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Join us on February 28-29, 2020, for the inaugural NYICFF Industry Forum: Towards an Inclusive Future, as we bring together a community of industry leaders and content makers to explore the future of inclusive storytelling in children’s media. 

The NYICFF Industry Forum will host local, national, and international creative and cultural practitioners and content creators. Together we’ll generate thought-provoking discussion, actionable ideas, and collaborative opportunities over a two-day program of demonstrations, panels, networking receptions, and conversations.

We welcome participation from those at all career stages—from upcoming talent to established makers: executives, filmmakers, directors, producers, distributors, writers, animators, and film and media students.

 

BE PART OF THIS VITAL CONVERSATION!

Passes on sale January 22

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January 8, 2020 - Read our Announcement Press Release here!

Full guest line-up and details regarding networking opportunities, demonstrations, and panels, will be announced in late January 2020.

program

Friday, February 28th - Saturday, February 29th

Introductory Remarks
Anne del Castillo, Commissioner for the MAYOR'S OFFICE FOR MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT

Keynote Address
Julie Ann Crommett, Vice President of Multicultural Audience Engagement at THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS and WOMEN IN ANIMATION (WIA) Secretary and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair

Presentations and Panel Discussions

  • Karen Rupert Toliver, producer of the acclaimed short film Hair Love and Executive Vice President, Creative, SONY PICTURES ANIMATION
  • Peilin Chou, producer of Abominable and Chief Creative Officer, PEARL STUDIO
  • Dice Tsutsumi, co-director of Oscar®-nominated short film The Dam Keeper, and Founder, TONKO HOUSE
  • Gerta Xhelo, Director of Production, TED-ED, professor at Pratt University, co-founder of TOMATO BEACH ANIMATION

Other panelists to be announced

Animators All Around Panel Discussion
NYICFF’s signature annual panel illuminating the creative process in animation, from inspiration to sketch to screen

  • Jill Culton, director of Abominable and Open Season

Other panelists to be announced

Receptions

Speaker Bios

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Anne del Castillo
Commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME)

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Julie Ann Crommett
Vice President of Multicultural Audience Engagement at The Walt Disney Studios and Women in Animation (WIA) Secretary and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair

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Karen Rupert Toliver
Producer of the acclaimed short film Hair Love and Executive Vice President, Creative, Sony Pictures animation

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Peilin Chou
Producer of Abominable and Chief Creative Officer, Pearl Studio

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Dice Tsutsumi
Co-Director of the Oscar-winning film The Dam Keeper and Founder, Tonko House

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Gerta Xhelo
Director of Production, TED-ED, and Co-Founder of Tomato Beach Animation

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Jill Culton
Director of Abominable and Open Season

accommodation

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Our friends at citizenM Bowery would love to host you during your NYC stay. They’re offering discounted rates for all attendees.

supporters

Inaugural Partner

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Presenting Sponsor

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Impact Sponsors

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Partners

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Interested in becoming a sponsor? Let us know at sponsorship@nyicff.org

supporters

Inaugural Partner

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Presenting Sponsor

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Impact Sponsors

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Partners

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Interested in becoming a sponsor? Let us know at sponsorship@nyicff.org

supporters

Inaugural Partner

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Presenting Sponsor

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Impact Sponsors

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Partners

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Interested in becoming a sponsor? Let us know at sponsorship@nyicff.org

contact

industry@nyicff.org

(212) 349-0330

about nyicff

New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) is a year-round, nonprofit arts organization building a more dynamic film culture for those aged 3-18, their families, and their communities. For over two decades, NYICFF has delivered impactful programming to children, families, students, educators, filmmakers and screen professionals through its three core activities: its Oscar-qualifying, annual NYC-based film festival; its city-wide media arts and literacy program, NYICFF Film-Ed; and its national screening program serving major and regional cultural institutions, cinemas, and museums, NYICFF Kid Flicks. The inaugural 2020 NYICFF Industry Forum will bring the community together for dialogue around inclusion and representation in the creation and dissemination of media content for young audiences.