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

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


Mathias Richard Horhager

Creator/ Director/ Writer, Brown Bag Films

M.R. Horhager is a Filipino-Canadian creator, director, writer and filmmaker from Toronto, Ontario with a decade of experience in the animation industry. His work includes directing the award-winning series “Dot.” produced by the Jim Henson Company, working with Sesame Workshop as a director on “Prankster Planet”, and his current role as an episodic director and creative producer on Nickelodeon’s “Blues Clues & You” reboot.

His past director credits also include the pre-school series “Chirp”, and the Christmas special "The Curse of Clara: A Holiday Tale", which won a 2017 Canadian Screen Award for "Best Animated Program or Series".

In addition to his work in broadcast TV, M.R. Horhager is also a prolific creator of original animated content, with multiple projects in various stages of development. He has also written, directed and produced several short films, with many that have appeared in international festivals, including "Extreme Nuts" (2010), "Ball'oons" (2011), "I Hate You Red Light" (2012), "Ringo" (2012), and "Kafka’s Little Fable" (2016). In 2017, he was invited to pitch one of his original projects, “The Distinguished Dinosaurs”, at the acclaimed Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

M.R. Horhager’s varied experience has given him the opportunity to work on shows and develop content that span from the pre-school demographic up to adult. In addition to his many projects, his newest venture in 2019 is leveraging his strong storytelling ability as a TV writer.

2:30PM - 3:30PM

Corus 8th Floor Theatre

Navigating The World Of Shorts

There is another venue of creativity for animation artists besides the series and feature film world - short films! The art of creating your own short and showing it around the world is often underappreciated. These talented creators and directors will discuss their journey of taking an idea, creating a short, and getting it in front of audiences internationally.

With Joel MacKenzie Writer/Director/Designer Mathias Richard Horhager Creator/ Director/ Writer, Brown Bag Films Sam Bradley Artist / Writer

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