Sensory Character Development with Keynotes Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter
Artist Talk by Tiny Inventions
Panel Discussion with Festival Director Kate Renner and Open Pixel Studios Founder Kathryn Taccone
VAF'23 Posters were created by Ally Olsen '24 (Illustration), Cat Hannon '23 (Layout), and Libby Bilé '24 (Layout)
VAF '22 Posters were created by NVU students Samson Fickes,
Ben Holman, Sebastian Siegfried, and Terrence Straight.
VAF 2022 Keynote Speaker: Jo Dery
Jo Dery is an artist who experiments with visual storytelling. She makes short films, books and comics, works on paper, and multi-media projects. Her creative practice is rooted in drawing and writing. Her stories are inspired by folklore, memoir, and a deep love of the natural world. Her short films have screened at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. In 2012, she received the Helen Hill Award, which supports innovative independent filmmakers.
She has more than a decade of higher education teaching experience, with a specialty in Film/Video and Animation. Based in Brattleboro, VT, she is currently an Associate Professor of Film Studies at Keene State College in southern New Hampshire. We are thrilled to work with her this year. You can see more of her work on her website at www.jodery.com.
VAF 2022 Reel
Poster Illustration and Design by NVU-Lyndon Professor Barclay Tucker