Toronto Animation Film Festival

Toronto Animation Industry Conference

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Where: Corus Quay, Toronto, Canada, 25 Dockside Dr.

When: Saturday to Sunday, November 2-3, 2019

Previous Events:

Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair

Opening Keynote: Elizabeth Ito

Sun, Nov 3rd

9:30AM - 10:30AM

The Spin Master Atrium Stage

Writer, Storyteller, Director and Emmy winner Elizabeth Ito is a 15-year veteran of the animation industry, working on such hits as Hotel Transylvania and Adventure Time. Elizabeth will discuss her career in animation along with a behind the scenes look at her latest project for Netflix, City Of Ghosts, described as a “hybrid” documentary and animated kids’ program.


Elizabeth Ito, Writer, Storyteller, Director, Netflix

Elizabeth Ito is a 15 year veteran of the animation industry. She has worked for many different studios on TV, feature, and commercial projects. Her many credits include supervising director on Adventure Time,  feature storyboard artist on Hotel Transylvania, Astroboy, and The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. In 2017, she won a Emmy for directing the Adventure Time episode, Islands Part 4: Imaginary Resources.

She is also the creator of the award-winning short, Welcome to My Life,  which to-date, is the second-most viewed short in Cartoon Network history.  It won the Audience Award for children aged between 12 and 17 at the New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF), and Best Film For Children at the Zagreb World Animation Festival.

Elizabeth currently works at Netflix, and is developing her own project about ghosts.


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