Toronto Animation Film Festival

Toronto Animation Industry Conference

The ConferenceAbout TAAFISubscribeScheduleSpeakersDiscordFAQ

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

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

Previous Events:

Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


Alexandra Kavalova

Art Director, Spin Master

Alexandra Kavalova is a Canadian production designer and art director residing in Toronto. She completed a classical animation program at Sheridan college in 2004 and obtained an additional diploma in computer animation from Seneca college in 2005. She has 13 years of experience in the animation industry as a designer and specializes in location and character design, concept art, background painting, matte painting and colour scripting. In addition, she has 5 years of experience as art director, her list of clients include Mattel, LEGO, Autodesk, Boat Rocker Media and Spin Master. Today Alexandra is working at Spin Master Entertainment as the director of visual development where she is collaborating with talented artists from across the globe to develop numerous animated series for kids.

1:00PM - 3:00PM

Corus West

Meet & Greet

Speed Dating For Professionals! 

This is your chance to have a 10 minute one-on-one meeting with various industry experts from studios such as Guru, Headspinner, CBC, Industrial Brothers and more!


With Alexandra Kavalova Art Director, Spin Master Andrew Healey Development Executive, Portfolio Entertainment Alan Gregg VP of Development, Industrial Brothers Brandon Lane Development Producer, Nelvana Drew Mullin Executive in Charge of Production Children's Content, CBC Kids Dave Padbury Developer Manager, Originals, Guru Studio Kirsten Hurd Acquisitions, TVOkids, TVOkids Lorna Withrington Director of Development, Spin Master Martha Sepulveda Director of Development, 9 Story Media Group Marlene Schmidt Head of Production, Epic Story Media Michelle Melanson Cuperus Headspinner Productions Inc., President Miklos Perlus Executive Producer, Development and Production, Pipeline Studios Shannon Bishop Manager, Creative Affairs, Entertainment One, Family & Brands Shaleen Sangha Vice President, Development and Production, Boat Rocker Studios, Kids and Family Shabnam Rezaei Co-Founder / Producer, Big Bad Boo Studios Sam Chou Creative Director of Development, Kickstart Entertainment Todd Brian Director of Development, Animation, WildBrain

Copyright 2024 © Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI)