Films also available for digital download at nfb.ca/Animation
Carbon Arc cinema – Saturday, October 27th, 3:00 PM
As part of a day of screenings of animation work at the Carbon Arc Theatre in Halifax, there will a panel discussion about the state of the art of animation with Roddy McManus, Head of the NFB Montreal Animation Studio, Halifax filmmaker Andrea Dorfman, NSCAD Animation Professor Becka Barker, Carbon Arc’s Dylan Edwards, and Murray Bain from Halifax’s Copernicus Studios. The panel will discuss the art and business of animation in a multiplatform world. This discussion will help to contextualize NFB New Releases screening as well as the screening of the locally-grown Animated with Love series that will take part later that evening. The discussion will take place on Saturday, October 27 at 3pm at the Carbon Arc Theatre located in the NS Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street in Halifax.
Emily Carr University of Art and Design - Room 245 – Wednesday, October 31st, 11:30 AM
Animation producer Michael Fukushima pulls back the curtain on the NFB’s flagship emerging filmmaker program, Hothouse, with a panel of Hothouse alumni. Co-created by Fukushima in 2002, Hothouse has successfully developed skills, confidence and professional insight in young animators aspiring to become auteur filmmakers. The alumni— Jody Kramer, Paula Gilgannon and Carrie Mombourquette dissect Hothouse’s grueling 12-week schedule and the secrets behind their proposals shining amongst the multitude, and discuss how the Hothouse and NFB experiences furthered their career ambitions, both as filmmakers and in the marketplace.
OCAD University – Room 284 – Thursday, November 1st, 6:00 PM
As part of Get Animated! we are presenting a round-table discussion focusing on developing and launching emerging talent in Toronto, Ontario and Canada. Roddy McManus, executive producer at the NFB, will present the Hothouse emerging animator program and moderate a discussion between industry, schools and the NFB on better ways to collaborate and bridge the gap between education and the real-world of professional animation.
ACAD University – Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre – Friday, November 2nd, 1:00 PM
Panelists speak about new frontiers in animation, from the NFB’s Hothouse Interactive, to BioWare’s Gaming methods, to interactivity at ACAD, gain real world insight into this exciting emerging field of animation.
Steve Gilmour graduated from the Vancouver Film School and immediately came to work for a then-young Bioware Corp. His first game was Baldur’s gate, but since then much has changed, including digital actors, non-linear animation editing, procedural run-time systems, and phoneme recognition software. Steve currently serves as Lead Animator: Dragon Age Franchise.
Kurtis Lesick is an artist, writer and researcher whose work blurs genres between painting, video, digital media (web, mobile, gaming), installation and performance. Lesick has consulted for such leading arts and media organizations as the Banff New Media Institute, the National Film Board of Canada, and University of California at Irvine. He is faculty in Media Arts + Digital Technology at the ACAD where he also directs the Creative Environment for Emerging Electronic Culture. Lesick was awarded the inaugural Peoples Choice Award in 2012 for the Most Inspiration Digital Leader at the Digital Alberta Awards.
Roddy McManus is the Executive Producer of the National Film Board of Canada’s English Program Animation Studio. Mr. McManus has held key executive production and management positions with Pop6, Discreet Logic and Softimage / Microsoft. Roddy began his career as a musician, composer and recording artist for Sony BMG Music.
Université de Saint-Boniface, lab 2220 – Monday, November 5th, 10:00
As part of Get Animated!, On Screen Manitoba is proud to partner with the NFB for an industry event that will open up a dialogue between the industry and emerging Francophone creators from Manitoba.
Roddy McManus, the Executive Producer of the National Film Board of Canada’s English Program Animation Studio will meet with the student of the Saint-Boniface University’s Communication and Multimedia program working under the supervision of Manitoban animator, Alain Delannoy ('Fraction', best experimental short film, 2012 Rhode Island International Film Festival). Roddy McManus will present the NFB’s flagship emerging filmmaker program, Hothouse, with the screening of a 17-minutes demo as well as the works produced by some of the students.
Winnipeg Cinematheque – Monday, November 5th, 7:00 PM
As part of Get Animated!, On Screen Manitoba is proud to partner with the NFB for an industry event focusing on the ever-expanding world of animation.
Roddy McManus, the Executive Producer of the National Film Board of Canada’s English Program Animation Studio, presents the NFB’s flagship emerging filmmaker program, Hothouse, with the screening of a 17-minutes demo. Co-created in 2002, Hothouse has successfully developed skills, confidence and professional insight in young animators aspiring to become auteur filmmakers. This presentation will be followed by an interview/Q&A, moderated by Laurie Hoogstraten (freelance writer and broadcaster, currently at CBC radio's DNTO), focusing on Roddy McManus' vision and expectations of the NFB's animation studio, his personal experience in animation, commercial v. independent and regional productions.