Anne Koizumi is an independent filmmaker and media arts educator. She completed her undergraduate studies in Film Production at the University of British Columbia and her MFA in Film Production at York University. In 2006, she was invited by the National Film Board of Canada to participate in Hothouse 3, an animation intensive for emerging animators, where she completed her first professional film, A Prairie Story. Her films have screened nationally and internationally at Hot Docs, the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), Annecy, SFFILM, Slamdance and the London International Animation Festival, among others. Her most recent film, In the Shadow of the Pines, won best short animation at SFFILM, best narrative short and best Canadian short at OIAF 2020. She has taught animation workshops at the NFB, TIFF Bell Lightbox, hospitals and community centres throughout Toronto, and at the Quickdraw Animation Society in Calgary, Alberta.