Ajayu International Animation Festival Keynote
Charlas Magistrales, Puno, Peru
September 30, 2021
Learn about the important process of animation with Joanna Priestley. This event is part of the framework of the 6th Ajayu International Animation Festival. Priestley’s work maintains a high level of porosity between serious exploration of limits and intuitive whimsy, and is devoted to experimentation on technique, subject, and content.
Retrospective Joanna Priestley
Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival, Parkway Theater, Baltimore, MD, USA
October 5, 2019
Introspective, satirical, whimsical and beautiful: Joanna Priestley’s prolific body of work speaks personal truths. She’s been called “queen of independent animation.” The artist presents her work in person. Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival is a three-day celebration of the world’s most cutting-edge, quirky, and boundary-pushing animation.
Animation /Joanna Priestley
Maryland Institute College of Art, Falvey Hall, Baltimore, MD, USA
October 2, 2019
Joanna Priestley is an animator from Portland, Oregon, and has directed 27 animated films, as well as an iOS app. She'll be discussing her process as an animator, as well as talking about her new feature film, "North of Blue," which will screen later this day.
Joanna Priestley presents North of Blue
Universidad Santo Tomas, Santiago, Chile
May 5, 2019
Within the framework of the eighth Chilemonos Animation Festival, the students of the Digital Animation and Multimedia program have the opportunity to see the American animated film “North of Blue”, with the Director of the film, Joanna Priestley, present. Priestley will recount the way in which she carried out the making of the hour-long film, an abstract experience inspired by the winter landscapes of northern Canada. It is accompanied by a musical symphony composed by Jamie Haggerty.
Conferencia Joanna Priestley
Cineteca Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico
April 16, 2019
Cineteca Nacional in collaboration with the University of Iberoamericana of Puebla is pleased to invite you to the talk that will be offered by Joanna Priestley, director, animator and producer of more that 20 film works. Among the institutions that have dedicated retrospectves to her are the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw and the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles.
Fantoche Expanded: Retrospective Joanna Priestley
Fantoche International Animation Festival, Baden, Switzerland
September 5, 2018
Bill Plympton called her “the queen of independent animation”: Joanna Priestley has been animating and producing her own films since 1983 and is virtually peerless in her ability to animate and present aspects of human existence with a heavy dose of irony. This retrospective shows some of her narrative gems and abstract works of art. Curated by Dominique Marconi. Age recommendation: 16+.
Trailblazing Women of Animation: An Evening with Joanna Priestley
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, USA
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Starting her career as a film presenter in Central Oregon, Priestley made her first films using rubber stamps and sand before going on to study with legendary experimental animator Jules Engle at Cal Arts. Finding her stride with drawing and computer-based animations, and collaborating with sound artists, she has since become one the world’s most prolific independent animators.
British Film Institute: The Queen of Independent Animation: A Focus on Joanna Priestley
National Film Theatre, London, UK
Thursday, May 11, 2017
With retrospectives, awards and a significant body of work under her belt, Joanna Priestley is a distinctive and pioneering director and producer. Despite extensive international acclaim for her work in short film, her work has been criminally underseen in the UK. We are delighted to present an exclusive look at a dozen of her finest short films spanning over 30 years in the industry including Voices (1985), Pro and Con (1993), Dew Line (2005), Split Ends (2013) and Bottle Neck (2015). The screening will be followed by a rare opportunity to hear from Joanna in person about her career to date and future projects.
Tricky Women Animation Festival: Focus on Joanna Priestley
Metro Kino, Vienna, Austria
March 3 and 6, 2016
We are happy to present the oeuvre of an exceptional artist who deftly turns issues such as relationship problems or the different stages in women’s lives into humorous animations. In the first part of the program Joanna Priestley presents some of her narrative works, while the second part is devoted to her abstract films and latest animations.
POW Fest: Guest of Honor - An Evening with Joanna Priestley
Hollywood Theater, Portland, OR, USA
March 9, 2014
POWFest is honored to present a retrospective of award-winning filmmaker Joanna Priestley’s films as our closing night engagement on Sunday, March 9th at 7:00 pm. Please join us for a unique evening of animated films and conversation. Reception to follow. Sponsored By: ADi & WIF-PDX.
Voices /1985--4 min., She-Bop / 1988-8 min., All My Relations / 1990--5 min., Surface Dive / 2000—8 min., Utopia Parkway / 1997--5 min., Andaluz /2004--6 min., Streetcar Named Perspire /2007--6.5 min., Dear Pluto /2012--4 min – MOV., Missed Aches /2009--4 min., Dew Line / 2005--4.5 min., Eye Liner /2011--4 min., Split Ends /2013--3.5 min.
An Evening of New Work by Joanna Priestley
NW Film Center, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, USA
January 28, 2012
A native of Portland, and globally recognized as one of the premier creators of independent animation art, Joanna Priestley has made 25 films over the past 30 years. Her subjects run the gamut from personal memoir and documentary to poetic adaptation and abstract phantasmagoria. Tonight we present five new films (three world premieres) by award winning independent filmmaker, Joanna Priestley.
World Premieres: Dear Pluto (2012, 4 min.), Choking Hazard (2012, 1 min.), Split Ends (2012, 4 min.), Exposé Slide Show (2012) and Clam Bake (2012, interactive). With recent films: Out of Shape (2011, 1 min.), Eye Liner (2011, 4 min.) and Missed Aches (2009, 4 min.).