Shelley Page

Honorary: Doctorate
Position: Head of International Outreach Dreamworks Animation (USA), London

About

Shelley Page has been working in the field of feature animation since 1986 and is currently Head of International Outreach for DreamWorks Animation (USA) based in London.

Shelley studied at Kingston University and was awarded a BA(Hons) in Graphic Design. Her career in animation began when she worked in London with legendary animation director Richard Williams from 1982 - which ultimately led to a position as head of backgrounds on the Walt Disney film 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' (1988). In 1989 she was hired by Steven Spielberg as one of the original team of artists at the Amblimation Studio in London where she worked on three feature films until recruited in early 1995 as one of the first team of artists to join Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen's new studio, DreamWorks.

Since joining DreamWorks Animation as co-head of Artist Development, Shelley has worked in many areas of feature animation production at the studio. Her current projects include building relationships with animation schools and festivals worldwide and sourcing new talent for future projects.

Shelley's film credits (18 animated features to date) include: 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?', 'The Prince of Egypt', 'Antz', 'Shrek', 'Shark Tale', 'Shrek 2', 'Madagascar', 'Over the Hedge', 'Shrek the Third', 'Bee Movie', 'Kung Fu Panda' and 'Madagascar 2'.

Current DreamWorks projects include 'Monsters vs Aliens' (2009) and 'How to Train Your Dragon' (2010).

Shelley has a particular interest in student animation and hosts student events at many major international animation festivals. She is a member of the graduation juries of leading animation schools Les Gobelins, Supinfocom, LISAA and ESMA in France and the Animation Workshop in Denmark and she sits on the advisory boards of many leading animation schools worldwide.

Shelley is also a regular member of the selection juries of international animation festivals including: Annecy (France), Imagina (Monte Carlo), FMX (Stuttgart), Encounters (UK), Siggraph (USA), Animex (UK), SAND (UK), 24FPS (India) and PIFF (India).

Since 2006 Shelley has become involved with the animation community in India and with several of the leading academic institutions and festivals.