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FILMOGRAPHY
2014 “Happy & Gay”  // 00:10:16, 24fps NTSC 2D Digital, 4:3 stereo // Narrative, Character, Musical
A queer revisionist history 1930’s b&w cartoon musical adventure about the power of representation.

2005 “Dem Bones Wiggle” // 00:01:00, 24fps NTSC Digital, 4:3 mono // Experimental, Musical
Pixilated animation skeleton dance set to Tiny Parham’s “Washboard Wiggle” 1932

2003 “Fortune Teller” // 0:02:30 24fps NTSC Digital/Multi-Media, 4:3 mono // Experimental
interactive installation; animated media, tent, kiosk, soft sculpture, printed material

1997,  “Grace” // 0:06:30 24fps 16mm 1.33:1 mono // Experimental
The transformations of balance and imbalance between flesh and soul; multi-media

REVIEWS
2018 Keep it in Motion – Classic Animation Revisited: ‘Grace’, Animation World Network Magazine, Chris Robinson
2018 I Have A Question: Lorelei Pepi Animation World Network, by Chris Robinson
2017 Happy My Way, Animating Diversity, by Glenn Sheehan, Mincho Magazine
2017 Cartoon Misadventures With a Gay Twist, by Gareth Johnson, Gay Star News
2017 ‘Cuphead’ Why 1930s Animation Continues to Grip Contemporary Culture, Rolling Stone Mag, by Jacob Kleinman
2017 Eye for Film Review of “Happy & Gay,” by Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film
2017 The Lesbian Short Film Collection is Back, by Tim Isaac, Big Gay Picture Show
2016 Animated Shorts at LGBT Film Festival Focus on Acceptance, by Ross Reagan, Indy Star
2014 Happy and Gay at the Animation Festival, by Julie Cruikshank, Daily Xtra
2001 Animation World Network; July 20; Fresh From the Festivals: July 2001’s Film Reviews” by Maureen Furniss
2001 Animation World Network; June 26; Those Who Shall Be: The New Faces Under the Animation Sun” by Chris Robinson
2000 Palo Alto Weekly, MI; “From Michigan With Love” July 21; by Susan Tavernetti
1999 ASIFA International; September; “Fantoche Film Festival Review” by Amy Kravitz

VIDEO INTERVIEWS
2015 Vancouver Int’l Women in Film Festiva

SCHOLARLY STUDIES
2011 Deseos Desiguales, Igual Deseo: Proceso de Realizacíon de un Cortometraje de Animacíon de Temática Homosexual, by Emilio Martí Lopéz, MFA Thesis, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
2008 The Animation Bible, chp. 13 Digital Visions, case study: Lorelei Pepi; by Maureen Furniss; L King Publishing
2003 “The Feminine Vision of the World: the Alchemical Conjunctio Link and its Way of Expression in Animation” by Susana
Maria Grace Ramos; PhD thesis, Universidad de Espana

COLLECTIONS
Sundance Institute Collections, UCLA
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Canadian National Film Archives, Montreal, Canada
University of California, Los Angeles CA
Evergreen College, Oregon

HAPPY & GAY (2014) FESTIVAL AWARDS
Jury Award for Best Animation: Rio Gay Festival du Cinema, Brazil, 2015
Jury Award for Best Short Film: Les Gai CineMad: Madrid LGBT Film Fest; 2014
Jury Award for Best Animation: Atlanta Out On Film Festival; Atlanta Georgia USA; ; 2015
Audience Award: Atlanta Out On Film Festival Nov, 2014, Atlanta Georgia USA; 2014
Award for Best Animation: Image+Nation LGBT Cinema Festival, Montreal; 2015
Special Mention, Can[Be] Gay, Festival de Cine LGBTIQ de Canarias; 2015

GRACE (1997) FESTIVAL AWARDS
Grand Prix “Best of Festival,” Student Animation Festival of Ottawa 1999 (SAFO) // Grace
2nd Place, Experimental Film, The World Animation Celebration // Grace
2nd Grand Prize, “High Risk”, Fantoche  1999 Baden, Switzerland // Grace
2nd Place, Experimental Film, The World Animation Celebration // Grace
2nd Prize, Experimental Film, Big Muddy Film Festival, Experimental Shorts // Grace
2nd Place, Exp Film Award, SXSW, Experimental Shorts // Grace
Special Jury Prize , Holland Animation Festival // Grace
Director’s Citation, Black Maria // Grace
Honorable Mention, Ann Arbor Film Festival // Grace

HAPPY & GAY (2014) SPECIAL PROGRAMMING
Girls go BOOM (nightclub media events), Netherlands, various locations 2018
XIII International “Cortoons” Animation Film Festival, LGBTI screening, Valencia Spain 2017
Centre Evolutif Lilith, Lesbian Filmmakers Series, Marseille France 2017
Bagdam Espace lesbian, Lesbian Springtime Program, Toulouse, France 2017
SESC, social-cultural programming, LGBTQ theme, Oc 4 – 29. An education leader is present daily to facilitate educational dialogue. São Paulo, Brazil 2017
“Women Filmmakers from Cineffable Festival” Centre Evolutif Lilith, Marseilles France 2017
Art + Social Justice Film Series: LGBQIA+ Awareness| Lunder Arts Center 2016
Best of Les Gai Cinemad, at Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Ciudad de Soria, 2016
Queers in Shorts, Cambridge UK 2015
Cine Radicals, Santiago Chile 2015
Asterisco Itinerante, Chile, Embassy Touring Program on LGBT Human Rights 2015
Diversanima, touring Chile and Latin America (various) 2015
“The Kids Are Alright”, Ottawa Animation Festival, Ottawa CAN 2013
“Best Of”, Fantoche Animation Festival, Baden, Switzerland, 2012
“New England Animators” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; curator, Branka Bogdanov, MA 2009
“International Animated Film Festival of Catalonia” ; Animac Festival; Catalonia, Spain 2007
“When Animation Meets the Living”; Wissembourg 2011, Zagreb 2007, Cinematheque Quebecoise 2006, Annecy 2006
“Words In Motion” / Transformation” Ottawa Animation Festival, CAN 2004
“Scratch / Scratching the Sex” Rotterdam Film Festival, 2001
“Roratorio for Paris/Berlin” Independent Exposure, 2001
“Best of MadCat” MadCat USA Tour, 2000
“Next Sex: Sex in the Age of Its Procreative Superfluousness” Ars Electronica / Mix NY, 2000

HAPPY & GAY (2014) SCREENINGS, Official Selection in Competition
Siggraph Asia (Shenzen, China) Nov, 2014 Shenzen China 2014
ANIMATOR / 2015 The 8th International Animated Film Festival, Poland, Poznan 2014
Image+Nation LGBT Cinema Festival, Montreal 2014
InsideOut Toronto 2014
In&Out LGBT Film festival 2014
Bilbao Festival of Documentary & Short Films-ZINEBI, Spain 2014
Festival Int’l Derechos Humanos y Cine Venezuela, Venezula  2014
Merlinka Int’l Queer Film Festival, Belgrade 2014
Diversanima, Film Festival of Sexual Diversity, Santiago Chile 2014 www.diversanima.cl
Anim’Est Int’l Animation Film Festival, Romania 2014
Atlanta Out On Film Festival, USA 2014
Atlantic Film Festival, Nova Scotia 2014
Athens AnimFest, Greece 2014
Boston LGBT Film Festival 2014
Holebi Queer Film Festival, Germany 2014
Can[Be]Gay: Festival Int’l de CineLGBTIQ de Canarias, Canary Islands 2014
La Asociación de Mujeres de Urdaibai Kukubedarra, Spain 2014  kukubedarra.blogspot.com
Frameline39: San Fran Int’l LGBT Film Festival 2015
Asterisco Festival Internacional de Cine de LGBTIQ, Argentina 2015 www.festivalasterisco.gob.ar
Roze FilmDagen, Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Holland 2015
Turin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Italy 2015
Vancouver Int’l Women in Film Festival 2015
Torino LGBT Film Festival, Italy 2015
Women in Film Festival, Florida US 2015
ANIMATE 2015, Poland 2015
Curadoria e Direção do Rio Festival Gay de Cinema 2015
Alice Springs Pride Carnivale Screenings 2015
Festival de Cine de la Diversidad 2015
Homochrom Film Festival, Germany 2015 www.homochrom.de
InDPanda International Film Festival, Hong Kong 2015
El Lugar Sin Limites, Festival Internacional de Cine LGBTI Ecuador 2015 www.elugarsinlimites.net
Feminist and Queer International Film Festival, Romania, Bucharest 2015  http://faqiff.ro
Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival 2015 http://www.reelingfilfmestival.org
ReelQ, Pittsburgh LGBT Film Fest 2015  www.ReelQ.org
Helsinki Short Film Festival, Finland 2015 http://ww.hlef.fi
Sardinia Queer Short Film Festival, Sardinia 2015  www.usnexpo.it/
Florence LGBT Film Festival: VideoQueer 2015, Florence Italy 2015 www.florencequeerfestival.it
Darwin Pride Festival, Australia 2015 www.darwinpride.com.au/
Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Washington USA 2015 www.threedollarbillcinema.org
Vinokino LGBT Film Festival, Finland 2015  www.vinokino.fi/en/home
Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival, N. Dakota USA 2015 www.fmlgbtff.com/
Chaplin Film Festival, Ireland 2015 chaplinfilmfestival.com
Puerto Rico Queer Filmfest, Puerto Rico USA 2015  www.puertoricoqueerfilmfest.com
2016
Melbourne Queer Film Festival   2016 http://www.mqff.com.au/

GRACE (1997): SCREENINGS, notable selections
Sundance, Rotterdam International, Oberhausen, Annecy 2000, Holland Animation, Ottawa 2000 ,The World Animation Celebration, Big Muddy, SXSW, Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Göteberg, Images du Nouveau Monde/Quebec, Images International, Ars Electronica, American Film Institute, MadCat, International Student Animation Festival of Ottowa, Fantoche, Festival International du Nouveau Cinema et des Nouveaux Medias de Montreal, Anima Mundi, International Leipzig Festival for Documentary, MIX NYC, LA Outfest

GRACE (1997): SPECIAL PROGRAMMING selections
Heart in Mind: Mait Laas, DOK Festival, Leipzig Germany 2019
“The Kids Are Alright”, Ottawa Animation Festival, Ottawa CAN 2013
“Best Of”, Fantoche Animation Festival, Baden, Switzerland, 2012
“New England Animators” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; curator, Branka Bogdanov, MA 2009
“International Animated Film Festival of Catalonia” ; Animac Festival; Catalonia, Spain 2007
“Foreign Bodies” Aurora 2007, Possible Worlds Festival; Norwich, England 2007
“International Animated Film Festival of Catalonia” ; Animac Festival; Catalonia, Spain 2007
“When Animation Meets the Living” Experimental Film and Video Festival; Zagreb, Croatia 2007
“Poetry In Motion” Ottawa Animation Film festival; Ottawa, Canada 2007
“When Animation Meets the Living” Cinematheque Quebecoise; Montréal, Canada 2006
“When Animation Meets the Living” Annecy Animation Festival; Annecy, France 2006
“Animation Show” Magic Lantern Cinema, 2005
“Women in Animation” Women in Film and Video- New England, 2005
“Cal Arts Retrospective” American Film Institute, 2004
“Abracadaver: The Corporeal Body” Paperveins Biennial, NY, 2004
“Avant-Garde Shorts” Think Tank-NY, 2004
“LA Animators Pt II” LA Film Forum, 2004
“Words In Motion” / Transformation” Ottawa Animation Festival, 2004
“Scratch / Scratching the Sex” Rotterdam Film Festival, 2001
“La Enana Maron” Independent Exposure, 2000
“Visual Surprise” Balagan, Coolidge Corner Theater, 2001
“Independent Exposure” Balagan, Coolidge Corner Theater, 2001
“Roratorio for Paris/Berlin” Independent Exposure, 2001
“Austin TX Arts Society Fundraiser” 2001
“Best of MadCat” MadCat USA Tour, 2000
“Next Sex: Sex in the Age of Its Procreative Superfluousness” Ars Electronica / Mix NY, 2000
“Best of Ottawa” Canadian Film Institute, 2000
“Best of MixNY” MixNY 2000-2001
“Sizzling Summer Edition” Independent Exposure, 2000
“Experimental Edition” Independent Exposure, 2000
“Best of NextFrame, National Student Film Festival” USA tour, 2000
“Best of Microcinema” International Tour, 1999-2000