Willy Hartland is an acclaimed director/animator who has called NYC his home for the past 34 years. A NYFA recepient, and winner of many international film awards, his latest New York City Sketchbook is currently doing the festival circuit. Over the past year the film has screened all over the world, and recently swept the Oxford International Film Festival in England where it won Film of The Festival and Best Animated Short. Other festivals include the Black Maria Film Festival where it won the Stellar Award for Animation, LAAF in Los Angeles, where it won best animated doc, The Palm Springs International Animation Festival where it won Best Traditional Animated Short, and Animatou in Geneva Switzerland. Professionally he has worked as an animation artist on 3 features, and numerous TV shows, among them Beavis and Butthead, Daria, and Doug for Disney. In recent years he has begun a successful career as a professor of animation, teaching at such prestigious schools as MICA, FIT, and Parsons.
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