Ann Upton is a visual artist and filmmaker from Waterford, Ireland. Her work exists at the intersection of the minimal and surreal.
Ann graduated from the National Film School, IADT (Dublin) in 2019 with a 1st Class BA (Hons) in Animation. There she received the Windmill Lane Animation Award, and presented her graduate thesis at the first academic symposium for the creative arts at IADT. Her graduate film 'Dorothy' premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2019, and went on to screen at Indie Cork, Salem Horror Fest, and Animation Dingle among others.
In 2020 she was commissioned by Creative Ireland and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to produce her minimal and abstract short 'Act IV', with Galway Film Fleadh and Indie Cork also among its screenings.
Ann works as an associate lecturer on the BA Animation program at IADT, where she facilitates artistic under-camera productions. She pursues independent filmmaking opportunities while working in freelance animation and design.