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Steven Woloshen

Steven WoloshenSteven Woloshen – born in 1960 in Montreal, Canadian film animator, pioneer of drawn-on-film animation. Woloshen first attended Vanier College, where he worked with Super-8 film and video, then specialized in 16 mm independent film techniques at Concordia University in Montreal. He has worked in camera-less animation since 1982. In 1999 he started working exclusively with a 35mm tape. During his 30 years of career as an animator Woloshen has made over 50 films, which have been awarded at festivals worldwide. He is also an author of several art installations for museums and galleries.

Twice nominated to the Canadian Governor General’s Award, he has received numerous creation and research grants. He has also been presented with a René Jodoin lifetime achievement award (2016) as well as a 2015 Wiesbaden Lifetime Award. He is also a teacher, conservation technician at the National Film Board of Canada and author of two books: “Recipes for Reconstruction: “The Cookbook for the Frugal Filmmaker” (2010) and “Scratch, Crackle & Pop! A Whole Grains Approach to Making Films without a Camera” (2015). Under his own banner, Scratchatopia, Woloshen has hosted solo retrospectives and taught handmade filmmaking techniques at workshops and master classes in Argentina, Morocco, USA, Slovenia, Australia, France, Great Britain, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Poland, Mexico, Hungary as well as across Canada.