An internationally known award winning artist, filmmaker/animator and educator. Her films are regularly screened at Film Festivals is Asia, Europe, South America, and North America. They have won numerous awards including the Grand Prize at the Aspen Filmfest and a Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival.
Panushka served as Chair of the Animation Jury for the 16th International Hiroshima Animation Festival. She has also served on many juries, including the The Annie Awards and The Ann Arbor International Film Festival. She has curated animation programs, and served on the selection committees for Glas Animation Festival, the Hiroshima Animation Festival and the Ottawa International Animation Festival
Before joining the faculty at USC, Panushka was the Associate Director of the Experimental Animation Program at the California Institute of the Arts, where she taught for fourteen years. She served as Associate Dean of the School of Film/Video for three years.
Currently, Panushka is a Full Professor in the John Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts, School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California and is producing, directing and animating a non-narrative experimental feature animated film due for completion in 2019.