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...a new screening series called Animation Speak/Easy, an interactive, in-person event where three guest speakers each share an animated short that inspires them, followed by a lively audience discussion. After two years of isolation, we want to create a space that brings together curious, inspired artmakers who are passionate about animation and its constantly changing forms.
Exciting news! Our next edition will be held as part of FIAF's Animation First Festival on Thursday, January 25th. Join us for another round of inspiring animated shorts and a lively exchange of thoughts and ideas with our guests and our audience.
FIAF Tinker Auditorium
55 East 59th Street - New York, NY 10022
Doors at 7:00pm – Screening at 7:30pm
**No cover. RSVP required.
Congratulations for this great first event to bring together the animation community. I loved that you choose three artists from different backgrounds and interests. It made for surprising discoveries! Also the discussion was well prepared and really made it particularly interesting...
It was exhilarating and I’m so thankful for the chance to share something I’m passionate about with others, as well as be included with two amazing animators I had never had the pleasure of meeting before...
Such a treat to go in depth (if ever so briefly) on the pieces that were picked, get to hear why and see how they resonated with other people there. And really just so swell to be around live humans in real space and time talking the walk and walking the talk.
Andy London is a graphic novelist, director and animator. Since the mid nineties, he’s been writing graphic novels and making independent animated shorts. In addition to making films and comics, Andy runs an animation program at Hostos Community College in New York City and is a Visiting Lecturer in the AFVS Department of Harvard University. He is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Anna Samo was born in Moscow, Russia, lived and studied animation in Berlin, Germany and is currently based in Brooklyn. As an independent filmmaker she uses a variety of analog animation techniques to create emotional and poetic work. Her most recent films OBON, The Opposites Game and Conversations with a Whale have been screened and awarded at film festivals around the world.
Lisa LaBracio is a freelance animation director who specializes in handmade animation techniques. As part of the founding production team at TED-Ed, Lisa has directed dozens of educational shorts in a variety of styles, and as an educator, has taught 100+ animation workshops to communities all over the world. Lisa is based in Brooklyn, where you can find her mediating an argument between her stop motion studio and her plant children regarding how much sunlight to allow into the home studio.