The National Film Board of Canada and Creative BC present:
“Taking the Creative Lead: a Masterclass for Animation Creatives” November 25 and 26

Join some of BC’s finest animation creatives for a full weekend of engaging sessions offering insights into the animation industry, insider tips and an opportunity to connect with the animation community. Eoin Duffy (The Missing Scarf, I Am Here), Michael Fukushima (Executive Producer, Animation Studio, National Film Board of Canada), David Fine and Alison Snowden (Bob and Margaret, Bob’s Birthday), and Ann Marie Fleming and Kevin Langdale (Window Horses) share their experiences with creating short and feature-length animated films, from financing and marketing, to moving from commercial to auteur work and more. Through facilitated discussions and Q&As, this two-day masterclass aims to inspire participants with the confidence to take the creative lead on their own projects.

Saturday, November 25

10am – 12pm: Shirley Vercryusse (Executive Producer, BC & Yukon Studio, National Film Board of Canada) with Eoin Duffy (The Missing Scarf, I Am Here)

Marketing and release of short animation

1pm – 4pm: Michael Fukushima (Executive Producer, Animation Studio, National Film Board of Canada) with David Fine and Alison Snowden (Bob and Margaret, Bob’s Birthday)

Moving from auteur to commercial work and back

4pm – 5:30pm: Industry Reception

Sunday, November 26

12pm – 3pm: Michael Fukushima (Executive Producer, Animation Studio, National Film Board of Canada) and Shirley Vercryusse (Executive Producer, BC & Yukon Studio, National Film Board of Canada) with Ann Marie Fleming and Kevin Langdale (Window Horses)

Making a micro-budget, animated feature film

4pm: Screening of Window Horses followed by Q&A with filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming

Cost: $25 per day or $40 for both days (or $25 for one day)

Location: Cinematheque, 1131 Howe St

“Taking the Creative Lead” is presented in participation with Drawn Together Vancouver and Spark CG Society!