Red Stick International Animation Festival Announces the “Best of the Fest” Finalists for 2012

The Red Stick International Animation Festival has selected the finalists for its 2012 “Best of the Fest” film competition from the following categories: Animated Short -Professional, Animated Short – Student, Experimental, and Music Video.

The films that received the highest scores from the first-round jury underwent further review from the festival staff and a panel of animation professionals to determine the finalists.

The Red Stick International Animation Festival “Best of the Fest” 2012 finalists (in no particular order) are:

Category: Animated Short Film – Professional

*  Floyd the Android
*  love.me!
*  30 Minutes or Else
*  Frankie Rulez!!!
*  A Moment
*  Shadow and Mallow
*  Note-ably Pink
*  Going Up
*  Age of Empires
*  Why Do We Put Up With Them?

Category: Animated Short Film – Student

*  A Complex Villainelle
*  From Dad To Son
*  Little Boat
*  Live outside the Box
*  Omerta
*  The Innocent
*  Outside In
*  Yogurt, Inc
*  The Last Photo

Category: Experimental Animation

*  Impetus
*  The Cycle of Life

Category: Music Video

*  Sunbelt State
*  Countdown

The festival’s professional film jury will review these films to determine the winner for each category. In categories for which there is only one film entered, the jury will determine whether the quality merits the award. The top work in each category will receive the festival’s Red Baton award.

As in previous years, Red Stick International Animation Festival will announce the Red Baton winners during the festival.

Red Stick is sponsored by Louisiana State University’s Center for Computation & Technology and the  East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President’s Office.

For more information on Red Stick 2012, please visit www.redstickfestival.org


Pats on the Back:

  • Michal Brylinski recently received the 2012 Ralph E Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, as well as $5,000, from Oak Ridge Associated Universities. The proposal title was "Boosting the accuracy of protein function inference in the twilight zone of sequence identity."
  • Jorge Pullin’s research on “Rethinking Quantum Mechanics” was recently highlighted by the National Science Foundation on Research.gov.


Please Note:

  • Volunteers are needed to help with the Alice in Computation Land Summer Camp, June 18-22.  Contact Kathy Traxler at ktraxler.cct.lsu.edu.
  • The LSU Center for Computation & Technology will host the LSU iOS App Boot Camp for its second year, July 30-August 10, 2012, (10 day camp; not including weekends), on the LSU Campus. This educational experience will offer LSU undergraduate students the opportunity to gain knowledge while enhancing their entrepreneurial spirit. Participants will work in groups to create their own functional iOS app and have it loaded on their personal device by end of camp.  Post-camp programs to expand and hone new skills will also be available. Registration and more information can be found at:   https://www.cct.lsu.edu/ios-abc
  • The Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering (VSCSE) is excited to announce three Summer School courses for 2012. The VSCSE provides courses and learning resources to help computational science students use emerging petascale computing resources to address real domain science problems. The summer courses for 2012 are:
  • Programming Heterogeneous Parallel Computing Systems (July 10 - 13, 2012)--**located at LSU CCT
  • Science Cloud Summer School (July 30 - August 3, 2012)--**located at LSU CCT
  • Proven Algorithmic Techniques for Many-core Processors (August 13 - 17, 2012)

These courses will be delivered to a number of sites nationwide using high definition video conferencing technologies, allowing students to travel to a number of convenient locations where they will be able to work with a cohort of fellow computational scientists, have access to local experts and interact virtually with course instructors. Registration fees for these courses are $100* and help the host sites offset their hospitality and facility costs.

Please visit http://www.vscse.org/summerschool/2012/ for more information and the full site list or http://hub.vscse.org to register today!

  • The Louisiana Technology Park and LSU Center for Computation & Technology will host the iOS Application Workshop for Professionals (6 day camp, Monday thru Saturday), at the Louisiana Technology Park located at 7117 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge. This new educational experience offers professionals hands-on training in basic techniques to create and deploy mobile applications on iphones, ipods, and ipads. For more information and to register, visit:  http://cct.lsu.edu/events/ios-app-workshop-professionals
  • Prior approval is required for Special Meal Requests. Employees who make meal purchases without prior approvals may find that they must cover the cost of any monies spent for an unapproved event out of pocket. Dine-in restaurant meals are not allowed on LaCarte credit cards. Please contact Susie McGlone (susie@cct.lsu.edu) prior to any special meal with visitor(s) to file the appropriate request for approval. Prior approval could take up to two weeks, so please plan accordingly.
  • Please remember to send your news concerning grants, awards, conferences, or other pertinent information to CCT Event Coordinator Jennifer Fontenot at jennifer@cct.lsu.edu
  • Follow CCT with social media to access photos and see news, events or updated information. These pages are public; you do not need an account to view the information.


Interest groups:

  • MAG (Mobile App-Art-Action Group): Everyone interested in the potential for Mobile Apps is invited to come and add their vision for these revolutionary devices. For more information visit: http://www.cct.lsu.edu/MAG
  • GPU:  meets weekly (Thursdays @ 12:30 pm in 338 Johnston) and encourages participation from anyone who would like to join in the discussions. Join the mailing list:  lasigma-gpu@loni.org


Upcoming events:

May 29- July 28:  REU Computational Sciences

May 29- July 28:  REU Materials Science

June 4- 6:  LONI Programming Workshop

June 6- 7:  HPC User Symposium

June 8-9:  NWChem Workshop

June 8-10:  Red Stick International Animation Festival

June 15:  HPC Users’ Meeting

June 18-22:  Alice in Computation Land Summer Camp

July 9-13:  Beowulf Boot Camp for High School Teachers & Students

July 23- 28:  iOS App Workshop for Professionals

July 30- August 10:  LSU iOS App Boot Camp for Undergraduate Students




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