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June 19, 2013

scenes from the 2013 nw animation fest: portland - sunday

by sven at 10:35 pm

This year I'm letting photos tell the story of what happened at the NW Animation Fest. Here's part 3 of a 4 part series, which revisits the final day of our Portland show (Sunday, May 19).

1. "Meet the Animators," Sunday Afternoon at the Hollywood Theatre

2. interviewing some of the attending filmmakers

3. Magdalena Osinska, who flew in from the UK, discusses her film "Spirits of the Piano"

4. David Chai — from San Jose, California — discusses his film "A Knock on my Door"

5. Justin Connolly, who drove up from Los Angeles, discusses his film "Dance for Your Life, Puny Human"

6. native Portlandian Rob Shaw discusses the making of "Zero Rats"

7. Dave and Justin

8. Justin discusses the technical challenges involved in making a stop-motion robot dance-off

9. a small but engaged audience for this event

10. benefits of getting up early to meet the animators: free Voodoo Doughnuts for all!

11. me and filmmaker Magdalena Osinska ("Spirits of the Piano")

12. our volunteer team for Sunday's "Strange & Sexy" film block: (front) Temris Ridge, Becky Steele, Serin Hale, Cecilia Nguyen; (back) Stephen Couchman, Danie West, Thom May, Sven Bonnichsen, Gretchin Lair

13. step right up, getchyer tickets...

14. lobby life: answering questions at the festival info table

15. two of our marvelous ushers: Becky Steele and Danie West

16. walk down the aisle and find yourself a seat

17. getting settled in for a full afternoon of films

18. welcoming the Sunday Afternoon audience

19. Interviewing a being from another galaxy, made of pure energy. We warned everyone not to sit in the front row, to avoid the risk of being vaporized.

20. Ready to watch some films?

21. the glow of the screen fills the Hollywood Theatre's main auditorium

22. intermission: time to grab some popcorn

23. a sunny day shines in through the lobby doors

24. theatre manager Connor Kirkwood serves up the best popcorn in Portland

25. Serin Hale thanks you for turning in your survey

26. freebie buttons for survey respondents — featuring an image from the film "Butterflies" by Isabel Peppard & Warwick Burton

27. enjoying the Animation Hotline Hotspot

28. this year we worked with New York animator Dustin Grella to bring the Animation Hotline Hotspot out to Oregon

29. staffing the festival info table, Temris and Gretchin are silhouted by the waning afternoon light

30. super-volunteer Temris Ridge has helped out with every NW Animation Fest event since our inception

31. our loyal photographer, Carly J. Cais, takes advantage of the dinnertime break to check out the Animation Hotline video loop

32. lobby life: a lively crowd chatting about films during the festival's final intermission

33. I take a moment to introduce super-volunteer Stephen Couchman, organizer of the Rose City Steampunk Film Festival and GearCon

34. Thank you for coming!

35. Thanks to everyone who came together for the 2013 Northwest Animation Festival!

posted by sven | June 19, 2013 10:35 PM | categories: nw animation festival