A strong advocate for independent filmmaking.
Biography:
Candy Kugel, a longtime voting member of both AMPAS and the TV Academy, began her career at Perpetual Motion Pictures making political cartoons for NBC, ads, and TV specials. She is also very active in the independent film community having made over a dozen award-winning independent shorts which are all part of MoMA’s Film Archives. She just completed “I,Candy”, an independent film whose premiere was at New York Museum of Modern Art on April 23, 2018.
Candy is well known for creating the animation for the original two MTV “Top of the Hour” IDs (planting the MTV flag on the moon!) and the “I Want my MTV” national campaigns. Through Buzzco Associates, she has created TV programming, educational films & ads - most notably Talking About Sex for Planned Parenthood (Annecy Cristal), and WGBH’s Between the Lions (Emmy). It’s Still Me!” a 17-minute DVD, became a valuable resource about aphasia. Kugel recently acted as Executive Producer and developed “Angela’s Christmas”, a half-hour TV special slated to run December 2018, for the Irish animation studio, Brown Bag.
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    Miracle on Central Park West2020
    Animation, Short
    I, Candy2018
    Animation, Documentary, Short
  • Director (2 Credits)
    Miracle on Central Park West2020
    Animation, Short
    I, Candy2018
    Animation, Documentary, Short
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    Miracle on Central Park West2020
    Animation, Short
selection
Miracle on Central Park West
21st Woodstock Film Festival
Woodstock, NY
2020
Independent Film Prize, WIA special recognition
I, Candy
ASIFA-East festival
New York, NY
2018
Selected
I, Candy
Anima Mundi 2018
Rio di Janeiro, Sao Paulo
2018
https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/4179?locale=en
I, Candy
Premiered at Museum of Modern Art: An Evening with Candy Kugel
New York, NY
2018
College
Rhode Island School of Design
Illustration
A strong advocate for independent filmmaking.
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