Speakers at Animation 2002
Part of Animex,International Festival of Animation
Thursday January 31 - Friday February 1

PHIL TIPPETT

KEN BIELENBERG

BILL PLYMPTON

PAUL DRIESSEN

BARRY PURVES

ASTLEY BAKER

FRAMESTORE CFC

SLINKY PICTURES

ED HOOKS

COSGROVE HALL FILMS

PAUL DRIESSEN
Continued...
From 1982 to 1984 Paul Driessen made three films in Holland: OH WHAT A KNIGHT (1982), an independent production with Nico Crama, SPOTTING A COW (1983) with a subsidy from the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, and SUNNY SIDE UP (1985), another Nico Crama production.

In 1984 he made TIP TOP for Radio- Canada and he collaborated with Graeme Ross and John Weldon in ELEPHANTRIO (1985) for the National Film Board of Canada. Afterwards he directed and animated two transportation vignettes, THE TRAINGANG and GETTING THERE, for a Expo '86 in Vancouver. He also contributed to Marv Newland's projects ANIJAM (1984) and PINK KOMKOMMER (1991), two films made by well-known animators from all over the world.

Back in The Hague Paul Driessen set up the 12-minute medieval epic THE WRITER (1988) and the 3-part series UNCLE AND AUNTS (1989-1992). He also wrote a script and designed a storyboard for FLY-FOR-ONE-DAY, an animation project for the Imax/Omnimax system.

In 1990 he received a commission from NHK Enterprises in Japan for a 25-minute film for exhibition in the "Animation World" theater in Huis Ten Bosch, a newly-built historic Dutch town near Nagasaki. This film, THE WATER PEOPLE, produced by Nico Crama in the Netherlands, was completed in 1992.

He left for Canada again, to make THE END OF THE WORLD IN FOUR SEASONS (1995) for the National Film Board. Immediately after the release of this succesful film he started working on a new Dutch project: 3 MISSES. This film had its premiere at the Holland Animation Film Festival in Utrecht in November 1998.

In addition to his film work Paul Driessen has taught animation at the Castile University in Germany since 1988.

Up to now Paul Driessen has won over fifty international prizes and awards with his films. In November 1987 ASIFA Hollywood presented the prestigious ANNIE AWARD to him "for his distinguished contribution to the art of animation".

University of TeessideUndabo.com