Oscar-winning VFS graduate Lino DiSalvo returns to alma mater for Storyteller’s Studio AMA Live event

Lino DiSalvo to be interviewed in front of a live audience at Vancouver Film School Saturday November 23

Oscar winner Lino DiSalvo returns to alma mater Vancouver Film School for live AMA event

Head of Animation for Frozen and writer, director, producer for Playmobil: The Movie will receive inaugural Creative Vanguard Award and host private screening

VANCOUVER , BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA , November 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Announcement Highlights:

· Vancouver Film School will host a special Storyteller’s Studio AMA Live event, open to the press, where DiSalvo will answer questions from the audience, on Nov. 23.
· VFS will welcome DiSalvo back to his alma mater by honouring him with its first Creative Vanguard Award, recognizing his work in the field of animation.
· Also on Nov. 23, DiSalvo will also host an exclusive private screening of his latest film Playmobil: The Movie, which he wrote, directed, and produced.
· DiSalvo worked with Walt Disney Animation Studios for close to 17 years, becoming Head of Animation for Frozen and earning an Academy Award.

(VANCOUVER, B.C.) November 20, 2019 – Vancouver Film School is proud to announce it is welcoming Oscar-winning writer, director, and producer Lino DiSalvo back to his alma mater for a special Storyteller’s Studio AMA Live event and award ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 23.

Since graduating from Vancouver Film School, Lino DiSalvo has become one of the most sought-after names in animation. During his 17-year career at Walt Disney Animation Studios, DiSalvo worked as an animator on Meet the Robinsons, 102 Dalmatians, and Reign of Fire; as supervising animator on Tangled and Bolt; and as Head of Animation on blockbuster Frozen, for which he earned an Academy Award.

DiSalvo recently made his directorial debut with Playmobil: The Movie, which he also wrote and produced. The film will open in North American theatres on Dec. 6, just in time for the busy holiday season. The movie stars Daniel Radcliffe, Adam Lambert, and Anya Taylor-Joy.

DiSalvo will receive the inaugural VFS Creative Vanguard Award, honouring his contributions to the field of animation around the world and his tireless commitment to the betterment of the creative industry and all those who have worked alongside him.

About Vancouver Film School

In 1987, Vancouver Film School introduced the world’s first true immersion film program. Today, VFS is Canada’s premier entertainment-arts centre, offering an immersive curriculum in film, animation, video game production, VR/AR development, motion and interactive design, programming, art/production foundation, and other related programs. VFS is known for providing high-quality education in accelerated timeframes. VFS alumni are consistently credited on the most successful products in the entertainment economies.

For more information, or to schedule interviews, please contact:

Christopher Ian Bennett
Executive Producer & Head of Marketing
Vancouver Film School
e: cbennett@vfs.com

Max Harvey
Vancouver Film School
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