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York College of PA film series to feature filmmaker known for clay-on-glass animation on March 30

March 21, 2023
Headshot of Lynn Tomlinson

Award-winning director Lynn Tomlinson, known for clay-on-glass animation, will screen her work and answer questions at 7 p.m., March 30, in Room 218 of the York College Humanities Center. The event is open to the public free of charge.

Tomlinson’s work — which involves spreading a layer of oil-based modeling clay and altering the image to create a moving painting full of fluid transformations — explores environmental themes, often imagining how non-humans might view humanity’s social and environmental impact. It has screened at festivals including Annecy, Ann Arbor, Cinanima, CineKid, Hiroshima, and Ottawa. Tomlinson is an associate professor at Towson University.

Ten Degrees of Strange (2021), created to accompany a song by environmental writer Robert Macfarlane and musician/actor Johnny Flynn, is currently screening in festivals. The Elephant’s Song (2018) is a Vimeo Staff Pick and screened in over 30 festivals, receiving 18 awards including Best Music from TOFUZI Festival, The Global Insights Stellar Award from the Black Maria, Best Environmental Short from the Chesapeake Film Festival, Best of Festival at the Peekskill Film Festival, and Best Animation from the University Film and Video Association. The Ballad of Holland Island House (2014), received a prize from Greenpeace, screened in three dozen festivals, and received numerous honors and awards including a nomination for the Student Academy Award.