MinnAnimate Presents: MinnAnimate II

MinnAnimate Presents: MinnAnimate II

Highlighted animators:

Tom Schroeder
Tom has been making hand-drawn animated films since 1990. His films have been broadcast on Independent Lens, the Sundance Channel, Canal + France, SBS in Australia and CBC in Canada and have screened at the American Cinematique in Los Angeles and Anthology Film Archives in New York. The films have also played widely on the international festival circuit, including at Annecy, Rotterdam, Sundance, Ottawa, South by Southwest and Edinburgh, and have won over thirty festival awards. Tom received Minnesota State Arts Board Grants in 1991, 1999 and 2006, Jerome Film and Video Grants in 2000 and 2004, McKnight Fellowships in 2006 and 2011 and Bush Fellowships in 1997 and 2008. He has directed commercials for Kashi, Samsung and Hertz Car Rental and is currently represented as a director by Global Mechanic, Vancouver, Canada.

Emily Fritze
Emily Fritze is a freelance animator and illustrator. She graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2012 and continues to live in Minneapolis.

Dave and Mary Sandberg
Dave & Mary have worked commercially & independently in California and Minnesota. Dave currently teaches character animation and storyboard at MCAD.

John Akre
John is an animator, videomaker and teaching artist who lives in Northeast Minneapolis. He creates multi-media animation and stop-motion performance animation at public events and thinks that the twin cities deserves a major animation festival. That's why he decided to organize MinnAnimate.



Tickets are $12 for Adults, $10 for Students and Seniors. Student and Senior tickets are available at the door during box office hours or two hours prior to the show. MinnAnimate presents their second annual animation festival at the Ritz Theater. MinnAnimate II is a collection of the best animated shorts made in Minnesota and the upper Midwest featuring all types of animation with an emphasis on artist-created pieces that are more about story and ideas than big budgets. Join us after the event for a Q&A with the filmmakers.

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