Torill Kove is an Academy award-winning Animation Director, Illustrator, and Author. She has won numerous awards for her outstanding animated shorts.
Torill began working at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) in the mid-1990s. She directed six animated short films with the NFB and Mikrofilm (Norway). Three of her films received Oscar nominations, and ‘The Danish Poet’, won an Oscar in 2007. The film also won at Aspen Shortsfest 2006, New York City Short Film Festival 2006 and Genie Awards 2007. Two of her movies ‘My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts’ and ‘Me and My Moulton’ also won several international awards.
In 2013, she made her animated feature film ‘Hokus Pokus Alfie Atkins’, based on a book by the Swedish writer Gunilla Bergström. Kove has adapted four of her animated films to picture books. As an illustrator, she has worked with the Norwegian authors Endre Lund Eriksen and Constance Ørbeck-Nilssen. She also illustrated books, written by Henrik Hovland. In 2015, she received Norway’s top cultural prize – ‘Anders Jahre Prize for the Arts’ for her immense contribution to the field of Creative Arts.
The webinar will be moderated by Kireet Khurana, renowned filmmaker and storyteller. Khurana has directed India’s first 3D Animation and live action combined movie ‘Toonpur Ka Superrhero’ starring Ajay Devgn and Kajol. He has won six President’s National awards and 14 International awards.
The webinar will be held on Saturday 18 July, 2020 at 7.30 PM IST and it will be a live Q&A between Torill and Kireet. Followed by liveQ &A sessions.
You can register for the webinar here: https://youtu.be/