SISTER CITIES ANIMATED is an international screening of short animated films created by artists working and/or residing in Baltimore and in Baltimore’s Sister Cities, curated by award-winning animator and animation scholar Lynn Tomlinson, with help from assistant curator Safiyah Cheatam.
Date: Friday, April 5, 2019
Time: 1:00 – 2:50pm
Location: Fine Arts Building, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Baltimore, MD 21250. The building is located on Hilltop Circle near the intersection with Hilltop Road. Campus map | Directions & parking
Admission: Free. Limited seating (first come first served)
About the films
Films in the 2019 screening have been made in or have a close connection to these participating sister cities:
- Baltimore, Maryland, USA
- Alexandria, Egypt
- Piraeus, Greece
- Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Xiamen, China
Format & themes: independent artist-directed or student-created short films, created in any type or style or technique of animation, including hand-drawn, stop-motion, under-the-camera, experimental processes, digital 2D or 3D animation, or any combination of these. The curators are especially interested in films with innovative artistic approaches and environmental and socially relevant themes that fit the Sister Cities’ mission to “promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation — one individual, one community at a time.”
About the organizers
CURATOR: Lynn Tomlinson is an artist and independent animator and Assistant Professor of Electronic Media and Film at Towson University. Tomlinson is a well established multi-disciplinary artist and filmmaker, specializing in clay-on-glass animation. Her films have been exhibited in over 30 international festivals and has been shown in several prominent galleries and museums. She is a recipient of many festival awards and artist state artist fellowships. More at lynntomlinson.com.
ASSISTANT CURATOR: Safiyah Cheatam is an multidisciplinary artist and current graduate student in the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s Intermedia and Digital Arts MFA program. She has spent many years as a teaching artist instructing media arts in non-profit spaces. She plans to continue in research and community arts by becoming involved in educational programming in museums and local non-profits. More at safiyahcheatam.com