If you are in Toronto next week and feel like checking out a wonderful evening of cool animated music videos, TV ads and narrative shorts, we recommend TIFF’s Packaged Goods: Artful Animation, scheduled for Feb. 20th at 7 p.m. at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
Curated by Rae Ann Fera, the show will also feature a special appearance by Gerald Ding, Creative Director of New York City-based agency Psyop, who will offer his take on the sate of the art after the screening. Psyop has created spots for leading brands, including Coca-Cola, IBM, Nike, AT&T, Volkswagen, MTV, Starbucks and Adidas, and has garnered numerous industry awards including two Emmy Awards and multiple Cannes Lions. See below for complete series details.
Among the projects included in this year’s edition are William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg’s Oscar-winning short The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, C2C’s The Beat, Passion Pictures’ Converse ad, Diplo’s Set It Off, Flying Lotus’ Tiny Tortures, Andrew Thomas Huang’s Solipsist, Dan Charbit’s Infime, Kaleb Lechowski’s R’ha, Tomek Baginski’s Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings trailer, Pedro Conti’s One More Beer and Gotye’s Easy Way Out.
For more info, visit www.tiff.net.