Shelley Page, Head of International Outreach for DreamWorks Animation, returns to FMX with her popular showcase of some of the best new international short films and TV commercials. In this session she will screen some of her favourite films and commercials from studios, schools and festivals around the world.
Shelley Page trained in the UK as an illustrator and has been working in the field of feature animation since 1986. She began her career in animation at the legendary Richard Williams Studio in London before joining the crew of Walt Disney's 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' as head of backgrounds.
In 1995 she was one of the first group of artists hired to establish DreamWorks Animation in Los Angeles. Her credits, on over 30 feature films to date, include 'Shrek', 'Madagascar', 'Kung Fu Panda' and 'How to Train Your Dragon'.
In early 2017 Shelley set up an independent talent consultancy sourcing new talent for animation projects. Her clients include DreamWorks Animation, Aardman Animation and Wink Animation (China)
She has a particular interest in student animation and is a member of the graduation juries and advisory boards of leading animation schools and festivals worldwide.
Shelley is currently a Visiting Professor to the MA Animation departments at Central Saint Martins (London), and the University of Teesside (UK) – and also at CUC (Beijing) and the Beijing Film Academy, China.