2017 Trailblazer Honoree
Awards Presentation at the Closing Night Awards & Party
SFixio in Beverly Hills, CA
October 1st, 2017
Lady Filmmakers warmly welcomes Director, Vicky Jenson!
DIRECTOR | HONOREE
Vicky Jenson’s career crosses animation to live action, tv to feature films, shorts, a national commercial campaign, two Oscar nominations and an Academy Award for best animated feature.
Early on, while storyboarding for directors like Wayne Wang and John Hughes, she began developing a unique visual style earning design and art direction positions for Ralph Bakshi as well as the groundbreaking animated series The Ren and Stimpy Show and eventually as production designer on live action and animated features.
Jenson’s first feature directing credit was for the critically acclaimed, Oscar-winning Shrek, spawning the multi sequel franchise. While directing her second animated feature, the Oscar nominated Shark Tale, she spent weekends developing then shooting her live action directorial debut short Family Tree. After premiering at Sundance the short screened at festivals worldwide, including SXSW, Aspen, Edinburgh and Melbourne and went on to win a multitude of festival awards leading to her first live-action comedy, Post Grad, for Ivan Reitman’s Montecito Pictures and Fox Searchlight (3 stars from Roger Ebert.)
Jenson’s work has earned countless awards, including an Academy Award, recognition from the Annies, BAFTA, the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Cannes, the People’s Choice Awards and the Golden Globes.
She is currently directing the animated feature Split (working title) for Skydance Media and writing an original, live-action fantasy based on the stories of Hans Christian Andersen.