Lectur by Nancy Denney-Phelps
Beginning with Disney's Ink and Paint Girls down to the present day Breaking the Celluloid Ceilingwill trace the role of women in the animation industry and discuss the present prospects for women to rise to their full potential in the industry.... The lecture, extensively illustrated with film excerpts, will be delivered by Nancy Denney-Phelps, Belgium-based American journalist and one of the most influential observer and commentator of contemporary animation world.
Nancy Denney-Phelpsis a journalist writing about European animation and festivals as well as a producer of music for animation. Along with her composer/musician husband Nik Phelps, she co-founded the Sprocket Ensemble dedicated to presenting liveperformances of original music with screenings of contemporary animation from around the world. Nancy’s writings have appeared in such publications as CARTOON and ANIMATOON as well as on her regular blog for AWN (Animation World Network). She is also a regular correspondent for ASIFA/San Francisco and a member of the ASIFA International Board of Directors. Nancy has served on numerous International Animation Festival juries and taught time management for animators at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, School of Art and Design. Her strong interest in the history of animation has led her to present programs on the history of animation traced through music at many animation festivals and conferences worldwide. She also works as advisor to several animation festivals.