In consultation with our Canadian and international contacts, we develop a series of panels exploring current industry issues, including technology trends, co productions, successful content creation and much more. (TAC AnimaPass or TAC Only Pass required.)
Speakers from Telefilm and the French, Polish and Spanish markets share the latest news and co-production information on their respective markets, focusing on current strategies, trends and opportunities for Canadian producers.
While 3D animated feature films have proven themselves as highly successful, the small screen is still dominated by 2D animation in North America. This panel of experts aims to debunk the myths around this imbalance, sharing key information on everything from budgets to aesthetics.
Mary Bredin, Creative Development, Team TO / Green Tiger Club
Whether branded or original, digital content is an open space for children to learn, play and seek out entertainment. With so many choices, how do you create compelling content that captures and engages audiences, and how do you keep them coming back for more.
Panelists will share their stories on maneuvering through this vast digital landscape, discuss choosing the right channels and platforms, broadcast and brand affiliations, the challenges and advantages of working within the youth and animation space, building, engaging and sustaining audiences and different financing models, including funding.
Candice Chambers, Director, Acquisitions and Digital Distribution, 9 Story Media Group
Hector Herrera, Creative Director, TOGETHER: Words+Pictures for Art & Culture
Co-created by three-time Emmy-nominated Steven Universe writers Matt Burnett and Ben Levin, Craig of the Creek follows the creative and imaginative escapades by a trio of best friends, Craig, J.P. and Kelsey. The series premiere spurred a groundswell of excitement from critics and fans across social media by tapping into an emotional sense of nostalgia for audiences. Join the creators as they discuss what inspires them, how they connect with viewers through the show’s relatable characters and storylines, and the importance of inclusive storytelling.
Open to all OIAF passholders.
Matt Burnett, Co-Creator, Craig of the Creek, Cartoon Network Studios
Ben Levin, Co-Creator, Craig of the Creek, Cartoon Network
Anime is a growing phenomenon, beloved by passionate fans around the globe. Crunchyroll is the world’s largest destination for anime and manga and brings together more than 40M fans through online and offline content experiences. In addition to licensed content from Japan, our approach also includes engagement via hosted shows, documentaries, co-productions, and now Originals. Hear more about Crunchyroll’s approach on being everything to someone and how some of our newest projects will bring forward additional opportunities for the creative industry at large.