Children's Film Festival Seattle 2024 

Since 2005, Children's Film Festival Seattle has grown to become the largest film festival on the West Coast dedicated to children and families. This year the 19th edition of the annual film festival will be presented in a hybrid format with both online and in person events and we are delighted that 'Stan and Sven: A Plan to Help Stan' has been selected to screen as part of the 'Best Buds' 6yrs+ film collection in February. 

"Step into a world of fantasy and fairytale at the 2023 Children’s Film Festival Seattle! Expect fantastical films, wondrous workshops, and spectacular special events." CFFS

To find out more about the festival, please visit:

San Diego International Children's Film Festival
@San Diego Comic-Con 2023

'Stan and Sven: A Plan to Help Stan' writer Denise Stacey and myself, were invited to attend San Diego International Children's Film Festival at the San Diego Comic-Con International. Here, our film was screened as part of the program and later I joined the panel to talk about the making of the film, my practice and journey into filmmaking, all the way from Australia. 

It was an incredible experience for both of us, in which we shared in many discussions with local and international filmmakers, experienced our first SDCC across the 4 days and I was later interviewed by Bryn Wright for Australia's Funky Kids Radio Show about her experience at Comic-Con and further discussion on the short film. It was a fantastic week exploring San Diego and meeting many other artists throughout the journey. It was humbling to see the reaction to Stan & Sven throughout the screening and we look forward to now translating this into print for Denise's long awaited children's picture book. 

This trip wouldn't have been possible without the amazing support of those who contributed to my GoFundMe page and we are so incredibly grateful for the opportunity and support. Thank you to every single one of you who helped us get there. 

Also an incredible big thank you to the San Diego International Children's Film Festival for the invite and allowing us to be a part of it all. We hope to return again one day in the future. 
Live Interview @Comic-Con with Bryn for the Funky Kids Radio Show
A live interview at San Diego Comic-Con 2023 as part of the San Diego International Children's Film Festival, with Bryn for the Funky Radio Kids Show. Here, Bryn discusses my animation work 'Stan & Sven: A Plan to Help Stan' and the inclusion of both our films in the upcoming Re-Generation Youth Film Festival in Melbourne later this year.

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Australian Premiere: Perth Revelations International Film Festival 2023 

A big thank you to WAnimate for including 'Stan and Sven: A Plan to Help Stan' into their program as part of the Perth Revelation International Film Festival. It was wonderful to be able to attend the festival in our hometown of Perth, Western Australia and finally see our boys on the big screen, which was the official Australian Premiere for film festivals. 

Stan and Sven had a great day out and we thank our friends, family and those in attendance for coming along and supporting not only our work, but the work of many other local talented animators. Perth truly has some amazing talent.

Student World Impact Film Festival 
Finalist award & Podcast Interview

The Student World Impact Film Festival
 is the premier platform for showcasing the artistic talent of student filmmakers from around the world. Helping more than 10,000 filmmakers from 120 countries each year, SWIFF offers filmmakers the opportunity to elevate their careers and gain exposure in the entertainment world. 

Alongside official selection for the festival, I am delighted to have received a finalist award for 'Stan & Sven: A Plan to Help Stan' and be invited to chat to the team in their Film Sessions 
Podcast as a featured artist later this month. Thank you to the team and judging panel for this wonderful opportunity. 

To listen to the podcast: 

Amber talks to WAnimate!

Tanya, Lindsay and Dave chat to special guest Amber Stacey about her short animation film 'Stan & Sven: A Plan to Help Stan', her quest to get to San Diego Comic-Con and all things Spider-man animated film history in light of the latest Spider-verse film release. 
Fundraising to get to the San Diego International Children's Film Festival!

Amber has been invited to screen her work 'Stan & Sven: A Plan to Help Stan' at the San Diego International Children's Film Festival and engage in a QnA afterwards. 

To find out more about her quest to raise funds to get there from Perth, Western Australia please visit her GoFundMe Page here:

Official Selection + Review

Thank you to the Short-filmz team for selecting and reviewing our little short animation 'Stan & Sven: A Plan to Help Stan'! 
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