Alumni animated short Black Slide makes Oscars shortlist

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that an animated short, created by a Computer Animation alumni, is on the shortlist of short animated films being considered for a 2023 Oscar. The film, Black Side, was created by Computer Animation alumni Uri Lotan ’12. Based in Tel Aviv, Lotan and his short […]

New film documentary featuring community leaders of color opens Dec. 2

Warriors features interviews with 11 local community leader women of color.

Community members are invited to attend a screening of the new documentary film, Warriors of Sarasota: The Interconnections of Diasporic Roots, Identity, Sisterhood and Service Dec. 2 from 5:30-7:30 pm. The screening will be accompanied by a photo exhibition and panel discussion Dec. 2, from 5:30-7:30 pm, at the Mara Art Studio and Gallery located […]

Ringling alumni works with NASA to document historic Artemis launch


Update: Nov. 16, 2022 – NASA’s Artemis I launch was successfully completed. Kareem “Karr” Marquez ’97, Computer Animation, is a senior 3D animator, video, and media producer at Media Fusion.  For the past 10+ years, Marquez has been working with his teammates to help NASA tell the story of the rocket – Artemis – that […]

Computer Animation alumni slated as 2023 Oscar hopeful

Still from the trailer for Black Slide, the animated short film by Ringling College alumni Uri Lotan.

The animated short film, Black Slide by Ringling College of Art and Design alumni Uri Lotan ’12, Computer Animation (CA), has been touted by Cartoon Brew as one that could take home a 2023 Oscar next year. According to the article, “Uri Lotan is a Tel Aviv-based animator whose graduation film, The Ballad of Poisonberry […]

Ringling College alumna, Uvalde native has helped raise $25,000 to support hometown

Photo of Lari Alejandro

Ringling College alumna Lari Alejandro ’13 has combined forces with a childhood friend to raise money to support Uvalde, Texas. The town, in which Alejandro and her longtime friend Krissy Estrada were born and raised was the location of the May 24, 2022, elementary school shooting in which 19 students and two teachers died. Alejandro, […]

Code Red Film Wins Awards, Builds Period Poverty Awareness

Karman (Madison Paige Baranoski) and Tiffany (Jaida Leigh Miller) in Code Red Updated June 16, 2022: Writer/director Jada Poon ’20 and Executive Producer Vivian Owen talk with SNN (Suncoast News Network) in an exclusive interview about their movie, Code Red, and their recent wins. Code Red is Ringling College of Art and Design’s whimsical, coming-of-age short film that confronts the prevalent issue of […]

Computer Animation Alumni Win at Florida Film Showcase

Computer Generated Image of the Grim Reaper

Still from Final Deathtination by Marika Tamura ’21, Computer Animation  The 27th Annual Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films (SSOF), Florida’s largest student film competition and award show, took place in Jupiter, FL on May 6, 2022. The event was held live and in-person for the first time since 2019. Numerous celebrities and industry professionals […]

Ringling Students Selected to Exhibit Artwork in Visions in Black

(L to R): Kiron Robinson ’22, Motion Design; Joelle St. Julien ’21, Photography and Imaging; Jesse Clark ’23, Photography and Imaging; Jahkori Dopwell Hall ’22, Illustration Twelve local college students and graduates, four of whom are Ringling College of Art and Design students and alumni, have been selected to exhibit their work in Visions in Black. […]

Ringling Student and Alum Awarded Emerging Filmmaker Scholarship 

Photo caption: President of Ringling College of Art and Design Dr. Larry R. Thompson, with scholarship recipients (L-R) Gospel Nwachukwu, Will Mauricette, and Keishen Lloyd. At an awards ceremony at New College’s Bayfront on January 28, 2022, three remarkable young filmmakers were recognized and rewarded for their impressive work.  To support the next generation of […]