David Fine (director)
Fine was already active in the film industry as a teenager, making 8 and 16 mm films that were shown and awarded at smaller festivals. At the age of 17 he worked with his school friend Ron Mann on the short animated film The Only Game in Town , which was nominated for a Genie Award in 1983 for Best Short Film . Fine and Mann subsequently worked together on other films. After finishing high school , Fine moved to Montreal and participated in the NFB 's three-month Student's Film Program . During this time three other short animated films were made; Fine worked with numerous eminent animators during that time, including Co Hoedeman , Janet Perlman and Caroline Leaf .
He then attended the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield , UK , where he worked on two half-hour films. Here he met the British Alison Snowden and worked, among other things, as an animation assistant on her 1986 Oscar-nominated short animation film Second Class Mail .
After finishing their training, Fine and Snowden moved to Canada and worked at the NFB until 1989. As Snowden and Fine , both made various short animated films, including the Oscar nominated George and Rosemary and In and Out . You returned to London in 1989 and initially worked in the advertising film sector. This was followed in 1994 by the short animated film Bob's Birthday, which won an Oscar . Bob's Birthday eventually led to the 52-part animated television series Bob and Margaret , which played in the UK (seasons 1 and 2) and Canada (seasons 3 and 4) and was created from 1998 to 2001. Together they were involved in the development of the Shaun the Sheep series in 2007 . Her animated series Ricky Sprocket, Showbiz Boy started in 2007, but was discontinued in 2008.
In 2019 they received an Oscar nomination for the short film Animal Behavior , which they directed .
Fine and Snowden are married with one daughter. Both have lived in Vancouver , Canada since 2005 .
- 1982: The Only Game in Town
- 1985: Second Class Mail
- 1987: People and Science: A Test of Time
- 1987: George and Rosemary
- 1988: The Wanderer
- 1989: In and Out
- 1991: Pink Komkommer
- 1991: The Boss
- 1993: Deadly Deposits
- 1994: Bob's Birthday
- 1998–2001: Bob and Margaret (TV series)
- 2007: Ricky Sprocket: Showbiz Boy
- 2007-2010: Shaun the Sheep (Shaun the Sheep) (TV series)
- 2018: Animal Behavior (short film)
- 1983: Genie Award nomination , Best Short Film, for The Only Game in Town
- 1987: Jury Prize, Montréal World Film Festival , for George and Rosemary
- 1988: Genie Award, Best Short Film, for George and Rosemary
- 1990: UNICEF Award of the Berlinale , Best Short Film, for In and Out
- 1990: Genie Award nomination, Best Animated Short Film , for In and Out
- 1994: BAFTA nomination, Best Animated Film, for Bob's Birthday
- 1994: in the competition for the Golden Bear at the Berlinale , Best Short Film category, with Bob's Birthday
- 1994: Genie Award nomination, Best Short Film, for Bob's Birthday
- 1994: Gordon Bruce Award for Humor, Ottawa International Animation Festival , for Bob's Birthday
- 1995: Oscar , Best Animated Short Film , for Bob's Birthday
- David Fine . In: Jeff Lenburg: Who's who in animated cartoons . Applause, New York 2006, pp. 82-83.
- NFB / David Fine & Alison Snowden . In: Anima Mundi (Ed.), Julius Wiedemann (Ed.): Animation Now! Taschen, Cologne u. a. 2004, pp. 332-335.
- David Fine in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Website for Fine and Snowden (English)
- Fine and Snowden on screenonline.org.uk (English)
- Fine and Snowden on The Canadian Encyclopedia (English)
- About - Snowden Fine Animation. Retrieved June 2, 2019 (American English).
- David Fine and Alison Snowden | The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved June 2, 2019 .
- BFI Screenonline: Snowden, Alison (1958-) and Fine, David (1960-) Biography. Retrieved June 2, 2019 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Canadian animator and film director|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 13, 1960|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Toronto|