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