Ellen Besen Zachary Schwartz Institute for Animation Filmmaking
Creating Compelling Characters

A former faculty member of Sheridan College's School of Animation (1987-2002), Ellen Besen has been working in the field for thirty years. Highlights of her career include directing award-winning films for the NFB, film curating for such organizations as the AGO and writing for AWN. Her favorite colour is blue and her favorite food is steak and chips. She is currently director of The Zachary Schwartz Institute for Animation Filmmaking (Zed-Ed), an online school specializing in storytelling and writing for animation.