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Street Talk for February 24, 2017
Lance Kelleher

Director Lance Kelleher has joined production house PHOTOPLAY for representation in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. His credits includes campaigns for Jaguar, Canon, Renault Global, Lexus, Jim Beam, Qantas, Alfa Romeo, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, BMW, Heineken, Sony and Samsung. Kelleher is the director behind the multi-award winning TAC commercial “The Ride” (Australia). His most recent work includes projects for Herbalife (USA/global), IKEA (Europe), Nationwide Insurance (USA), Jim Beam (Global), VW (China) and Rexona (Australia). Over the years, he has accrued creative awards at major international shows such as Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Clios and New York Festivals....

Toronto-based Partners Film has added director Daniel Sheppard to its roster for Canadian representation. He continues to be with Superlounge in the U.S., and was formerly at The Corner Store for Canadian representation. Sheppard brings a combination of clever, dry comedic performance direction and creative collaboration to the table. His commercial work includes directing for clients such as Advil, Boston Pizza, Wendy’s, Canadian Tire, Walmart and Ford....

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF)--which will run from Sept. 20-24--is now accepting entries for competition in 2017. Entries are due May 26, and there is no entry fee. OIAF invites animators from around the globe to submit their recent work in the following major categories: Animated Feature; Narrative Animated Short; Non-Narrative Animated Short; Student Animation; Commissioned Animation; Short Preschool Animation Made for Children 0-5; Short Animation Made for Children 6-12; Preschool Animation Series Made for Children 0-5; and Animation Series Made for Children 6-12. In addition to category prizes, submissions will also be considered for a variety of craft and other awards including the Film Critic’s Prize, which is new to 2017. Each year the OIAF receives more than 2,000 entries that are reviewed by the Festival’s programming team. Approximately 150 films will be chosen for Official Competition and Out-of-Competition Showcase screenings. For more info, click here....

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