Toronto Animation Film Festival

Toronto Animation Industry Conference

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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 2-4, 2023

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


Christina Fidler

2D Animator, BuzzFeed

Christina Fidler is an LA-based character animator, director, and all around funny little clown with origins from New York City. She graduated with a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2020 and has since worked for the likes of Comedy Central, Bento Box's A Studio Digital, and Buzzfeed on animated shorts for humankind’s digital consumption. She has independent work that has been featured in festivals such as Animation Block Party, Sweaty Eyeballs, and Maryland Film Fest. Her favorite (highly professional) pastimes include: eating peanut butter, losing socks, and saying “cows” when passing farms on roadtrips. Also she's an Aries sun... if you're into that kinda stuff.

3:30PM - 4:30PM

Online: Crowdcast

The Dark Secrets of Vertical Videos!! Not Clickbait!

It's 3am. You're mindlessly swiping through TikTok. Suddenly, you stop. Your swiping finger frozen as you stare, eyes wide, transfixed to the screen. Your brain has been hacked. Your dopamine center has been hijacked by short-form animated comedy videos in a vertical format.

Three animators (identities withheld) have agreed to meet with us to reveal the secret comedy tools they employ to psycho-engineer you into laughing and crying and liking and sharing.

With Christina Fidler 2D Animator, BuzzFeed Joe Cappa Director & Animator, Ghost Dogs Lindsey DeMars Animation Director, Bento Box

Moderator: Spencer Moreland Director of Programming, TAAFI


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