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An American Tail

Directed by Don Bluth

After leaving behind his role at Disney as the animation director on such films as The Rescuers and Pete's Dragon,

An Evening With Gail Noonan

Directed by Gail Noonan

Vancouver, B.C., is home to some of the world’s great independent animators, including Gail Noonan. She studied animation at Emily

An Evening With Joan Gratz

Directed by Joan Gratz

The work of Academy Award winner Joan Gratz (Mona Lisa Descending A Staircase, 1992) began as moving paintings, but evolved

An Evening With Joanna Priestley

Directed by Joanna Priestley

Starting her career as a film presenter in Central Oregon, Priestley made her first films using rubber stamps and sand

An Evening with Kurtis Hough

Directed by Kurtis Hough

Winner of the 2014 Oregon Media Arts Fellowship, Portland filmmaker Kurtis Hough’s work blends animation, documentary, and the surreal into

An Evening With Marilyn Zornado

Directed by Marilyn Zornado

Director-animator Marilyn Zornado started in the animation industry as a producer at Will Vinton Studios. After a career of producing

An Evening With Rose Bond

Directed by Rose Bond

Leader of the Animated Arts program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and a former NWFC student and faculty

An Evening With Ruth Hayes

Directed by Ruth Hayes

Beginning with the earliest forms of animation and optical toys, Olympia animator Ruth Hayes has created handmade objects such as

Anada

Directed by mike smith

Two young children are re-united in an apocalyptic future made up of a dizzying array of CG animation in this

And We Were Young

Directed by Andy Smetanka

Andy Smetanka’s work has ranged from creating a short segment for Guy Maddin’s MY WINNEPEG to ‘The Bachelor and the

Animated Worlds: Portland Animation Since 2000

Directed by Marilyn Zornado, Chel White, Joanna Priestley, Laura Heit, Joan Gratz

The state of Oregon has played an amazing role in helping to shape the world of animation. This program showcases

Animation By Design

Directed by Various

Presented in association with Design Week Portland, this short program of abstract animation features a variety of diverse work by