Press Coverage

"Festival & Feedback" program for international animated shorts
AniMazSpot 2013/2014 Juror Comments | Bill Matthews
"...a polished, professional-looking film in every way...beautiful, a classical animation production as good as any Hollywood Studio!"
Phil Attends CAAMFest San Jose at the Camera 3: Day Two
Phil's Film Adventures | Philip Castor
19 August 2013
"This amazing animated short [...] was beautifully animated by the students at the San Jose Sate University animation department and directed byMichelle Ikemoto! A visually stunning short film!"
The 2013 ASIFA-East Animation Award Winners
ASIFA-East aNYmator | Linda Beck
19 May 2013

9th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration Set For May 18
The Rafu Shimpo 
11 May 2013

3rd Annual AHSC Cinema Showcase Features Short Films and Music Videos
AsianWeek | AsianWeek Staff
3 May 2013
"From San Jose State University, this stunning animation short will for sure touch your heart."
A New Take on Tule Lake
Nichi Bei | Kristen Sato
2 May 2013

Haiku Reviews: From A 'Bollywood Invasion' To A 'Secret Garden' Opera
Huffington Post | George Heymont (Slide 18)
5 April 2013
"A beautifully animated short by Michelle Ikemoto was inspired by her grandmother's experience in one of the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. Ikemoto's well-plotted story takes place in the winter of 1943, after martial law had been imposed on the residents of the Tule Lake Camp. Blessed with a beautiful original score by Jong Kim, the trailer shows how gorgeous Ikemoto’s final rendering looks in color." – by George Heymont
CAAM Fest presents latest in Asian and Asian American film to S.F.
Nichi Bei Times | Shizue Seigel
7 March 2013
"[...] a poignantly beautiful animated short about a young mother who steals out of an incarceration camp barracks and risks her life for the sake of her children."
Cinequest Showcases Spartan Films
SJSU Today | Sarah Kyo
26 February 2013

Tule Lake - 2 Wins at the Creative Awards
SJSU: Animation and Illustration News
17 January 2013

Mercury News | Alia Wilson
27 December 2012

Annie Nomination For Student Film 'Tule Lake'
The Rafu Shimpo | JK Yamamoto
11 December 2012

Students make finals at festival
The Daily Titan | Daniel Hernandez
4 December 2012

'Brave,' 'Wreck It Ralph' among nominees for the Annie Awards
Los Angeles Times | Susan King
3 December 2012

SJSU Update News - November 30 Broadcast
SJSU Update News | Tim Vantress
30 November 2012

Spartans Score at 2012 Media Arts Festival
SJSU Today | Pat Lopes Harris
15 November 2012

How to Have a Festival Without Going Nuts or Broke & Bay Area Animation: The Good & the Bad
CineSource Magazine | Karl Cohen
13 August 2012

Animation/Illustration Student Film Selected for the 2012 San Jose International Short Film Festival
SJSU: Animation and Illustration News
28 September 2012

ASIFA-SF Announces Winners For Inaugural Spring Festival
Cartoon Brew | Chris Arrant
24 July 2012