Patrick Smith

BA University of Massachusetts, Amherst. A New York-based animator, Smith is known for his metaphorical hand-drawn and stop-motion films. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has worked as a storyboard artist for Disney and animation director for MTV’s Daria and the Emmy-nominated Downtown. His 2019 film, Pour 585, is one of the five most-viewed animated shorts on YouTube, and he sustains a dynamic film-festival release schedule. Smith’s films have screened at Tribeca Film Festival, Slamdance, Ottawa, Annecy, and hundreds of other festivals worldwide. His most recent stop-motion short, Beyond Noh, is currently part of the traveling showcase, “The Animation Show of Shows.” Smith is a fellow of the New York Foundation of the Arts and a curator for multiple international film and animation festivals. He has taught as a professor in the graduate film program for New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in Singapore and with Pratt Institute and the School of the Visual Arts in New York City. SLC, 2024–