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Platform is an internationally acclaimed animation festival founded in 2007 as a platform for artists, and the first multi-platform animation event in the world. Our first festival, in Portland, Oregon, in 2007, featured a wide range of screenings and competitions for films, installations, and animation for the web and mobile devices.

WHO WE ARE

 

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR, IRENE KOTLARZ

Irene Kotlarz is founding director of PLATFORM International Animation Festival, an innovative multi-platform event that debuted in Portland, Oregon in June 2007, and former Director of the Cambridge, Bristol and Cardiff Animation Festivals in Britain. She trained as an art historian before specializing in film and animation. She developed a specialized animation history and theory program for the University College of the Creative Arts in England, and taught at Britain’s Royal College of Art and National Film and Television School. She has curated programs for festivals, film and lecture tours internationally, and has written for publications including AWN, Screen, Undercut and Shots. As Executive Producer at London’s Speedy Films, Irene produced animated shorts and commercials. She also produced, curated and consulted for programs on animation for Channel 4, ITV and MTV, and curated a week long festival of animation for BBC2. She currently lives in Los Angeles, and teaches animation history and curation at CalArts as well as directing Platform.

CALARTS CURATORS

Platform 2007

Images from Platform 2007 in Portland, OR

JEANETTE BONDS

SEAN BUCKELEW

THALIA FRY

JESS IGLEHART

MELODY YENN

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BRENDAN BURCH

CLAIRE JENNINGS

BROOKE KEESLING

IRENE KOTLARZ

ROBERT MAY

BRIAN McCARTY

MICHAEL OUWELEEN

LINDA SIMENSKY

AARON SIMPSON (CHAIRMAN)

 

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JEANETTE BONDS, SEAN BUCKELEW, JESS IGLEHART

PLATFORM is organized by Platform Animation, Inc, a 501[c]3 non-profit organization.

 

 

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