Yvonne Grzenkowicz

Yvonne Grzenkowicz

Founder / Executive Director at eyesnare inc | Animation Nights New York
Animator, Editor, Director, Producer and Creative Executive

New York City, New York

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April 2013
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About Yvonne

Founder and Executive Director of Animation Nights New York and co-owner of the UK/US based animation news site & podcast, Animation for Adults. Background in narrative/figurative painting & drawing, character animation, and website development. Curator of Film, VR, and Games for Animation Nights New York and involved in development and production of the ANNY Virtual Events Space platform. Frequent Panelist, Guest Lecturer, Program Curator, and Event Producer.

Animation Nights New York (ANNY), Founder /Executive Director
Since 2015, I have co-curated animation, games, augmented reality, mixed reality and virtual reality content (3DOF & 6DOF). Through communication, recruiting, and leadership development I have the opportunity to work with dedicated teams of talented individuals. Together we have produced over 90 (in person and online) special events and 5 festivals. Successful fundraising and budgeting efforts have allowed us to keep project submission free for filmmakers.

ANNY Exchange, Director (Epic MegaGrant Winner, NYCEDC Founder Fellow & Techstars Catalyst Alumna)
Since 2017, I have co-produced our talent connect initiative with program management assistance from our team to connect animation talent from all around the world to opportunity, using our festival as a vehicle. I am co-developing a new platform for this initiative.

ANNY Virtual Events, Tech Developer
I have developed and produced over 15 webXR events and an annual festival on our web-based virtual reality platform for over 3000 participants. I work on platform and software development for our entertainment (vod) and virtual reality (vr) environment using Amazon Web Services (AWS), Mozilla Hubs Cloud, Unity, Blender, NoSQL, Javascript, HTML, & CSS. I co-produced events on additional VR platforms and collaborate with world builders on cross-promotional events.

AFA: Animation for Adults, Co-Owner/ Executive Director
Since 2016, I have recorded, edited, and produced video and audio podcast programming for broadcast using adobe audition, premiere pro, and after effects. I co-host podcast episodes and interview directors, producers, and culture leaders.

eyesnare inc, Director
I create animation content for web, tv, and film with adobe suite, autodesk maya, 3d studio max, toon boom, flash, procreate, and traditional animation techniques. I edit live action short form content and feature films with adobe premiere pro. I work on interactive motion graphics and digital media projects for social media marketing and entertainment brands. I produce 3DOF VR content, VR events, and Animation Festivals.

Unique traits: I create, curate, and connect.



  • THRU The Hereafter Remains Unknown

    THRU The Hereafter Remains Unknown (2015 - 2016)
    Film by eyesnare inc (Mystery) Editor Live action feature film written and directed by Joe Lazenby.

  • Archaeology

    Archaeology (2014)
    Video by Red Pants Music (Animation) Director / Animator / Visual Artist Music video for the song "Archaeology" written and performed by Danny Weinkauf of They Might Be Giants and Red Pants Music.

  • Public Pool

    Public Pool (2014)
    Video by DreamworksTV (Animation) Animator Children's series for DreamworksTV

  • The Starving Games

    The Starving Games (2013)
    Film by HiFi3D (Comedy) Animator CG Creature Animation for Live Action Feature film.

  • Taste

    Taste (2010)
    Film (short) by Yvonne Grzenkowicz (Animation) Animation/Story/Sound Animated short film written and directed by Yvonne Grzenkowicz


  • Techstars Founder Catalyst Program Alumna

  • Women Who Code Applaud Her Awards: 100 Technologists to Watch

  • NYC EDC Founder Fellow

  • Epic Mega Grant Recipient

  • Visual Effects Society NY Chapter Board Member

  • Rising Star Award Canada International Film Festival

  • Best USA Animated Short, NYC International Film Festival

  • EIFF Animation Lab

  • Official Selection Spike & Mikes Festival of Animation

  • Canada International Film Festival Royal Reel Award

  • 6th Annual Macon Film Festival - Second Place in Animation

  • NYC WNET/Thirteen’s Reel 13 Shorts Winner and Encore Presentation Screening

  • Santa Fe Reporter 3-Minute Film Festival Corazon Prize Winner

  • Atlanta Underground Film Festival Shortsfest “Best Short Short” Winner

  • Animazing Spotlight 2nd Animated Shorts Festival “Best Achievement in Humor” Nomination


  • School of Visual Arts

  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston

  • Animation Mentor Animals & Creatures

  • Bill Plympton Animation Class

  • Animation Mentor Advanced Character Animation

  • Consulting for Architects

  • Art Students League of New York

  • The University of Georgia

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