Howie Shia (Canada)

Howie is a Toronto & New York-based illustrator, writer and animation director & producer. He is co-founder of the music/design/animation studio PPF House which produces both independent work and commercial products for clients as varied as Nike, The National Film Board of Canada, Disney and UN-Habitat. Howie's short films have won several awards around the world including the Grand Prix at the 2007 Tokyo Anime Fair, and he is currently developing Television series with Disney and Disney XD Europe. “Gods & Greens,” a collection of comic strips about ancient mythology and food (co-created with Lillian Chan) was recently published by Animator Made Publishing in Los Angeles.


  • Peggy Baker Four Phrases
    5', Canada, 2009
  • Flutter
    7', Canada, 2006

Doc Alliance Members

Doc Alliance is a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.