Peter Chanthanakone
MFA - Animation, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, USA

Peter Chanthanakone is an award winning director and producer specializing in 3D animated short films. He won numerous film festival awards and his works has been selected in major film festivals around the world such as Germany, France, Austria, Canada, China, Belgium, S. Korea, Pakistan, India, Australia, Taiwan, Jamaica, Italy as a retrospective at the 2013 VIEW Animation Video Festival and on a giant screen in Times Square in the NYC International Film Festival. Cumulatively, his work has been selected in over 65 international juried competitions. He is also a jury member for the prestigious Electronic Theatre for Siggraph Asia and director and producer at RiFF Animation Studio in Bangkok, Thailand.

Peter is a perennial international speaker, with talks at Siggraph Asia, Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival, Asia Animation Forum, the International Symposium of Electronic Arts in Dubai (2014), Hong Kong (2016), Manizales (2017) and Durban (2018), Society of Animation Studies in Toronto (2014), London (2015), Singapore (2016) and Venice (2017) and visiting artist talks at the world’s top animation school, Sheridan College, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, at the University of Sao Paulo, Chulalongkorn University, Rangsit University, Silapakorn and Mahidol University in Bangkok and biennial workshops at the Vientianale Film Festival and National University of Laos.

 Peter was formerly an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa (USA), Research Professor at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok (Thailand) and has also taught at Brock University (Canada), Grand Canyon University (Phoenix), Stanford, Villanova and his research involves animation production and accelerating the animation pipeline for independent short films.

 He was born in Niagara Falls, Canada and obtained his BFA at McMaster University (Canada) in Fine Art/Multimedia and completed his MFA at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in Animation.


Dubai Academic City, Dubai


+971 4 402 1571

Teaching Areas

3D Animation, Game Design, Interaction Design

Research and Professional Activities

2021 (In progress) Air Miles, Live action/3D animated short film, 6:30
2020 (In progress) Family Trees, Live action/AR/3D animated short film, 8:00
2020 Toys and Singing, 2D animated short film, 1:50
2020 Land of Smiles, 3D animated short film, 1:00
2019 Buffalo Wings, 2D animated short film, 1:40
2018 Space Junk, VR animated short film, 3:30
2018 Dance Universe, 3D animated short film, 4:30
2017 Tuk Tuk Ride, 2D animated short film, 1:40
2017 Midnight Story, 3D animated short film, 3:40
2016 Lovely Land of Laos, 3D animated short film, 1:00
2015 Dance World, 3D animated short film, 4:00
2015 Parking Gods, 2D/3D animated short film, 3:30
2015 World’s Next Top Superhero, 3D animated short film, 7:30
2014 Dance Pro, 3D animated short film, 3:30
2014 Perfect Lover, 3D animated short film, 5:30
2013 Chasing Grasshoppers, 2D animated short film, 3:00
2013    TouchFree, 3D animated short film, 5:00
2012 Junkboxx, 3D animated short film, 9:30
2010 Death to the Different, animated short film, 8:57
2006 Winston’s Shuttle, 3D animated short film, 6:03
2004 Flag Metamorphases. Short Flash animation collaboration, 12:05
2004 Revisited Journey. Short digital video documentary, 6:06
2004 Souriya Namaha. April 2004. Short digital video documentary, 8:12
2003 Follow the Mind of the Artist. March 2003. Short Flash animation, 2:14

Co-Chair, Animation, Popular Culture Association 
Awards and Outreach Committee Chair, Society of Animation Studies
Reviewer, Electronic Theatre, Siggraph Asia
Judge, Iowa International Screendance Festival

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