Oregon Animation Industry Showcase

Series: Northwest Animation Festival

Get a tour of the amazing commercial animation work being done in Oregon: advertisements, music videos, product demos, visual effects, video games, and interactive environments.

This unprecedented evening kicks off with a showcase of video clips from our world-class local studios and freelancers. Clips include monster transformations from the TV series Grimm, comedy sketches from both Community and Portlandia, innovative advertisements for clients such as Nike, Jamba Juice, and many more. Shelley Midthun from the Portland Development Commission will offer a keynote, helping to put our robust animation industry into perspective.

Next, Anne Adams from Oregon Arts Watch interviews a panel of Portland's creative luminaries about art and innovation in professional animation production. Speakers include Mark Gustafson from LAIKA/house, Norman Lau from Second Story (part of SapientNitro), Gretchen Miller from Hive FX, Alex Yao from SuperGenius, and Vince Porter from the Governor's Office of Film & Television.

The evening concludes with a very special hour-long presentation, "LAIKA presents: The handcrafted worlds of ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls." Jeremy Spake, head of LAIKA's puppet armature department, will screen behind-the-scenes videos and answer audience questions. Animation puppets from the feature films will be available—don't miss your chance to see these tiny celebrities in person!

The Oregon Animation Industry Showcase is presented as part of the 2014 Northwest Animation Festival.


NW Animation Fest celebrates the best new work from independent animators around the globe. With over 200 films, it’s now the biggest animation festival in the USA.

This year's fest includes six Guest Shows, the Oregon Animation Industry Showcase, and five International Short Film Blocks. See it all for only $60 with an All-Festival Pass | BUY HERE.



Friday, May 8