Graduation Films & Off-Limits Short Films Jury


President of Production & Founding Partner 
Locksmith Animation 
United Kingdom

One of the film industry’s most experienced animation producers, Julie Lockhart’s work has received three Academy Award nominations.

She held leadership roles at Aardman Animation and was producer on many acclaimed animated shorts, commercials and ground-breaking television series, including Creature Comforts and Shaun the Sheep (Cristal for Best TV Production Annecy 2007). Stepping into features, she developed and produced The Pirates! Band of Misfits for Sony Pictures and Shaun the Sheep Movie for Studio Canal/Lionsgate.

Whilst at Locksmith, she has been instrumental in building a brand new studio from scratch into the international high end animation feature film company it is today, as well as serving as Producer on Locksmith’s debut feature film Ron’s Gone Wrong, and Executive Producer on the company’s latest production, Richard Curtis’s That Christmas for Netflix.


The other members of the Graduation Films & Off-Limits Short Films Jury
Eric Beckman
Jeff Rowe

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