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


Dan Fill

President & Co-Founder, Dark Slope Studios

Dan Fill is the president and co-founder of Dark Slope Studios - a metaverse and virtual production company that specializes in games and television production.

In this role Dan spearheads the development of innovative projects ranging from fully immersive theme park rides and spectacles, to cutting edge television programs that combine world class animation, motion tracking and a real time game engine pipeline. Dark Slope develops original intellectual properties as well as service production. Recent partners clients include: NBC Peacock, Nickelodeon, WildBrain, Insight Productions, AT&T, TVOntario, eOne’s Secret Location, Zero Latency, Hologate and Magic Leap.  

Prior to his current role, Dan was the head of multiplatform for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, where he was named the top Digital Innovator by The Australian for his role in commissioning the country’s most popular video streaming service (iView). iView now accounts for over 900 million streams a year in Australia. Previous to ABC, Dan was the former vice president interactive of Decode Entertainment (now WildBrain). In this role, he built an award-winning internal studio producing games and immersive experiences for a global audience.

Dan is a seasoned presenter having spoken at the Banff World Media Festival (Canada), MIPCOM ( France), XMedia Labs (Singapore), Xmedia Labs (Melbourne) and Xmedia (Sydney), Game Developers Conference (San Francisco and San Diego), Kidscreen (New York), Asia Animation Summit (Kuala Lumpur), Kidscreen (Miami) as well as TAAFI Animation Festival (Toronto).  

Dan is a co-founder of the production company Chocolate Liberation Front and a major shareholder of education and simulation company Lumeto. 

10:30AM - 11:30AM


Emerging Tech in Animation

Learn the latest from the folks that are on the cutting edge of the animation industry. Whether it's Virtual Production and animation with Motion Capture, Animation for Virtual Reality theme park rides/experiences or Animation for Metaverse development we've got that and more!

With Dan Fill President & Co-Founder, Dark Slope Studios Grayden Laing Artist, Animator & Filmmaker, Establish Media Joe Raasch VFX Coordinator, Seneca College Shishir 'S' Pande CEO, EXAR Studios

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