UPDATE FEB 11, 1:30pm: The event will proceed as scheduled this evening, regardless of the weather.
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. This will be a one-night event on February 11, held at Baltimore’s beautifully restored historic Parkway Theatre.
Date: Monday, February 11, 2019
Time: 7 – 8:30pm
Location: Parkway Theatre, 5 West North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
$10 General admission
$8 Maryland Film Festival members
$5 Students (with valid student ID)
Tickets are available for purchase at the event.
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.”
For more information
- Visit the curator’s statement and filmmaker submission guidelines on the Parkway Theatre site: filmfreeway.com/SisterCitiesAnimated
- About the Parkway Theatre and parking: mdfilmfest.com/visit/
- Sister City Animated is a special edition of the ongoing Sweaty Eyeballs animation series at Parkway Theatre: sweatyeyeballs.com
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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
SISTER CITIES ANIMATED will be presented as part of the Sweaty Eyeballs series, curated by Phil Davis, Associate Professor of Art at Towson University. Since 2012, Sweaty Eyeballs’ animation screenings have attracted viewers from all over Baltimore, MD including artists, critics, and art consumers from local universities such as Towson University, Maryland Institute College of Art, UMBC, etc. and art institutions such as the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Maryland Film Festival (MdFF). These screenings are now featured as a monthly events at the MdFF’s Parkway Theatre in Baltimore’s high-traffic Station North Arts District.