Jenkins is an award winning artist, animator and documentary filmmaker.
He was a Special Guest Filmmaker at: the 2013 Melbourne International
Animation Festival, Melbourne, Australia; the 2012 London International
Animation Festival, London, U.K.; and in 2011 at Anima VI, the Córdoba
International Animation Festival, in Córdoba, Argentina. His film
“Phantom City” has played at festivals around the world. His film
“Circle Game” (2014) was shown in 2015 at Le Festival Heure d’Été à
Bruxelles, in Belgium and numerous international festivals. His film
“Sorceress” (2012) was shown in competition at the London International
Animation Festival, London, U.K., the Melbourne International Animation
Festival, Melbourne, Australia, and BE FILM (The Underground Film
Festival), New York, U.S.A. His previous film “Tara’s Dream” won both
Second Prize and Best Animation Prize at the 2010 Toronto Urban Film
Festival. His film “Amoeba” won first prize at the 2010 Toronto
Animated Image Society Showcase. His film "Inner View” (2009), an
animated homage to the art of Canadian artist Kazuo Nakamura was an
Official Selection of Animafest, in Zagreb, Croatia in 2010. His film
"Labyrinth" (2008), a surreal detective story, won 1st place in the
Independent, 6 to 30 Minutes Category, at the 2009 KAFI Festival and
3rd Prize for animation at the 2010 Be Film Festival in New York City
and was included in the dvd the Highlights of the London International
Animation Festival 2009. His documentaries, "Of Lines And Men: The
Animation Of Jonathan Amitay" and "Death Is In Trouble Now: The
Sculptures Of Mark Adair" premiered on BRAVO! Television in October
2007. His film “The Skateboarder” premiered at the 2005 Montreal World
Film Festival and was shown at the 2005 Ottawa International Animation
Festival and the prestigious 2006 Annecy Animation Festival in Annecy,
France. His documentary film "RALPH: Coffee, Jazz and Poetry, The
Poetry of Ralph Alfonso" premiered at the 2001 Montreal World Film
Festival and was broadcast on CBC Television's Canadian Reflections and
BRAVO! Television. (For more information go to http://www.interlog.com/~pjenkins/televisionwork.html)
His stop motion animated film "Man Versus Geometry"
premiered at the 2004 Ottawa International Animation Festival and was
also shown at the 2005 Annecy Animation Festival in Annecy, France.
In November 2003 his music video of Katrina and the Waves song "Dancing Street" was included
on the bonus DVD of Bongo Beat Records CD release "Katrina and the
Waves: the original recordings: 1983-1984".
His documentary film, "Ralph: Coffee, Jazz
and Poetry; the Poetry of Ralph Alfonso" premiered at the 2001
Montreal World Film Festival and was broadcast on CBC Television's "Canadian
Reflections" Program in March 2002 and in September of 2003, the program
was broadcast on the Bravo! Television network.
In 1997 he directed and animated a music video of poet
Ralph Alfonso's song "Venus In Violets"
for Bongo Beat Records of Vancouver. His 1996 series "Animal
Tales", comprised of 11 short cut-out animated films, explores
the lives of several recurring characters including a mouse, an ant and
Patrick acted as writer, animator, associate producer and
on camera host in his 1994 educational videotape "Animation
For Kids, How To Make Your Cartoons Move!". In this videotape
he shows children how to make their own low tech animation devices such
as flipbooks, thaumatropes and zoetropes. This videotape has been acquired
by school boards and libraries throughout North America. In 1995 "Animation
for Kids" was awarded a Bronze Apple Award from the National Educational
Media Competition, Oakland, California, U.S.A.
His 1990 animated film "The Flipbook Movie",
a playful look at the illusion of animation, was screened at the 1991 Chicago
International Children's Film Festival and the 1992 KidFilm Festival in
Dallas, Texas and has been acquired by the Toronto Public Library, the Halton
Board of Education and the Southern Alberta Library Services.
His 1987 films, "The Magician's Hat" and
"Making Faces" explore hand drawn scenarios, while other
films "Alleycats" and "Eye To Eye" explore
the possibilities of low end computer animation.
His animated and experimental films have been shown in
theatres and art galleries throughout the world including the National Gallery
of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario. His films have been shown on the
PBS series "The Frontier" and the TVOntario series "Moving
Images". His 1976 film "Wedding Before Me" is in the film
collection of Canada House in London, England. His 1978 film "Fluster"
won first prize in the experimental category of the 1979 Toronto Super-8
Movie Festival. Two of his films, "Shadowplay"(1981) and "Sign
Language"(1982) were included in "O Kanada", a major exhibiton
of Canadian Culture, Berlin, West Germany in 1982. His work in animation
was featured on "Z Splat", a documentary television series about
independent animators. His work has also been featured on the C.B.C. T.V.
Science show "Wonderstruck" and the TVOntario shows "TVO
Kids Crawlspace" and "Report Canada".
Patrick is perhaps most well known for a series of
nine flipbooks that he has designed and published since 1987. To date
he has sold over 90,000 of these flipbooks in museum and gift shops in
Canada and the U.S.A. Titles in this series include "Play
Ball!", "In The Wink Of An
Eye", "Out Of This World",
"The Magician's Hat", "Slap Shot!", "Skateboarding",
"The Magic Wand", and "A Fishy Tale".
He is also the author and illustrator of "Flipbook
Animation and Other Ways To Make Cartoons Move", (1991, published
by Kids can Press in Canada and the Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.
in the U.S.A.), an instructional book, that teaches children how to make
their own flipbooks and other motion picture devices.
Patrick studied Visual Arts at York University and graduated
with an M.F.A. in 1982. From 1983 to 1985, he taught film and video production
and drawing at York University. Since 1985 he has conducted hundreds of
workshops in animation for both children and adults in schools and libraries
in Canada and the U.S.A.
His drawings are in the collection of the Canada Council
Art Bank and York University. His artwork has been exhibited in solo shows
at YYZ Gallery and Mercer Union Gallery in Toronto. His drawings
were also featured in a group show entitled "Other Worlds"
at the John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto in 1998.
Paintings and Artwork
Films and Television Work
Flipbook Animation (Instructional
Animation For Kids (Instructional
© Patrick Jenkins 2008