After twelve years working as a programmer in independent cinema, and then at the British Film Institute in art-house film exhibition and distribution, and funding policy, in 1993 Jayne Pilling went freelance, working in the UK and internationally in several areas, mainly connected to animation, film, film and media arts, and arts administration. She has been curating film programmes and art symposia in UK and internationally for festivals and museums, researching, lecturing, and writing on animation, as well as publishing DVDs. In 1996 she founded British Animation Awards, serving as its director ever since. As an animation specialist, Jayne Pilling acted as a jury member and consultant at international film festivals and she teaches and lectures at universities in Europe, Asia and North America. Her books include Animating the Unconscious: Desire & Sexuality in Animation (2012), Animation: 2D & Beyond(2001), I Fratelli Quay (co-ed. Fabrizio Liberti, 1999), A Reader in Animation Studies(1998), Cartoons & the Movies (1997), Women & Animation: A Compendium (1992), That’s Not All Folks: A Primer in Cartoonal Knowledge (1989), Comedy - Italian Style(1987),Ladislas Starewicz(1986), Kenneth Anger: Into the Pleasure Dome (1984), Screen on the Tube: Filmed Television Drama (1983).