Jeanette Bonds is Co-Founder and Director of GLAS Animation, a non-profit organization dedicated to independent animation. She received her BFA and her MFA at CalArts in Experimental Animation. Jeanette is a part of the international animation collective LNWC and currently programs at Slamdance Film Festival as well as FMX and is a contributor to Short of the Week. She has served on the jury for Animafest Zagreb, Fantoche, and Dallas International Film Festival as well as having given presentations Animafest Zagreb, HAFF, New Chitose Airport Animation Festival, CalArts, RISD, and USC. Her works have been featured at both live-action and animation festivals around the world and in 2014 was nominated for an Annie Award. She continues to create works from across the spectrum, including narrative films, abstract films, and installations.
Animation Director/Producer. Sayoko has been making independent animation documentary shorts together with her partner Renzo Kinoshita, such as "Made in Japan"('72), "Japonese"('77), "Pica Don" ('78), "The Last Air Raid- Kumagaya"('93), "Ryukyu Okoku - Made in Okinawa" ('04) , receiving Grand Prix and many international prizes. Also, since late 1960s, she has been working for the development of animation art, including education, research and promotion. In 1985, she founded the first international animation festival in Asia, in Hiroshima, endorsed by ASIFA, and has been the Festival Director since then. ASIFA President from 2006 to 2009. She is now ASIFA Vice-President, ASIFA-Japan President, Advisor to Japan Society of Animation Studies, Visiting Professor at Osaka Univ. of Arts, Board of Joshibi Univ. of Art and Design, President of Int'l Animation Library (within Studio Lotus), President of Studio Lotus.
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