Toronto Animation Film Festival

Toronto Animation Industry Conference

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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 10-12, 2022

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair


Mel Olm

Animation Director, Brown Bag Films

Mel Olm is an Animation Director for Brown Bag Films, with 10+ years of experience within the animation industry. Her work includes roles as an Animator, Harmony Rigging Supervisor, Storyboard Revisionist and Animation Director for companies including Elliot Animation Inc, Guru Studio, and Yowza! Animation Corp., specializing in Harmony and Toon Boom Animation. Some of her credits include work on series like Ever After High (Mattel), Pig Goat Banana Cricket (Nickelodeon), Welcome to the Wayne (Nickelodeon), Charlotte (January Films), and Big Blue (Guru Studios).   

1:45PM - 2:45PM

Reference Library: Epic Hall

The Animation Directors Panel

Animation directors define the style of motion for a show or movie, guiding large teams of animators to focus an eclectic array of talents on creating a cohesive end product. Sounds easy enough, right?

We gather a roundtable of animation directors working on a variety of different projects at studios across Ontario to discuss their experience, swap stories and compare notes on the day-to-day duties of directing animation!

With Caitlin Menard Animation Director, Jam Filled Entertainment Mel Olm Animation Director, Brown Bag Films Patrick Paradis Animation Director, Atomic Cartoons Ray Ocampo Animation Director, Jam Filled Entertainment

Moderator: Spencer Moreland Director of Programming, TAAFI


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