Drawing on paper
A feeling that may become an obsession. It expands, it intensifies, it grows within you
and you end up living with it. In the urban landscape, the feeling's effect spreads from
the person to the society, and then returns back to ourselves. If you let it in...
Director: Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou
Producer: Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou
Artistic Direction, Animation, Music, Editing: Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou
2013: Participation at Animasyros 6.0 Festival, Syros Greece; Participation at Up-And-Coming Film Festival Hannover, German; Participation at Animateka Animation Festival, Slovenia
2014: Participation at Animac Animation Festival, Catalonya; Participation at Animfest Animation Festival, Greek Film Archive, Athens, Greece
1993 October 17th, born in Athens
2005 she attended summer lessons at the Royal Academy of Dance, London
2011 she started to study fine arts, at the University of Fine Arts in Athens.
2011 until today, she studies painting, sculpture, multimedia, under the supervision of the prof. Dimitris Sakellion.
Participations in group exhibitions and festivals
2012 group exhibition at the University of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece
2012 group exhibition at the University of Fine Arts with the prof. Nikos Tranos, Athens Greece
2013 live performance at Zero concert bar, Athens, Greece
2013 participation at Animasyros 6.0 Festival, Syros Greece
2013 participation at Up-And-Coming Film Festival Hannover, German
2013 participation at Animateka Animation Festival, Slovenia
2014 participation at Animac Animation Festival, Catalonya
2014 participation at Animfest Animation Festival, Greek Film Archive, Athens, Greece
2014 group exhibition " Peri Planis" at the University Of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece
2014 group exhibition "A State Of Mine" at Camp, Athens, Greece
Plugin, Sergio di Bitetto (CANADA, 2014), 4' 29''
2D computer animation, Drawing on paper
"Plugin" is the story of a mechanical city in which every citizen is a part of the city
itself, responsible for generating lights by connecting the male and female parts of the
mechanism. Everyone seems to fit into this perfect puzzle except the main character,
G-O, a man who does not match the rest of his world. G-O finally finds his perfect
match – another man – but the City Authority try to stop this uncommon union. It is
up to G-O and Ico to show their city that every connection is after all part of the same
energy - love.
Director: Sergio Di Bitetto
Producer: Sergio Di Bitetto
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing, Graphics: Sergio Di Bitetto
Music: Filippo Falco
Junior designer and animator with technical and artistic understanding in the whole film and post production process, involved in many different areas, from the concept design, storyboarding and sketches, to the animation techniques, the graphic and motion design, until the final composite and editing. I'm flexible and open minded, I love working with ideas, scripts, images, develop a narrative piece or a "look", and bring a project to the final stage.
Punch and Judy, Martin Mαj (CZECH REPUBLIC, 2014), 6'
Live action, Puppets, Pixilation
Freak grotesque about hand puppets and their puppet master. This movie is a
metaphor about relationship of puppets and their master.The important thing is object
matter and metamorphosis of it.
Director: Martin Mαj
Producer: Vera Hoffmannova
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Graphics: Martin Mαj
Music: Jindrich Cizek
Editing: Darina Moravcikova
9th Athens ANIMFEST; 13th to 19th of March 2014 –Athens – Greek ClassFest; International Festival of Theatre and Film School 12th to 16 th of April 2014 – Chisinau – Moldova
*14.11 1986 in Prague, Czech republic
Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague 2007 – now
Secondary school of applied ARTS in Prague 2002 – 2006
Stage design department
2011 – intership at University of Wales, Newport
Twilight Tango, Joanna Adamska (UK, 2014), 2' 52''
3D computer animation
Twilight Tango is a film influenced by nostalgic nature of tango. It is a romantic story
about longing and love of a man who is trapped between his deep affection and a sad
reality. The main character’s longing for his beloved partner bring him to a park at
the end of the day with expectation of meeting his date.
Director: Joanna Adamska
Producer: Steve Roberts
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing: Joanna Adamska
Music: Vincent Webb
Joanna Adamska –CG artist and animator. Recent graduate of University of the Arts London: Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design specializing in 3d character animation. Before considering animation as a career path the creativity had been mainly her way of self-expression and favourite pastime. She developed her artistic abilities mainly by self-training and taking part in small commissions for paintings and drawings such us: portraits, caricatures, murals. She also contributed her artwork to several public exhibitions and events in Poland. While she experimented with different artistic media, computer has become her favourite means for creativity that moved her interest into CG animation and education in that field.
Missing U, Brooke Wagstaff (USA, 2013), 2' 29''
3D computer animation
An animated tale about the letter I, a lonely author who lives life with a sigh.
Upon discovering that U is missing, I goes on a perilous adventure to find him. As
she journeys through increasingly unfamiliar territory, I is forced to face her fears
and grow as a character.
Director: Brooke Wagstaff
Producer: Brooke Wagstaff
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing, Graphics: Brooke Wagstaff
Narration and Voices of I and U: Brooke Wagstaff, Adam Ratner
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia; Indiedemand Film Festival (Film of the Year, Staff Pick); On Video Creative Festival (Audience Choice Award); Camp Bestival; Sonoma International Film Festival; Ritz Premiere International Short Film Festival; Non Stop Barcelona Animacio
Aspirations, Gal Daniel (ISRAEL, 2013), 4' 22''
3D computer animation
Aspirations is a short animated film, about a drawers tree who lived his life just
staring at the stars, blind to his surroundings. Until one day his whole body started
to make noise and demand his attention.
Director: Gal Daniel
Producer: Sarah Hatooka
Storyboard, Animation, Editing, Graphics: Gal Daniel
Music: Gdee yaar
Babyfaced, Annie Zhao (USA, 2014), 6' 29''
Drawing on paper, 2D computer animation
A baby discovers he is not just a piece of meat.
Director: Annie Zhao
Producer: Annie Zhao
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Annie Zhao
Music: Jeff Lewinski, Marty Tzonev
Sound Design: Annie Zhao, Wes McClain
RISD Film/Animation/Video Senior Show, Providence RI 2014
Thanaros, Somayeh Khakshoor (IRAN, 2014), 7'
A mass of slug-like creatures transforms into the body of a woman. She wakes up and
sees the camera/audience and while trying to form a relationship with it, parts of her
body change into her components again. She vomits herself up when she tries to utter
her first word.
Director: Somayeh Khakshoor
Producer: Somayeh Khakshoor
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing: Somayeh Khakshoor
Music: Karol Szymanowski
Somayeh Khakshoor was born in Mashhad, Iran in 1981. She graduated from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in English Language and Literature. She submitted her thesis "A Study of Stop Motion Capabilities to Represent Grotesque, Psychic and Surreal Worlds" and as an assignment made her first film "thanaros" and received her M.A. in Animation from Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran.
Neither Lit nor Dark, Chanon Treenet (UK, 2013), 11' 08''
Drawing on paper, Live
action, 2D computer animation
When the sun is setting; the day is about to end and the night is yet to arrive, a boy is
Director: Chanon Treenet
Producer: Chanon Treenet
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing: Chanon Treenet
Music: Nattaratta Panoottikorn
Honorable Mention, the 2013 Adobe Design Achievement Awards, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Chanon Treenet is an animator and a painter. He was born and raised in Thailand. He received Bachelor of Architecture from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok and recently graduated with distinction in MA Character Animation from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London.
Since he's been practicing drawing and painting skills since a young age, his animation is a combination of hand-drawn drawings and paintings and 2D computer animation animation techniques. The works are based on his artistic styles as well as the knowledge from his previous study in Architecture.
Mend and Make Do, Bexie Bush (UK, 2014), 7' 38''
A stop motion / pixellation animation short film directed by Bexie Bush. A graduation
film from the National Film and Television School 2014.
Director: Bexie Bush
Producer: Timo Suomi
Storyboard, Animation: Bexie Bush
Artistic Direction: Isobel Dunnhill
Music: Arran Price
Editing: Pawel Slawek
Won Palm springs 2014; Annecy 2014; Zagreb 2014; Edinborough 2014
Bexie grew up in Northwest England. She discovered a passion for animation during a BTEC National Diploma in Multimedia course. The emphasis here was on thorough research, which she follows to this day and she enjoys films with a documentary quality and directors who choose to stay close to the truth with their stories.
Bexie has a BA(Hons) in Animation from Farnham, where she was encouraged to express herself as an individual. Her student films, Britain and Ever Hear a Postman Whistle have won awards and had screenings at various festivals in the UK, Germany, and France and Britain was screened at LAAF in Los Angeles in 2012.
Bexie likes to explore unusual approaches when making films. She enjoys working with fabric because it has a tangible textural quality and she aims to bring back the craft and handmade quality of film.
After graduating from National Film and Television School, Bexie aspires to make animated films, which should be creative, abstract, full of playful ideas and a bit controversial, but always also showing the comedic side of life, which is very important to her.
From Earth and Ink, Jonathan Laskar (SWITZERLAND, 2013), 4' 40''
Clay, Drawing on paper
This is the picture of a man that is building his double with earth. This living portrait
marks its own body with the pain the man endures in his relationship.
Director: Jonathan Laskar
Producer: Elie Chapuis
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Jonathan Laskar
Music: Pierre Funck
09.2013 Fantoche, Switzerland; 12.2013 Animateka, Slovenia; 01.2014 Solothurner Filmtage, Switzerland; 03.2014 Fκte de l'anim Lille, France
Born in 1978 in Marseille, Jonathan Laskar studied visual arts at the University of Aix-en-Provence (France) and architecture at the Bauhaus University of Weimar (Germany). After working as an architect and participating at many competitions, Jonathan Laskar studied animation at the Lucerne University. With the graduation-film "De terre et d'encre", Jonathan Laskar signs his fist animated short film.
The Silent Melody, Jinfeng Li (USA, 2014), 5' 36''
3D computer animation
"The Silent Melody" is a story about a poor boy who dreams of being a violinist.
Through chance, he comes across a magical violin, with it he can play wonderful
music but unfortunately nobody can hear him. Despite his solitude, he maintains the
courage to play. In the end, the boy decides to discard the violin in order to return to
his old life with a new perspective on life.
Director: Jinfeng Li
Producer: Jinfeng Li
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing, Graphics: Jinfeng Li
Music: The One Studio
Jinfeng Li is a 3D animator born and raised in China, currently living in Queens, New York.He got a Bachelors Degree in Digital Arts at Communication University of Nanjing, China. During this period he focused on Motion Graphics and Postproduction. After that he changed his aim towards 3D animation and received a Masters of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. He has completed several animated films and through this process has gained experience developing a storyline, doing pre and post production, and creatively directing a short film.
Get Happy or Get Out, Andreia Dobrota (THE NETHERLANDS/ROMANIA, 2013), 3' 25''
2D computer animation
D, the main character, lives alone in a small city in a world where everything is made
to make people happy. Almost everyone is extremely happy and have absolutely
everything that they might need or want in terms of palpable things. Unhappy people
are gradually forced away from society and become legends that people only hear
about. D is one of the few last unhappy people in the world and struggles to continue
living in that world.
Director: Andreia Dobrota
Producer: Andreia Dobrota
Storyboard, Artistic Direction, Animation, Graphics: Andreia Dobrota
Music, Editing: Joris Hoogsteder
Expotoons, Arngentina 2013; HAFF, Netherlands 2014; Fete de l'anim, France 2014
Born in Rm-Sarat, Andreia Dobrota attended the "Margareta Sterian" art High school in Buzau and continued on her art passion with the National University or Art, Bucharest. In August 2013 she graduated from a Master of Animation at AKV St. Joost Academy in Breda, Netherlands.
In September 2010 started working on the weekly televised animation show called "D-ale noastre" which was broadcasted on TvSat channel, a local network primarily available for the south east regions of Romania. A satire on the political, economical and social aspects of Romania, the show ended after 115 episodes in April 2013. One of the episodes was screened at the "Filmul de piatra" short film festival in Piatra Neamt in 2011.
Andreia Dobrota makes her animation festival debut in 2010 at Anim'est animation festival with the short film "Mad world". Two years later she attends the same festival with a 3D animation called "UNARTE" about the experience of a student at the National University of Art in Romania. The same movie was also screened at the "Princeton student film & video" festival in America and the "Flip"
festival in the UK.
The graduation film "Get happy or get out" about a man who's false happiness ends up suffocating him was made in collaboration with other young artists and got great reviews from its release. It has been screened at Expootoons in Argenting, HAFF in the Netherlands and Fete de l'anim in France.
The Ghost in the Scarf, Mitchell Zemil (USA, 2014), 1' 55''
2D computer animation
The day in the life of a girl, whose scarf is possessed by a ghost.
Director: Mitchell Zemil
Producer: Mitchell Zemil
Storyboard, Animation, Editing: Mitchell Zemil
Music: Winthrop Stevens
2014 James Janowsky Award Recipient
Mitchell Zemil is currently studying film and animation at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He focuses on creating strange, unique, and imaginative works which connect emotionally. The scope of his recent projects ranges from a short animation about a girl and her scarf, to an experimental documentary about his hometown, to a live-action short about a bizarre pinata-like creature that washes up on the shore of New York City. When he's not busy with school or personal projects, Mitchell works as a freelance editor and videographer.
Bore, Tom Kouris & Roni Rashkes (ISRAEL, 2013), 3' 26''
Bob leads a routine life, strict and square. One morning he wakes up and startled to
discover a round hole in the middle of the kitchen.He tries to ignore it and continue
his life as usual,but without success. Slowly he get closer and confronts his fears.
Bob goes all the way, will he prevail?
Director: Tom kouris, Roni Rashkes
Producer: Sarah hatooka
Storyboard: Roni Rashkes
Artistic Direction, Animation, Editing: Tom Kouris, Roni Rashkes
Music: Roni Paz Har
Animix festival, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2013; Stop motion De Montreal, Montreal, Canada, 20.10.2013; Anime Caribe,Trinidad and Tobago, 2013; Muestra de Cortometrajes San Rafael en Corto, Gran Canaria, 2013; Curtmiratges,Festival de curts, Barcelona, Spain, 8.1.2014; Taglia Corti Festival, Trieste, Italia, 27.3.2014; La Pedrera Short Film Festival, Pedrera, Uruguay, 8.3.2014; Bangkok International Student Film Festival, Bangkok, Thailand, 29.4.2014; Athens International short film festival "Psarokokalo", Athens, Greece, July 2014; Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival "SICAF", Seoul, Korea, July 2014
Tom Kouris - Born in 1980, graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art in 2008, Photography department. He studied Animation specializing in Stop motion from 2011-2013 in Minshar for Art Academy.
Winner of two years merit scholarship from America-Israel foundation in the years 2007 and 2008.
His film "Sweet Dreams" together with Alon Mesholam participated in Jerusalem film festival 2012, his film "Chair and Table" participated in Mosaic film festival in Michigan, USA 2012, and his work "Regulator" was shown in Jafa Museum in the exhibition "Mini Art" 2013. He Lives and works in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Roni Rashkes - Born in 1984, fourth year Student, specializing in Classic Animation in the Animation department of Minshar for Art Academy, her film "Let it pee" together with Roy Tsour participated in Jerusalem film festival 2012, her film "Lady in the Water" was shown in Jafa Museum in the exhibition "Mini Art" 2013. she Lives, Studies and works in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Happily Ever After, Moritz Poth & Rafael Starman (GERMANY, 2014), 4' 44''
A shadow tries to bring his life to an end. On his way to self-destruction he comes to
the conclusion that the world he lives in consists of another level. Only when he finds
his way to it, he will succeed. - A stop-motion animation, generate shadows by
Director: Moritz Poth & Rafael Starman
Producer: Moritz Poth & Rafael Starman
Animation, Editing: Moritz Poth & Rafael Starman
Music: Sebastian Haίler
Re-recording mixer: Simon Peter
Moritz Poth, born 20. June 1984 in Aachen, is living in Ludwigsburg. He is a trained information technology assistant as well as a media and sound designer. In the past he has worked in production and post-production at CHBP Society of Image and Sound. Furthermore he is a freelance editor, assistant editor and DIT/DataWrangler. Currently he is studying montage/editing at the Film Academy Baden-Wόrttemberg.
Rafael Starman, born 20. June 1987 in Vienna, is living in Ludwigsburg and Austria. He was trained in film and photography at HTBLVA Ortweinschule in Graz. In the past he has worked as a cameraman and editor for Steiermark 1 TV in Graz as well as a freelance cameraman since 2010. Currently he is studying image composition/cinematography at the Film Academy Baden-Wόrttemberg.