Congrats to UGFTV Animation Artists

Thursday, Apr 22, 2021

Congratulations to the NYU Tisch Undergraduate Film & TV animation artists who received honors and awards this year! Thank you to the NYU Student Animation League (SAL) for their extraordinary teamwork this year. SAL organized events that have provided opportunities for us to learn and expand our creative community together.

We look forward to joining together in community at the The Spring 2021 Animation Festival presented by NYU Student Animation League on May 13, 2021. It is celebrates the diverse and innovative work produced in the animation area this year!

NYU Animation Highlights for 2021

FIRST RUN Film Festival, March 2021

1st Prize King Award, $10,000 & Craft Award for Original Score: Beautiful, Mulan Fu
Achievement in Animation: She Could Be the Light, Kea Lia Pedersen


Animation Finalists

  • Beautiful, Mulan Fu
  • 0, Anna Wang
  • How Small!, Charlene Xu

Animation Honorable Mentions

  • Roles, Jamie Tao
  • Autophobia, Matilda Säll
  • Hidden Face, Jiaxin Ying
  • Finding Light, Katrina Villarreal


  • Best Animation Film, Hidden Face, Jiaxin Ying


  • Santa Clarita, Lynn Fong
  • Dumplings, Johanna Xue
Spring Animation Festival
Spring Animation Festival

NYU Student Animation League Presents: The Annual Spring 2021 ANIMATION FESTIVAL, May 13, 2021

Submissions open until Sunday May 2
Audience Award and James Janowski Awards: To be announced!

NYU Student Animation League EVENTS 2020-2021  @nyu_sal

  • Aphton Corbin, Pixar Story Artist on Soul and Toy Story 4 (October 2020)
  • Matt Burnett, co-creator of Cartoon Network’s Craig of the Creek (November 2020)
  • Matthew A. Cherry, A Discussion on the Visibility of Black Artists in Animation and Film. SAL and The Collective partnered to organized this special event with support from Dean Green and The Office of Global Inclusion (February 2021)
  • Jen Oxley, co-creator of PBS series Peg + Cat! (April 2021)
  • Careers Expo Animation panel (April 2021)
  • SAL Saturday Screenings. Organized 5 remote film screenings over the course of the year: Wolfwalkers (2020), Soul (2020), Over the Moon (2020), Phineas and Ferb the Movie (2020), Nezha (2019)
  • 48-Hour Animation Challenge (October 2020)
  • 48-Hour Animation Showcase (November 2020)
  • Drawing Challenges (September and November 2020)
  • SAL Animation Festival (May 2021)

NYU Animation Alumni Association

Graduating seniors can now apply to join the NYU Animation Alumni Association.