Speakers
Speakers

Billy Aronson
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre
 
Christopher Auchter
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre
 
Amanda Bonaiuto
Filmmaker
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Amanda Bonaiuto is an animator and artist working in Los Angeles. Her work has screened at festivals worldwide, including the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ottawa International Animation Festival, London International Animation Festival, Slamdance, and many others. Her recent film ‘Batfish Soup’ has won several awards from festivals including the Stockholm Experimental & Animation Film Festival, PRIMANIMA in Hungary, and the Boston Short Film Festival. She is now working towards her MFA in the Experimental Animation program at the California Institute of the Arts.
Amanda Bonaiuto
 
Jeanette Bonds
GLAS Animation
Hi Bob!
Saturday, September 23, 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts

Jeanette Bonds is an animator residing in Los Angeles. She received her BFA and MFA from CalArts in Experimental Animation. In 2012, Jeanette co-curated Platform International Animation Festival at REDCAT and in 2013 was a lead programmer for Slamdance. Her films have been featured at Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, London, Seoul, Holland, and Melbourne International Animation Festival, and in 2014 was nominated for an Annie Award. Her animated installations have been featured at galleries and museums across the globe. She continues to create short films from across the spectrum, including narrative, abstract, and installations.
Jeanette Bonds
 
Sean Buckelew
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Sean Buckelew is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently pursuing an MFA in Experimental Animation from the California Institute of the Arts
Sean Buckelew
 
Dave Cardwell
Creative Director/Partner SPIN VR, Spin VFX
The Expanse: Behind the Magic
Saturday, September 23, 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts

The 2014 recipient of The Academy’s prestigious Technical Achievement Award, honoring pioneers who have contributed in significant and lasting ways to motion pictures, Dave has been carving a path as a VFX artist and innovator for close to twenty years.

He was a Co-Founder/Creator of Mudbox, later acquired by Autodesk, where he developed sculpture and texture painting tools used at some of the worlds leading visual effects companies today.

Dave began his career as a Designer and Class A Surface Modeller working for Ford in Detroit and Mercedes Benz in California. He moved on to a Senior Character and Environmental Modeller position at Weta Digital working on Peter Jackson’s Oscar winning blockbuster trilogy The Lord of the Rings, King Kong and Alex Proyas’ I-Robot. He later joined EA in their Sports Division to strengthen the character creation process, developing proto-type modelling tools to more efficiently create photorealistic facial likeness for FIFA and NBA games.

Following his success with Mudbox, Cardwell continued his pursuit of visualization technologies, expanding his experience into real-time asset creation, texturing, shading and animation. He has successfully directed and distributed several games and mobile visualization products.

Dave is a visionary and his passion to create beautiful imagery has led him to partner with SPIN VR to creatively pioneer bringing this immersive technology right to your doorstep.
Dave Cardwell
 
Jong-duck Cho
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Born and raised in Tongyeong, South Korea, Jong-duck CHO graduated from Kyung-hee University in Seoul with a major in Korean Painting. He attained a position as an animator at Oh! Production in Tokyo, and eventually went back to school at the Korean Academy of Film Arts to graduate in Animation. Some of Jong-duck’s works directing include “The Place of Man” (2012) in which was in competition at the Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (2013), and the Bucheon International Animation Festival (2013).
Jong-duck Cho
 
Ana Chubinidze
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre
 
Nick Cross
Art Director- Shorts Program, Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network’s Emmy Winning Artists Program: Looking Ahead
Saturday, September 23, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts

Nick Cross is an Art Director at Cartoon Network’s Emmy winning Artists Program. An award-winning Canadian animator for more than 20 years, Cross has been directing and producing animated content for various film and television production that include Cartoon Network’s Uncle Grandpa and Long Live the Royals. His other work also includes Nickelodeon’s Ren and Stimpy, Yo Gabba Gabba! and Pig Goat Banana Cricket as well as the feature film The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.

In 2015, Cross served as art director on the acclaimed Cartoon Network miniseries Over the Garden Wall for which he earned two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement. Also an independent filmmaker, Cross’ films have been screened at festivals all over the world.

Cross currently lives in Los Angeles.
Nick Cross
 
Eva Cvijanovic
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre
 
Nikita Diakur
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Nikita Diakur is a Russian-born film maker based in Mainz, Germany. He studied Animation at the Royal College of Art in London, where he produced “Fly on the Window” that went on to screen at numerous international film festivals.
He is now making short films influenced by prominent internet stories and animated via the process of computer
simulation.
Nikita Diakur
 
Sverre Fredriksen
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 4
Saturday, September 23, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre
 
Jake Fried
Artist/Educator
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Jake Fried (1984) began his artistic career as a painter, but as he went through the process of layering and modifying images, he realized that what truly interested him was the way the images metamorphosed in the course of making a painting, and he changed tracks to become an animator. In recent years his short animated films have been widely shown internationally, primarily at film festivals and in art spaces, and can also be viewed on his website, inkwood.net. Fried works with ink and correction fluid, adding gouache, collage and even coffee to the mix to generate hallucinatory vistas, modifying and shooting the images over and over to create mind-bending graffiti-like animations that evolve at a frenzied pace. The subjects change shape and mutate, forming a chain of images and associations that span historical periods and cultural spheres, some reminiscent of plants, animals, and ancient civilizations, others familiar parts of contemporary life. Amid this profusion are human figures that metamorphose as well, as if inspired by the chaos surrounding them. The maelstrom of imagery assaults the viewer and startles his or her senses to life.
Jake Fried
 
Christophe Gérard
Criticalspace
Ascension to Feature – Adapting David B's Epileptic
Thursday, September 21, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre
 
Peter Gilibreti
Director of Animation, Spin VFX
The Expanse: Behind the Magic
Saturday, September 23, 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts

Peter Giliberti joined SPIN in 2010 as Animation Director. He has over 20 years experience in film and television, being part of 2 Oscar winning VFX teams: Spiderman 2 and the Sony animated short The Chubb Chubbs.

Other visual effects credits include Spiderman, Watchmen, Game of Thrones, Dolphin Tale 2 and Disney's Desendants 2.

Peter is currently heading the animation team for multiple science fiction series, including The Expanse and The Shannara Chronicles.
Peter Gilibreti
 
Ariel Goldberg
Recruiter, Nickelodeon
Gettin' the Perfect Gig
Saturday, September 23, 9:45 am - 10:45 am, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts

Ariel Goldberg oversees recruitment at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio, where he helps staff designers, storyboard artists, directors, production assistants, and script coordinators, among other positions. Through his recruiting efforts, Goldberg has helped Nickelodeon reach out to both fresh and seasoned entertainment professionals, and invite them into the studio to help create the funniest and most exciting content for kids.

Goldberg received his Master of Fine Arts in animation from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television. He began his recruitment path with Disney Interactive and has also worked as an independent animation director and freelance illustrator. Additionally, he has worked as a concept artist at Zynga, designing characters and costumes for the popular social games FarmVille and CastleVille.
Ariel Goldberg
 
Brett Hall
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre
 
Alireza Hashempour
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Alireza Hashempour has studied Visual Communication at the Tehran University of Art and graduated with a Master in Animation. Currently he studies Animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.
Alireza Hashempour
 
Jeffrey Hsueh
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Jeffrey Hsueh is an illustrator–animator based in Los Angeles, California. He enjoys exploring funky imagery and telling stories through textures and materials. He is currently inspired by Chinese anthropology, tourism, and his peers. Jeffrey is also a proud owner of an overly-enthusiastic maltipoo.
Jeffrey Hsueh
 
Leah Jaikaran
Head of Human Resources, Spin VFX
Gettin' the Perfect Gig
Saturday, September 23, 9:45 am - 10:45 am, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts
The Expanse: Behind the Magic
Saturday, September 23, 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts

Leah Jaikaran joined SPIN in the fall of 2015 as Head of Human Resources, responsible for leading the studio’s People and Culture strategy.

With over ten years of progressive international HR management experience, Leah specializes in the creative/technology industry. She is a strong force in driving the consistent implementation of initiatives to attract and inspire top-talent, motivate successful individual and team performance, policy creation, employee relations, leadership development and engagement.

Leah holds a Master of Science degree in Managerial Psychology from the University of Manchester, an HR Management Graduate Certificate from Seneca College and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto.

In 2016, Leah led SPIN to its first win for HR Team of the Year at the Canadian HR Awards.
Leah Jaikaran
 
Nari Jang
Filmmaker
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 4
Saturday, September 23, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Nari Jang graduated with a BA in animation from the Korea National University of Arts (K'Arts) in 2012. In 2016, she graduated from the K'Arts with an MA.
Nari Jang
 
Stefan Jaroszonek
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Stefan lives and works in Montreal.
Stefan Jaroszonek
 
Gina Kamentsky
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 4
Saturday, September 23, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Gina Kamentsky creates kinetic sculptures which exist in the somewhat chaotic and
messy real world and animated films for the screen where gravity is a bit less of a
concern. Her current artistic concern involves invoking the sweet spot where
representation and surface push and pull each other like a two-headed lama. She is
pursuing this by drawing and painting images directly on film stock, a technique, known
as Direct Animation.
Gina Kamentsky
 
Vladimir Kanic
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

I am a versatile transdisciplinary artist whose diverse practice spans filmmaking, photography, music, visual art and computer science. I use my knowledge from different artistic and scientific fields to solve problems that are outside of the scope of traditional artistic boundaries, with an accent on diversity of research and experimentation.

My short fiction and animation films have been playing at renowned film festivals and had won multiple international awards, and I have also held five solo international art exhibitions and interactive performances. I graduated Interaction Design at the University of California, San Diego and Machine Learning and Neural Networks at the University of London.
Vladimir Kanic
 
Ayce Kartal
Director, Les Valseurs
Let's Animate Sex, Baby!
Thursday, September 21, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Arts Court - Theatre
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

In 2000 Ayce Kartal graduated from Anadolu University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Animation Department in Turkey. Between 2000 and 2004 artist worked as a research assistant and finished his MFA at the same department. After completing the Time Based Arts Pre-PhD. Program in NSW Sydney, Australia, he won a scholarship from New York Film Academy, Film Directing Program and graduated from the academy in 2009. Ayce Kartal has participated in many national and international film festivals and has won more than 45 awards since 2006. Artist is continuing his PhD. major in Anadolu University Fine Arts Institute, Graphic Design Major. Since 2013, Ayce Kartal is working as an animated film director with a Paris based French film production company Les Valseurs
Ayce Kartal
 
Nora Keely
Supervising Producer, Guru Studio
The Breadwinner: Storytelling Through Collaboration
Saturday, September 23, 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts
 
Anna Kvorning
Recruiting Supervisor , Laika
Gettin' the Perfect Gig
Saturday, September 23, 9:45 am - 10:45 am, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts
 
Bradley Lambert
Assistant Professor of Electronic Media
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Brad Lambert is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at High Point University, where he teaches courses in electronic media and film history. He spent seven years teaching middle school social studies before going to film school to pursue his passion for historical documentaries. He has worked as an editor and motion graphics designer for clients in broadcast television and feature film, and currently pursues personal filmmaking interests in animation and documentary.
 
Chris Lavis
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Chris Lavis and Maciek Szcerbowski have recently completed their first professional film, Madame Tutli-Putli, produced by the National Film Board of Canada. In addition to their role as filmmakers, Chris and Maciek wear many hats—as animators, sculptors, collage artists, screenplay writers, and art directors. In 1997, they founded Clyde Henry Productions, a Montreal-based film and production company specializing in multimedia, stop-motion animation and visual effects. They have received acclaim for their award-winning illustrations, music videos and broadcast design, and provoked a cult following for The Untold Tales of Yuri Gagarin, a serial comic strip published in Vice magazine.
Chris Lavis
 
Tina Le Moine
Shaw Rocket Fund InGenius Jr.
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, National Gallery - Auditorium
 
Jamie Leclaire
Creative Director and Co-Founder , Jam Filled Entertainment
Gettin' the Perfect Gig
Saturday, September 23, 9:45 am - 10:45 am, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts

Jamie is co-founder of Jam Filled Entertainment and currently Creative Director for Jam Filled Originals. Jamie solidified his 20 year career in animation as a sought after storyboard artist, director and creator. With his creative partner Phil Lafrance, he co-created Numb Chucks for YTV and Crash Canyon for Teletoon and has received Canadian Screen Award nominations for his directorial and creative accomplishments. He enjoys laughing at funnies.
Jamie Leclaire
 
Yongsun Lee
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Yongsun LEE is a renowned director from South Korea, with works such as Toilet Concours (2015) in which he wrote the script, storyboarded, edited, and directed. The film won awards at the 11th Korea Independent Animation Film Festival (Indie-Anifest 2015) namely the "Independent Walk" award, and the Audience Popularity award.
Yongsun Lee
 
Curtis Lelash
VP, Comedy Animation, Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network’s Emmy Winning Artists Program: Looking Ahead
Saturday, September 23, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts

Curtis Lelash is Senior Vice President, Original Series, for Cartoon Network. Along with fellow executive colleague Tramm Wigzell, Lelash co-leads the original series group where they oversee the network’s high quality portfolio of original video and multiplatform programming. Creatively responsible for projects from pilot development through series production, he also supervises the studio’s shorts development program as a means to discover new series and to cultivate new talent. Based in Burbank, CA, Lelash reports to Rob Sorcher, Chief Content Officer for Cartoon Network.

Lelash is an executive producer of Cartoon Network’s Peabody and Emmy winning Adventure Time now in its final season, and the Emmy winning Regular Show, which ended its run after eight seasons. Currently, he oversees production on Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe, We Bare Bears, the latest comedy OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes and the Emmy winning mini-series Over the Garden Wall —each developed from Cartoon Network Studios’ vibrant and prolific shorts program. In addition, Lelash also supervises hit original comedies produced at outside studios for Cartoon Network, including Warner Bros. Animation’s The Tom & Jerry Show, Be Cool Scooby-Doo! and Wabbit. Previous projects he has overseen include the animated comedies Robotomy, Secret Mountain Force Awesome, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Squirrel Boy and Class of 3000.

Lelash joined Cartoon Network’s original series department in 2005, and three years later, he relocated from Atlanta to Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank where he continued to oversee the new and current series. Prior to joining Cartoon Network, Lelash worked in development at DreamWorks Animation on theatrical projects including How to Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda. Lelash graduated from the New York University with a bachelor of arts English – Dramatic Literature.
Curtis Lelash
 
Anthony Leo
Executive Producer, Aircraft Pictures
The Breadwinner: Storytelling Through Collaboration
Saturday, September 23, 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts

Aircraft Pictures creates scripted content for kids, families and young adults. Based in Toronto, Canada with offices in Los Angeles, the production company was founded by Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen. Aircraft develops, finances and produces content for a variety of platforms ranging from independent feature films to high-end television series to digital first productions for an international audience. Current projects include the animated feature film The Breadwinner - a co-production with Academy Award nominated Cartoon Saloon and Melusine Productions in association with Executive Producer Angelina Jolie; three television movies based on the Bruno & Boots book series by Canadian young adult fiction icon Gordon Korman (now airing on Netflix, Universal Kids, YTV and Nickelodeon EMEA) and the animated supernatural comedy feature film Todd & The Book of Pure Evil: The End of the End based on Aircraft’s live action television series of the same name.
Anthony  Leo
 
Sheldon Lisoy
Compositing & FX Supervisor, Guru Studio
The Breadwinner: Storytelling Through Collaboration
Saturday, September 23, 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts
 
Samantha Littlefield
Senior Production Coordinator, Guru Studio
The Breadwinner: Storytelling Through Collaboration
Saturday, September 23, 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts
 
Chintis Lundgren
Chintis Lundgreni Animatsioonistuudio
Let's Animate Sex, Baby!
Thursday, September 21, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Arts Court - Theatre
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Chintis Lundgren (b. 1981) is an Estonian animation director. She started in 2008 as an independent author and since 2011 she runs her own animation studio called Chintis Lundgreni Animatsioonistuudio. Her films have been screened in many high profile festivals (Annecy, Animafest Zagreb, Ottawa, etc.). She is also a co-founder of Adriatic Animation, an animation studio based in Croatia.
Chintis Lundgren
 
Lori Malépart-Traversy
Director
Let's Animate Sex, Baby!
Thursday, September 21, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Native of Montreal (Canada), Lori Malépart-Traversy holds both a BFA in Film Animation and a BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University. Her animated short films have been presented in many festivals throughout the past year. Lori’s expertise lies in animated documentary filmmaking, a tool she uses to tell stories, give meaning, and provoke reactions.
Lori Malépart-Traversy
 
Ben Meinhardt
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Ben Meinhardt has been making short films for almost 15 years. His original student films won numerous awards from festivals around the world and landed him steady work in the animation industry based in Vancouver, BC.

He currently works for Los Angeles-based Titmouse, Inc. and continues to create independent short films.
Ben Meinhardt
 
Kyle Menzies
Visual Effects Supervisor, Spin VFX
The Expanse: Behind the Magic
Saturday, September 23, 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts

Emmy nominated artist Kyle Menzies joined Spin in 2014. Menzies has over 20 years under his belt in the industry, across a wide range of feature films and television series, both live action, and fully animated.Visual effects credits include Netflix’s original drama adventure series Marco Polo, Dominion (SyFy), the Showtime hit tv series, The Tudors, and feature films Blade II (New Line Cinema), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (Sony Pictures Entertainment) and Silent Hill (TriStar).Kyle is currently Supervising the groundbreaking science fiction series The Expanse produced by Alcon Television Group for SyFy.
Kyle Menzies
 
Peter Millard
Filmmaker
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Peter Millard is an animation artist from the Malvern Hills in England but is now based in South London. His absurdist hand painted short animations have been exhibited and shown internationally at several international film festivals.
Peter Millard
 
Mari Miyazawa
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Graduated from Nihon University, College of Art Department of Fine Arts (1983).
Graduated from the Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Film and New Media(2014).
Worked as graphic designer for computer games until 2000. Since 2002,presents her “oekaki bento” (kyaraben) works as an exploration of “food art”. Solo exhibits, in Ginza (Tokyo) and Umeda (Osaka).
From 2007,directed short animated films using food as material, aired on J:COM(Japan’s largest CATV channel).
Mari Miyazawa
 
Maral Mohammadian
Producer, Animation Studio, National Film Board of Canada
Animation and Cultural Preservation
Saturday, September 23, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Maral Mohammadian is a Producer at the renowned National Film Board of Canada’s English Program Animation Studio in Montreal. She was recruited by the NFB in 2006 as the first associate producer of Hothouse, the celebrated apprenticeship program for emerging animation filmmakers which has spawned such gems as Sweet Talk (by Esteban Azuela), Focus by Alex Boya and Orange (by Sylvie Trouvé). She has nurtured young artists in the Making Music emerging filmmaker program that created The Mixy Tapes (by David Seitz and Mike Wray) which toured as part of Best of Ottawa 2008. Her recent release is the innovative animation/live action hybrid, The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer by Randall Okita, winner of Best Canadian Short Film at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, and Best Experimental Film at the NYC and LA Shorts Festivals. Prior to moving to Montreal, Maral was the workshop programmer and director of the Television Animation Conference at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, North American’s largest animation event. She has studied Cinema at Carleton University.
Maral Mohammadian
 
Dave Mullins
Director, Pixar
Invisible Creatures: Discovering Pixar’s “LOU”
Saturday, September 23, 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts

Dave Mullins joined Pixar Animation Studios in September 2000. His first project was working as a pre-production animator on the Academy Award®-winning film, “Finding Nemo.” From there he went on to animate on a number of Pixar feature films including “Monsters Inc.,” “The Incredibles” and “Ratatouille.” Mullins was an animator on the Golden Globe®-winner, “Cars” and the short film “One Man Band” and worked as directing animator on another Academy Award®-winner, “Up.” Mullins then was tasked as a supervising animator on, “Cars 2,” and additionally contributed his animation skills to “Brave,” “Inside Out” and “The Good Dinosaur.” Most recently, Mullins made his directorial debut on Pixar’s new short, “Lou,” set to open in front of “Cars 3” in Summer 2017.

A life-long lover of movies, cartoons and drawing, Mullins was determined to land a job as an artist. While studying painting in art school, he found a RISC 6000 computer in the computer lab storage closet and taught himself how to use it. After creating his first animation of a walking coat hanger he was hooked. He graduated Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor’s of Fine Art in Illustration and was able to secure his first job in the movies creating animated concession stand ads for theatres.

Prior to coming to Pixar, Mullins early resume includes such production companies as Pike Productions, The Post Group, Acclaim Entertainment, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Dream Quest Images, Digital Domain and Sony Pictures Imageworks.

Mullins currently lives in Moraga, California with his wife, their two children and dog, Pickles.
Dave Mullins
 
Michaela Müller
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 2
Friday, September 22, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Michaela Müller was born in St. Gallen, Switzerland. She graduated with an MA in Animation and New Media from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Croatia.

Michaela Müller explores the connections between paint and film, encompassing short animated films, installations and collaborations in a theatrical context such as opera and performance projects. Müller’s acclaimed eight-minute film, Miramare (2009), made its international premiere at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, and has been shown at more than one hundred festivals since that time. It has won eighteen awards, among them the Grand Prix of Animateka International at the Animation Festival Ljubljana, the Golden Centaur for Best Debut Film at Message to Man Film Festival in St. Petersburg, and the Swiss Film Prize Quartz. In 2012 Müller was invited as an artist in residence at Location One, New York, where she exhibited her animated installations Transit and Conductivity. In September 2012 she convened in Zagreb with dancer Zrinka Šimi
i Mihanovi and sound artist Fa Ventilato to launch the multimedia performance Trag/Trace/Spur at the Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art. The project had a follow up: Up the Stairs, Behind Doors, Out the Window. It involved guest artists and was happening 2013 at Student Centre in Zagreb, Croatia. In 2015 she contributed painted animations for the opera production Orlando (G.F. Handel), which premiered at Madlenianum in Belgrade. Her new animated short film Airport will be released in 2017.
Michaela Müller
 
Sarina Nihei
Illustrator / Animation Director, Individual
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 4
Saturday, September 23, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Sarina Nihei is an animator and illustrator from Japan. She started animation at Tama Art University in Tokyo where she finished a BA in graphic design in 2012. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in London, with an MA in animation in 2014, she works as a freelance animator and illustrator.
Sarina Nihei
 
Serge Onnen
visual artist, Studio Onnen
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 4
Saturday, September 23, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

http://www.sergeonnen.com/bio.php
Serge Onnen
 
Meghan Oretsky
Vimeo
Let's Animate Sex, Baby!
Thursday, September 21, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Before joining Vimeo in 2014, you could find Meghan Oretsky cheering on filmmakers in the comments section of countless videos on their site. Today she serves as a member of the Vimeo curation team, for which she watches thousands of videos a year. She is especially proud to support women in film via her channel “Ladies With Lenses.”
Meghan Oretsky
 
Marta Pajek
Let's Animate Sex, Baby!
Thursday, September 21, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Marta Pajek was born in 1982 in Kielce/Poland. She graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, where she specialized in animated film in the class of Jerzy Kucia. As part of an exchange programme she studied in Turku Arts Academy in the class of Priit Pärn. Author of the animated shorts – After Apples, Nextdoor and Sleepincord. She lives and works in Krakow.
Marta Pajek
 
Emily Pelstring
Professor
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Emily Pelstring is an artist and animator who obtained her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Film/Animation/Video, and her MFA from Concordia University in Studio Arts with a concentration in Film Production. She has received project support from LIFT, the Experimental Television Center, Studio XX and SAW Video Association, and shown work at Anthology Film Archives and various art galleries and festivals in Canada and the US. Emily’s artistic interests revolve around the historical role of emergent imaging technologies and their implication in the politics of representation. Video functions as a device for exploring the construction of
identities in her work; and her work ends up sublimating or exploding notions of identity, representation, and narrative cohesion. These explosions are fueled by a postmodern, punk rock ethos and are often a result of an intensely collaborative, experimental process. Her recent commissions/collaborations include stereoscopic 3D concert visuals for Aids Wolf’s performance at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, several works with Jessica Mensch under the moniker Inflatable Deities, and an animated music video for Yamantaka // Sonic Titan. She currently works out of her studio in Montreal, Canada.
Emily Pelstring
 
Clyde Petersen
Animator, Do it for the Girls Productions
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Clyde Petersen is a Seattle-based artist, working in film, animation,
music, installation and fabulous spectacle. He is a member of the
Transgender and Queer communities in Seattle. Clyde is the director of
Torrey Pines, a 2016 autobiographical stop-motion animated feature film,
performed often with a live score.

He travels the world with his punk band your heart breaks and
hosts the Internet film series Boating with Clyde, in a small handmade
boat in the Washington Park Arboretum. His work has been featured
around the world in museums, galleries and DIY venues. Clyde likes punk
rock and two-stepping to live country music. He is a night owl and does not
wish to ever awake before noon, or before the mail arrives.
Clyde Petersen
 
Max Porter
Director, Tiny Inventions
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre
 
Stuart Pound
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Stuart Pound lives in London and has worked in film, digital video and the visual arts since the early 1970’s. Since 1995 he has collaborated with the poet Rosemary Norman. Work has been screened regularly at international film and video festivals. screening list http://www.stuartpound.info/spdetails.html
Stuart Pound
 
Robert Powers
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre
 
Ana Ramirez
Sketch Artist, COCO, Pixar Animation Studios
Pixar’s Coco: A Celebration for the Living and the Dead
Friday, September 22, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, ByTowne Cinema

Ana Ramirez joined Pixar Animation Studios as an intern in 2013. After completing schooling at California Institute of Arts (CalArts), Ramirez returned to Pixar in 2015 as a full-time sketch artist. She is currently working on Disney•Pixar’s upcoming feature film, “Coco,” set to release on November 22nd. As a sketch artist Ramirez works with the art departments to help develop the visual look of a film’s characters, set dressings, graphics, shading and overall color.

Prior to Pixar, Ramirez worked freelance for Google, Dreamworks TV and Jib Jab, as well as FOX. Raised in Guanajuato, México, Ramirez’s primary schooling took place in Mexico and a short period in the United States. After high school, she moved to France to attend ESMA Montpellier art school, and then returned to the States to study at CalArts where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film and Video.

She currently lives in Oakland, CA.
Ana Ramirez
 
Emilio Ramos
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 4
Saturday, September 23, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Emilio Ramos started working in animation 20 years ago. He studied Graphic Design at UNAM and in 2005 he graduated from the Master Degree in Animation at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. His first short film NIEBLA, was selected in 54 International Film and Animation Festivals, where it won 12 prizes and special distinctions.
Emilio Ramos
 
Matthew Rankin
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Matthew Rankin was born in Winnipeg. He studied Québec history at McGill University and Université Laval before devoting himself to filmmaking. His work features a blend of genres, the use of historical or documentary elements, and a referential, lyrical aesthetic. Two films exemplary of his approach are Tabula Rasa (2011), inspired by the Winnipeg flood of 1950, and Mynarski Death Plummet (2014), about the death of Canadian war hero Andrew Mynarski. His style can be likened to that of Guy Maddin and Deco Dawson, eminent members of what might be called the “Winnipeg School.” Rankin frequently makes use of experimental techniques, in particular direct manipulation of the film itself. Cattle Call (co-produced with Mike Maryniuk, 2008) is typical of this approach. Three of his films have competed at the Sundance Film Festival (Negativipeg, 2010; Tabula Rasa, and Mynarski Death Plummet), two of which were nominated for Québec cinema awards, while Mynarski Death Plummet won the Off-Limits award at the Festival international du film d’animation d’Annecy. Tabula Rasa was featured at SXSW, at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, and at the Prends ça court awards. Matthew Rankin was awarded a National Media Arts Prize in 2014 for his body of work. He is currently working on his first feature film, entitled The 20th Century.
Matthew Rankin
 
Nicole Rivera
Director of Development, Original Series, Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network’s Emmy Winning Artists Program: Looking Ahead
Saturday, September 23, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts
Pitch THIS!
Thursday, September 21, 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Château Laurier - Big Jump Room (Drawing Room)

Nicole Rivera is Director of Development for Cartoon Network Original Series, where she works to identify and shepherd new animated series. Prior to joining the development team at Cartoon Network, Nicole was on the development teams at Universal Kids & Family Productions and DreamWorks Animation TV. Nicole also worked for Cartoon Network from 2008-2015, first as part of the Content Acquisitions Team and then as a Manger of Current Series, where she worked on shows including Steven Universe, Clarence and The Powerpuff Girls.

Prior to her career at Cartoon Network, Rivera worked in production and development at Focus Features and served as the assistant to one of the producers on the 20th Century Fox film, The Devil Wears Prada. She holds a BA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Nicole Rivera
 
Andrew Rosen
Executive Producer, Aircraft Pictures Ltd.
The Breadwinner: Storytelling Through Collaboration
Saturday, September 23, 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts
 
Mike Roth
Co-Executive Producer, Shorts/Development, Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network’s Emmy Winning Artists Program: Looking Ahead
Saturday, September 23, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts

Mike Roth is currently a Co-Executive Producer of Cartoon Network’s Emmy winning Artists Program where he is involved in the development and overseeing of the production pipeline for the studio’s shorts, many of which have moved on to series including, Summer Camp Island, and Craig of the Creek.

Prior to his role, Roth was a Supervising Producer on Cartoon Network’s Emmy winning Regular Show in which he won in 2012 for his writing and producing. Roth has also written and storyboarded on a number of other animated shows including Cartoon Network’s The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants as well as Paramount Pictures’ feature films including The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, The Wild Thornberrys and Rugrats in Paris.

Roth graduated with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and currently resides in Southern California.
Mike Roth
 
Mike Roush
Character Animation Director, Titmouse
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre
 
Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata are award-winning filmmakers and animation commercial directors. Operating under the moniker “Tiny Inventions,” they are known for their unique mixed-media animation, which combines hand-crafted art and digital techniques. Since they started collaborating in 2007, Max and Ru have directed and produced TV commercials, music videos, PSAs, a toy line and several independent films. Their films have screened in over 300 film festivals worldwide, including Sundance Film Festival and Annecy Animation Festival, and have received 25 international awards.
Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata
 
Bob Sabiston
Flat Black Films
Bob Sabiston: Short Films
Thursday, September 21, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm, National Gallery - Auditorium
Saturday, September 23, 9:15 pm - 10:35 pm, Arts Court - Theatre
Bob Sabiston: Waking Life
Thursday, September 21, 9:15 pm - 11:00 pm, National Gallery - Auditorium
Saturday, September 23, 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm, National Gallery - Auditorium
Hi Bob!
Saturday, September 23, 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts

Bob Sabiston and his company Flat Black Films are best known for the interpolated rotoscoping technique used in the movies Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly. Bob has spent his career developing and using software for creating innovative animation. He is the director of many award-winning animated short films, starting with Beat Dedication (1987) and Grinning Evil Death (1991), both featured on MTV’s Liquid Television. His other shorts include Snack and Drink, Roadhead, Grasshopper, and God’s Little Monkey. In recent years Bob has developed several creative apps and videogames, most recently Butterfly: Inchworm Animation II for Nintendo 3DS.
Bob Sabiston
 
Ismael Sanz-Pena
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre
 
Jonatan Schwenk
Student at the Offenbach Academy of Arts and Desig, Offenbach Academy of Arts and Design
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 2
Friday, September 22, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Jonatan Schwenk, born in Goettingen, Germany in 1987 is an independent filmmaker and animator. He is studying Visual Communication at the University of Art and Design in Offenbach. Since 2014 he is a guest student at the Kunsthochschule Kassel in the animation class.
Jonatan Schwenk
 
Stuart Shankly
Assistant Director
The Breadwinner: Storytelling Through Collaboration
Saturday, September 23, 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts
 
Rob Shaw
Director, Bent Image Lab
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Rob Shaw began his stop-motion animation career at Philadelphia's University of the Arts. In 1997, his film, Dirty Summer Fridays, funded by grants from MTV and Eastman Kodak, won the award for Best Senior Thesis Film. Rob's career has since grown to include work on numerous animated television series, as well as television commercials and music videos. His credits include animating a parody of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for SNL as well as translating the iconic character of Tony the Tiger into stop-motion animation. Rob Shaw is one of the fresh new directors at Bent Image Lab and his current projects include commercials, music videos, and his latest short film, The Lever Puller.
Rob Shaw
 
Xingpei Shen
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 2
Friday, September 22, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Xingpei, also go by Calvin, is an artist from China, now studying animation at Rhode Island School of Design. He enjoys making people laugh.
Xingpei Shen
 
Elise Simard
Astro Plastique
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Elise Simard is a Montreal based animator and film director who has contributed visual signatures and handmade special effects for documentary features and animated shorts. For the past 10 years she has been expanding her body of work through experimental and exploratory filmmaking - her favorite subjects being the ordinary, the sublime, and the imperceptible affairs of our human states.
Elise Simard
 
Dana Sink
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 2
Friday, September 22, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Dana Sink lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with his wife, daughter, four cats, two dogs, and a frog. Recently, Dana has drawn inspiration from his one and a half year old daughter. Creating allegorical animations that his daughter can relate to has become a priority. His paintings, film, and animation have been seen in galleries and museums across America. His achievements include several group and independent exhibitions, being featured in various articles and publications including a book on Savannah, and receiving awards for his paintings in various exhibitions. His films have received recognition in several film festivals and his work has been seen on MTV and MSNBC.
Dana Sink
 
Brian Smee
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 4
Saturday, September 23, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Bio MIA
Brian Smee
 
Azarin Sohrabkhani
Director, Industry Programming & Development, Ottawa International Animation Festival
Gettin' the Perfect Gig
Saturday, September 23, 9:45 am - 10:45 am, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts

Azarin first started at the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) as an intern, moving her way through various positions, including sponsorship and talent development programming. Switching her focus to The Animation Conference in 2006, Azarin now programs and manages all logistics for the industry event, as well as other non-screening programs at the OIAF, including Professional Development day. Recently, she has taken the lead on all corporate partnerships and development strategies.

Azarin sits on the Advisory Board of Algonquin College’s Animation Program and is the Managing Director of Ottawa’s underground music festival, Ottawa Explosion Weekend. She was an Associate Producer on 'The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia,' which aired on Fox Sports 1, FX Australia, TVA Sports and Sportsnet 360.
Azarin Sohrabkhani
 
Olivier Sommelet
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Olivier Sommelet: studied Graphic design, I am a Film Animation Student. Originally from Strasbourg, France; currently living in Montreal.
Olivier Sommelet
 
Ari Spool
Community Curator, GIPHY
Shaw Rocket Fund InGenius Jr.
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, National Gallery - Auditorium
 
Amanda Strong
Spotted Fawn Productions
Animation and Cultural Preservation
Saturday, September 23, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Amanda Strong is a practicing filmmaker and artist working between Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Her work comes from a highly personal space exploring ideas of memory, tragedy, and salvation. These ongoing themes provide ways to explore larger overarching global issues of interconnectivity, relationships and issues surrounding the precarious state of humanity. Making use of diverse media; film, photography and illustration her work seeks to create meaningful bridges between via the creation of imaginary worlds, crossing traditional film genres of documentary, animation and narrative.

Amanda is currently working on two projects “Honey for Sale” and “Indigo” . These projects make use of this hybridity between both media, diverse communities and artistic intention. The film Honey for Sale is a feature length film, using bees as a metaphor to explore and contextualize our current situation as humans on this earth. This project will blend animation, film and music to create a poetic world from which we can witness ourselves mirrored in in the recent and rapid decline of the bees. Indigo is a film project that examines the implications of the decline of the Imagination with age concurrent with the rise of rationality and the cyclical war these two archetypes engage in. This world is created using more traditional stop-motion techniques set within highly stylized imaginary worlds. Amanda’s work has been exhibited and screened worldwide, and has received grants from Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts,and the NFB, most notably recieving the 2013 K.M. Hunter media arts award.
Amanda Strong
 
Steven Subotnick
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 4
Saturday, September 23, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

My work uses varied imagery – from cartoon to pure textural abstraction, unusual editing techniques, and carefully structured sound design to make human vulnerability, conflict, and history concrete and to convey a deeply personal aesthetic experience to viewers. I approach my filmmaking as a form of animated inquiry similar in intent to poetry and essay writing. The structure of my work is concentrated and condensed. I use intuition, associative thinking, metaphor, and the poetry of color, mark-making, and texture as my primary tools. For me, animation is a form of active and reflective engagement that transforms thought and emotion into images and sounds. My films have explored non-objective imagery, stories with unusual characters, and animation based on actual historical events. While covering a wide territory of content, I have worked to create my own “language” of animation forms.
Steven Subotnick
 
Sanatan Suryavanshi
Art Director , Guru Studio
The Breadwinner: Storytelling Through Collaboration
Saturday, September 23, 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts
 
Malcom Sutherland
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 2
Friday, September 22, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre
 
Frank Ternier
Realisateur, l'image d'apres
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Frank Ternier is a film director and graphic designer. He is a “Jack of all trades” in the image sector. He created the association L'Astronef to serve many creative projects, he co-directed two short films alongside Charles Eric Petit, including "La Pearl Split" with the participation of Jean Rochefort. He collaborate with Alexis Armengol and La Cie Théâtre à Cru by producing videos for several shows, he will also be on stage in some of them ... Frank make his first animated film "Le di@ble en bouche", which in 2011 received special mention for professional films at the AFCA National Animated Film Festival. Then, he co-scripted and co-directed a comedy series "We come in peace" with Frédéric Dufau and Jérôme Dupin.

He founded the "ideal crash" collective in 2011 to devote more time to realization and experimentation; New projects were born of this new dynamic, notably his animated short "8 balles" pre-bought by Arte France, this film received a warm welcome with an official selection in Cannes as part of the Directors' Fortnight and then at the Tiff (Toronto ), In the AFIfest (Los Angeles) and in nearly 100 festivals around the world…

As a follow-up to this success, he writes and directed the animated film "Riot" - a co-production the image after and Arte ...

He is currently finishing the screenwriting of short film : " Call me Yumi " and "The Absurd Luck of the Spectator" and he begins writing his next animated film "Anton".
Frank Ternier
 
Joost van den Bosch
director, Ka-ching Cartoons
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Joost van Bosch and Erik Verkerk both attended the animation course at the 'Willem de Kooning Art Academy'. During their studies they made several films together and they both attended an internship at the 'Cartoon Saloon' in Ireland where they worked on the feature film 'Brendan and the Secrets of Kells'(2008) and on the television series of 'Skunk Fu'.

Their graduation film called 'The Shoebox' won several awards, and made them both graduate with Honors. After this Graduation they both returned to the 'Cartoon Saloon' in Ireland to work on the television series of 'Skunk Fu' for almost all of the 52 episodes where they handled various jobs in the production from designing and storyboarding to writing.

After a one year stay in Ireland they went back to the Netherlands to officially open their own studio 'Ka-ching Cartoons' where they started to work on their first short film the 3D machine. This film was the start of the 3D machine series which was commissioned by Nintendo.

In the past years Ka-ching Cartoons has been responsible for creating and developing original content for tv series and feature films. And worked on series and features of existing properties as a studio that delivered complete production, from storyboarding, direction and animation, or as a partner that delivered a specific part of the production.
Joost van den Bosch
 
Marlies van der Wel
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre
 
Ted Wiggin
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Ted Wiggin is an animator and software developer working in short films and the tools for animation.

Ted lives in New York. He works freelance in compositing and motion graphics and teaches animation at Parsons and Rhode Island School of Design.
Ted Wiggin
 
Steven Woloshen
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 2
Friday, September 22, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Steven Woloshen has been passionately creating handmade abstract films and time-based installations for more than 30 years. Lecturer, Juror, technician, animator, craftsman and recently, author of Recipes for Reconstruction, the filmmaker’s manual for decay, renewal and other handmade, analogue film techniques.
Steven Woloshen
 
Calvin Wong
Storyboard Artist/Writer, Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network’s Emmy Winning Artists Program: Looking Ahead
Saturday, September 23, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts

Calvin Wong lived an entire adult life as a computer programmer before getting into storyboarding at the ripe age of 30. Wong has worked on Cartoon Network’s Emmy winning Regular Show, the miniseries Long Live the Royals, and currently works on TBS’s primetime animated comedy Close Enough.

His latest project Cartoon Network short Legendary Place is about the tall tales surrounding a small Chinese restaurant in a small California town.
Calvin Wong