the university’s state-of-the-art theater, SCADshow, in the heart
of Midtown. This year guests can enjoy a “screenings-only” pass that provides access to all special screenings throughout the festival including global shorts and student work.

On Thursday, Sept. 26, the festival will present a distinguished award to actor, singer, dancer, and songwriter Lucas Grabeel honoring his  career voicing animated characters for series including “Spirit Riding Free,” “Family Guy” and “Pinky Malinky.” Two episodes of the Netflix original series “Pinky Malinky” will screen at the event.

AnimationFest will also feature a special preview showing of DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio co-production Abominable (in theaters Sept. 27) starring Chloe Bennet, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Albert Tsai, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson, Tsai Chin and Michelle Wong.

There will also be three days of presentations, discussions and screenings as part of the festival. For a complete SCAD AnimationFest schedule or to purchase passes, visit

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.