New this year, our TIFF Kids International Film Festival Master Class is a unique opportunity for Industry delegates and film students to learn from animation industry pioneer
Peter Lord Peter Lord
Peter Lord is co-owner and Creative Director of Aardman, which he co-founded with his long-time collaborator David Sproxton in 1972. As a director, Lord has been honoured with two Academy Award® nominations for Best Animated Short, the first in 1992 for Adam, and again in 1996 for Wat's Pig. He has also earned BAFTA nominations for Adam, The Amazing Adventures of Morph, and War Story.
In 2000, Lord teamed up with Nick Park to co-direct Aardman's first full-length feature Chicken Run which was a commercial and critical smash. Lord also produced the Oscar®-winning first feature length film The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, released in 2005. Lord was involved in the production of Aardman's first CGI feature film Flushed Away which was produced in collaboration with DreamWorks. It was Aardman's first foray into CGI and was released worldwide at the end of 2006. He most recently produced Aardman's CG-animated Arthur Christmas, which was released November 2011. The film has been nominated for a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Animated Feature Film.
He will present his latest feature, Pirates! Band of Misfits, at TIFF Kids International Film Festival International Film Festival. of Aardman Animations (Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run, Pirates! Band of Misfits). The session will not only focus on the trademark work of the Aardman Feature Studio, but also on the trailblazing projects of its Commercials and Digital divisions.