Kathy Smith (filmmaker)

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Kathy Smith
Born 1963
Occupation Associate Professor and Chair
Nationality Australia
Notable works Indefinable Moods (2002)

Kathy Smith (born 1963) is an Australian independent filmmaker, painter, photographer, and Associate Professor with the John C. Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts (DADA), USC School of Cinematic Arts.[1] She has been the Chair of DADA since 2004.[2]

Smith was born in Taree, New South Wales.[1] She graduated from the Sydney College of the Arts in 1985. Shortly after graduation, she was awarded the Sydney Morning Herald Traveling Arts Scholarship for Painting. She received the Desiderius Orban Art Award in 1986. Her films have screened "internationally, including SIGGRAPH N-Space Art Gallery, Sundance Film Festival, New York Digital Salon, Hiroshima, Anima Mundi, and Ottawa International Animation Festivals [... she] has exhibited internationally at group and solo exhibitions such as Institute of Contemporary Art, London, Conservatorio di Santa Maria degli Angeli, Florence, Italy, and the Australian National Gallery, Canberra." [3] Her body of work includes the award-winning animated film, Indefinable Moods (2001).[4][5]

Selected works[edit]

  • 2001: Indefinable Moods
  • 1993: Living on the Comet
  • 1987: Delirium (installation)
  • 1985: Change of Place
  • 1985: Ayers Rock Animation
  • 1984: A Figure in Front of A Painting
  • 1983: Designed Nightmare
  • 1983: Power & Passion [6]

Selected film screenings[edit]

Indefinable Moods[edit]

  • SIGGRAPH 2001
  • Computer Graphics International 2001, Hong Kong
  • Rhode Island International Film Festival
  • Prix Leonardo, Italy
  • New York Expo of Short Film & Video, New York
  • Anima Mundi International Animation Festival Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival, Scotland
  • Micromuseum of Mediaterra Festival, Greece
  • 14th Foyle Film Festival, Northern Ireland
  • Mediarama 2001 Electronic Art & New Technologies Festival, Spain
  • Canberra International Short Film Festival, Australia
  • Ajjijic International Film Festival, Mexico
  • Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey
  • Banff Mountain Film Festival, Canada [7]

Living on the Comet[edit]

  • California Institute of the Arts Los Angeles, USA
  • Anima Mundi International Animation Festival, Brazil
  • ‘Animania’ International Retrospective of Animation, Italy
  • 5th International Animation Festival, Japan
  • Cardiff International Film Festival, UK
  • New York International Expo of Short Film & Video
  • Animated Moments AFI Cinema Sydney, Australia [7]

Selected awards[edit]


  • Wiedemann, Julius (ed.) "Kathy Smith." Animation Now! Los Angeles: Taschen, 2004: 262-9.


  1. ^ a b Julius Wiedemann,(ed.) "Kathy Smith." Animation Now! (Los Angeles: Taschen, 2004): 263.
  2. ^ USC: About DADA
  3. ^ Kathymoods.org: Biography
  4. ^ IMDB: Awards for Indefinable Moods
  5. ^ List of awards for Indefinable Moods
  6. ^ Julius Wiedemann,(ed.) "Kathy Smith." Animation Now! (Los Angeles: Taschen, 2004): 262.
  7. ^ a b c Academic CV

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