Animating The Documentary With Shira Avni
Screening and Discussion with Shira Avni Saturday, May 30th, 2009 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. At the NFB Cinema, 150 John Street FREE Admission Animating Under the Camera Workshop with Shira Avni Sunday, May 31st, 2009 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. At the NFB Atelier TAIS Members $35 Non-members $50 Limited spaces! Pre-registration required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. For more info, visit www.tais.ca Shira Avni is an artist that creates interesting and challenging works that encompass documentary techniques with animation. Using mostly under-the-camera animating practices of painting on glass and plasticine work, Shira creates layered stories that explore issues of immigration, sexuality, friendship, and ableness. Shira has worked as a director and animator at the National Film Board of Canada since 1997. She is currently a part-time faculty member at Concordia University's Cinema program, and has taught numerous animation workshops in Montreal, Chicago, and Seoul. Join us for an exclusive screening and discussion with Shira Avni in person (including a sneak peak at her new NFB film!), and a full day, hands-on workshop with the artist.