Toronto Animation Film Festival

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Where: Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor St W) & Online

When: April 4-6, 2024

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Toronto Animation Industry Conference

Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair



Robin Budd

I design & direct animation. Episodic television primarily, but feature work as well.

Whatever the format, it’s all about communicating that fabulous script you just got green lit, in the most creative way possible. I believe in keeping the story clear and entertaining, giving a touchstone to the emotional journey, and never shying away from a good laugh.

I draw every day, which is handy when communicating with artists. It also helps when adapting an existing style into animation, or art directing a brand new approach.

Something else I do, from time to time, is win awards like the 2013 and 2019 Canadian Screen Award for Best Direction, or the 2011 Banff World Television Festival Award of Excellence. #humblebrag.

I’ve had the chance to collaborate with great writers, creative animation teams, and innovative studios, which has given me the opportunity to become bold, fresh, funny, and hip! …Okay, although that only partly describes me in person, it does do justice to the shows I’ve directed. Want to see for yourself? Take a look at my work portfolio!


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