Toronto Animation Film Festival

Toronto Animation Industry Conference

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Where: Online

When: November 11-13, 2021

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


Cindey Chiang

Art Director, ACE Program

Cindey Chiang is a Taiwanese Canadian artist with a bachelor of fine arts in character animation from CalArts. Her journey in the animation industry so far has allowed her to contribute to a variety of projects- from animating on the Beatles Covers ad for Apple to working on both of The Angry Birds movies as a visual development artist. She was most recently a senior designer at Skybound Entertainment on Robert Kirkman’s Invincible animated series for Amazon and is currently a designer and art director (1 episode) of the upcoming Netflix Brown and Friends series at Kickstart Entertainment. Apart from drawing, Cindey enjoys arts and crafts, drinking coffee, and eating ice cream. She also likes animals and all things cute!

8:00PM - 9:00PM


WIA Vancouver Presents: Widening our Lens; Advancing Women in Key Creative Roles

Animation Career EXCELerator's (ACE) mission is to de-mystify the process of creating original animated content and provide an opportunity for women and those who identify as women to hold the key creative and decision-making roles needed to make that content. ACE does this by providing targeted and focused mentoring, support, and training to mid- level career professionals as they develop and create their own intellectual property, and earn a key credit to help advance their careers. 

Join the executive producers and Team ACE 2 as they discuss the program’s impact to their career, ACE 3’s plans to expand across Canada with Netflix Canada, and the many ways artists and studios in Toronto can participate.

With Ana Gusson Director, ACE Program Cindey Chiang Art Director, ACE Program Eva Pekárová Composer, ACE Program Erica Miles Animation Director, ACE Program Robyn Campbell Writer, ACE Program Rose-Ann Tisserand Founder and Co-Executive Producer, ACE Program Tracey Mack Co-Executive Producer, ACE Program Tini Wider Producer, ACE Program

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