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


Patrick Paradis

Animation Director, Atomic Cartoons

Patrick started his 20 year stint in animation in Halifax's imagination factories and has spent the last 12 years in Ottawa. Recently he has served as Animation Director on Little Demon (FXX/ShadowMachine) and Curious George: Cape Ahoy (Universal). He likes long walks on the moon and candle-lit effigies.

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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