By Cameron McAllister I first met Marisa Ginger Tontaveetong while working for the Atlanta Film Society in 2014. She was a Programming Associate at the time and I was Marketing Manager. By the time the 2015 Atlanta Film Festival took place, Ginger had completed and submitted an animated short film (along with Tamarind King, Shir Wen Sun and Yu Ueda), “Starlight,” that went on to win the ATLFF Animated Jury Prize. Winning that prize—just one of several that the film picked up—allowed the team to be longlisted for the Academy Award for Animated Short Film. Ginger has gone on to…
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