ST2: Journeys & Getaways

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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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