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Oscar-winning alumna and Turning Red director speaks with Sheridan Animation students

Mar 10, 2022

Domee Shi

In March 2022, Academy Award-winner Domee Shi (Bachelor of Animation ’11) returned to Trafalgar Road Campus to speak to current Animation students about the process of creating the Oscar-nominated Turning Red, which marked her debut as a director of major feature film. She also shared wisdom and inspiration to encourage students to continue to pursue their creative goals.

Turning Red has resonated with diverse audiences. It features delightful characters that stay true to Shi’s roots growing up in Toronto as the child of Chinese immigrant parents, while also bringing to life universally relatable stories about the push and pull of the parent-child relationship.

In 2019, Shi won the Best Animated Short Oscar for her film Bao.

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