Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre – Quebec Animation Cinema and Women’s Agentivity: an exploration of sexuality and desire through the works of three animators produced at the National Film Board of Canada

Moreover, because of the nature of the animated film, because it is a unique combination of printed popular culture (as in drawings done for newspapers, books, and magazines) and the twentieth century’s later emphasis on more life-like visual media (such as film, television, and various form of photography) it is argued here that it is […]

Gary Wilson – The Glass Canvas: Approaching Digital Direct Under Camera Animation (runner-up)

  There will be a time when people gaze at paintings, and ask why the objects remain rigid and stiff. They will demand action. – Winsor McCay (qtd. in Wells 1998). Digital tools have brought about a “tectonic shift” throughout the world of art and design practice, redefining the economic viability and utility of previously […]

Adriana Navarro-Álvarez – Kijé: The Long Path of a Co-Produced Animated Short Film

The aim of this paper is to study the trajectory of a self-produced animated short film wherein the director herself takes on all the tasks of communication, administration, financing of production, and distribution. This is a handcrafted and alternative model of production in response to the post-Fordist theory. This system was born during the 1970s […]