Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis are an animation duo based in Calgary, Alberta. Their short films When the Day Breaks and Wild Life have received numerous international awards including two Oscar nominations a Genie Award, the Palme D’Or at Cannes, and Grand Prix at Annecy, Zagreb and Hiroshima International Animation Festivals. Tilby’s previous work, Strings, earned many accolades including a Genie Award and an Oscar nomination.
Tilby and Forbis also collaborate on assorted commissioned projects including illustrations, theatrical projections and television commercials. Interview, their acclaimed ad for United Airlines, was nominated for an Emmy in 2004. In 2007, they founded the Bleak Midwinter Film Festival in their home neighbourhood of Inglewood.
Forbis has led many animation workshops for kids and from 1987-1993 was an instructor at the Arts Umbrella Children’s Art Centre in Vancouver.
Tilby has taught animation at Harvard and Concordia University and from 2006-2009 was external examiner for animation at the Royal College of Art in London.
‘Tzavta’: Hebrew for the act of sitting together
CURATED CONVERSATION ABOUT ART AND SUBSTANCE
We invite you to Tzavta – our monthly cultural dinner and salon spotlighting the creative drivers behind the scenes who make art happen.
The inspiration is (of course) bread, what binds it all together: seemingly simple, often unnoticed, always satisfying. Bread also encompasses hard work, diligence, persistence, humility and simplicity; all true, but also hides the complexity and skill involved in making it. These qualities, inherent to both bread making and art making, form the inspiration behind each of our monthly talks. The meal for the conversation is curated as well, inspired by the topic of the evening and the speaker’s influence, history and taste.
TIME WELL SPENT AND FOOD WORTH EATING.
Since our venue is small we are limited to 35 people
Artwork: Cam Christiansen
Sidewalk Citizen Bakery at the Simmons
618 Confluence Way SE
Wednesday, Jan 27
6:00 – 8:30 PM (Parking is free)
$35 includes stew (meat or vegetarian), salad, bread, dessert, coffee, stimulating conversation.
Cam Christiansen is a director, animator, adventurer, and innovator in the world of 3D animation and digital film making. He has produced animated short films for Bravo!FACT and the National Film Board of Canada. His work has the distinction of being named twice as official selection to The Sundance Film Festival and selected twice as top ten Canadian short film Toronto International Film Festival. He also qualified for Academy award contention by winning the Best Animated Experimental Short at the Los Angeles Film Festival 2008. He is in the final stage of an epic 5 year production of “WALL” a NFB feature animated film about the separation barrier between Israel and Palestine based on the playwright by Sir David Hare.