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Digital Arts Lecture Series: John Dilworth

April 3, 2019 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

John Dilworth is Academy Award nominated director and designer whose work has appeared on Netflix, Showtime, HBO, FOX, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, MTV, Canal +, and Arte. His films have screened in museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA, and the Guggenheim. His films have won numerous awards including, Best of Show at the ASIFA-East Animation Festival. He is the founder of Stretch Films, Inc., an independent animation design and production studio in New York City. His 1994 breakthrough film, THE DIRDY BIRDY was selected in over 100 international festivals and has won many prizes. THE DIRDY BIRDY was featured on MTV’s debut of “Cartoon Sushi,” a series to highlight the best in independent animation. In 1998, Dilworth turned his award winning THE CHICKEN FROM OUTER SPACE into a series for Cartoon Network entitled COURAGE THE COWARDLY DOG. He served as executive producer, director, and co-writer of all 104 shorts, as well as voicing numerous characters. 

In 2017, Dilworth produced two new films, GOOSE IN HIGH HEELS and MOM GOT EATEN BY A SPIDER DEMON.