Academy Spotlights Canadian Women Animators

Oscar nominees Janet Perlman, Caroline Leaf, Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis and Oscar winner Torill Kove will share the spotlight at a special evening decidated to ‘Canadian Women in Animation’ at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. The talented roster of animation star will introduced their prize-winning shorts and participate in a panel modered by animation historian and critic Charles Solomon.

‘Canadian Women in Animation’ will explore the unique and personal visual styles of the five filmmakers, who all work in Canada. The evening will illuminate not only each individual’s approach to animation, but also the collective contributions that the National Film Board of Canada.

Scheduled to screen are Leaf’s The Street (1976), Perlman’s The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin (1981), Tilby and Forbis’ When the Day Breaks (1999), and Kove’s Oscar-winning short from last year The Danish Poet.

For ticket information about this one-of-a-kind Academy event (8949 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles), visit www.oscars.org or call (310) 247-3600.