SUPERNOVA Outdoor Digital Animation Festival

2 Screens: 14th and Champa and DPAC (14th and Curtis)

Saturday September 23rd, 2017 from 3-10pm

  • 7 Hours of Digital Animation and Artworks presented simultaneously at 14th and Champa and within the Denver Performing Arts Complex Galleria (14th and Curtis)
  • Focal competition screening with major cash awards commencing at 7pm on the DPAC screen
  • Supernova Launch Party at ATC Denver (3420 Larimer St): Friday September 22nd from 7-9pm
SUPERNOVA Outdoor Digital Animation Festival, presented free to the public by Denver Digerati and the Denver Theatre District, is the most extensive forum in the world that celebrates creative advances in digital animation in an outdoor, major urban-core setting. The festival is recognized as one of the most innovative platforms for visual arts in Denver, and a singular experience for residents and visitors to the city to encounter on an annual basis.

With approximately 140 shorts, ranging in length from 90 seconds to 26 minutes, SUPERNOVA is a feast for the senses and a fascinating, forward thinking experience that defines one of the most engaging fields of art today.


SUPERNOVA’s robust slate of programs give an opportunity to dive deeply into what’s current within an ever expanding field of computer driven creativity and boundless imagination. Emerging artists shine alongside more advanced level and world renowned masters. Regional talent is intermixed with national artists as well as those from a wide variety of countries including the UK, Canada, Australia, Russia, Iran, Italy, Korea, Germany, Switzerland, France, China, Denmark, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico, Bulgaria and Belarus. Programming is broken down into favorites such as Animation For All Ages, Abstraction Unbound and the ever popular Music Videos, all initiated in 2016.

Expanded views of select artists oeuvres will be highlighted, including select works by the festival’s three outstanding guest jurors Faiyaz Jafri (NYC), Raquel Meyers (Madrid, Spain) and Peter Burr (NYC), as well as the mega-talented NYC / Tokyo studio Hibanana. This year’s solo artist spotlight will feature the unparalleled artwork of NYC based contemporary artist Jeremy Couillard, with 14 of his short-form, video-game inspired works presented in an hour length block sure to please audiences of all types and ages. 

The Denver Film Society will host an evening with Faiyaz Jafri on Thursday, September 21st at the Sie Film Center at 7:30 pm, where he’ll present Neo-Archetypes & Hyper-Unrealism, an exclusive view of his award winning short films from the last five years and intimate discussion about digital craft in film.

SUPERNOVA's Education Forum will take place Friday, September 22nd from 9:45 AM - 4:00 PM at the DISCOVERY WALL inside the Auraria Library, centrally locarted in downtown Denver. The forum is an extraordinary opportunity for the public to learn more about the exciting field of digital animation and new-media art, with focal presentations by the festival’s world-renowned guest artists. The setting on the Auraria Campus is the perfect location for the forum, featuring a 13 foot wide video wall for visual presentations within a facility specifically geared towards fostering critical thinking, creation, and collaboration towards innovative ideas and technology. Space it limited for the Education Forum, an RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is requested for confirmed participation.

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