Animania: Joanna Priestley

Friday, October 6, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., PAHB 151 Music Box, lunch provided at 11:30

A retrospective screening of Joanna Priestley’s award winning short animated films with introductions and explanations of techniques by the artist. 

Still from Jung & Restless, 2022


  • Utopia Parkway (1997, 5 min.)
  • Dew Line (2005, 4.5 min.)
  • Eye Liner (2011, 4 min.) 
  • Bottle Neck (2015, 4 min.)
  • Jung & Restless (2022, 6 min.)
  • Voices (1985, 4 min.)
  • All My Relations (1990, 5 min.)
  • Pro+Con (1993, 9 min.)
  • Missed Aches (2009, 4 min.)

Joanna Priestley has directed, animated and produced 32 award winning films and the iOS app Clam Bake. Her animated feature, North of Blue, won Best Feature Film at the Los Angeles Animation Festival and Best Experimental Film at the Indie Film Awards in Amsterdam. Priestley’s work maintains a high level of porosity between serious exploration of boundaries and intuitive whimsy, and she is dedicated to experimentation in technique, theme, and content. She has had retrospectives at the British Film Institute (London), Museum of Modern Art (New York), Center for Contemporary Art (Warsaw, Poland), American Cinematheque (Los Angeles), Hiroshima International Animation Festival (Japan), Jeonju International Film Festival (South Korea), Animation Masters Summit (Trivandrum, India) and Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (Germany). She lives next to the forest in Portland, OR with her husband, production designer Paul Harrod.

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