Festival of Handcrafted Animation

Rush Process celebrates DIY, handcrafted animation as a vehicle for self-expression. Organized by Houston filmmaker Dave Merson Hess, the festival brings a diverse selection of stunning, new, non-digital animated works that touch upon a range of genres and techniques–including documentary, narrative, stop-motion, paper cut-out, direct animation and others. Competition films were selected by artist jurors Jennifer Levonian of OOF Collective; Sundance Jury Prize-winning stop-motion animator Adam Parrish King; Ash and Bryan Kramer of Drifter Pictures; and handcrafted animation powerhouse Kelly Gallagher. Special thanks to DZED Systems LLC and Fandor for their support in providing prizes.
$10 (Free for Aurora Members) 
A screening of the best selected competition films, as well as announcements of the festival awards for Best Narrative, Best Documentary, Best Youth, and Audience favorite. Family-friendly content.
$10 (Free for Aurora Members)  
A special program curated by Philadelphia-based animation collective OOF and featuring contemporary animated short films from artists in Austin, Seattle, Portland, New York, London, and Glasgow. Includes adult content.

2-Day Pass
$15. Pass good for admission to both programs.