Program 2018

Shelley Page

Shelley Page is International Animation Talent Consultant for leading animation studios including Netflix Animation (USA), Aardman Animations (UK), HB Wink (China), 88 Animation (India) and Wizart (Russia).


Her career in animation began when she joined the London studio of legendary animation director Richard Williams in 1982 - which ultimately led to a position as head of backgrounds on the Walt Disney film 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' (1988).


In 1989 she was hired by Steven Spielberg as one of the original team of artists at the Amblimation Studio in London where she worked on animation feature films until recruited in early 1995 as one of the first team of artists to join Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen's new studio: DreamWorks Animation.

Since joining DreamWorks Animation as co-head of Artist Development, Shelley worked in many areas of feature animation production at the studio - including participating in the establishment of new studio locations in India and China.


Shelley’s 36+ feature film credits include: ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’, ‘The Prince Of Egypt’, ‘Shrek’, ‘Madagascar’, 'Puss in Boots', 'Kung Fu Panda' and 'How to Train Your Dragon'.


After 22 years with the studio she left Dreamworks Animation in late 2016 to set up a new independent consultancy in London as an international animation consultant.


Her current projects include building relationships with leading animation schools and studios in Europe, China, India and the USA, speaking at animation and film festivals worldwide and sourcing new talent for future projects.


She is a regular member of the awards juries of international animation festivals including: Annecy (France), Trickfilmfestival (Stuttgart), Encounters (UK), Anilogue (Hungary), Siggraph (USA and Asia), GAFX and 24FPS (India) and CICAF (China).

She is an advisory board member of 3D World magazine (UK), and FMX (Stuttgart).


Shelley has a particular interest in student animation and hosts student-focused events at many major international animation festivals.


She is currently a Visiting Professor (Animation) at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London, The Beijing Film Academy, Communication University of China (Beijing) and Teesside Univeristy (UK) - she is also a lecturer at the Royal College of Art (London), Bournemouth University NCCA and The National Film and Television School (UK).

She is a member of the graduation juries of leading French animation schools Les Gobelins, MOPA, RUBIKA, ESMA, Ecole Georges Melies and ArtFx and she sits on the advisory boards of many other leading animation schools worldwide.


Since 2007 she has been an External Examiner (Censor) at The Animation Workshop, University of Denmark.

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by Animationsinstitut,
hosting the Animation Production Days (APD), a joint venture with the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

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