Festival Animator 2010

My film, P.R. was invited to be screened at the Festival Animator 2010 in Poznan, Poland as part of the Black Maria compilation reel.

“Since the first Animator we have tried to present animated film in all of its diversity, neither neglecting narratives nor “ballets of light”, nor anything in between. Lovers of large productions based on verbal stories will find in this year’s program, among other works, the beautiful fable by Michael Ocelota “Azur and Asmar”. From the other end of the spectrum we will view the latest works of American independent artists – including George Griffin, Joanna Priestley and Emy Kravitz—who often experiment with methods of narration and means of expression. …”

Marcin Gizycki
Artistic Director of the festival”

One Earth | One Dream Film Festival

My short film drop screened at the One Earth | One Dream Film Festival sponsored by the Endangered Planet Foundation. October 3-4, Laguna Beach, CA.

The Endangered Planet Foundation mission is dedicated to ensuring the survival of the Earth through the arts, education, dialog, the dissemination of knowledge and the recognition that advances in technology can provide many of the answers which will lead to a sustainable future. West Coast’s Premier 2009 Environmental Festival, featuring Innovative Exhibits, Art, Environmental Awareness, Healthy Living, Films, Music and Notable Speakers. Connecting the Arts, Innovation and Entertainment with the Environment.

15th Sedona International Film Festival

My short animation drop was screened at the 15th Sedona International Film Festival in Sedona, AZ. From the catalogue-

The Sedona International Film Festival & Workshop celebrates more than a decade of screenings and educational workshops. In its 15-year history, the Festival has achieved recognition as a world-class film festival. Each year, audiences and the next generation of filmmakers come together from all over the world to participate in this inspiring celebration of the power of independent film.

Each year, the Sedona International Film Festival recognizes some shining stars in the movie industry. Some of the luminaries who have been guests and honorees at the festival over the years include Ed Asner, Rick Schroder, Andrew McCarthy, Donald O’Connor, Ann Miller, Sean Young, Dean Stockwell, Linda Gray, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Diane Ladd, Amanda Plummer, Wendy Malick, Scott Baio and Jena Malone.

Many of the films screened at the Sedona International Film Festival have gone on to garner Academy Award nominations including Genghis Blues, Spellbound and Why Can’t We Be A Family Again. In addition, the 2004 festival premiered What the (Bleep) Do We Know? which has gone on to national box office success.