Since dropping out of Vancouver's Emily Carr College of Art in the mid 80s, Greg Holfeld has directed dozens of commercials and commissioned films, animated and storyboarded more film and television than he's actually watched, created short films screened in competition the world over, and illustrated a stack of children's books and comics higher than a sugar-gorging six-year-old. In a poorly arranged deal with Satan, he won an Annecy Cristal for a toilet training film in 2002. His latest short Pinchpot (opening film of UFFyc 2019) was awarded best animated short of 2019 by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts. Greg also lectures in animation and illustration at CDW and University of South Australia. He spends his spare time coaxing edible vegetables out of the hard, dry earth of his home in Adelaide.