Dennis Nyback, co-founder of the Oregon Cartoon Institute (now Oregon Cartoon Project) died after a long battle with cancer on October 2, 2022.

Dennis was known to many people as a film archivist/ projectionist, but we remember him as he was a frequent speaker at our annual Oregon Film History Conferences, collaborator on numerous OCI projects, and collector of Oregon animation on 16mm and 35mm, which he screened regularly at OCI events.

He received our final Elmer Buehler Award in 2021 for his lifetime contribution to Oregon film and animation history. We are grateful we were able to honor Dennis last year.

Dennis, thank you for all the things you did. Your friends will miss you.