Animated film hand-painted by OSU artist to show in Eugene Film fest


: Oregon State University (OSU) professor Shelley Jordon‘s hand-painted animated film Family History" has been chosen as an official selection at the Eugene International Film Festival that is currently on from 8 to 11 October.

Jordon‘s film explores issues of vulnerability and risk. She created the film by layering more than 500 new images over old ones, creating a painting that became a metaphor for life itself.

Family History received the Critic‘s Choice Award when it premiered at the Gold Coyote Super Short Film Festival in Marylhurst in May 2009. It has also been selected to be screened this fall at the Sydney Underground Film Festival in Marrickville, Australia, the Radar Hamburg Independent Film Festival in Hamburg, Germany, and the Tacoma Film Festival in Tacoma, Wash.

Jordon is a professor of art at OSU and has been a recipient of an Oregon Artist‘s Fellowship Award and a Fulbright-Hayes Group Travel Research Grant to Yemen and Tunisia. She has had more than 30 exhibitions nationally and internationally.

The film was screened yesterday.

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