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JAMES KENNEY is the creative director of InterStitch Films. He first professionally created title sequences for film and graphics for broadcast projects at IMAGINARY FORCES in Hollywood.

In 1997, Jim bought Canon’s first mini-DV camera and made his first digital film, This Side Out, edited on a frankensteined mac-clone that could barely output its 6-minute length. The film went on to screen globally at RES-Fest, the first premiere digital film festival. His second film, Ground, was also the selected the next year for the RES-Fest global tour and was featured on their Best of… distribution DVD. Jim’s film work includes three feature-length documentaries and four internationally-screened short films.

Jim was a curatorial assistant at the NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART and completed the practical film laboratory at PIXAR Animation Studios. He has bug and beta tested for ADOBE. He has been honored by publications, festivals and organizations around the world. Film projects to which Jim has contributed have been awarded by prominent international film festivals and organizations, including the SUNDANCE Film FestivalL and the ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES. He is also the founder and director of SF SHORTS: The San Francisco International Festival of Short Films.

Jim taught for thirteen years at the
CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS, where he was an Associate Professor. He has degrees in painting and design, for which he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society and given the gold medal by the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), respectively. He was elected as a Higher Education Leader by ADOBE and appointed to their Partners by Design advisory board. Jim is a founding board member and the current Vice President of REAL IDEAS STUDIO, a non-profit organization which produces films and directs international filmmaking programs, including many years at the CANNES Film Festival.