Siloën   Daley -    Artistic Director   Siloën is an artist who found filmmaking and showing movies through an inspired animator and projectionist. She has since worked in the film industry in many fields, exploring editing, laboratory processes, animating, storyboarding, directing, projection, and curating.  Over twenty years after moving East from the Rockies Siloën is at home in Halifax with a body of short expressionistic animated films which have screened internationally, and a studio where something is always in the works. As founder and director of both Halifax's art house cinema, Carbon Arc, and The Animation Festival of Halifax, Siloën enjoys regularly watching films with the cultural community.

Siloën Daley -  Artistic Director

Siloën is an artist who found filmmaking and showing movies through an inspired animator and projectionist. She has since worked in the film industry in many fields, exploring editing, laboratory processes, animating, storyboarding, directing, projection, and curating.

Over twenty years after moving East from the Rockies Siloën is at home in Halifax with a body of short expressionistic animated films which have screened internationally, and a studio where something is always in the works. As founder and director of both Halifax's art house cinema, Carbon Arc, and The Animation Festival of Halifax, Siloën enjoys regularly watching films with the cultural community.

  Phillip Stamp - Strategic Director    Phillip Stamp, DHX Studios Vice President, Current Production, Halifax, has a career encompassing more than two decades in film and TV production. His diverse background includes writing, directing both live action and animation, executive producing, producing, managing studios and overseeing multiple productions.  Phillip joined DHX Media in 2012 as VP of Production for the Halifax studio. Under his leadership, the studio has more than tripled in size and expanded its production portfolio to include Teletoon, Cartoon Network, Netflix, and Amazon.  He continues to produce and direct for various projects with DHX while overseeing the creative management of the studio. 

Phillip Stamp - Strategic Director

Phillip Stamp, DHX Studios Vice President, Current Production, Halifax, has a career encompassing more than two decades in film and TV production. His diverse background includes writing, directing both live action and animation, executive producing, producing, managing studios and overseeing multiple productions.

Phillip joined DHX Media in 2012 as VP of Production for the Halifax studio. Under his leadership, the studio has more than tripled in size and expanded its production portfolio to include Teletoon, Cartoon Network, Netflix, and Amazon.  He continues to produce and direct for various projects with DHX while overseeing the creative management of the studio. 

  Dylan Edwards -   Education & Workshops   Dylan Edwards has been working in the animation industry for many years at DHX, CBC, Halifax Film, Copernicus Studios and as a freelancer. Dylan has taught animation, storyboarding and drawing at the Centre for Art and Technology & daVinci College and has been an animation mentor for the Centre for Art Tapes. His independent animation work has been selected for the Atlantic Film Festival and Charlottetown Film Festival, and has been featured on This Hour Has 22 Minutes & the children’s series Poko and Lunar Jim.

Dylan Edwards - Education & Workshops

Dylan Edwards has been working in the animation industry for many years at DHX, CBC, Halifax Film, Copernicus Studios and as a freelancer. Dylan has taught animation, storyboarding and drawing at the Centre for Art and Technology & daVinci College and has been an animation mentor for the Centre for Art Tapes. His independent animation work has been selected for the Atlantic Film Festival and Charlottetown Film Festival, and has been featured on This Hour Has 22 Minutes & the children’s series Poko and Lunar Jim.

  Mary-Elizabeth Luka - Festival Consultant   Mary Elizabeth Luka (PhD, Concordia) is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta and long-time consultant and producer in digital media, arts and culture. Her work focuses on creativity and innovation in the digital age and investigating how civic, artist, scholarly, and business sectors are networked together.

Mary-Elizabeth Luka - Festival Consultant

Mary Elizabeth Luka (PhD, Concordia) is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta and long-time consultant and producer in digital media, arts and culture. Her work focuses on creativity and innovation in the digital age and investigating how civic, artist, scholarly, and business sectors are networked together.

  Rose Casey - Media & Branding     Rose was born in Halifax and has worked in animation around Halifax since 1996. Various jobs included 2d cleanup on paper, 2d ink and paint, comp, 3d layout etc. Since 2004, Rose has worked at DHX Media Halifax (formerly Halifax Film), first as a stop motion animator on "Poko" and "Lunar Jim", and since 2008 as a texture artist / look development on the CG shows such as “Inspector Gadget” and “Rev & Rumble”.

Rose Casey - Media & Branding  

Rose was born in Halifax and has worked in animation around Halifax since 1996. Various jobs included 2d cleanup on paper, 2d ink and paint, comp, 3d layout etc.
Since 2004, Rose has worked at DHX Media Halifax (formerly Halifax Film), first as a stop motion animator on "Poko" and "Lunar Jim", and since 2008 as a texture artist / look development on the CG shows such as “Inspector Gadget” and “Rev & Rumble”.

  Jovana Duke - Project Manager    Jovana Duke is a Production Coordinator at DHX Studios in Halifax.   

Jovana Duke - Project Manager

Jovana Duke is a Production Coordinator at DHX Studios in Halifax. 
 

  Shannon Br  ownlee - Panel & Q&A Host   Shannon Brownlee teaches in the Cinema and Media Studies program and the Gender and Women’s Studies program at Dalhousie University. Her research areas include animated film, with an emphasis on stop-motion animation. She is passionate about public outreach and social justice activism through film screenings and festival events.

Shannon Brownlee - Panel & Q&A Host

Shannon Brownlee teaches in the Cinema and Media Studies program and the Gender and Women’s Studies program at Dalhousie University. Her research areas include animated film, with an emphasis on stop-motion animation. She is passionate about public outreach and social justice activism through film screenings and festival events.

  Jenna Marks - Shorts Programmer & Animation Circus Facilitator   Jenna Marks is a filmmaker residing in Nova Scotia, Canada whose work is greatly inspired by the world around her and from her own experiences. Her films are often visual poems inspired by a single moment in her life. Jenna Marks studied film at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and later studied animation with The National Film board of Canada’s hothouse apprenticeship program. Jenna’s films have played internationally and have gained awards at Germany’s, Internationale Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart and Canada’s own Atlantic Film Festival.  In a past life, Jenna was one of the world’s fastest female canoeists. She represented Canada on many stages including the 2009 world canoe championship, in which she took home three gold medals for Canada. She retired from the sport in 2013 after  woman’s  canoe was rejected from the 2016 Olympic roster. Canoeing, and her experience as an advocate for female sports, and inequality in general, will stay with her forever. It can be seen in all of work. The emotional and often bravely personal films are a testament to her past.

Jenna Marks - Shorts Programmer & Animation Circus Facilitator

Jenna Marks is a filmmaker residing in Nova Scotia, Canada whose work is greatly inspired by the world around her and from her own experiences. Her films are often visual poems inspired by a single moment in her life. Jenna Marks studied film at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and later studied animation with The National Film board of Canada’s hothouse apprenticeship program. Jenna’s films have played internationally and have gained awards at Germany’s, Internationale Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart and Canada’s own Atlantic Film Festival.

In a past life, Jenna was one of the world’s fastest female canoeists. She represented Canada on many stages including the 2009 world canoe championship, in which she took home three gold medals for Canada. She retired from the sport in 2013 after woman’s canoe was rejected from the 2016 Olympic roster. Canoeing, and her experience as an advocate for female sports, and inequality in general, will stay with her forever. It can be seen in all of work. The emotional and often bravely personal films are a testament to her past.

  Becka Barker   - Community Engagement   Becka Barker is an interdisciplinary artist and educator who has taught animation in a wide variety of contexts including public schools and universities in Canada and Korea, film festivals, and community-driven organizations. She is regular part-time faculty at NSCAD teaching animation, film, and design.

Becka Barker - Community Engagement

Becka Barker is an interdisciplinary artist and educator who has taught animation in a
wide variety of contexts including public schools and universities in Canada and Korea,
film festivals, and community-driven organizations. She is regular part-time faculty at
NSCAD teaching animation, film, and design.

  Rose Scovi  lle - Programmer, Volunteer Coordinator   Rose Scoville is a film programmer for Carbon Arc Cinema, and the Animation Festival of Halifax, as well as volunteer coordinator and assistant projectionist

Rose Scoville - Programmer, Volunteer Coordinator

Rose Scoville is a film programmer for Carbon Arc Cinema, and the Animation Festival of Halifax, as well as volunteer coordinator and assistant projectionist