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vladimir-leschiovVladimir Leschiov was born in 1970 in Daugavpils, Latvia. He attended J.Rozenthal Art school in Riga in 1989. From 1991 until 1995 he participated in several group and personal art exhibitions of independent artist in Latvia and Russia (personal exhibition in St.Petersburg in 1992). He also worked as art director, director, designer and artist for TV productions, and created several animations for TV, music video and commercials prοduction in Latvia and Europe. He won the Annual Latvian Music Records Association Award (Microphone Prize) for The Best Music Video in 1998. During 2001-2002, he studied animation at Konstfack University College of Arts,Crafts and Design, Department of Animation, Eksjö, Sweden (under the supervision of Polish professor, Piotr Dumala). Since his first film, The Letter (2002), Leschiov's films have screened internationally and won awards in all major festivals. His Villa Antropoff (co-directed with Kaspar Jancis, 2012) was a Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards. His new film, Waiting for the New Year (2016) premiered at the 2016 Annecy Int'l Film Festival, with other festival selection already to follow.

anja-sosic-webAnja Šošić: Producer at Human Ark since 2012. Graduate of the Creative Producers course at Wajda Film School in Warsaw. Studied in Germany, Croatia and Italy and holds a degree in Cultural Studies with focus on Film and Media. She worked as a production assistant on several feature films, TV documentaries and commercials in Germany and Switzerland before joining New Europe Film Sales, the only sales agent in Poland, in 2010. She is a curator for various film festivals, e.g. for Cottbus Festival of Eastern European Film where she curates the Youth Film Competition, and for Fantoche in Switzerland where she curated the Polish Focus Programme in 2015. In 2014, Anja was a speaker at the World Animation Summit in Los Angeles. She is co-founder of the Association of Polish Animation Producers, member of the European Film Academy and part of the selection committee for the nomination of the Best Animated Feature Film at the European Film Awards.

panos-vlagopoulosPanos Vlagopoulos was born in 1961, and studied Law and Musicology in Basel and Corfu. From 1995 to 2003 he was Head of Acquisitions, as well as responsible for e-bulletin Tetradio, of the Music Library Lilian Voudouri in Athens. From 2003 to this day he teaches in the Music Department of the Ionian University at Corfu. He is the translator in Greek of Pierre Boulez' Penser la musique aujourd'hui, Nelson Goodman's Languages of Art, and Lydia Goehr's Imaginary Museum of Musical Works. He has widely published in Greek and international journals and publication.


dendrinouGreta Dendrinou:
5th grade pupil. She loves classical ballet, pop music and cinema. She learns Englisha and French, and attends both dance classes and theatrical workshop classes. She loves to do roller blades and pyjama parties with her friends. Not fond of maths.

ermina-makriErmina Makri: 5th grade pupil (6th Public Corfu Primary School). She attends folk dance clases, and she's also active in sailing classes and swimming lessons. She plays the cello.

radouMyrto Radou: 5th grade pupil (1st Public Corfu Primary School). She started dance lessons since she was 4 years old (Sotiris Bouhagiar Dance School). She likes painting, knows English, and likes riding. Her favorite fim is How to Train Your Dragon (2010).


xrysa-pantsiou-webXrysa Pantsiou: She was born in Komotini, Greece. She completed the Pelos Katselis Drama School, and graduated from the School of Early Childhood (Athens), and the Department of Pre-School Education (Ιoannina, Greece). She teached in the public primary schools up to 2013, also participating in theatrical groups as an actress and director. She created the Theatrical Studio Thymeli in 2016.


steven-woloshenSteven Woloshen was born in Laval, Canada in 1960. For more than 30 years, he has passionately created over 50 award-winning, abstract films and time-based installations for festivals, galleries and museums. Twice nominated for Canada's Governor General's award, he has received numerous research and creation grants and, most recently, was awarded the 2016 René Jodoin lifetime achievement award, 2015 Wiesbaden Lifetime Achievement Award. Woloshen is a teacher, film conservationist, animator, craftsman and the author of two books: Recipes for Reconstruction: The Cookbook for the Frugal Filmmaker (2010), a hands-on manual for decay, renewal and other handmade, analogue film techniques, and Scratch, Crackle & Pop! A Whole Grains Approach to Making Films without a Camera (2015). Under his own banner, Scratchatopia, Woloshen has hosted solo retrospectives and taught handmade filmmaking techniques at workshops and master classes in Argentina, Morocco, USA, Slovenia, Australia, France, Great Britain, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Poland, Mexico as well as across Canada.

katerina-giannakouKaterina Giannakou: She was born in Athens. She is working in Greece, London and France as a screenwriter, script consultant and script development manager. Fiction Consultant for Alpha TV.She studied in the Faculty of Pedagogy at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Acting at the Greek Art Theatre Karolos Koun and then she completed her Master of Arts on Film and TV Studies specializing in Screenwriting at the National Film and Television School of London. She is working as a screenwriter for television (I lexi pou de les, Gorgones, Koukles, etc.). She is also working as an animation film screenwriter in London (some of her prizewinning works are My Stuffed Granny and Chhaya, as well as Nature's Way and The Sea Tranced Isle). She has co-written several works in Greece and abroad, such as Pedigree, The Earth Belongs to No One, Cats keep falling on my head, etc.). Her play Over a Bridge was performed in Soho Theatre, London, while her play Mia Kanoniki Imera (An ordinary day) was performed for two consecutive seasons in Athens winning many prizes. Her works have been selected for an honorary screening at BAFTA Stars of Tomorrow and have also won several prizes in Greece and abroad (such as: Best animation in Edinburgh Film Festival, Grand Award of the Jury and Best International at Festival International de Animación, Honorary script distinction at Festival of Drama (Greece), Best Animated Short Award at the London Independent Film Festival and Best Animation Film at Montréal World Film Festival, PRIX SAKURA AWARD in Poitiers Film Festival, Grand).

dominica-harrisonDominica Harrison is an award-winning artist specialising in animation and printmaking.
She received a traditional art education in Moscow where she lived andworked as an in-house illustrator for an Russian expat magazine 'PASSPORT' before moving to UK to receive her degree in Animation from Edinburgh College of Art in 2016. During her time in Edinburgh her films 'To and Fro' (2015) and 'Illusions' (2016) were completed. Both films were done in screen-printing technique and shown at the aniamtion festivals and art exhibitions around the world. Shortly after graduation she worked as an animator and a painter on a feature animated film 'Loving Vincent' in Gdansk. In 2017 she completed two residencies in East London Printmakers and Jealous Studio in London and produced a short film 'Displacement and Other Experiments' (2017) based on her work with ELP. At the moment she is based in London and working on a short animated film for documentary filmmaker Bill Thisdell. She will be starting her position as an animation technician at London College of Communication in the beginning of April.

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Same Life Different Day, Konstantinos Economou (2016, 6' 05")

same-life-different-day-web2D computer animation, Live action

Mr. Stratigis is a man like any other. He wakes up, has his breakfast and goes to work using public transportation... But where can routine lead a man to?


Director: Konstantinos Economou
Producer: GusEco Productions
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Konstantinos Economou
Music: Fotini Tsaknaki
Lights: Apostolis Tsatsakos
Actors: Johnny o. , Vicky Adamou


"Same Life Different Day" is a short film, in a mixed technique (live action and traditional animation) that is showing the routine of a man's life, in a humourus way, with a twist at the end. Mr Stratigis (the main character) could be any of us.

Oiling Point, Akis Melachris, George Melisaropoulos (2016, 9' 03")

oiling-point-web2D computer animation

All these years The Zizimen Team are always the winners of the Panolive Games. Their secret? Money of course! This year Sherlock Holves joins the competition along with Stanoli to uncover the dirty truth behind the Games! Oiling point is a hilarious fairy tale for kids based on the characters of Oliloves comic series. Adults will enjoy Oiling Point as well because of the political references of the modern Greek Society that reflects the global situation nowadays.


Director: Akis Melachris, George Melisaropoulos
Producer: Aris Asimakopoulos
Storyboard: Akis Melachris, George Komiotis
Artistic Direction, Editing: Animatic Vision Creative
Animation: Michalis Loukianos
Music: Christian Andersson, Craze Music


Akis Melachris is animator and comics creator. His cv includes numerous animation films, educational books and participation in newspapers and magazines.

The Runner, Zachos Samoladas (2016, 6' 10")

nenikimamen-webDrawing on paper, Rotoscope

Philippides a day runner, ran the 40 km from the battlefield near Marathon to Athens to announce the Greek victory over Persia. But before he run to Athens bearing the message of victory the Runner went to Sparta, a distance of 220km from Athens to ask for help. On his way home, the Runner met the god Pan.


Director: Zachos Samoladas
Producer: Zachos Samoladas
Artistic direction-music-graphics: Zachos Samoladas
Editing: Christos Stanisis


BO-Whereswilder, Fokion Xenos (2015, 5' 41")

BO-whereswidler-web2D computer animation, Cel drawing

A psychedelic journey featuring a Human, the Sea and the Sun. Music clip for the Athenian Psychedelic band Whereswilder. Created as a thesis project by Out.There (Fokion Xenos, Stefanos Pletsis, Christos Panagiotou, Yiannis Rallis) at TEI of Athens Department of Graphic Design


Director: Fokion Xenos
Producer: Out.There
Storyboard, Editing: Fokion Xenos
Artistic Direction: Stefanos Pletsis
Animation: Christos Panagiotou, Yiannis Rallis
Music: Whereswilder
Graphics: Out.There


A psychedelic journey featuring a Human, the Sea and the Sun. Music clip for the Athenian Psychedelic band Whereswilder. Created as a thesis project by Out.There (Fokion Xenos, Stefanos Pletsis, Christos Panagiotou, Yiannis Rallis) at TEI of Athens Department of Graphic Design.

RE.MURDERED, Gregory Giannakopoulos (2016, 3' 10")


A loop of murders based on real movie scenes. A case study about violence in cinema.


Director: Gregory Giannakopoulos
Producer: Gregory Giannakopoulos
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing, Graphics: Gregory Giannakopoulos
Music: Matt Elliott


Graduated from TEI of Athens as a Graphic Designer in June 2016 I have two movies in my biography one of these being my graduate project called RE.MURDERED. Apart from that, I have also dived in many other branches of design like Web design , typography and Illustration.

Haley's Comet by Dramamine, Fokion Xenos (2016, 3' 37")

haleys-comet-by-dramamine-web2D computer animation, Cel drawing, Film drawing, Rotoscope

On a distant planet a badass biker follows the trail of a comet to fulfill his destiny.


Director: Fokion Xenos
Producer: Fokion Xenos
Storyboard: Alexandros Apostolakis
Artistic Direction: Stefanos Pletsis
Animation: Alexandros Apostolakis, Christos Panagiotou, Yiannis Rallis
Music: Δραμαμίνη (band)
Editing: Fokion Xenos
Graphics: Natalia Qadreh


Stretching the boundaries, Kleopatra Korai (GREECE / SINGAPORE 2015, 1' 01'')

sretching-the-boundaries-web2D computer animation, Rotoscope

Animation short for the opening ceremony of 8thAsean paragames in Singapore,which introduces 15 sports played at the games and celebrate the mental and physical strengths of people of all abilities.


Director: Kleopatra Korai
Producer: Philip Tan
Stroyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing, Graphics: Kleopatra Korai
Music: Sport Singapore


Radiophone, Panos Koutivas (2016, 8' 29")

radiophone-web3D computer animation

"Radiophone" is a animated short film, which tell the story of an adult man and how he found in a awkward situation. The reason could be the radiophone, his mind or something even stanger. The story based in the live broadcast of Orson Welles with the play "War of the Worlds" on October of 1938.


Director: Panos Koutivas
Producer: Panos Koutivas
Storyboard-artistic direction-animation-graphics: Panos Koutivas
Music: Ozzie Nelson - Here Is Hoping
Editing: Panos Koutivas, Karabelas Christos
Sound Design: Stelios Koupetoris


The Prime Ministers, Stefanos Chachamidis (2016, 4' 20")

the-prime-ministers-web3D computer animation

1936: The Year of six Prime Ministers! Six Greek politicians, with the title of that superior political position, deceased that year. That tragic occurrence which happened in a period of political and economic difficulties for the country gave birth to people's different aspects, while for other it brought inspiration. One of them was Markos Vamvakaris who wrote the legendary song "Markos as a Prime Minister", which was to be one of the most representative and all-time classic songs of Rebetiko.


Director: Stefanos Chachamidis
Producer: Stefanos Chachamidis
Animation: Stefanos Chachamidis
Music: Markos Vamvakaris, George Batis


Stefanos Chachamidis is a 3d rigging artist. He has been in the animation industry for more than 10 years, working for various studios in the creation of commercials, animation series and movies."Prime ministers" is his first short film that combines his love for rebetiko music and animation.

Absorbed, Dimitris Armenakis (2016, 8' 27")

absorbed-web2D computer animation, 3D computer animation, Cel drawing, Drawing on paper, Rotoscope

An old man is trying to set up a trap for the hero of the film.


Director: Dimitris Armenakis
Producer: Dimitris Armenakis
Storyboard-artistic direction-animation-editing-graphics: Dimitris Armenakis
Music: Kalong


Waiting for you, Georgia-Vassiliki Serifi & Styliani Giannikopoulou (2016, 3' 11")

waiting-for-you-webPixilation, Photos

When cleanliness becomes neurosis, the mind is besieged by obsessions. A woman trapped in illogical thoughts, cleans her house frantically. Without knowing how and why she bows to compulsion. For her this is the only outlet. But for how long? Her impulse is so strong that controls her brain and leads her to extremes. Is there anything that can save her? Can she escape from irrationality? The only thing she can do is waiting...maybe forever...


Director: Georgia-Vassiliki Serifi & Styliani Giannikopoulou
Producers: Georgia-Vassiliki Serifi & Styliani Giannikopoulou
Storyboard-animation-editing: Georgia-Vassiliki Serifi & Styliani Giannikopoulou
Music: Andreas Sklavenitis


Honeymoon, Magda Candiliari (2016, 17' 31")

honeymoon-web2D computer animation,Rotoscope

This is a story of a couple that fell in love, in America in the 1930s- 1950s . A girl in search of her womanhood and a man capable of true love meet in a story, where one's mind can give birth to disaster and another one's to hope.


Director: Magda Candiliari
Producer: Magda Candiliari
Storyboard-artistic direction-animation-editing-graphics: Magda Candiliari
Music: George Fokas, The Speakeasies Swing Band


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Don't lose your head, Carolina Specht (POLAND 2015, 4')

dont-lose-your-head-web2D computer animation

"Don't Lose Your Head" – a short animation using drawing and 2D techniques. It is a visual story about how easy it is to lose one's head. A white head rolls slowly towards the centre of a black screen. One event triggers an avalanche of others. The visual side of the film develops with the film narration. Starting from simple compositions through successive number of layouts and density of forms up to the final scenes full of colours like in a kaleidoscope. An abundance of thoughts, relations and connections leads to a tragic ending.


Director: Karolina Specht
Producer: Marcin Malatynski
Storyboard: Karolina Specht
Animation: Karolina Specht
Editing: Karolina Specht


Karolina Specht – Born in 1991 in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Graduate of Secondary School of Fine Arts in Bydgoszcz. Currently an animation and special effects student at The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz. She is an animator and a graphic designer.

Ariadne's Thread, Claude Luyet (SWITZERLAND 2015, 13')

ariadnes-thread-300dpi-2-web2D computer animation, Drawing on paper

Ariadne is playing with a ball. She is interrupted, as her mother calls her inside. She loses her ball, along with her childhood. The 20th Century and Ariadne's life plays out on her balcony. As Ariadne nears the end of her life, she regains her lost childhood.


Director: Claude Luyet
Producer: Claude Luyet
Storyboard: Claude Luyet
Animation: Sebastien Godard
Music: Christophe Heral
Editing: Claude Luyet, Jonathan Lascar


Claude Luyet • Born in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 9th 1948
Biography : Claude Luyet studied graphic design in the 1960's and then founded Studio GDS in 1970, with Georges Schwizgebel et Daniel Suter, in order to produce commissioned films and personal short films.
Filmography: Patchwork (1970, 18'), Ricochet (1973, 5'30), Marché noir (1977, 2'40), Questions d'optiques (1986, 8'), Academy Leader Variation (1987, 6'30), Le Carré de lumière (1992, 5'), Robert Creep, une vie de chien (1994, 26'), Cyclades (1996, 25'), Rush (2004, 3'), Animatou (2007, 5'36).

The Man Who Fell Up, Ebele Okoye (GERMANY 2016, 2')

the-man-who-fell-up-web2D computer animation

A man slips while descending the stairs and falls wrongly, but actually correctly. "The Man Who Fell Up" explores the illogical as an abstract form of logical expression. From the poem of the same title written by Ebele Okoye.


Director: Ebele Okoye
Producer: Ebele Okoye
Storyboard-animation-editing: Ebele Okoye


Ebele Okoye, has been working as an independent animator since 2006.
She studied Graphic design/Illustration, did a PG in African Studies, before furthering in Animation at the International Film School Cologne.
She is a two time Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) winner with numerous other animation awards, from the Robert Bosch Foundation, The Zebra poetry film festival Berlin, the Animae Caribe Animation and New media festival and AFRIFF, amongst others
Twice, her art has also earned her certificates of special recognition, by the California state legislature for outstanding service to the community through animation.
She is also active as a painter, media designer and branding expert,
Some of her works can be seen at

Bug, Francesca Marinelli & Dario Trovato (ITALY 2016, 5')

bug-web2D computer animation, Live action

An evening like many others, three friends sit around a table discussing one of the most universal themes known to human kind: happiness. Torn apart by different viewpoints, they inevitably clash with their limits, revealing a deep existential instability.


Director: Francesca Marinelli and Dario Trovato
Producer: Francesca Marinelli and Dario Trovato
Storyboard: Francesca Marinelli and Dario Trovato
Artistic direction-animation: Francesca Marinelli
Music- editing-sound: Dario Trovato


FRANCESCA MARINELLI was born on Ocotober 3rd 1985 in Latina and now lives in Angoulême. After studying at Turin's National School of Animation, she worked for two years as character designer and animator for a Florence-based animation studio. Francesca is currently working as a freelancer in the fields of short films, animated TV series and commercials. She has always had a strong passion for drawing, color and stories. Her works were featured in several contests, showcasing her transversal interest in illustration, comics and animation.
"In viaggio" (2011)
"Mamma mia" (2013)

DARIO TROVATO was born on the 15th of February 1979 in Cagliari, Sardegna. He currently lives and works in Florence. After graduating in communication at the University of Trieste and earning a master's degree in Multimedia Content Design at the University of Florence, Dario starts working at the prestigious Misseri animation studio, perfecting his skills in the audiovisual post-production of stop-motion animated series. Ensuing this experience, Dario dedicates the following seven years to building his freelance video-making career. He now mainly devotes his time and work to Balzo, a Florence-based company specialized in video-game and mobile app development. Since 2006 he has been constantly creating films and self-produced animations.

In the crosshairs, Marziyeh Kheirkhah (IRAN 2016, 5' 17")

in-the-crosshairs-webSand animation

The story is about a soldier who finds a bird's nest with eggs in the tank tube. Despite his inner desire, he is forced to enter the war to blow up a village as his commander has ordered. After explosion, we realize that soldier has taken the nest out of the tank before getting on. Chick starts to break out of egg. Suffering from the war, the soldier becomes so happy of seeing chick. Being hopeful, happily comes out of tank when he realizes being targeted by another tank.


Director: Marziyeh Kheirkhah
Producer: Hamid Reza Javi
Storyboard: Morteza Shad
Animation: Marziyeh Kheirkhah
Music: Omid Raiesdana
Editing: Mohsen Kheirabadi


Born 09/07/1984 in Iran. She is MA of Animation. She made her first animation "In the crosshais" as a graduate project. 2016- In the crosshairs

Position, Mashaallah Mohammadi (IRAN 2016, 5' 03")

position-webDrawing on paper

A man and a tree play music together, a letter shows up suddenly and changes everything...


Director: Mashaallah Mohammadi
Producer: Hawze honari kordestan
Storyboard- artistic direction-animation-graphics: Mashaallah Mohammadi
Music: Rabeh Eftekhari
Editing: Mostafa Habibi


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The Wild Boar, Bella Szederkényi (GERMANY / FRANCE / HUNGARY 2016, 13' 32")

the-wild-boar-web2D computer animation, Internet software

A homeless orphan, an animalistic little kid escapes the big city into the darkness of the woods. It is there that the kid meets a creature mightier than ever imagined.


Director: Bella Szederkényi
Producers: Lissi Muschol, Thomas Schmidt, Christian Popp
Storyboard: Bella Szederkényi
Music: Fabrizio Tentoni
Editing: David Hartmann


Bella Szederkényi is a Hungarian animation director, designer and teacher.
She completed her MA degree as an animation artist at the Hungarian MOME University with the animated short film ORSOLYA. The film has won several prizes, and was selected for the competition programmes of many prestigious international animation festivals.
She also took part in various different workshops (ASF, [email protected]), and spent one semester at the ASFA University in Athens.
Since 2010 she has been lecturing at the animation department of MOME, and has completed 3 years research into 'online content development' for her DLA degree.
In 2015 she founded the Cub Animation Studio with her colleague Bálint Farkas Gelley.

Lethe, Kat Michaelides (UNITED KINGDOM 2016, 8' 40")

Lethe-web2D computer animation

Two childhood friends, Damia and Eris, discover a mysterious pool of water in a nearby forest on their last day together.


Director: Kat Michaelidis
Producer: Jake Riley Hunte
Storyboard-animation: Kat Michaelidis
Music: Jessica Jones
Editing: Meredith Mantik
Writers: Cristina Barletta and Kat Michaelides
Sound Design: Eleanor Nicholls


Kat Michaelides is a 2d Animation Director, who graduated from the National Film & Television School in 2016. Before this she interned as an assistant animation director on one section of the feature film, 'A Liar's Autobiography' and worked on various music videos, including a Deadmau5 and Imogen Heap's official video, after graduating in digital animation from Falmouth University.

She is is an animation and illustration obsessive, enjoys mixing techniques and bringing out the surreal.

Casino, Steven Woloshen (CANADA 2016, 3' 55")

casino-webDrawing on film

A film for my Father who gambled with love.


Director: Steven Woloshen
Producer: Steven Woloshen
Storyboard - animation: Steven Woloshen
Music: Oscar Peterson
Editing: Steven Woloshen


Steven Woloshen was born in Laval, Canada in 1960. He holds a master's degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University. For more than 30 years, he has passionately created over 50 award-winning, abstract films and time-based installations for festivals, galleries and museums. Twice nominated for Canada's Governor General's award, he has received numerous research and creation grants and, most recently, was awarded the 2015 Wiesbaden Lifetime Achievement Award. Woloshen is a teacher, film conservationist, animator, craftsman and the author of two books, Recipes for Reconstruction: The Cookbook for the Frugal Filmmaker (2010), a hands-on manual for decay, renewal and other handmade, analogue film techniques, and Scratch, Crackle & Pop! A Whole Grains Approach to Making Films without a Camera (2015). Under his own banner, Scratchatopia, Woloshen has hosted solo retrospectives and taught handmade filmmaking techniques at workshops and master classes in Argentina, Morocco, USA, Slovenia, Australia, France, Great Britain, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Poland, Mexico as well as across Canada.

Superbia, Luca Tóth (HUNGARY / CZECH REPUBLIC / SLOVAKIA 2015, 15 '43")

superbia-web2D computer animation

The native people of the surrealistic land of Superbia, where men and women form separate societies, face the changes sparked by the first equal couple in their history.


Director: Luca Tóth
Producers: Péter Benjámin Lukács, Martin Vandas, Juraj Krasnohorsky, Gábor Osváth
Storyboard-animation-editing: Luca Tóth
Music: Csaba Kalotás
Sound: Péter Benjámin Lukács


Born in 1989 in Hungary, Luca Tóth studied animation at the Moholy¬ Nagy School of Design (MOME) in Budapest and at the Royal College of Art in London. She received a number of awards for he graduation short film The Age of Curious, such as the jury distinction at the Annecy IAFF or a special mention at the ITF in Stuttgart. Her new film 'Superbia' debuted at the Cannes Semaine de la Critique, as the only animation in competition.

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Lunacy, Michalis Vazikas (GREECE 2016, 3' 17")

lunacy-web3D computer animation, Puppets

An adventure set in a post-apocalyptic world, centered around the theme of lunacy, trying to portray the concepts of survival, maturity and progress.


Director: Michalis Vazikas
Producer: TEI of Athens
Storyboard-artistic Direction-animation-editing-graphics: Michalis Vazikas
Music: Nine Inch Nails (Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial Share Alike license)


Michalis Vazikas was born and raised in Athens, Greece in 1991, and has now graduated from the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Faculty of Graphic Design. His first animation film, Lunacy was also his thesis project, exploring the stop-motion animation technique and various philosophical themes. He likes weird rock music, artistic films, big and complex books, learning new languages, painting with everything but brushes and of course scale modeling.

Breakfast in the forest, Mariza Litina (GREECE 2016, 3' 41")

breakfast in the forest-web2D computer animation, Drawing on paper

A man is having breakfast in a forest but he fills it up with trash. He lies down to rest and the plants decide to take action.


Director: Mariza Litina
Producer: Mariza Litina
Storyboard-artistic Direction-animation-music-editing-graphics: Mariza Litina


Ruben Leaves, Frederic Siegel (SWITZERLAND 2015, 5')

ruben-leaves-web2D computer animation

On his way to work, Ruben is haunted by obsessive-compulsive thoughts; is the front door locked? Is the stove really turned off? As Ruben's creative mind is invaded by increasingly absurd scenarios, reality and imagination begin to merge...


Director: Frederic Siegel
Producer: Jürgen Haas
Storyboard-animation-editing: Frederic Siegel
Music: Nico Kast


Frederic Siegel, born in 1991 in Switzerland, studied Animation at the Lucerne School of Art & Design and graduated in 2015. He works as an animator and independent filmmaker. His artistic forms of expression vary from animation, comics and illustration, to sound design and electronic music. 2015 Ruben Leaves (Animated Short, Director) 2014 2 Magnete (Music Video, Director) 2014 Easy Prey (Animated Short, Director) 2013 On The Shore (Experimental Animated Short, Co-Director).

The Odd Funeral, Felix Swahn (SWEDEN 2016, 13' 01")

the-odd-funeral-web2D computer animation, Cut-out animation, Sand animation

An old woman, a grandma is dying. She wishes to have her ashes spread in the Tatra mountains, the best place of her youth. Her wish is the beginning of an odd road movie to find a good spot for grandma after death. It´s a movie about dying, about reconciliation and about trust.


Director: Felix Swahn
Producer: Felix Swahn
Storyboard-artistic-direction-graphics: Felix Swahn
Animation: Felix Swahn, Gabriel Ståhl
Music: Caspar Swahn
Editing: Felix Swahn, Caspar Swahn
Music Mixer: Emil Holtz
Sound: Fabian Roos


Felix Swahn 930709-5837 Älvsborgsgatan 3, 118 58 Stockholm 076-882 04 59 08-7020365 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it EDUCATION 2002-2010 Elementary school, Maria school 2010-2013 Freezehouse senior high school, the line of aesthetic, picture and form 2007 ABF film course at Rådmansgatan 2005 comic course at Timmerman's street 2007 Esbjörn Jorsäter's comic school 2011-2012 Student Council representative for class ES2B 2013-2014 University, Art School in Stockholm 2014-2016 College, The Academy of Diagonal – The Academy of Animation 2015 Participated in the imaginarium two periods of filmmaking Work Experiences 2010 Work experience at kinder garden Ask & Amble, section Rumpgnomes 2011 Cover to "My life as an novel", Albert Bonnier's publishers 2012 Summer internship at Social services at Sodermalm 2012-2013 Produced and directed a film called "Wondergarden" 2013 Summer internship at Social services at Sodermalm 2014 Caretaker at library of Medborgarplatsen 2014 Exhibition with art collective Corso 2015 Writer and Illustrator to to one messages book that I wrote with my dad "The living is free", The Book Company Edda 2016 Cover and Illustrator to Magnus William Ohlsson's Petry "The song's of hermit crab's", Wahlström & Widstrand 2016 Cover to "Under the sky of war" by Niroz Malek, Book Company Crane 2016 Exhibition at Equator Stockholm, art association, showed sculptures, comic's and aquarell art's 2014-2016 I had written a script, directed and filmed one live-action film called "Stockholm-Syndrome". I got fast budget to do this project. Only thing that remains is the editing of this film material. 2013-2016 I'm inte a development of a script for a self biography book. I think I will be done next year. Language Swedish, English and a little bit French. Interests My interests are film (looking at film and making film), travel, eating food and training. I have an homepage called where I publish my own comic books. I see comics as picture stories on a way to be film. I like to write stories because I have so much to tell the whole world. Personal Characteristics I am a social person that likes to know new people and are not withdrawn. I am honest and are straight to point. I am having one very big fighting spirit. I am hard-working and have easy to fulfill tasks that I get from others. Director Mandarin Man VS. Quagmire 2012 Wondergarden 2013 Gärningsbananen 2014 Catablanca 2014 Vampires 2015 Hell & Co. 2015

To Be Continued..., Nils Andersen & Sabina Kim (GERMANY 2015, 6' 49")

to-be-continued-web2D computer animation

To Be Continued... a 2 part series, is a 2D hand-drawn animation about how organised chaos is developed through a series of chain reactions and simple loops. These animated loops create a pattern of stories which are portrayed in two coexisting ecosystems: the City and the Nature. Therefore, "To Be Continued..." has no beginning and no end.


Directors: Nils Andersen, Sabina Kim
Producers: Nils Andersen, Sabina Kim
Storyboard-animation-editing: Nils Andersen, Sabina Kim
Music: Martin Kohlstedt


Nils Andersen and Sabina Kim met at the Bauhaus University, Weimar in 2012. Ever since they have been working and collaborating animation projects together. After graduating from Masters in Media Art and Design, they both decided to start up their own animation studio, KIM&HIM in 2015 in the heart of Hamburg. Most of their works are 2D hand-drawn based animations and illustrations. Screen of "To Be Continued..." were at the following animation film festival: Bucheon BIAF, Seoul NeMaf, LINOLEUM International Contemporary, Amsterdam KLIK (gallery), St Petersburg Multi Vision Festival.

Mrs. Metro, Aggelos Papantoniou (AUSTRALIA / GREECE 2015, 4' 23")

mrs-metro-web2D computer animation

A homeless guy gets off the train and accidentally leaves one of his bags behind. The rest of the passengers then realize that there is a human baby inside the bag. The baby cries and the passengers don't like it, neither does the lady who makes the announcements.


Director: Aggelos Papantoniou
Producer: Aggelos Papantoniou
Storyboard-animation-editing: Aggelos Papantoniou
Sound: William Gardner


In early age, Aggelos failed his father's dream, to become a sailor, later on, his mother's dream to become a landscape engineer and then his grandmother's sister's dream to become a priest. With not many choices left, he ended up becoming an animator, a decision which his aunt Marry was very supportive with. Aggelos was born in Greece and currently lives in Australia. Films: Sisters-2014 Mrs. Metro-2015 Tall Bed-2016

Senior's Club, Agata Mianowska (POLAND 2016, 6' 11")

seniors-club-web2D computer animation

Ordinary sunny afternoon, little boy is spending time with his grandma in the park. But this time she is going to show him the real face of senior's club.


Director: Agata Mianowska
Producer: The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz
Storyboard-animation-editing: Agata Mianowska
Music: Paris Music
Sound: Kacper Zamarło


Agata Mianowska was born in 1992 in Warsaw, graduated High School of Fine Arts in Warsaw in 2012, now attending to The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz. Filmography: 2013 "Catch" 2013 2015 "Over My Dead Body" 2015 "The Shavings" 2016 "Senior's Club"

Merlot, Marta Gennari & Giulia Martineli (ITALY 2016, 5' 50")

merlot-web2D computer animation

In a fairy-tale forest, a grumpy old lady loses a bottle of wine. This is the start for a chain of events where all the characters – an old lady, a naughty little girl, a cowardly mushroom seeker, a stupid wolf, a flock of birds - play their role, in a funny repartee between the film frames, leading to an unexpected development.


Director: Marta Gennari & Giulia Martineli
Producer: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Piemonte, Animazione
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Marta Gennari & Giulia Martineli
Music: Giulia Martineli


Marta GENNARI, Giulia MARTINELLI studied at CSC Animation in turin. Merlot is their diploma film.

Vitatio, Nikos Radaios (GREECE 2016, 7')

vitatio-web3D computer animation

A man performs his usual trip to work when something unexpected happens.


Director: Nikos Radaios
Producer: Nikos Radaios
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Nikos Radaios
Music: Marios Samaris, Kostas Tsaknidis


In Other Words, Tal Kantor (ISRAEL 2015, 5' 56")

In-other-words-web2D computer animation, Live action

A man recalls a moment of a lost opportunity to communicate with his daughter. Their brief meeting after so many years undermines his world and renders his words meaningless.


Director: Tal Kantor
Producer: Tal Kantor
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing, Graphics: Tal Kantor
Music: Alon Cohen


Tal Kantor, b. 1988 in Jerusalem, is an animation artist graduated from the animation and video department at The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Currently works as an animator in a production of 2D animated feature film in Israel. She was also an art teacher and a prop and model maker for the TV and Film industries in Israel. In 2013 she attended an exchange program at the 'School of the Art Institute of Chicago'.

Projection on Sofa, Violette Delvoye (BELGIUM 2016, 6' 37")


Movie night at home. At the end of the film, Lucie and Manu start a conversation about the idea of travelling. While smoking and drinking wine, they exchange their ideas, needs and expectations.


Director: Violette Delvoye
Producer: Vincent Gilot
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Violette Delvoye
Music: Lancelot Hervé, Benoît Lizen
Voices: Manon Lheureux, Charlène Sauldé
Photography: Laura Perera San Martin


Filmography 2016 : "Projection on Sofa" 2015 : "Hjartað Hamast (Bamm Bamm Bamm)" 2014 : "I'm Afraid I Forgot How to Remember You" 2013 : "Derrière l'écho" 2012 : "After the scream" (very short film, tribute to Edward Munch) 2012 : "Infusée".

The Box, Merve Cirisoglu Cotur (UK 2016, 6' 48")

the-box-web2D computer animation, Drawing on paper

The happy life of a Syrian kid alters instantly with the sudden war and he finds himself in a state of struggle. The war changes not only lives, but also the role of his box; first as a carefully built toy house, then as a place to take shelter in a refugee camp with full of dangers and finally as a boat that sails for a journey towards hope.


Director: Merve Cirisoglu Cotur
Producer: Merve Cirisoglu Cotur
Storyboard: Turan Dertli, Merve Cirisoglu Cotur
Artistic Direction-graphics: Merve Cirisoglu Cotur
Animation: Merve Cirisoglu Cotur, Yenal Cetin, Amer Nazri, Erhan Gezen
Music: Oliver Wegmuller
Editing: Amer Nazri, Merve Cirisoglu Cotur


Merve is an animator, an illustrator, a designer and a mathematician. After obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in mathematics education at Bogazici University in Istanbul, she has studied animation and did internship to gain some experience. She has recently graduated from University of the Arts London with a Master's degree in Animation. She is mostly interested in producing educational cartoons and creative animations for kids. Filmography: - The Box (2016), Merve Cirisoglu Cotur, UK - Flipping Hunger (2016), Merve Cirisoglu Cotur, UK - The Grandma (2015), Merve Cirisoglu Cotur, Turkey.

Piano Bar, Georgina Kosmatou (GREECE / PORTUGAL 2016, 4' 30")

piano-bar-web2D computer animation, Rotoscope

The film is about a memory of an old man. One day an old man will visit a Piano bar and there something magic will happen that will change his life.


Director: Georgina Kosmatou
Producer: Georgina Kosmatou
Storyboard-artistic Direction-animation-editing: Georgina Kosmatou
Music: Thomas Distler


The Alan Dimension, Jac Clinch (UK 2016, 8' 47")

the-alan-dimension-web2D Computer

Alan Brown uses divine powers of precognition to foresee the fate of mankind... and breakfast. Meanwhile, Wendy has had enough of being married to 'the next step in cognitive evolution'.


Director: Jac Clinch
Producer: Millie Marsh, The National Film and Television School
Artistic Direction: Declan O'Brien
Music: Tim Morrish
Editing: Xanna Ward Dixon


Jac Clinch is a director, animator and writer. After completing a degree in Illustration Animation at Kingston University he was selected for MA Directing Animation at the National Film and Television School in 2014. His debut animated short, The Alan Dimension, was selected for the 69th Cannes Film Festival in the Cinefondation competition. His work is humorous, inspired by scientific theories and his upbringing in the British countryside. He is currently working on various pitches and developing his animation work for television.

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The Beard, Sofya Badalova (RUSSIA 2015, 7' 03")

the-beard-web2D computer animation, Cel Drawing

My diploma film is about a man who loved and adored his beard and lived with her in perfect harmony, until suddenly he meets a woman. The man turns his attention to the woman, thereby causing a love triangle.The Beard jealous man, and in every way prevents him and the girl closer.


Director: Sofya Badalova
Producer: VGIK Debut producer center
Storyboard-artistic Direction-editing-graphics: Sofya Badalova
Animation: Sofya Badalova, Anastasia Bulavkina, Alex Pryahin
Music: band "Bravo"
Sound Director: Dmitry Boyarintsev


Born on August 7, 1989, graduated from college VGIK in 2010 (studied the specialty aniator). In 2010 received in All-Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. A. Gerasimov (aka VGIK) (specialty director of animacion film). "The Beard" is VGIK diploma film, "The Tooth" 2014, "The Beard" 2015.

Pole Star, Ilaeira Misirliadi (FRANCE / GREECE 2016, 4' 26")

pole-star-web2D computer animation, Drawing on paper

A polar bear believes that it cannot dance.


Director: Ilaeira Misirliadi
Producer: Lycée Marie Curie
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Ilaeira Misirliadi
Music: Dionysis Palermos, Adrianos Daskalakis
Choreography: Xeni Daniilidi
Sound design: Alann Merlin


Ilaeira Misirliadi is an animation student who lives in France. She has an DMA Cinéma d'Animation diploma, and has directed three short films until now: "L'ombre du temps", "Etoile Polaire", and "Well, I'm still thirsty".

Puzzle, Stav Levi (ISRAEL 2015, 3' 20")

puzzle-web2D computer animation

A strange character is engulfed in the creation of its grand masterpiece - a puzzle the size of the world itself.


Director: Stav Levi
Producer: Stav Levi
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing, Graphics: Stav Levi


Stav's lifelong interest in animation and storytelling had brought him to study at Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem. Today he works in the industry while continuing to develop his stories.

Gyros Dance, Piotr Loc Hoang Ngoc (POLAND 2016, 14' 39")

gyros-dance-web2D computer animation

In a city where it's crowded and a lot of sunshine two mice live together under one roof, close to each other and very different. The house is also their place of work, the work is boring and hard. He is fine with that, she dreams of being a TV star.


Director: Piotr Loc Hoang Ngoc
Producer: Piotr Furmankiewicz, Mateusz Michalak
Storyboard: Piotr Loc Hoang Ngoc
Animation: Piotr Loc Hoang Ngoc, Natalia Bucior, Wojciech Wojtkowski, Marta Szymańska, Marta Magnuska, Michał Orzechowski, Agata Mianowska, Jędrzej Żwiruk, Maciej Specjalski, Ewa Łuczków, Kacper Shikeli, Emilia Shikeli
Music: Vlodymyr Antoniv
Editing: Anna Gontarczyk


25.10.1985. Born in Hue/Vietnam, a graduate of of Polish National Art School in Warsaw, a form student of Film School in Lodz.

Rabbit Blood, Yagmur Altan (TURKEY 2016, 4' 36")

rabbit-blood-web3D computer animation

Just an ordinary day at an old mysterious Turkish country house where its residents have an extraordinary way of brewing tea.


Director: Yagmur Altan
Producer: Yagmur Altan
Storyboard: Milan delVecchio
Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing, Graphics: Yagmur Altan
Music: Mehmet Aydin


Yagmur Altan is a 3D artist, born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey and currently working as a principal designer at AOL in NYC, focusing on digital production on face and facial feature tracking. He wrote and directed his first animated short film Rabbit Blood during his MFA 3D Animation degree at SVA, shown in more than 100 film festivals in 30 countries in 2016.

Ayny-My Second Eye, Ahmad Saleh (GERMANY / JORDAN /PALESTINE 2016, 10' 40")

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A cruel war has taken two brothers' home. Their mother protects them under her arms and fosters the seed of their new life. Anxious her sons could come in danger if they leave the house. But the boys chase their dream to play a music instrument they've fallen in love with. A beautiful Oud. They collect scrap metal to earn the money and must find out that their mother's fear was for a good reason. But as strong birds will always fly, the two boys become one to overcome their trauma.


Director: Ahmad Saleh
Producers: Stefan Gieren, Fiction 2.0 in coproduction with KHM Cologne (film school)
Artsistic Direction: Kerstin Gramberg
Animation: Frank Pingel
Music: Nizar Rohana
Editing: David Black


Ahmad Saleh is a writer/director based in Germany. His first work was a stories collection titled Zowwada. This collection was awarded the A M Qattan's Young Writers Award in 2004 in Palestine. His first short film HOUSE, which he made in his Master's in Digital Media at the University of Arts Bremen in Germany, had a successful tour since it was released in 2012. The film earned several important awards in Europe, USA, Iran and Jordan. Recently, he finished another Master's study in film, in which he wrote and directed another two short films and started writing his first feature. His graduation project "Ayny" won a golden Oscar at the Student Academy Awards 2016 in the foreign animation category.

Shuma, Lucija Mrzljak (ESTONIA 2016, 6' 05")

shuma-webDrawing on paper

Water is knee-high. If you are afraid of drowning, stand on a chair.


Director: Lucija Mrzljak
Producer: Estonian Academy of Arts
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Graphics: Lucija Mrzljak
Music: Sofia Garcia
Editing: Olga Pärn
Supervisor: Priit Pärn


Lucija Mrzljak, animation film director and illustrator, born in Zagreb, 1990. Studied at the Academies of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Krakow, Prague and Tallinn. She completed her MA of Animation in Estonia as a student of Priit and Olga Pärn and got her first professional experience as an animator in Joonisfilm studio. Permanently works as a film director and a freelance illustrator for children books and international magazines.

The Square, Yakov Krugovykh (RUSSIA 2016, 3' 30")

the-square-web2D computer animation, Cut-out animation, Drawing on paper

Three minutes from a crowd life. The main character of the film - passers. People go about their business, but something or someone causes them to stop and not go away.


Director: Yakov Krugovykh
Producer: Liubov Gaydukova
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing: Yakov Krugovykh


Yakov Krugovykh - a false name, which is the author's pseudonym. A real name of the director is Varya Yakovleva. She was born 08.09.1983 in Saratov (Russia). Graduated Art School in Kaluga. Then in 2013 graduated from VGIK. Member of the Moscow Union of Artists. In the present Varya is a student of the School-Studio "SHAR", at "direction of animated films" department. And works as an artist on production of the film by Andrey Krzhanovsky "Nose". Filmography: 2013 – "A Little Story of a big pirate" 2016 – "The Square"

I Am Not A Number, Natalia Kokkinou (GREECE 2016, 4' 37")

I-am-not-a-number-web2D computer animation, Rotoscope

Three minutes from a crowd life. The main character of the film - passers. People go about their business, but something or someone causes them to stop and not go away.


Director: Natalia Kokkinou
Producer: Natalia Kokkinou
Storyboard-animation-editing: Natalia Kokkinou
Music: SomehowArt - I am not a number


"I Am Not A Number" is a 2D animation that focuses on the social structures and norms of the modern society. It consists of an abstract approach on the way of living while using symbolisms to portray the conformity of human behavior. The viewer dives in a surreal world of the human mind full with images of the subconscious.

How are you today?, Sophie Markatatos (UK 2016, 7' 19")

howareyoutoday still01-web2D computer animation

In a fucked up world, two opposite characters meet.


Director: Sophie Markatatos
Producer: Royal College of Art
Storyboard-artistic direction-editing: Sophia Markatatos
Animation: Sophia Markatatos, Yannick Boireau
Music: Joseph Tate


Born in 1990 in Brussels, Belgium, from Greek and Turkish origins, Sophie has always been passionated about drawing and writing. She loves to turn ideas into visual things. She mainly uses 2D animation, but also likes to play around with other media. Sophie also makes audiovisual installations in galleries. Sophie has worked on various European productions, in Ireland, Denmark, France and the United Kingdom, as animator and designer. In 2016 she graduated from a Master of Arts in Animation at the Royal College of Art in the UK, and now her aim is to create her own films and visual work. Her work is focused on people's feelings, relationships, and injustices and inequalities in today's society.

Resistance, Alex Chauvet, Anna Le Danois, Quentin Foulon, Fabien Glasse, Juliette Jean & Julie Narat (FRANCE 2016, 7' 13")

resistance-web3D computer animation

Dominated by an Insects totalitarian regime, the staff of a smart restaurant organizes a plot to knock down the established order.


Director: Alex Chauvet, Anna Le Danois, Quentin Foulon, Fabien Glasse, Juliette Jean, Julie Narat
Producer: MoPA
Storyboard-animation-editing: Alex Chauvet, Anna Le Danois, Quentin Foulon, Fabien Glasse, Juliette Jean, Julie Narat


What is Your Brown Number?, Vinnie Ann Bose (INDIA 2015, 4' 20")

what-is-your-brown-number-web2D computer animation

The film talks about how in India everyone wants to be light skinned, and introduces the concept of "brown number". Every person is born with a respective brown number that corresponds to the shade of their skin. Darker the shade, higher the brown number, lower the worth (The graduation project was sponsored by Studio Eeksaurus, Mumbai. NID guide: Dhiman Sengupta)


Director: Vinnie Ann Bose
Producer: Nilima Eriyat
Storyboard-artistic direction-animation-graphics-editing: Vinnie Ann Bose
Music: Rajat Dholakia


Ms. Vinnie Ann Bose is a graduate student from National Institute of Design (India) specializing in Animation Film Design. Her graduation film " What Is Your Brown Number" was sponsored by Studio Eeksaurus, a well-reputed production house in India and was executed under the guidance of the renowned Animator/Director Suresh Eriyat. In a country like India where there are multitude of cultures, languages and traditions mingling with each other, there is a peculiar story in every nook and corner waiting to be told. One such story is " What Is Your Brown Number ". She is one storyteller, striving to bring more such stories to life.

Slinky, Rianne Stremmelaar (THE NETHERLANDS 2016, 5')

slinky-web2D computer animation

The story is about the behaviour some people have compared with animals.


Director: Rianne Stremmelaar
Producer: Rianne Stremmelaar
Storyboard-animation-editing: Rianne Stremmelaar
Music: Erik de Lange


I work as a freelance director, storyboard artist and animator for dutch companies and television.

Socks, Tristan Weis (GERMANY 2016, 3' 23")

socks-web3D computer animation

When an old lady is under attack in her dark basement, an unexpected savior gets her out of trouble. Will her new friend get rid of the other bad guys as well?


Director: Tristan Weis
Producer: Tristan Weis
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Tristan Weis
Music: Maximilian Zwiener
Sound: Christoph Müller


Tristan Weis grew up in Heidelberg Germany and, after finishing high school, started his studies at Bauhaus-University Weimar. He finished his Bachelor's Degree directing & producing 3D animated short films and is currently working on his Master's Thesis at Bauhaus.



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