GEORGE GRIFFIN, USA – Animator, director, producer, critic, lecturer. George Griffin grew up in Tennessee, studied political science at Dartmouth, and has lived in New York City since 1967. He apprenticed in commercial cartoon studios, drew cartoons for EAST VILLAGE OTHER and RAW. He was influenced by Robert Breer, Saul Steinberg, and Stan Vanderbeek. He has made over 30 short films, work that is essentially experimental and personal, including self-referential cartoons, narratives, documentaries and musicals (HEAD, VIEWMASTER, KO-KO, A LITTLE ROUTINE). He has published flipbooks and “Frames”, a selection of independent animators work, and taught at Harvard, Pratt, and Parsons. Griffin line-produced the Emmy-winning “L’HISTOIRE DU SOLLDAT” for PBS and directed TV commercials for Colossal Pictures. He has served on numerous juries, written essays and reviews for “Animation: an Interdisciplinary Journal”, “EnterText”, “Cartoons”, “ASIFA Magazine” and “Film Comment”. Recent films include YOU’RE OUTA HERE with music by Lorraine Feather, MACDOWELL: A USER’S MANUAL, about the Colony, and THE BATHER, presented at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival and Film Forum.