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


Collin Tsandilis

Director, Mercury Filmworks

Collin Tsandilis is one of the co-directors of Duke’s Game. Collin has worked at Mercury Filmworks for over 10 years. Currently, Collin is the director for an upcoming adult animated series.

Before this, he was Assistant Director on Kid Cosmic and If you Give a Mouse a Cookie which won a 'Gold Award' from the Parent's Choice Foundation 2020, and received an Emmy nomination for "Best Animated Preschool Program" in 2018. Prior, he worked as an Animation Supervisor on Atomic Puppet, Penn Zero, Star vs. the Forces of Evil and Wander Over Yonder. He also was an animator on the 2019 Oscar-winning short Hair Love.

2:30PM - 3:15PM

Online: Crowdcast

Toon Boom Presents: Behind-the-Scenes of Duke's Game

To mark the release of both Storyboard Pro 22 and Harmony 22, Toon Boom Animation commissioned the team at Mercury Filmworks to produce an original animated short film using the latest versions of our software. Mercury Filmworks is an animation studio which specializes in high-quality animation made using 2D rigs, and is widely known for their work on award-winning series such as Hilda and Kid Cosmic. For this new short, titled The Duke's Game, the team at Mercury Filmworks was given full creative freedom. Hear from directors Shane Plante and Collin Tsandilis, and Production Manager Tim Chapman on the process and making of the commercial Duke's Game.

With Collin Tsandilis Director, Mercury Filmworks Mike Schnier Social Media and Content Manager, ToonBoom Shane Plante Director, Mercury Filmworks Tim Chapman Production Manager, Mercury Filmworks

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