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Featured Participants

Gerald Conn, Cardiff
Conn is renowned in the field of sand animation. Many of his award-winning films explore cultural interactions; he also teaches animation to students of all levels and has presented his work in France, India, and Japan. Conn helped establish CINETIG, a production company that gives youth the opportunity to participate in the filmmaking process.

Sean Harris, Llangynog
Born in England, Harris moved to Wales in 1995. His established practice as a printmaker changed course ten years later when he started to cut up and animate his handmade prints. Since then, he has created a series of films that explore mythology and archaeology, featuring prehistoric artifacts from the collections of the National Museums of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

Animators Gerald Conn and Sean Harris

Animators Gerald Conn and Sean Harris
They produce culturally driven stop motion animations using artifacts and unfamiliar techniques.