Meet the filmmakers behind the films in the festival’s competition program for Nordic-Baltic short films and get answers to your questions. In a question-and-answer session, you can ask the questions you’ve been wondering, get more information about the films directly from the people who made them and gain insight into the ideas, processes, and techniques behind the films. It all takes place in a relaxed atmosphere at St. Croix house, where the filmmakers are interviewed by preselection jury member, Nancy Denney-Phelps.
Nancy Denney-Phelps is a journalist who writes about European animation and festivals. She is also a producer of music for animation. Alongside her composer/musician husband, Nik Phelps, she co-founded the Sprocket Ensemble, which is dedicated to presenting live performances of original music with screenings of contemporary animation from around the world. Nancy’s writings have appeared in publications such as Cartoon and Animatoon, as well as on her regular blog for AWN (Animation World Network). She is a regular correspondent for ASIFA/San Francisco and a member of the ASIFA International Board of Directors. Nancy is also an Ambassador-at-Large for the Emile Awards. She works as an advisor to several animation festivals and, in 2019, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Animakom FEST Animation Festival in Bilbao, Spain.