Hand-painted animation film to show at Eugene International Film Festival


CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University professor Shelley Jordon’s hand-painted animation film “Family History” has been selected as an official selection at the Eugene International Film Festival, which takes place Oct. 8-11.

Jordon’s film explores issues of vulnerability and risk. She created the film by layering more than 500 new images over old ones, creating a painting that became a metaphor for life itself.

The film shows at the festival at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 at Regal Cinemas Valley River Stadium 15, 500 Valley River Center, Eugene. Individual tickets are $8; festival packages are also available.

“Family History” received the Critic’s Choice Award when it premiered at the Gold Coyote Super Short Film Festival in Marylhurst, Ore. in May 2009. It also has been selected to be screened this fall at the Sydney Underground Film Festival in Marrickville, Australia, the Radar Hamburg Independent Film Festival in Hamburg, Germany, and the Tacoma Film Festival in Tacoma, Wash. “Family History” is currently on view at OSU’s Fairbanks Art Gallery through October 7.

Jordon is a professor of art at OSU and has been a recipient of an Oregon Artist’s Fellowship Award and a Fulbright-Hayes Group Travel Research Grant to Yemen and Tunisia. She has had more than 30 exhibitions nationally and internationally. Her artwork has been included in biennials in three states, including the Oregon Biennial at the Portland Art Museum and the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine. Jordon recently returned from the American Academy in Rome where she was a visiting artist.

For more information, visit http://shelleyjordon.com/animation/