Hostos student Josué Agustin Advincola won “Best Hostos Film” at the 2nd Annual “Dum-D Student Animation Festival” on May, 14 - 15. Advincola spent an entire year working on the film under the mentorship of award-winning animation director and co-creator of Lizzie McGuire, Debra Solomon. The film was hand drawn digitally frame by frame—5,000 frames in all—on a Wacom tablet using Photoshop.
Hostos student Josué Agustin Advincola award winning film.

The event is the brainchild of Hostos Animation Professor and filmmaker Andy London, director of the Animation Department in Hostos’ Media Design Program.

Professor London partners with industry luminaries like Debra Soloman to network the Hostos animation concentration with other animation schools, institutions and companies. The Hostos Media Design programs provide artistic and media savvy students with an extraordinary opportunity to explore graphic design, animation, audio recording, motion graphics, web design, video production, photography, and more.

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique Student Success Coaching Unit provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.
Named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.