Local Sightings 2020 – Artist Talk with Neely Goniodsky
• • HOW TO ATTEND THE TALK VIRTUALLY • •
- Purchase your sliding-scale, pay-what-you-can ticket through Brown Paper Tickets for Artist Spotlight: Neely Goniodsky’s Animations.
- 1 hour before the talk, NWFF will send a link to your registered e-mail address. (Don’t see it? Check your spam folder.)
- If you encounter any issues joining, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. (But please, check your spam!)
- This talk will be conducted via video chat over Zoom. You’ll need a computer or smartphone to attend, and we recommend headphones. You can create a free account ahead of time. We’ll send a follow-up email with a guide once you register.
Sunday, September 20th, 2:00-2:40pm
Join us for a conversation over Zoom with filmmaker Neely Goniodsky. She will show clips from her animated films, and discuss her creative and technical process. Neely has been animating for over 15 years with her works reflecting an ever-ongoing search for new styles and expressions. Neely is interested in interpreting the human condition through abstract narrative and visual experimentation attempting to translate reality into visual poetry. She explores a combination of traditional animation techniques including ink and paint on paper, cut-out collage, under the camera animation, computer drawing, and 2D computer animation.
**Neely Goniodsky is also teaching an animating workshop from 3-4pm. Find out more and register here!
Neely Goniodsky has directed and animated over twenty-five short films including productions at the National Film Board of Canada, The New York Times, and Seattle University. She holds a master’s degree in Animation from Royal College of Arts, London, and a bachelor’s degree in Animation from Concordia University, Montreal.
Neely has been animating for over 15 years with her works reflecting an ever-ongoing search for new styles and expressions. Neely is interested in interpreting the human condition through abstract narrative and visual experimentation attempting to translate reality into visual poetry. She explores a combination of traditional animation techniques including ink and paint on paper, cut-out collage, under the camera animation, computer drawing, and 2D computer animation. Beyond animation, Neely’s works include video installations, paintings, drawings, and collage.
Neely had received several awards and nominations, most recently including Best Animated Short Award at Local Sightings Film Festival, Seattle and the GAP grant from Artist Trust. Other awards include being selected to be the first Artist in Residence at the Northwest Film Forum, 4Culture Award, a finalist of the Artist Trust Arts Innovator Award, and numerous Canada Council and CALQ grants. Neely’s films have been screened at many US and international film festival including Animasivo, the NW Animation Festival, Portland, Ottawa International Animation Film Festival, Anifilm Czech Republic, Animafest Zagreb, and Encounters Bristol, UK. Neely’s noteworthy productions include Conception Series Season 2 for The New York Times, The Smiths, a Seattle University production, and Pearl, a National Film Board of Canada production.
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Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 23rd Annual Local Sightings Film Festival [Online] virtually showcases creative communities from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The 2020 program, which runs from September 18-27, features a competitive selection of curated shorts and feature film programs, inviting regional artists to experiment, break, and remake popular conceptions around filmmaking and film exhibition.
Local Sightings 2020 champions emerging and established talent, supports the regional film industry, and promotes diverse media as a critical tool for public engagement. This year’s festival also celebrates NWFF’s 25th Anniversary as an organization.
Vote for your favorite films by 12pm PDT on Closing Day, Sep. 27; BEST FEATURE and BEST SHORT winners receive a future screening opportunity at NWFF!