Teen Animation Festival International 2017

Saturday, April 29 Schedule of Events

On arrival, please check-in at the TAFI welcome table in the lower lobby to claim your museum gallery tickets and festival information.

OFFICIAL FESTIVAL SELECTION SCREENINGS

10:30am–1pm | Theater | Open to festival participants and their families only

Please note: all times are approximate. Screenings are drop-in and seats are first-come, first-served.

10:30am | Individual, School, and Special Effects Reels | PSAs | Short Animated Films: Experimental | Azure Allen, Holly Cheng, Jessica Raisor, Sheryl See, Sheepdog Animation, Sheldon High School, The Animation Course, Jazmin Gonzalez, Caged Bird, Gender Inequality, What to do with FOG, Mango, The Scientist, Most Wanted, Of Weasels and Chickens: Tough Cluck, The Wolf in the Woods, GrooVRtron 360

11am | Short Animated Film 3D | Short Animated Film 2D Digital | The Waiting Room, Paper Plane, Blue Inventor, Different, The Girl on the Moon, Beyond Words, La Bailarina, Tales from the West, Bloom, The Report Card, Nighty Night, To the Bone, Hairy Dave + Moonman, The Gift of the Woods, Ed in the Office

11:30am | Short Animated 2D Traditional | Clay, Odyssey, Shizen, Fluid Family, The Lost Dream, The Girl and the Moose, Flamingo, Paper Cut, Kaena and the Band, Deep Trouble, Demon Episode 2

Noon | Intermission

12:30pm | Screening of Festival Finalists | Reels: Holly Cheng, Sheryl See, Sheldon High School, The Animation Course, Jazmin Gonzalez; PSAs: Caged Bird, What to do with FOG; Experimental: Of Weasels and Chickens: Tough Cluck, The Wolf in the Woods; 3D: Blue Inventor, Different; 2D Digital: Beyond Words, The Gift of the Woods; 2D Traditional: The Lost Dream, Deep Trouble

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

11am–1:30pm | Learning Center | Registration required; open to festival participants only

REVIEWERS

David DePasquale is currently working at Dreamworks Television Animation as a Visual Development Artist on a not-yet-announced project. He graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City in 2010 with a BFA in Illustration.

Peter Emmerich is an acclaimed Illustrator, with a career spanning over twenty years in the animation/entertainment industry. He is currently art directing for DreamWorks Television Animation.

Jordan Koch is a storyboard artist, currently working on The Loud House at Nickelodeon Animation Studio. He attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 2012 with a degree in hand-drawn animation.

Christopher Lam is currently an animator at Double Fine Production and graduated in 2012 from San Jose State University with a degree in Animation/Illustration.

Nakita Taranduke graduated from San Jose State University in May 2012 with a BFA in Animation/Illustration. She is currently an animator at TinyCo, a San Francisco studio that specializes in creating mobile games.

RECRUITMENT PANEL

THE TELEVISION ANIMATION PIPELINE

2–3:15pm | Theater | Registration required; open to festival participants only

Hear from a panel of industry professionals about their work making animated TV shows.

David DePasquale is a New Jersey born, Los Angeles based designer, currently working at Dreamworks Television Animation as a Visual Development Artist on a not-yet-announced project. He graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City in 2010 with a BFA in Illustration. His clients have included Disney Television Animation, Nickelodeon, 6point2, and Walt Disney Publishing, among others.

Peter Emmerich is an acclaimed Illustrator, with a career spanning over twenty years in the animation and entertainment industry. He is currently art directing for DreamWorks Television Animation, a position he previously held at Walt Disney Television Animation, where he also worked as a character designer and background and layout  designer. Two days after graduating from The Fashion Institute of Technology, he began his career as a character artist for Walt Disney Consumer Products. Less than three years later, he was promoted to Chief Illustrator and Official Character Artist for the Disneyland Resort. Emmerich created twenty images for the United States Postal Service featuring characters from iconic Disney films. The series of stamps issued over five years proved to be the most popular and best-selling series in USPS history, and Emmerich’s original artwork was featured in the exhibition, Trailblazers and Trendsetters: Art of the Stamp, at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, and is preserved in the permanent collection of the Walt Disney Archives in Burbank, California. He has served on the faculty of The Fashion Institute of Technology and has also taught at the Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts in New York City as well as the Polimoda International Institute in Florence, Italy. Visit emmerichillustration.com.

Jordan Koch is a storyboard artist, currently working on The Loud House at Nickelodeon Animation Studio. His interest in animation started at the age of 4 when he saw The Lion King on the big screen at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Growing up in Pennsylvania, Jordan was profoundly influenced by the work of Walt Disney and balanced his time between drawing, acting, and filmmaking. After high school, he attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 2012 with a degree in hand-drawn animation. In July 2012, he moved to Los Angeles to begin his career in the animation industry. Koch has worked extensively as a freelance artist for clients in and around the Los Angeles area, including Disney Television Animation and Animation Magazine. In November 2016, he released his first book Scraps & Scribbles: A Collection of Sticky Note Drawings.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER ROBB DENOVAN AND FESTIVAL AWARDS CEREMONY

4–5:30pm | Theater | Registration required; open to festival participants only

This year’s TAFI keynote speaker is Robb Denovan, who has worked in the animation industry for over a decade at numerous top studios, including MPC London, Weta Digital, and Pixar Animation Studios. Robb began his career studying Classical Animation at Sheridan College in Ontario, before animating on the Academy Award®-winning short film Ryan. Since then, Denovan has worked on a variety of highly successful films including Inside Out, King Kong, Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Clash of the Titans, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Brave, Cars 2, and Monsters University. Denovan also served as Directing Animator on Pixar's feature film Finding Dory.

Directly following the Keynote Address, please stay for the Festival Awards Ceremony.

Sunday, April 30 Schedule of Events

OFFICIAL FESTIVAL SELECTION SCREENINGS

10:30am–1pm | Theater

FREE for members or with admission

Please note: all times are approximate. Screenings are drop-in and seats are first-come, first-served.

10:30am | Individual, School, and Special Effects Reels | PSAs | Short Animated Films: Experimental | Azure Allen, Holly Cheng, Jessica Raisor, Sheryl See, Sheepdog Animation, Sheldon High School, The Animation Course, Jazmin Gonzalez, Caged Bird, Gender Inequality, What to do with FOG, Mango, The Scientist, Most Wanted, Of Weasels and Chickens: Tough Cluck, The Wolf in the Woods, GrooVRtron 360

11am | Short Animated Film 3D | Short Animated Film 2D Digital | The Waiting Room, Paper Plane, Blue Inventor, Different, The Girl on the Moon, Beyond Words, La Bailarina, Tales from the West, Bloom, The Report Card, Nighty Night, To the Bone, Hairy Dave + Moonman, The Gift of the Woods, Ed in the Office

11:30am | Short Animated 2D Traditional | Clay, Odyssey, Shizen, Fluid Family, The Lost Dream, The Girl and the Moose, Flamingo, Paper Cut, Kaena and the Band, Deep Trouble, Demon Episode 2

Noon | Intermission

12:30pm | Screening of Festival Finalists | Reels: Holly Cheng, Sheryl See, Sheldon High School, The Animation Course, Jazmin Gonzalez; PSAs: Caged Bird, What to do with FOG; Experimental: Of Weasels and Chickens: Tough Cluck, The Wolf in the Woods; 3D: Blue Inventor, Different; 2D Digital: Beyond Words, The Gift of the Woods; 2D Traditional: The Lost Dream, Deep Trouble

FESTIVAL CLOSING ADDRESS | A BLOSSOMING ANIMATION CAREER with Two-Time TAFI-Award Winner MARCUS EMERY

4pm | Theater

FREE for members or with admission; seats offered on a first-come, first-served basis

In celebration of the close of TAFI 2017, hear from the 2015 and 2016 Best in Festival winner, Marcus Emery, about his developing career in filmmaking. Learn about Emery’s background in making films, including work that he did independently, under the direction of The Walt Disney Family Museum’s programming, and now as a student at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.

The Walt Disney Family Museum thanks the Wells Fargo Foundation for its generous grant support of this educational program.

TAFI 2017 Submission Guidelines