SPARK ANIMATION 2017: FILM FESTIVAL
October 26 - 29, 2017

Multiple venues. Please check screening info.


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SPARK ANIMATION 2017: FILM FESTIVAL
CELEBRATING THE BEST IN ANIMATION!
October 26 - 29, 2017



SCHEDULE

DAY 1THURSDAY - OCTOBER 26, 2017
7:00 pmFEATURE FILM
THE BREADWINNER (PG)
Introduction by Nora Twomey
9:30 pmAWARD-WINNING SHORT FILMS
SPARK ANIMATION CELEBRATION! (PG)
Special guest: Glen Keane
DAY 2FRIDAY - OCTOBER 27, 2017
7:30 pmSHORT FILMS
MOTHERS OF A MEDIUM (19+)
9:30 pmSHORT FILMS
REVOLTING RHYMES & OTHER TALES (19+)
11:15 pmSHORT FILMS
AFTER DARK (19+)
DAY 3SATURDAY - OCTOBER 28, 2017
2:30 pmFEATURE FILM
MUNE: GUARDIAN OF THE MOON (PG)
Introduction by Rémi Salmon
5:00 pmSHORT FILMS
SPOTLIGHT ON FRANCE (PG)
7:30 pmFEATURE FILM
BIG BAD FOX & OTHER TALES (G)
9:30 pmFEATURE FILM
MUTAFUKAZ (19+)
DAY 4SUNDAY - OCTOBER 29, 2017
3:00 pmSHORT FILMS
FIND ME UNAFRAID
5:00 pmSHORT FILMS
MADE IN CANADA
7:30 pmFEATURE FILM
MARY & THE WITCH'S FLOWER (19+)
9:30 pmFEATURE FILM
BIG FISH & BEGONIA


Thursday

Thursday - October 26, 7:00 PM
FEATURE FILM
THE BREADWINNER (PG)
2017 // Canada · Ireland · Luxembourg // Dir.: Nora Twomey // 94 min // PG
Language: English
Advisory: violence
Introduction by Nora Twomey

VENUE:
Scotiabank Theatre, Auditorium #1, 900 Burrard St., Vancouver, Canada

Based on the best-selling children’s novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner tells the story of 11-year-old Parvana who gives up her identity to provide for her family and try to save her father’s life. Parvana’s father Nurullah had told stories about history and imagination to Parvana as she helped him in the marketplace of Taliban controlled Kabul in the year 2001. When he is arrested Parvana finds the courage to look for him when everyone else had given up hope. She becomes a storyteller, remembering a brother she has once known. Every day is a challenge as Parvana tries to bring home enough food and water to support her mother, sister and little brother. She meets a fellow girl in disguise called Shauzia and together, they form a bond that will give them the strength to endure the war that comes to their doorstep in the Fall of 2001. The Breadwinner is a celebration of children — for children, whatever their age, wherever they live.

The Breadwinner is a co-production between Aircraft Pictures Canada, Melusine Productions Luxembourg and Cartoon Saloon and will be released in 2017. The film is directed by Nora Twomey with screenplay by Anita Doron and Deborah Ellis.

All charity proceeds benefit: Covenant House Vancouver


Thursday - October 26, 9:30 PM
AWARD-WINNING SHORT FILMS
SPARK ANIMATION CELEBRATION! (PG)
Advisory: Coarse language; violence sexually suggestive scene; nudity
Special guest: Glen Keane

VENUE:
Scotiabank Theatre, Auditorium #1, 900 Burrard St., Vancouver, Canada

Celebrate the opening night of the 2017 SPARK ANIMATION Festival with our biggest and grandest night of the year — the SPARK ANIMATION Celebration!

In addition, our world-class jury will be awarding the very best in animated films from this year’s submissions. You’ll enjoy an evening of highly-acclaimed animated short films showcasing the diversity of animation and animators from around the world.

To top it all off, SPARK ANIMATION Festival will be hosting the Canadian Premiere of Glen Keane’s latest film, Dear Basketball and presenting Mr. Keane with the Spark Lifetime Achievement Award.

The SPARK ANIMATION Celebration promises to be an evening to remember!

  1. Dear Basketball (2017)
    Dir.: Glen Keane · 6:00 · USA
  2. Elton John ‘Rocket Man’ (2017)
    Dir.: Majid Adin, Stephen McNally · 4:40 · UK
  3. The Evil Within 2 (2017)
    Dir.: TBA · 3:30 · TBA
  4. Lyft ‘June’ (2016)
    Dir.: John Kahrs · 7:10 · USA
  5. Obolus (2017)
    Dir.: Marvin Sprengel, Steffen Oberle · 6:36 · Germany
  6. Negative Space (2017)
    Dir.: Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata · 5:30 · France
  7. Grandpa Walrus (Pépé le morse) (2017)
    Dir.: Lucrèce Andreae · 14:53 · France
  8. (Fool Time) JOB (2017)
    Dir.: Gilles Cuvelier · 16:35 · France
  9. Bene’s Horizon (L’Horizon de Bene) (2016)
    Dir.: Jumi Yoon, Eloic Gimenez · 12:53 · France
  10. Weekends (2017)
    Dir.: Trevor Jimenez · 15:06 · USA
  11. Garden Party (2016)
    Dir.: Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro · 6:50 · France

All charity proceeds benefit: Covenant House Vancouver


Friday

Friday - October 27, 7:30 PM
SHORT FILMS
MOTHERS OF A MEDIUM (19+)
You must be 19 or over.

VENUE:
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. (@ Davie)

Proof that female filmmakers are a creative force to be reckoned with, this year’s collection of international shorts from female creators highlights the diversity of female animators. These brilliant self-contained creative feats beautifully capture all the fun and foibles of human nature.

  1. Don’t Think of a Pink Elephant (2017)
    Dir.: Suraya Raja · 7:20 · UK
  2. Gokurosama (2016)
    Dir.: Clémentine Frère, Aurore Gal, Yukiko Meignien, Anna Mertz, Robin Migliorelli, Romain Salvini · 6:53 · France
  3. School Road (2017)
    Dir.: Lu Qian Sun · 8:46 · China
  4. Stumblebee (2017)
    Dir.: Monika Tenhündfeld · 5:00 · Germany
  5. Oh Mother! (2017)
    Dir.: Paulina Ziolkowska · 12:15 · Poland
  6. Says You (2017)
    Dir.: Amanda Bonaiuto · 4:22 · USA
  7. The Clitoris (2016)
    Dir.: Lori Malépart-Traversy · 3:15 · Canada
  8. Tough (2016)
    Dir.: Jennifer Zheng · 4:49 · UK
  9. Burn Out (2017)
    Dir.: Cécile Carre · 4:15 · France
  10. Nana (2017)
    Dir.: Ali Kellner · 5:05 · Canada
  11. And the Moon Stands Still (2017)
    Dir.: Ali Kellner · 5:05 · Belarus
  12. Tenderly Classic (2017)
    Dir.: Teresa Bandini · 0:26 · Italy
  13. E-delivery (2017)
    Dir.: Young Gul Cho (Kirsten) · 3:53 · Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

All charity proceeds benefit: Covenant House Vancouver


Friday - October 27, 9:30 PM
SHORT FILMS
REVOLTING RHYMES & OTHER TALES (19+)
You must be 19 or over.

VENUE:
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. (@ Davie)

An adaptation of Roald Dahl’s much beloved poetry collection, Revolting Rhymes re-imagines traditional folk tales into a series of connected stories which take what we already know of Little Red Riding Hood, the Big Bad Wolf and other perennial favourites and weaves an unlikely tale of not-so-sweet endings.

Preceded by a selection of short films which play on the theme of fairy tales but takes the concept into some interesting, and unexpected, directions.

  1. Tall Tales Part 3 (2017)
    Dir.: Jonathan Turner · 2:29 · UK
  2. Ma-te Lin ‘The Girl In the Magic Shoes’ (2016)
    Dir.: Jen Hsuan Tsai · 5:21 · Taiwan
  3. Temptation (2017)
    Dir.: Camille Canonne, Laura Bouillet, Michael Hoft, Catherine Le Quang, Pauline Raffin, Martin Villert · 4:57 · France
  4. Keiro (2016)
    Dir.: Tatiana Jusewycz, Benoît Leloup, Franck Menigoz, Zoé Nérot, Charlotte Poncin · 5:12 · France
  5. Twin Islands (2017)
    Dir.: Manon Sailly, Charlotte Sarfati, Christine Jaudoin, Lara Cochetel, Raphaël Huot and Fanny Teisson · 7:18 · France
  6. Revolting Rhymes (2016)
    Dir.: Jakob Schuh & Jan Lachauer · 60:00 · UK

All charity proceeds benefit: Covenant House Vancouver


Friday - October 27, 11:15 PM
SHORT FILMS
AFTER DARK (19+)
You must be 19 or over.

VENUE:
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. (@ Davie)

Animation isn’t all likeable superheroes and princesses. Case in point: this program of edgier material which includes everything from killer cats to killer appliances — with a couple of uncomfortable laughs spattered throughout for relief.

  1. Naked Island - We Drink Too Much (2016)
    Dir.: Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski · 0:47 · Canada
  2. Scratchy (2017)
    Dir.: Marv Newland · 3:01 · Canada
  3. Revelation: The City of Haze (2017)
    Dir.: Mao Qichao · 14:00 · China
  4. Bad Vibes (2015)
    Dir.: Michael Marczewski · 1:20 · UK
  5. Fierce (2017)
    Dir.: Izu Troin · 15:00 · France
  6. Preston (2016)
    Dir.: Gabriel Amar, Louis Doucerain, Joseph Heu, William Marcere, Térence Tieu, Morgane Vaast · 3:52 · France
  7. Minou (2016)
    Dir.: Joy Jourdan, Mathilde Marion, Laura Trouche, Laura Feraud, Margaux Lanusse-Cazalé, Agathe Trébosc · 5:41 · France
  8. Dead Horses (2016)
    Dir.: Marc Riba, Anna Solanas · 6:15 · Spain
  9. Creature Pinup (2017)
    Dir.: Christian Leitner · 6:15 · Germany
  10. Ys (2017)
    Dir.: François Letty, Léa Arachtingi, Simon Goeneutte-Lefevre, Marion Patin, Yves-Guillaume Pecquet, Jeremy Violier · 7:35 · France
  11. Milky Shot (2017)
    Dir.: Roy Kafri · 2:52 · Israel
  12. Final Fantasy XV: Omen Trailer (2016)
    Dir.: István Zorkóczy · 4:13 · Hungary
  13. Bedtimes ‘Wood Swimmer’ (2017)
    Dir.: Brett Foxwell · 1:40 · USA
  14. Arno Silence Force ‘The Great Battle’ (2017)
    Dir.: Zombie Studio · 0:45 · Brazil
  15. Monju Hunters of Sofugan Island (2016)
    Dir.: Karim Eich, Dirk Wachsmuth · 9:54 · Germany
  16. Life Smartphone (2015)
    Dir.: Xie Chenglin · 3:06 · China
  17. LittleLungs ‘Snowboarding’ (2017)
    Dir.: Peter Sluszka · 0:30 · USA
  18. LittleLungs ‘Birthday’ (2017)
    Dir.: Peter Sluszka · 0:30 · USA
  19. -Winston (2017)
    Dir.: Aram Sarkisian · 6:24 · USA
  20. For Educational Purposes Only (2016)
    Dir.: David Nessl · 3:10 · USA

All charity proceeds benefit: Covenant House Vancouver


Saturday

Saturday - October 28, 2:30 PM
FEATURE FILM
MUNE: GUARDIAN OF THE MOON (PG)
2014 // France // Dir.: Alexandre Heboyan, Benoît Philippon // 86 min
Language: English (dubbed)
Advisory: Violence
Introduction by Rémi Salmon

VENUE:
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. (@ Davie)

In a mythical world, Mune, a small, facetious faun, is made the guardian of the Moon, against his own wishes. His job is to bring along the night and to watch over the world of dreams. But he causes disasters one after the other and provides the guardian of the shadows with an opportunity to steal the Sun. With the assistance of Sohone, the Sun’s proud guardian, and fragile Wax, Mune then sets out on an extraordinary quest which will make him a legendary guardian.

All charity proceeds benefit: Covenant House Vancouver


Saturday - October 28, 5:00 PM
SHORT FILMS
SPOTLIGHT ON FRANCE (PG)
Advisory: Coarse language; violence

VENUE:
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. (@ Davie)

This year’s Spotlight series is proud to celebrate the varied animation talent from France. This collection of shorts features both professional and student works and ranges from graduation projects from up-and-coming talents to commercials and shorts from established artists.

  1. Parfum Fraise (2017)
    Dir.: Alix Arrault, Martin Hurmane, Samuel Klughertz, Jules Rigolle · 6:29 · France
  2. Journey Through Creativity (2016)
    Dir.: Tevy Dubray · 2:30 · France
  3. Lupus (2016)
    Dir.: Carlos Gomez Salamanca · 10:00 · France
  4. Fric Frac (2016)
    Dir.: Oscar Malet · 1:41 · France
  5. Asteria (2016)
    Dir.: Alexandre Arpentinier, Mathieu Blanchys, Lola Grand, Tristan Lamarca, Thomas Lemaille, Jean-Charles Lusseau · 4:30 · France
  6. Overrun (2017)
    Dir.: Pierre Ropars, Antonin Derory, Diane Thirault, Jérémie Cottard, Matthieu Druaud, Adrien Zumbihl · 7:42 · France
  7. Memo (2017)
    Dir.: Julien Becquer, éléna Dupressoir, Jules Durand, Viviane Guimaraes, Ines Scheiber · 4:40 · France
  8. Pioneers (2017)
    Dir.: Benjamin Bernon, Clémentine Courbin, Matthieu Guevel, Anthony Rege, Jérôme Vanbeneden · 5:21 · France
  9. France 3 ‘Rollin' France’ (2017)
    Dir.: Kyra & Constantin · 2:05 · France
  10. Outremer (2017)
    Dir.: Hadrien Bonnet, Adrien Calle · 3:40 · France
  11. Sirocco (2016)
    Dir.: Avril Hug, Lauren Madec, Kevin Tarpinian, Thomas Lopez, Romain Garcia · 5:24 · France
  12. Hors Saison (2017)
    Dir.: Nicolas Capitaine, Céline Desoutter, Lucas Durkheim, Léni Marotte · 6:07 · France
  13. Beyond the Books (2016)
    Dir.: Jérôme Battistelli, Mathilde Cartigny, Nicolas Evain, Maéna Paillet, Robin Pelissier, Judith Wahler · 6:37 · France
  14. Garden Party (2016)
    Dir.: Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro · 6:50 · France
  15. Mehua (2017)
    Dir.: Camille Aigloz, Simon Anding, Michiru Baudet, Margo Roquelaure, Diane Tran Duc, Lucy Vallin · 4:53 · France
  16. The Late Bird Gets the World (2016)
    Dir.: Thibaut Denise, Giovanni Anthony, Quentin Laurent, Benjamin Guillon · 5:00 · France

All charity proceeds benefit: Covenant House Vancouver


Saturday - October 28, 7:30 PM
FEATURE FILM
BIG BAD FOX & OTHER TALES (G)
2017 // France // Dir.: Benjamin Renner, Patrick Imbert // 89 min
Language: French w. English Subtitles
No advisory

VENUE:
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. (@ Davie)

Whoever thinks that the countryside is calm and peaceful is mistaken. In it, we find especially agitated animals, a Fox that thinks it’s a chicken, a Rabbit that acts like a stork, and a Duck who wants to replace Father Christmas. If you want to take a vacation, keep driving past this place...

All charity proceeds benefit: Covenant House Vancouver


Saturday - October 28, 9:30 PM
FEATURE FILM
MUTAFUKAZ (19+)
2017 // France · Japan // Dir.: Shoujirou Nishimi, Guillaume Renard // 90 min
Language: French w. English Subtitles

VENUE:
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. (@ Davie)

Angelino is just one of the thousands of deadbeats living in Dark Meat City, a ruthless megalopolis in sunny California. By day, he runs the streets of the city delivering pizzas. At night, he squats in a seedy hotel room with his homie Vinz and an army of cockroaches. Following a scooter accident caused by the heavenly vision of Luna, Angelino starts experiencing violent headaches and hallucinations. Following a terrifying chase by men in black, Angelino is captured and learns the truth about his origins: he is half human and half Macho, a creature from the dark matter of the universe.

All charity proceeds benefit: Covenant House Vancouver


Sunday

Sunday - October 29, 3:00 PM
SHORT FILMS
FIND ME UNAFRAID

VENUE:
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. (@ Davie)

Many of this year’s festival submissions tackled themes of perseverance, overcoming difficulties and leading by example. This collection of short projects may all share similar themes but each tackles the subject matter in vastly different ways. Some are more lighthearted than others but in the end, you’ll walk away re-invigorated and perhaps with a little more pep in your step.

  1. In a Hearbeat (2017)
    Dir.: Esteban Bravo, Beth David · 4:05 · USA
  2. Less Than Human (2016)
    Dir.: Steffen Bang Lindholm · 6:09 · Denmark
  3. The Gentle Giant (2016)
    Dir.: Marcin Podolec · 10:41 · Poland
  4. Mary & Marsha in the Manor of Madness (2017)
    Dir.: Kris Theorin · 3:00 · USA
  5. ST(R)AY (2017)
    Dir.: Chiang Yao · 8:34 · Taiwan
  6. Shine (2016)
    Dir.: Alexander Dietrich, Johannes Flick · 4:13 · Germany
  7. The Blissful Accidental Death (2016)
    Dir.: Sergiu Negulici · 15:10 · Romania
  8. James Wellbeloved ‘Mega City’ (2017)
    Dir.: Againstallodds · 1:30 · Sweden
  9. Light Sight (2016)
    Dir.: Seyed M. Tabatabaei · 7:34 · Islamic Republic of Iran
  10. Agent 327: Operation Barbershop (2017)
    Dir.: Hjalti Hjalmarsson, Colin Levy · 3:51 · Netherlands
  11. Borderline (2017)
    Dir.: Seishi Irimajiri · 9:02 · Japan
  12. Tempest (2017)
    Dir.: Bryan Engram · 3:30 · USA
  13. Coin Operated (2017)
    Dir.: Nicholas Arioli · 5:15 · USA
  14. Weeds (2017)
    Dir.: Kevin Hudson · 2:40 · USA
  15. AIME ‘Cogs’ (2017)
    Dir.: Laurent Witz · 2:49 · Australia
  16. Dolby ‘Escape’ (2016)
    Dir.: Brandon Oldenburg, Limbert Fabian · 4:30 · USA

All charity proceeds benefit: Covenant House Vancouver


Sunday - October 29, 5:00 PM
SHORT FILMS
MADE IN CANADA

VENUE:
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. (@ Davie)

Animated short films and Canada are ubiquitous, and this program of Canadian-made projects highlights the continuing tradition of great Canadian animation. From Calgarian duo Kevin D.A. Kurytnik and Carol Beecher’s NFB produced Skin to Skin to a locally produced music video for Bear Mountain’s ‘On My Own,’ this year’s crop of Canadian offerings will leave you feeling proud of what our artists continue to accomplish.

  1. The Ballad of Animated Dave (2017)
    Dir.: Cullen Cochran · 1:24 · Canada
  2. Fox & the Whale (2016)
    Dir.: Robin Joseph · 12:03 · Canada
  3. Yoga to Be Kidding (2017)
    Dir.: Jon Rom · 1:25 · Canada
  4. Bear Mountain ‘On My Own’ (2017)
    Dir.: Adam Mackay · 4:48 · Canada
  5. Sunny & Gerd in Spring Cleaning (2017)
    Dir.: DaCosta Bayley · 5:35 · Canada
  6. Valentina (2017)
    Dir.: Flor Marquez, Norma Rivera · 1:35 · Canada
  7. Farewell Fire (2016)
    Dir.: Scott Armstrong · 7:19 · Canada
  8. American Gods: Coming to America 25,000 Years Ago (2017)
    Dir.: Vincenzo Natali, Christopher Bahry · 4:30 · Canada
  9. One Hell of a Party (2017)
    Dir.: Austen Payne · 8:08 · Canada
  10. Skin for Skin (2017)
    Dir.: Kevin D.A. Kurytnik, Carol Beecher · 15:00 · Canada
  11. If You Fall (2017)
    Dir.: Tisha Deb Pillai · 6:04 · Canada
  12. Toronto Foundation ‘Your Plan for Toronto’ (2016)
    Dir.: Giant Ant · 2:00 · Canada
  13. Sophia (2017)
    Dir.: Zsofia Opra-Szabo · 10:54 · Canada
  14. Makeunder ‘Great Headless Blank’ (2016)
    Dir.: Carine Khalife · 4:00 · Canada
  15. Doors (2017)
    Dir.: Kerel Alaas · 2:29 · Canada
  16. Eggscape (2017)
    Dir.: Aymen Louadi · 2:53 · Canada

All charity proceeds benefit: Covenant House Vancouver


Sunday - October 29, 7:30 PM
FEATURE FILM
MARY & THE WITCH'S FLOWER (19+)
2017 // Japan // Dir.: Hiromasa Yonebayashi // 102 min
Language: Japanese (English subtitles)
Advisory: TBA

VENUE:
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. (@ Davie)

From Academy Award®-nominated director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (When Marnie Was There, The Secret World of Arrietty) and Academy Award®-nominated producer Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There) comes a dazzling, beautifully-animated new adventure for all ages. Mary & the Witch’s Flower is based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 children’s book The Little Broomstick, and tells the story of a young girl named Mary, who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night.

All charity proceeds benefit: Covenant House Vancouver


Sunday - October 29, 9:30 PM
FEATURE FILM
BIG FISH & BEGONIA
2016 // China // Dir.: Xuan Liang, Chun Zhang // 105 min
Language: English (dubbed)

VENUE:
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. (@ Davie)

The story follows a girl named Chun, who on her 16th birthday is turned into a dolphin so she can explore the human world. During her journey, she is saved by a human, and to bring him back to life she must protect and nurture his soul, which has taken on the form of a tiny fish.

All charity proceeds benefit: Covenant House Vancouver


BIOGRAPHIES

Glen Keane
Award-winning Artist, Legendary Animator // Glen Keane Productions
(The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, Tarzan, Tangled)

GlenA 38-year veteran of Walt Disney Feature Animation, Glen Keane is most noted for creating such legendary Disney characters as Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas, the Beast from Beauty & the Beast, and Tarzan. Glen also served as Supervising Animator and Executive Producer on Disney’s 2010 box office hit, Tangled.

In 1972, Keane applied to study at the California Institute of the Arts as a Fine Art major. By accident, his portfolio was submitted and accepted to the School of Film Graphics (Animation). Although unintended, He decided to continue to follow this path. At the age of 18, he discovered animation was a combination of all the arts. He immediately fell in love with the medium that would stay with him for the rest of his career.

He joined Disney in 1974, where he trained under Walt Disney’s legendary animators Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas and Eric Larson. Glen began his journey animating scenes on The Rescuers before being promoted to directing animator on The Fox and the Hound. Glen is the recipient of the 2008 Windsor McCay Award for Lifetime Achievement in Animation, the 2012 Tex Avery Award, and was a 2013 Disney Legend Award honoree for his contribution in Animation.

In the spring of 2012, Glen decided to leave Disney in pursuit of further artistic exploration and launched Glen Keane Productions to pursue his personal projects. He has since gone on to collaborate with Google, the Paris Ballet, Riot Games, and Green Egg Media. His most recent project is the animated film Dear Basketball, which he animated and directed in collaboration with legends Kobe Bryant and John Williams.

IMDb.com


Nora Twomey
Co-founder, Creative Director // Cartoon Saloon
(The Breadwinner, Song of the Sea, The Secret of Kells)

NoraAs a Creative Director at Cartoon Saloon, Nora oversees the development of the company's slate of productions such as Puffin Rock, the pre-school series narrated by Chris O’Dowd and acquired by Netflix. Nora directed the multi-award winning short films From Darkness and Cúilín Dualach [Backwards Boy].

Nora was Co-Director of Cartoon Saloon's Oscar nominated animated feature The Secret of Kells and Head of Story on their Oscar nominated Song of the Sea.

Nora has just finished directing The Breadwinner, a feature adaptation of Deborah Ellis' best-selling children's novel. The screenplay is written by Anita Doron and Angelina Jolie is among the film's executive producers. The animated film will be premiering at Toronto International Film Festival September 2017.

www.cartoonsaloon.ie
IMDb.com


Rémi Salmon
Art Director // ON Animation Studios
(Mune, The Gardian of the Moon)

RemiIn 2010, Rémi Salmon graduated from Les Gobelins School of Images. He was the Art Director on Mune: Guardian of the Moon and is currently the Production Designer at ON Animation Studios Montreal for Playmobil the Movie.

www.onanimationstudios.com
IMDb.com


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