Artist - Patrick Jenkins

Patrick Jenkins is an award winning artist, animator and documentary filmmaker. He was a Special Guest Filmmaker at: the 2013 Melbourne International Animation Festival, Melbourne, Australia; the 2012 London International Animation Festival, London, U.K.; and in 2011 at Anima VI, the Córdoba International Animation Festival, in Córdoba, Argentina; screening his movies and conducting workshops in animation. His recent film "Sorceress" (2012) was shown in competition at the London International Animation Festival, London, U.K., the Melbourne International Animation Festival, Melbourne, Australia, and BE FILM (The Underground Film Festival), New York, U.S.A. His previous film "Tara's Dream" won both Second Prize and Best Animation Prize at the 2010 Toronto Urban Film Festival. His film "Amoeba" won first prize at the 2010 Toronto Animated Image Society Showcase.  His film "Inner View" (2009), an animated homage to the art of Canadian artist Kazuo Nakamura was an Official Selection of Animafest, in Zagreb, Croatia in 2010. His film "Labyrinth" (2008), a surreal detective story, won 1st place in the Independent, 6 to 30 Minutes Category, at the 2009 KAFI Festival and 3rd Prize for animation at the 2010 Be Film Festival in New York City and was included in the dvd the Highlights of the London International Animation Festival 2009. His documentaries, "Of Lines And Men: The Animation Of Jonathan Amitay" and "Death Is In Trouble Now: The Sculptures Of Mark Adair" premiered on BRAVO! Television in October 2007. His film "The Skateboarder" premiered at the 2005 Montreal World Film Festival and was shown at the 2005 Ottawa International Animation Festival and the prestigious 2006 Annecy Animation Festival in Annecy, France. His documentary film "RALPH: Coffee, Jazz and Poetry, The Poetry of Ralph Alfonso" premiered at the 2001 Montreal World Film Festival and was broadcast on CBC Television's Canadian Reflections and BRAVO! Television. (For more information go to

Sorceress (Patrick Jenkins)

What part of Canada are you from?

What roles do you play in the creation of animation?
I do everything: Direction, Animation, Scriptwriting, Storyboarding, Editing, sometimes Foley Effects; everything but Music.

Inner View (Patrick Jenkins)

What is one project that you are proud to have been involved in?
Making my own animated, experimental and documentary films, my flip books and "Eleven In Motion" a commissioning project organized by the Toronto Animated Image Society.

Amoeba (Patrick Jenkins)

What inspired you to create animation?
I'm interested in Painting (Contemporary Art) and Movies, so Paint on Glass Animation, the technique I use, is great for me because it combines these two interests. I develop my films based on either stories I create (for my narrative films) or visual phenomena I'm interested in (for my abstract movies). I've also created 3 documentaries on artists whose work intrigues me.

Labyrinth (Patrick Jenkins)

Who is one of your favourite Canadian animators?
Gail Noonan

What is one of your favourite animation books?
"The Animation Book: A Complete Guide to Animated Filmmaking-From Flip-Books to Sound Cartoons to 3- D Animation"

Amazon Link - The Animation Book: A Complete Guide to Animated Filmmaking

Who is an up and coming Canadian animator that everyone should check out?
All of them! (Leslie Supnet, Jeff Tran, etc., etc.)

Tara's Dream (Patrick Jenkins)

Are you involved with any animation organizations in Canada?
Toronto Animated Image Society

For more information about patrick and his films follow the links below