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Animation Nights New York Animator Interview with Matisse Gonzalez


Animator Interview #36 featuring Independent Animator Matisse Gonzalez


Evan Vernon interviews Matisse Gonzalez, director of Gravedad. Matisse Gonzalez Jordán is a Bolivian animator, illustrator and director who graduated in 2019 from the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Her graduation Film "Gravedad" has been shown in several international Animation Festivals, won multiple awards and was nominated for the Annie Awards 2020. Matisse’s shorts explore deep emotions and feelings, expressing them in tangible ways. Coming from Bolivia and living in Germany, she connects the best of both worlds creating chaotic, yet structured; tragic, yet funny; outgoing, yet intimate films. Matisse recently developed a pilot episode for Cartoon Network Latinoamérica as part of the Girl Power program for Pixelatl while also working on her new film as part of ASF (animation sans frontières). Gravedad was recently selected as a Winner in the Animation Nights New York 5th ANNY Best of Fest in 2021.



Some days are light and some days are heavy.


In a world where gravity changes constantly, you have to find something to keep you grounded.






Animation Nights New York in partnership with Alamo on Demand presented the “5th ANNY Best of Fest” (Program #66 | Season 5 & 6 | Winners) on Saturday, Nov 13 - Saturday Nov 20, 2021

5th ANNY Best of Fest Film Winners Programs 1 & 2: https://www.animationnights.com/screening66-5th-anny-best-of-fest/   



Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quino (Quino)



SpongeBob SquarePants



Adventure Time







https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slapstick_(novel) (Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut)



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Camus (Albert Camus)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WS5xkRLPYA (CN Pilot)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quino (Quino)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slapstick_(novel) (Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Camus (Albert Camus)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WS5xkRLPYA (CN Pilot)


Social Media Links

https://vimeo.com/vendofruta (Vimeo)

https://www.matisse-gonzalez.com/ (Personal Website)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/matisse-gonzalez-jordan-6ab670189/ (Matisse)


Interview by Evan Vernon

Theme music by Joe Lazenby


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About ANNY: Animation Nights New York is a curated monthly screening event and annual festival first established in NYC in 2015. The event showcases animated short films and virtual reality animation experiences from all around the world and both project submission and admission to monthly screenings of in-competition films are free to the general public. If you would like to submit a VR/AR/Game or short film project, you can find Animation Nights New York on Film Freeway.

ANNY Exchange is our talent connect initiative. We connect animation talent to opportunity using our festival as a vehicle.

ANNY Best of Fest is our annual festival held in mid November.