Thursday, November 01, 2007

Nov 7: The Ark, VanCity

I know nothing about this one, except that it's mentioned in today's VIFC email. 8 minute film about Noah's boat...

The Ark: inspiration, experimentation and production
with Grzegorz Jonkajtys, Director & Lead Animator, Café FX and Marcin Kobylecki, Producer, Platige Image
Nov 7, 7:30

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20/$15 non-members/members at the door.

Please join us for this special evening with the creators of The Ark, this year’s winner of the Best of Show from SIGGRAPH’s Electronic Theater program. The presenters will talk about their inspiration, concept development and creative influences, then go into a breakdown of production on this 8 minute film that combines 3D computer graphics with practical sets. In addition to The Ark, a series of short films produced by Platige Image will also be screened: The Great Escape, Moloch, The Cathedral, and Fallen Art.


Grzegorz Jonkajtys
Animation Artist, Director. Graduated from the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He received an honourable mention from the dean of the Academy. His debut short animated film entitled “Mantis” (2001) gained widespread acclaim winning numerous prizes at Polish as well as international film festivals. For many years now he has been working in an American company, CafeFX ( It specializes in special effects for big Hollywood productions. He took part in creating special effects to such films as “The League of Gentlemen”, “Gothika”, “Hellboy”, “Sin City” or “Pan's Labyrinth”. At the moment Grzegorz Jonkajtys has completed work on his second animated film entitled “Ark”.

Marcin Kobylecki
Executive Producer at Platige Image (, the biggest CG animation and special effects studio in Poland. He is the Executive Producer of the short films “The Cathedral”,“Fallen Art”.

If you would like to pick up your online order early, the Vancity Theatre box office will be open for will call Fri Nov 2 - Mon Nov 5, 7:15pm-8:30pm.

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