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Great Event in Toronto on Saturday: Animation, Routes to Success, Moderated by Howie Shia

reel asian film festival, animationToronto’s Reel Asian Film Festival has done a great job of embracing animation over the years. Next Saturday, they continue that tradition with an excellent looking panel hosted by animation director Howie Shia. The panelists include NFB animation honcho Michael Fukushima, Corus’ Brandon Lane, writer Ravi Steve, recruiter Nadine Simard, and animators Sam Chou and Jeff Tran.

Looks great. Here are some details and the link.


Admission: $5 at the door / Free for Badge & Pass Holders
1:00PM – 2:30PM

Animation has the power to transform the way we see the world through imagination, daring visual techniques, and stories that pack an emotional punch even without live-action performances.  But how does one break into this industry?  Animators, producers, and executives dish on how to create a successful animated project, build a portfolio, and get hired.

Moderator:  Howie Shia, Animator


Sam Chou, Animator

Michael Fukushima, Executive Producer, National Film Board

Brandon Lane, Production Executive, Corus

Nadine Simard, Talent Recruiter, Guru Studios

Ravi Steve, Animation Writer

Jeff Tran, Animator

Community Partner:  Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS)

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