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


Erica Miles

Animation Director, ACE Program

Erica Miles has been drawn to the world of animation from a young age, and after seeing The Lion King on the big screen at the age of 6, knew she wanted to become an animator and help to bring stories to life. She has worked on a number of productions both in 2D and 3D across a wide range of animation styles. Most recently she animated on the award-winning Hilda for Netflix and 101 Dalmatian Street for Disney, and is currently a lead animator on Trolls: TrollsTopia for Dreamworks Television at Atomic Cartoons.

Erica was selected as the animation director of the 2020/2021 ACE Program through WIA, and the short film Pivot that they created through the program is premiering at Spark this year.

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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