Group picture - Volume 9

George Griffin, Emily Hubley and Erica Perez with us

Animation Speak/Easy Vol. 9
March 27, 2024

We returned to Brooklyn for Vol. 9, where we welcomed Luz Batista, Roman Muradov, and Signe Baumane to share their short animation picks: Bubu & Bubulina, New Tribe, and Carnival of Animals, respectively.

Group picture - Volume 8

George Griffin, Emily Hubley and Erica Perez with us

Animation Speak/Easy Vol. 8
January 25, 2024

We hosted our 8th edition as part of FIAF's Animation First Festival. Our lineup included Montreal-based filmmakers Janet Perlman and Joël Vaudreuil, and local animator and designer Maya Edelman, who shared Mt. Head, The Tourists, and Eager, respectively.

Group picture - Volume 7

George Griffin, Emily Hubley and Erica Perez with us

Animation Speak/Easy Vol. 7
November 30, 2023

Our 7th edition featured filmmaker Carrie Hawks, who opened the evening with the short film Agua Viva. In a Speak/Easy first, we welcomed the film's director and NYC native, Alexa Lim Haas to join Carrie on stage. Biljana Labovic shook things up with Lupo the Butcher, and Stefano Imbert delighted our audience with Pulcinella.

Group picture - Volume 6

George Griffin, Emily Hubley and Erica Perez with us

Animation Speak/Easy Vol. 6
September 20, 2023

We celebrated one year of Animation Speak/Easy with a delightful lineup: Amanda Bonaiuto introduced us to the mesmerizing short Black Long Skirt, Dez Stavracos sparked conversation with Childline: First Step, and Leslie Carrara-Rudolph and special guest Lolly Lardpop wowed our senses with Face Like a Frog.

Group picture - Volume 5

George Griffin, Emily Hubley and Erica Perez with us

Animation Speak/Easy Vol. 5
May 24, 2023

In our 5th edition, Lynn Kim inspired discussion with Reddish Brown and Bluish Green, MOTOMICHI subverted our expectations with Good Song, and Caitlin Craggs helped us reclaim our childhood wonder with Windy Day.

Group picture - Volume 4

George Griffin, Emily Hubley and Erica Perez with us

Animation Speak/Easy Vol. 4
March 29, 2023

At our biggest event to date, John Canemaker shared a little-known Chuck Jones short, Much Ado About Nutting, Réka Bucsi delighted us with Felix Colgrave's Throat Notes, and John Morena shared I'm OK by Lizzy Hobbs.

Group picture - Volume 3

George Griffin, Emily Hubley and Erica Perez with us

Animation Speak/Easy Vol. 3
January 26, 2023

We kicked off the new year with emotional and hilarious conversations with Peter de Sève, Edmond Hawkins, and Taili Wu, who shared the films Father and Daughter, Son of Satan, and Stems, respectively.

Guests at Vol 2

George Griffin, Emily Hubley and Erica Perez with us

Animation Speak/Easy Vol. 2
November 2, 2022

We paid tribute to the recently deceased Israeli animator Gil Alkabetz, discussed the short Glucose with Lisa Crafts and had a wonderful conversation about Orgesticulanismus with Lizzi Akana.

George Griffin, Emily Hubley and Erica Perez with us

Animation Speak/Easy Vol. 1
August 31st, 2022

Our very first Animation Speak/Easy featured guests George Griffin, Erica Perez and Emily Hubley who shared the films REcreation, Daicon IV, and Hide N Seek, respectively.

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