Jeff Chiba Stearns

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Animation and Documentary Filmmaker and Instructor
Location Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Introduction Jeff Chiba Stearns is an award-winning Canadian independent animation filmmaker, writer and illustrator, born in Kelowna, BC. His film work incorporates various techniques - animation, documentary, and experimental. In 2001, he founded Meditating Bunny Studio. His short animated films have screened at film festivals around the world and have been broadcast in Canada by the CBC. In 2005, he completed the award-winning classically animated film, “What Are You Anyways?” - The first animated film that explores Hapa issues. After making the film, he has become an international spokesperson for mixed-race identity. The film has screened at over 40 international film festivals and won 7 awards including the award for Best Animated Short Subject at the CAEAA's. His 2007 animation Yellow Sticky Notes won the Prix du Public at the 2009 Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival along with 8 other awards. He has also written articles for national publications and lectured around the world at conferences and universities about mixed-race identity, cultural awareness, animation process, and Hapa issues.