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Terril Calder


B: in Fort Francis, Ontario

Terril Calder attended The University of Manitoba’s Fine Art Program as a Drawing major with a focus on Performance Art & Film Studies. While in Winnipeg she was a member of Video Pool where she was awarded training in video production. In 2000 Calder received training in 3-D Computer Animation. Compelled by the love of Hybrid Media and Fusion Art she currently experiments with the amalgamation in her Stop Frame Animated films that she writes, directs, crafts and animates. Her films screen Nationally and Internationally and have received attention, most notably an Honourable Mention at The Sundance Film Festival and at Berlinale as well as a Canadian Genie Nomination as well as landing on one of TIFF’s top ten list in 2011 for her short Choke, which she animated and co-created with Michelle Latimer. In 2016 she was awarded the Ontario Arts Council’s K.M Hunter award for her work in Media Arts. 9-minute stop-motion film will be presented in competition in the festival’s Generation 14plus program, which gives young audiences an opportunity to watch a diverse offering of powerful, relevant stories that are cinematically innovative and unconventional. Her award-winning NFB animated short Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics will have its international premiere at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 10 to 20, 2022) in competition in the festival’s Generation 14plus program. Calder’s 2016 independent animated short SNIP was also featured in the 14Plus program.

Also see: CDN Films at TIFF 2021 – Take 2.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Canned Meat (2009, short, mixed media animation)
Choke (2011, short, animation)
The “Gift” (2011, short, animation)
Vessel (2013, short, animation)
Repercussions (2013, short, animation)
Traveling Medicine Show 3: Trasformation (2014, short, animation)
The Lodge (2014, animation)
Snip (2015, short, animation)
Keewaydah (2017, short, animation)

Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics (2021, stop-motion animation)