Toronto Animation Film Festival

Toronto Animation Industry Conference

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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 2-4, 2023

Previous Events:

Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


Lindsey DeMars

Animation Director, Bento Box

Lindsey DeMars is a storyboard artist, animator, and independent filmmaker living and breathing in Los Angeles, CA. She is writing this blurb in the 3rd person point of view because she has noticed many professionals do this when they want to sound fancy. Lindsey is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design's Experimental Animation Program, where she made a bunch of silly cartoons that have screened at festivals such as Animation Block Party and Animafest Zagreb. Most recently, she worked in feature animation as a Storyboard Artist at BaseFx, and has directed animated shorts for Bento Box's "A Studio Digital”.

When she’s not making cartoons, Lindsey spends 100% of her spare time attempting to persuade her two new kittens to ride around on top of the Roomba like a horsey.

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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