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digital cel, cameraless, cutout, stopmotion

Quickdraw Involvement

Producer Scratch My Shorts Compilation, Co-Curator for Quickdraw retrospective at Fantonche Animation Festival, Past Operations Coordinator and Facilitator, Quickdraw liaison for ASIFA

Not sure if she was going to be a theatre technician or an animator, Carol figured either way she’d have to be an artist, so she went to the Alberta College of Art + Design, graduating in 1987. Her first film was a 16mm cameraless film, Ask-Me. She honed her administration and communication skills as Operations Coordinator of the Quickdraw Animation Society, and for nine years oversaw it’s development from an animation fan club into an internationally recognized production, resource, and education centre for all forms of animation. In 1994, Carol and her partner Kevin D.A. Kurytnik invested in the creation of their own animation production company, Fifteen Pound Pink Productions, named thus because that’s how much their cat weighed. 2004 saw the completion of Mr. Reaper’s Really Bad Morning, a 17 minute film about the uneasy co-existence between life and Mr. Death. They are currently developing a project with the National Film Board of Canada.

Awards/Film Festivals

 

Screenings:

 

Business as Usual
2011
  • Banff Centre Midsummers Ball, Banff, Alberta
  • London International Animation Festival, UK
  • Melbourne International Animation Festival, Australia
  • Dawson City International Short Film Festival – Dawson City, Yukon
2010
  • Vision Verbatim TV – Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts, Calgary, Alberta
  • Planet in Focus International Environmental Film and Video Festival – Toronto, Ontario
  • Moving Images Festival, Death by Night Showcase – Toronto, Ontario
  • Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival – Calgary, Alberta
  • Calgary International Film Festival
  • Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canadian Showcase
  • Open Air Film Festival – Weiterstadt, Germany
  • Animasivo Animation Forum of the Festival de Mexico – Mexico City

 

Intergalactic Who’s Who
2011
  • Open Air Film Festival – Weiterstadt, Germany
  • 2D OR NOT 2D Animation Festival – Seattle Washington
2010
  • Canada Day Celebrations – Calgary, Alberta
  • Prairie Tales 12 Alberta Film and Video Tour
  • Animacursed International Festival of Horror Animation – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Pixie Awards: American Pixel Academy – Sanibel, Florida
  • Reel Canadian Film Festival – Fernie, B.C.
  • Savannah International Animation Festival – Savannah, Georgia
  • Dawson City International Short Film Festival – Dawson City, Yukon
2009
  • Moving Image Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario
  • Fantastic Planet Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
  • Calgary International Film Festival
  • Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canadian Showcase
  • Ming Short Film Festival – Calgary, Alberta
  • Open Air Film Festival – Weiterstadt, Germany
  • Gimli Film Festival – Manitoba
  • Super Shorts International Film Festival – London, U.K.
  • Melbourne International Animation Festival Late Night Bizarre – Australia
  • Pictopia! Pictoplasma Conference on contemporary character design and art – Berlin, Germany
  • Prairie Tales 11 Alberta Film and Video Tour
  • One Yellow Rabbit High Performance Rodeo, BravoFACT! screening
2008
  • Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canadian Showcase
  • Prairie Tales 10 Alberta Film and Video Tour
2007
  • Prairie Tales 9 Alberta Film and Video Tour

 

Mr. Reaper’s Really Bad Morning
2008
  • Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canadian Animation: Looking for a Place to Happen
  • Alberta Arts Day, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
  • Sommets du Cinema d’Animation de Qubec, Antitube and Cinematheque Quebecoise, Quebec
2007
  • Uppsala International Short Film Festival – Sweden
  • More Remarkable Festival Winners – Animpact, Seoul, Korea
  • Canadian Animation Festival, Canadian Trade Office, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Animondo – Lowave Screening, Pompidou Centre – Paris, France
2006
  • Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival – Serbia and Montenegro
  • Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival – Victoria, B.C.
  • Calgary International Film Festival
  • Canadian Animation, curated presentation – Cineworks, Vancouver, B.C.
2005
  • Black Nights Film Festival – Estonia
  • Canadian Film Days at the Canadian Embassy – Latvia
  • Best of Canadian Animation at Anifest 3 – Budapest, Hungary
  • Canadian Cinema Weekend at Fri-Son fait son cinéma – Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Interfilm International Short Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
  • Schwenninger Shortfilmfestival, Germany
  • Open Air Film Festival, Weiterstadt, Germany
  • Casa da Animação, Porto Portugal
  • Cinema Slam, Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Anima Mundi International Animation Festival, Rio deJaneiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Annecy International Animation Festival, special programme of Canadian animation, France
  • Kalamazoo Animation Festival International, Michigan
  • Classical/Digital, curated screening, Centre for Art Tapes, Halifax
  • Calgary Asian Film Festival
  • BYTE Youth Film Week, Whitehorse, Yukon
  • Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Yukon
  • Spectrum International Short Film Festival, Red Deer
  • Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan
  • International Festival of Animated Films Anifest Trebon, Czech Republic
  • Cinematheque Quebecoise, Montreal
  • Prairie Tales 7 Alberta Film and Video Tour
  • Alberta Scene albertaine Showcase of Alberta Arts, Ottawa
2004
  • Canadian Film Showcase, Ottawa International Animation Festival
  • Calgary International Film Festival

 

the wind between my ears
2004
  • Diamond Dip Video Lounge, ACAD Artrageous Fundraiser
2003
  • Streaming Project, web archive of Canadian film and video, SAW Video, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Fun with Trouble: Recent Indy Animation, Harbourfront Centre Fresh Festival, Toronto
2002
  • Three Days to Animate Yourself, Cinematheque quebecoise, Montreal, Quebec
2001
  • Retrospectiva Canadiana de Cinema de Animação, Casa de Animação, Porto, Portugal
  • Animation from the Hinterlands, curated screening, Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver,
  • MadCat Film Festival, San Francisco, California
  • NeuroBar, Zurich, Switzerland, in performance with experimental band Neuromodulator
  • Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan
  • Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival, B.C.
2000
  • Frozen Moments curated film tour
  • Canadian Panorama, Ottawa International Animation Festival
  • 20th Altantic Film Festival, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Prairie Tales Film Tour

 

Ask-Me
2010
  • Video Cache, SAW Video and Groupe Intervention Video, online exhibition
2004
  • ZeD TV, CBC Television
  • Diamond Dip Video Lounge, ACAD Artrageous Fundraiser
2003
  • Streaming Project, web archive of Canadian film and video, SAW Video, Ottawa, Ontario
2002
  • Three Days to Animate Yourself, Cinematheque quebecoise, Montreal, Quebec
1999
  • The QAS Hometown Screamin’ Screening, Calgary, Alberta
  • Fantoche 99 International Animation Film Festival, Baden, Switzerland
1998
  • Ottawa 98 International Animation Festival, “The State of Canadian Animation part 2″ Images Festival, Toronto, Ontario
1998
  • Canadian Panorama of Independent Animation, Cinematheque quebecoise, Montreal
1997
  • Student Animation Festival of Ottawa, “Declaring Independence” Presentation, Ont.
  • GET REEL Canadian Independent Film Tour, Metro Cinema Society, Alberta
  • IFVA Media Salon, Montreal, Quebec
  • “Tradition Transformed”, Triangle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1996
  • “Unreal Time”, QAS Members program, Uptown Screen, Calgary, Alberta
  • 34th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan
  • “Animation, Titillation & Revelation”, Winnipeg Film Group, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Prairie Animation Film Night, Saskatchewan Film Pool, Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Brandon Film Festival, Brandon, Manitoba
  • Black Maria Film-Video Festival, Jersey City, N.J., traveling exhibition
1995
  • Herland: A Feminist Film and Video Celebration, Calgary, Alberta
  • “In Dreams”, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
  • New Frontiers Film Festival, Ottawa, Ontario
  • “Shameless Shorts” WTN/ Lifestyle Television Network, national broadcast
  • “Through the Lens” Western Moving Picture Company, national television broadcast
  • St. John’s International Women’s Film and Video Festival, Newfoundland
  • $100 Film Festival, Calgary, Alberta

 

TREES!
1997
  • SciFest Festival of Science Films and Videos for Young People, Vancouver, B.C
  • Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • IFVA Media Salon, Montreal, Quebec
  • Student Animation Festival of Ottawa, “Declaring Independence” Presentation, Ont.
  • The First NYC Sierra Club Film and Video Festival
  • “Tradition Transformed”, Triangle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
  • FLICKS International Children’s Film Festival, Saskatchewan
  • Mendrisio Cartoon Swiss International Animation Festival, Switzerland
1996
  • Holland Animation Film Festival, the Netherlands
  • Columbus International Film and Video Festival, Ohio
  • Ottawa 96 International Animation Festival, Ontario
  • Hiroshima 96, 6th International Animation Festival, Japan
  • Ambiente-Incontri FilmFestival, Sacile, Italy
  • WorldFest Houston, Texas
  • National Educational Media Network, California
1995
  • Intercom ’95 International Communication Film & Video Festival, Chicago, Illinois

 

Abandon Bob Hope All Ye Who Enter Here
2007
  • Uppsala International Short Film Festival – Sweden
  • Canadian Animation Festival, Canadian Trade Office, Taipei, Taiwan
2006
  • Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival – Serbia and Montenegro
2005
  • Black Nights Film Festival – Estonia
  • Canadian Film Days at the Canadian Embassy – Latvia
  • Best of Canadian Animation at Anifest 3 – Budapest, Hungary
  • Annecy International Animation Festival, programme of Canadian animation – France
  • The Best of International Animation, Canadian Film Institute, Ottawa
2004
  • ASIFA International Exhibition and Screening – Seoul, Korea
  • Diamond Dip Video Lounge – ACAD Artrageous Fundraiser
2003
  • Streaming Project, web archive of Canadian film/video, SAWVideo, Ottawa
2002
  • Zagreb International Animation Festival, Beyond the Board curated program – Croatia
  • Three Days to Animate Yourself, Cinematheque quebecoise – Montreal, Quebec
2001
  • SF Indiefest – San Francisco, USA
2000
  • Animerte Dager Animation Festival 2000 – Britannia, Norway
  • Ottawa International Animation Festival – Ontario
  • Chicago underground Film Festival – Chicago, Illinois
  • Psychologically Surreal Program, The Blinding Light Cinema – Vancouver, B.C.
  • Springtime VideoFest, Concordia University – Montreal, Quebec
1999
  • An Animated Christmas Screening, Cineworks Film Co-operative – Vancouver, B.C.
  • Vancouver Underground Film Festival – Vancouver, B.C.
  • Olympia Film Festival – Olympia, Washington
  • Atlantic Film Festival – Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Fantoche International Animation Festival – Baden, Switzerland
  • Anti-Film Festival, Alliance For Media Arts – Miami Beach, Florida
1998
  • Ottawa International Animation Festival – “State of Canadian Animation, part 2″
  • Images Festival – Toronto, Ontario

 

A Night Before Christmas
2005
  • Films in Panorama – British Animation Festival
  • Calgary International Film Festival
2004
  • West Edmonton Mall, Elves’ Den Christmas display

 

Awards:

 

Business as Usual
2011
  • Official Competition – Melbourne International Animation Festival, Australia
2010
  • Nominee – Best Alberta Short – Calgary International Film Festival
  • Bravo!FACT grant

 

Intergalactic Who’s Who
2010
  • Platinum Pixie Award – American Pixel Academy, Sanibel Florida
2009
  • Nominee – Best Alberta Short – Calgary International Film Festival
  • Top 10 Finalist – Ming Short Film Festival
2007
  • Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Creative Development Initiative grant
  • Alberta Foundation for the Arts Film Project Grant
2006
  • Bravo!FACT grant
  • Alberta Foundation for the Arts Film Project Grant

 

Mr. Reaper’s Really Bad Morning
2006
  • Official Competition – Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival
2005
  • Bronze Award – Kalamazoo Animation Festival International
  • Best Animation and People’s Choice – Spectrum International Short Film Festival
  • Selection Best of Festival Screening – Open Air Film Festival Weiterstadt
  • Selection Best of Festival Screening – Interfilm International Short Film Festival
  • Official Competition – Anima Mundi International Animation Festival
  • Official Competition – Ann Arbor Film Festival
  • Official Competition – International Festival of Animated Films Anifest Trebon
2004
  • Alberta Foundation for the Arts Film Project Grant
2001
  • Alberta Foundation for the Arts Film Project Grant
1999
  • Alberta Foundation for the Arts Film Project Grant
1998
  • Calgary Region Arts Foundation Impresario grant
  • Canada Council Film Production Grant

 

Abandon Bob Hope All Ye Who Enter Here
2000
  • Official Competition – Ottawa International Animation Festival
1999
  • Official Competition – 2nd Annual Vancouver Underground Film Festival
  • Official Competition – 16th Annual Olympia Film Festival
  • Official Competition – 19th Atlantic Film Festival
  • Official Competition – 6th Annual Anti-Film Festival
1998
  • Official Competition – Images Festival, Toronto

 

TREES!
1996
  • Silver Apple Award – National Educational Media Network, California
  • Bronze Eva Award, External Communications – ITVA Canada
  • Finalist Award – WorldFest Houston, Texas
  • Honorable Mention – Columbus International Film and Video Festival, Ohio
  • Official Competition – Ottawa 96 International Animation Festival, Ontario
  • Official Competition – Hiroshima 96, 6th International Animation Festival, Japan
  • Nominee, Best Animation – 22nd Annual AMPIA Awards
  • Nominee, Corporate Education Category – Iris Awards, Alberta
1995
  • Silver Hugo Award, Children’s Educational category – Intercom ’95, Chicago, Illinois

 

Ask-Me
1996
  • Nominee, Best Experimental Film, Ask-Me, Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival, Sask.
1995
  • Director’s Citation, Black Maria Film-Video Festival, Jersey City, N.J.
  • Best Animation, New Frontiers Film Festival, Ottawa, Ontario

 


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