SIG: Documentary



Cristina Formenti, University of Udine

Nea Ehrlich, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev


The SIG springs from the desire to encourage the development of a constructive dialogue on the various intersections of animation with documentary, shape the growth of this thriving subfield of animation, and identify ways for increasing awareness of its richness and history. The SIG encompasses not just the animated documentary, but also other forms (e.g. the animated mockumentary) and narrative devices (e.g. animated interjections in otherwise live-action documentaries or documentary aesthetics in fiction animation)  deriving from the encounter of animation and documentary, as well as additional relations between animation and non-fiction representations such as journalism, forensics, science, and so on.


Alex Widdowson, Independent animator

Alys Scott-Hawkins, Independent animator and scholar

Anastasia Gushchina, University of Calgary

Anitha Balachandran, Independent animator

Annabelle Honess Roe, University of Surrey

Belinda Oldford, Independent animator

Birgitta Hosea, University for the Creative Arts

Chunning (Maggie) Guo, Renmin University and ChengDu University

Debjani Mukherjee, IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay

Dennis Tupicoff, Independent animator

Dustin Grella, Queens College, CUNY

Ellie Land, Independent animator

Gunnar Schjelderup Strøm, Volda University College

Jana Rogoff Klenhova, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Javier Moral, Universitat Politècnica de Valencia

Julia Eckel, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Kristin L. Dowell, Florida State University

Maike Sarah Reinerth, Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

Marisa Tontaveetong, ASIFA-SOUTH

Michael Fukushima, National Film Board of Canada

Mike Nixon, Independent animator

Myria Christophini, Independent animator and scholar

Oksana Fedotova, Sheffield Hallam University

Paul Ward, Arts University Bournemouth

Richard Purvis

Robert Musburger

Samantha Moore, University of Wolverhampton

Shira Avni, Concordia University

Sofia Poggi, Independent scholar

Susan Young, Royal College of Art

Terry Wragg, Leeds Animation Workshop

Yijing Wang