'There is much more of a market now, but [animators] have to be brave'
– Deborah Szapiro
About this video
Watch this lively panel discussion and audience Q&A to celebrate the first centenary of Australian animation.
Broadcaster Phillip Adams pays tribute to graphic artist Alexander Stitt, known for his work on the iconic 'Life. Be in it' advertising campaign in the late 1970s.
Creative Fellow Malcolm Turner and producer Deb Szapiro join Phillip to talk about the status of animation in Australia today, key moments in its history, and how new models of funding and distribution affect the industry's future.
Phillip Adams is the presenter of ABC RN Late Night Live, and also an author and film maker.
Malcolm Turner is co-director of the Melbourne International Animation Festival. He was a Library Creative Fellow in 2014, where he researched the centenary of Australian animation.
Deborah Szapiro is an award-winning producer, curator and academic.
MC: Dan Torre
Dr Dan Torre is a lecturer at RMIT School of Media and Communications.