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CORRIE A. FRANCIS
CURRICULUM VITAE
925.586.6700 corrie@corriefrancis.com 491 Carson Ct. S. Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 USA

EDUCATION
2002-2006 2005 1997-2001 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA MFA - Animation and Digital Arts University of Auckland, New Zealand Independent Research in Film, Television and Media Studies Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH BA in Animation, Magna Cum Laude

FILMOGRAPHY
2008 2007 Invasion of the External – 1 min. digital Animated photography – work in progress. Juex en Plein Air – 3 min. digital Plein air animation: Experimental reflection on a New Hampshire autumn. For the Masses – 5 min. HD Cam 2-d animation: A day in the life of an urban wilderness. Icicles – 1 min. digital Plein air animation: Experimental reflection on winter. Conversing with Aotearoa/New Zealand – 15min. HD Cam Mixed media/Collage: In this animated documentary, New Zealanders attempt to fathom their deep, personal connection with their land. A Painting Story – 2 min. digital Mixed Media/Collage: An animated documentary about Irmgard Otto, 84 year old plein air artist. The Great Yosemite Adventure – 2 min. digital Mixed Media/Collage: A wintry trip to Yosemite Valley. Tracks – 2 min. 16mm Sand animation: African animals gather at a waterhole at sunset. Ash Sunday – 5 min. 16mm Paint on glass/cut-out: A drawing tries to escape her confinement on a piece of paper. April Showers – 4 min. 16mm Hand-drawn/cut-out: A little girl and her rain coat go on a puddle splashing adventure.

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2004 2003 2001

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AWARDS FILM
2008 Best Creative Media Film – Poppy Jasper Film Festival, For the Masses Winner Best Student Short – Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival, For the Masses Best of Hazel Wolf – Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival, Conversing Environmental Art Award – EarthVision Film Festival, Conversing

- 2 2007 Best Female Filmmaker – Poppy Jasper Film Festival, Conversing Winner Best Short Film– Taos Mountain Film Festival, Conversing Winner Best Film on Mountain Culture and Environment - Wanaka Mountain Film Festival, Conversing Winner Best Student Short – Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival, Conversing Semi-finalist – Moondance Film Festival, Conversing 2006 Finalist – Banff Mountain Film Festival, Conversing 2005 First Prize- Multimedia – Exposure, Auckland University, Conversing Student Presentation Award – ANZALS Conference 2005, Conversing 2004 Finalist – Student animation - International Family Film Festival, Tracks 2002 Regional Finalist, Student Academy Awards, Ash Sunday 1st Prize, Student Animation, ASIFA-East, Ash Sunday People's Choice, ASIFA-San Francisco, Ash Sunday 2001 2nd Prize, Student Animation, ASIFA-East, April Showers

PHOTOGRAPHY

2008 2nd Prize – Tahoe Art League members competition, “Snow Goose” 2006 Fiordland Photography Competition 1st Prize Adventure “Gradient” Highly Commended Landscape “Titiroa” Commended Landscape “The Private Chambers of Lady Bowden”

GRANTS, RESIDENCIES AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Fundación Valparaíso, 1 month artist’s residency – Apr. 2009 The MacDowell Colony, 3 week artist’s residency Dec. 2008 The MacDowell Colony, 2 month artist’s residency Oct-Nov. 2007 Fulbright Fellowship to New Zealand Fulbright New Zealand Travel Grant to Melbourne International Animation Festival 2004 Harvey Fellowship scholarship from the Mustard Seed Foundation Computer animation scholarship from University of Southern California 2003 Computer animation scholarship from University of Southern California 2000 Dartmouth College Senior Fellowship 2009 2008 2007 2005

PUBLIC SCREENINGS / EXHIBITIONS FESTIVAL SCREENINGS
For the Masses (2007)
2008 Newport Beach Film Festival – Newport Beach, CA CinemAmbiente - Italy AniFest Trebon – Prague, Czech Republic Tricky Women Animation Festival – Austria Tokyo Global Environmental Film Festival– Tokyo, Japan Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival – Nevada City, CA 1 Reel Film Festival – Seattle, WA Kendal Mountain Film Festival –United Kingdom Poppy Jasper Film Festival - CA Big Bear Lake Film Festival - CA Estes Park Film Festival - CO Tiburon Film Festival – Tiburon, CA Taiwan International Animation Festival – Taipei, Taiwan

2007

- 3 Ojai Film Festival – Ojai, CA

Conversing with Aotearoa/New Zealand (2006)
2008 Animafest Zagreb - Croatia CinemAmbiente - Italy Monacology Festival - Monaco Queenstown Mountain/Adventure Film Festival - New Zealand Cervino CineMountain International Film Festival - Italy Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival, WA Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival - France Big Sky Documentary Film Festival – MT Boulder International Film Festival – CO EarthVision Environmental Film Festival - CA Animadrid - Spain Bilbao International Documentary and short Film Festival - Spain Festival du Film d’Autrans - France Temecula Valley International Film Festival - Temecula Valley, CA Taiwan International Animation Festival –Taiwan Seattle International Film Festival –WA Mountain Film in Telluride –CO New Zealand International Film Festival –New Zealand DOC NZ - New Zealand Documentary Film Festival - New Zealand Vancouver Mountain Film Festival –Canada Taos Shortz - NM Poppy Jasper Film Festival - CA American Conservation Film - WV Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival - CO Colorado Environmental Film Festival - CO Taos Mountain Film Festival - NM MountainFilm in Graz - Austria Wanaka Mountain Film Festival – New Zealand Squamish Mountain Film Festival – Canada Big Bear Film Festival - CA Estes Park Film Festival - Estes Park, CO EcoAfrica Film Festival - South Africa Reel Earth - Aotearoa Environmental Film Festival - NZ Antelope Valley Independent Film Festival –CA Temecula Valley International Film Festival - CA Kalamazoo Animation Festival International –MI Asia Society New York City presents New Zealand Short Films Green Film Festival in Seoul - Korea Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival –AZ Wild and Scenic Film Festival- CA Orobie Film Festival – Italy Banff Mountain Film Festival –Canada (World Premier)

2007

2006

Tracks (2003)
2007 2006 EcoAfrica Film Festival - South Africa London International Animation Festival - UK Green International Film Festival in Seoul - South Korea Children's Nature Film Festival –OR Bermuda International Film Festival Melbourne International Animation Festival - Australia National Gallery of Art, Children’s Film Program – Washington D.C.

2005

- 4 Bimini Animation Festival - Latvia NY International Children’s Film Festival, NY Wild and Scenic Film Festival –CA Hiroshima 2004 - Stars of the Students - Japan AnimaMundi - Brazil Krok International Animation Festival - Russia AniFest 2004 Trebon - Czech Republic Newport Beach Film Festival- CA Chicago International Children’s Film Festival - IL Puchon International Student Animation Festival –Korea International Student Film Festival Pisek – Czech Republic Asolo ArtFilm Festival - Italy Big Bear Film Festival - CA Pacific Palisades Film Festival- CA Antelope Valley Film Festival- CA East Lansing Film Festival –MI Orinda Film Festival - CA 1Reel Film Festival –WA

2004

2004

Ash Sunday (2001)
2006 2003 2002 Monterey Penninsula College CA National Gallery of Art, High– Washington D.C. Siggraph CA National Gallery of Art– Washington D.C. Cleveland International Film Festival –OH East Lansing Children's Film Festival - MI Orinda Film Festival – CA Chicago International Children’s Film Festival - IL New England Film and Video Festival - MA West Coast Student Film Festival - CA Puchon International Student Animation Festival –Korea Auburn International Film Festival – Australia

2002

2001

April Showers (2000)
2002 2001 East Lansing Children's Film Festival – MI National Gallery of Art, Children’s Film Program – Washington D.C. Chicago International Children’s Film Festival – IL

2000 Puchon International Student Animation Festival –Korea Auburn International Film Festival – Australia

FESTIVAL TOURS
For the Masses (2007)
Taiwan International Animation Festival Tour – Taiwan

Conversing with Aotearoa/New Zealand (2006)
Banff World Tour - worldwide Wild and Scenic Festival Tour - USA Mountainfilm on Tour - USA Taiwan International Animation Festival Tour - Taiwan Homegrown New Zealand Tour– New Zealand DOC NZ Tour –New Zealand

- 5 PUBLIC OR INSTITUTIONAL COLLECTIONS
National Gallery of Art Film Archive – Washington D.C. Eugene A. Coleman Savidge Library Collection – MacDowell Colony, NH Green Film Festival Archive – Seoul, S. Korea University of Southern California Film Archive – Los Angeles, CA SYRCL Environmental Film Library – Nevada City, CA

TELEVISION AND INTERNET BROADCASTS
2008 ANWtv.com Ongoing broadcasts of April Showers, Ash Sunday, Tracks, For the Masses and Conversing with Aotearoa http://www.awntv.com 4-seasons.tv Das große Neuseeland Special http://4-seasons.tv/player.php?video=/video/1590 PeraltaTV, Traveling our Natural World - Shorts and Animations- 15 Nov 2008. Natural Heroes, Traveling our Natural World - PBS Series

2007

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS
solo and duo 2008 Tahoe Art League Featured Artist – Alpina Café March-June group 2008 Tahoe Art League Studio Tour – September 5-7, 2008 Art Around Town – Snowflake Gallery June-December Art Around Town – Passaretti’s Restraunt May- current LTCC Faculty Art Show – January – March

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS LECTURES
Seattle Pacific University, Visiting Artist - Lecture and demonstration of past and current work. Tahoe Art League Featured Artist – Lecture and demonstration of past and current work. 2007 Conval High School, Peterborough, NH – Visiting Artist Workshop Adobe/Intel Reel Ideas Studio at Cannes 2007- Incorporating Animation into your Documentary – lecture/workshop 2006 Rotary Club of Te Anau - Presentation of “Conversing with Aotearoa” and the animation process. 2005 Australia/New Zealand Association of Leisure Studies ConferencePresentation of “Conversing with Aotearoa” and wilderness perceptions in New Zealand. 2008

TELEVISION/RADIO
2009 Encuentras de Esperanza: Redemptive Filmmaking, TV La Puebla de Calleza, Spain. (to air January, 2009) Interview on the making of “Ash Sunday” 2008 Composer of the Week: The MacDowell Colony, BBC – Radio 3 (aired 16 Jan. 2008) Interview on life as an artist in residence at the MacDowell Colony.

- 6 2007 Insight: Environmental movie-ment, Capitol Public Radio KXJZ, Sacramento (aired 11 Jan. 2007) Interviewed about the making of “Conversing with Aotearoa”. 2005 New Zealand Public Radio (nationwide) - Interviewed about the making of “Conversing with Aotearoa” (aired December, 2006)

PANELS
Via Affirmativa Gathering –Faith and Filmmaking Panelist Wild and Scenic Film Festival –Young Environmental Filmmaker’s Panelist 2007 Estes Park Film Festival - Panelist on Filmmaker’s Panel Monterey Penninsula Community College, Women in Film Panelist 2008

RELEVANT ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
TV La Puebla – Media Consultant for weekly tv program “Encuentras de Esperanza” 2008Lake Tahoe Community College current Adjunct Faculty Introduction to Animation Digital Media Arts Program Coordinator developing curriculum, scheduling, hiring and equipment management. Sierra National Parks Foundation – Living History Day, an en plain air 2008 collaborative animation project with park visitors. http://www.corriefrancis.com/spsp.htm Adobe/Intel Reel Ideas Studio at Cannes 2007 - Faculty Mentor for 2007 documentary filmmaking students. Lake Tahoe Kid’s College – Animation Instructor for summer animation 2006workshop for kids ages 10-14 years. 2008 Department of Conservation – Te Anau, New Zealand – Director and 2006 Animator for informational video on Fiordland National Park for use in the visitor’s center. University of Southern California: Summer Seminar - Animation 2003 Teacher for high school students. 2008

ASSOCIATIONS
ASIFA International Member Harvey Fellows Advisory Board Member 2008-2010 Via Affirmativa International Arts Movement Familiar with German, Italian, French and Spanish.


				
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