Making a CG Animated Movie  

Panel Discussion and Presentation with Wallace Colvard and Guests

Learn the pipeline, the

realities of animation

production along with

the state of the industry


Wallace is a seven time Emmy award winning artist, designer, art director and sequence supervisor, working in television and film. He worked for Disney, Dreamworks, NBC and Sony Pictures in a career spanning 40 years. He is now working as a digital fine artist in Palm Springs.

Kevin Hudson - Director/Producer of Weeds, the animated short. 
Paula Goldstein - Sequence Supervisor at Walt Disney Animation. 
Jinko Gotoh - Producer of the Lego Movie 2, Finding Nemo, The Little Prince       and is a board member of Women in Animation. 

Richards Center for the Arts


Novebmer 11th 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Special screening event of "Loving Vincent" with Live Painting & Demonstration

Annenberg Theater


Novebmer 9th 

9:00AM  Museum Members

5:00 PM Red Carpet

5:30 PM Screening


WEEDS an animated short by Disney animator Kevin Hudson
Screening on Nov 9th at 1pm at the Tolerance Education Center
Followed by the "Making of Weeds"

WEEDS is the story of a little Dandelion struggling to get from the dry, barren side of a driveway to the other side, where water is plentiful and the grass is greener. After watching neighboring weeds wilt and die, the dandelion faces a decision - take action or suffer the same fate.

STORY : The story for Weeds came to Kevin during the summer of 2016 when there was so much anger directed by people towards Syrian Refugees and Mexican Immigrants. He felt a great desire to say something through his art about the need to have greater empathy for people, who by no fault of their own are stuck in a terrible situation and want nothing more than to have a better life if not for themselves, then for their children. 

Kevin is very passionate about Human Rights and recently journeyed to Washington DC to take part in the Equality March.  He hopes that if he can get people to feel compassion for something as small and insignificant as the little plant in this film, then perhaps he can help them to have greater empathy for their fellow Human Beings.

Weeds is also screening on Nov 10th at 4 PM at the
Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum
in the Best 3D Animated Drama Category

Animation is a very intricate form of art that can take a great deal of time and detail but can be particularly hard if you have a disabiltiy. PSIAF is honored to celebrate some of these talented animators who despite their challenges, have created amazing animated short films. We are featuring films with powerful stories by artists with disabilities from USA, Slovakia, Sweden and the UK.

Following the screening of the short films Dani Bowman will lead a discussion animation and share her passion and years of dedication to helping students with Autism learn the art of animation.

Special screening of animated short "Weeds" a Tolerance Education Center

Followed by "Making Of"

Tolerance Education Center


Novebmer 9th 

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


101 N Museum Dr,

Palm Springs, CA 92262

Charlene Mosley    Tiffanie Mang

Painting Animators

Academy of Dream Awards

Animators with Disabilities

Special Panel Discussion

with Dani Bowman

Richards Center for the Arts


Novebmer 10th 

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


Meet Lead Animator on The Simpsons TV Show
Chance Raspberry

Panel Discussion with

Founder & Festival Director Brian Neil Hoff

CARTOONIFED Simpson Images of

Mayor Rob Moon and Donna MacMillan and Helene Galen

to be revealed! 

Don't miss this fun event!

The Palm Springs International Animation Festival is proud to announce the Oscar contending animated feature "Loving Vincent" is an official selection and will screen at the Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum. The first animated feature made entirely from paintings!

******Also we're excited to announce that two of the Loving Vincent artists will be present for a special live painting & demonstration at the Palm Springs Art Museum

95 min. – Animation | Biography | Crime
The first Oil-Painted Animated Film about the life and mysterious death of Vincent Van Gogh

Breakthru Films Oscar Winning Animation Production Co.
Peter and the Wolf, won an Academy Award for Best Short Film 2008

The life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.
Loving Vincent features over 120 of Vincent Van Gogh’s greatest paintings. The plot, drawn from the 800 letters written by the painter himself, lead us to the significant people and events in the time leading up to his unexpected death. Every shot is painted just as Vincent himself painted

Voice Cast : Saoirse Ronan ( Atonement, Brooklyn ) Douglas Booth ( Noah ), Helen McCrory ( Skyfall ), Aidan Turner ( The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey ) and more.

CARTOONIFIED by "The Simpsons" Lead Animator Chance Raspberry

Richards Center for the Arts


Novebmer 11th 

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM