Hanna Heilborn is co-owner of the Swedish production company, Story AB, with a worldwide success in producing documentaries. She was born 1968, educated at Dramatic Institute, Stockholm, and NYU Film School, New York. Hanna works as a film director, writer and dramaturgist, mainly with documentaries. She has done the ground-breaking and award-winning animated documentaries "Hidden" (2002), “Slaves” (2008) and “Sharaf” (2012) in co-direction with David Aronowitsch. Added to her daily film-making Hanna is working as a teacher and lecturer at various Arts-, Design and Animations Schools. She’s also producing installations, animations and documentaries for Museums, such as the National Museum of Science and Technology, Historical Museum, Mediterranean Museum and Architecture Museum of Stockholm. She has been co-owner of Story since 2001..
SHORT FILMS COMPETITION(Α-Ε)
Effie Pappa is an animation director. She was born in Igoumenitsa, where she had her first lessons in theatre, painting, dancing and piano. In 2010, she graduated from the Faculty of Applied Arts and Design (TEI of Athens) with her internationally awarded first short “1.2 Million Children” about Human Trafficking. Furthermore, she co-founded in Athens the creative office “geometry” and she deals with social sciences, semiotics and philosophy. In 2012, she gets awarded as a scholar from Alexander Onassis Foundation and attends the MA course (MA Directing Animation) at the National Film and Television School in London (UK), where she graduated with her 10 -minute stop-frame puppet animation “My Stuffed Granny”. Her film is the only Greek film that competed at Annecy Festival in 2014, while she earned other internaitonal awards as well. Effie Pappa is currently working as a freelance professional in London and Greece, directing music videos and commercials. Her latest artistic project is the Corfu-inspired film, “The Sea-Tranced Isle”.
Theodoros Lotis studied the guitar, flute, music analysis and composition in Greece, Belgium and the UK. His music has been performed at festivals and conferences in Europe, Australia, North and South America and Asia, and has received a number of awards and distinctions at Bourges (France), Sculpted Sound Composers Competition (UK), Metamorphoses (Belgium), Luigi Russolo (Italy), CIMESP (Brasil) and Jeu de temps / Times Play (UK/Canada). He was awarded the first prize at the Concours International de Spatialisation pour l’Interprétation des Ouevres Acousmatiques, Espace du Son by Musiques et Recherches, in Brussels, sponsored by the Fonds Européen des Sociétés d’Auteurs pour la Musique. He has done commissioned work for Musiques et Recherches (Belgium), Sculpted Sound Composers Competition (UK), Amici della Musica di Cagliari (Italy), the festival Visiones Sonoras (Mexico) and clarinetist Esther Lamneck (USA). Having produced several instrumental works and collaborated with artists from various disciplines (dance, theatre, video) his current endeavors in music are focused on spectrum, timbre, sonic space and light. He has completed a Ph.D. in Music at the City University, London, thanks to grants from the British Academy (Arts and Humanities Research Board), and the Foundation A.S. Onassis. Theodoros Lotis has been teaching electroacoustic composition at Goldsmiths College, University of London, the Technological and Educational Institute of Crete and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is currently Assistant Professor at the Ionian University, Corfu, Greece. He is founding member of the Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association (HELMCA) and the Hellenic Society for Acoustic Ecology. His music has been released by Empreintes Digitales. (www.theodorelotis.com)
STUDENT AND FEATURE FILMS COMPETITION
In 1999, Ron DYENS became the manager of the cinema l’Archipel Paris Ciné (2 auditoriums). Meanwhile he founded Sacrebleu Productions, a film production company. About fifty short films have been produced since then and have been selected in more than one thousand national and international festivals. Sacrebleu Production received prestigious honours such as: Palme d’Or in Cannes in 2010 for Barking Island, the Procirep Awards of the best short films producer in Clermont Ferrand in 2010 and of the best Animation TV producer in 2013, a nomination to the Academy Awards 2011 for «Madagascar, A Journey Diary», two Annecy crystal awards for Tram & Man on the Chair … Sacrebleu produced in 2010 a feature documentary film “Free radicals, a history of experimental cinema”, released in France and in the United States. Sacrebleu ended the production of the series “Faces from places” in 2013, a collection of 20 animated journey diaries coproduced with Arte, and in 2015 the animated feature film “Longway North”. Moreover, two animated short films have been selected for Cannes 2014 at the Semaine de la critique and the Quinzaine des réalisateurs and one at the official Competition in 2015 . Alongside his production activity, Ron Dyens directed five short films, which were selected in more than three hundred festivals such as, Cannes, Clermont-Ferrand, Brest….
Shaun Clark is an award winning Filmmaker based in London. He studied at the Hull School of Art and Design and the National Film and Television School. He has directed an eclectic array of animated films since the early 90’s. His films have been BAFTA nominated and has earned him praise for his use of different techniques and styles of storytelling most recently in Clermont Ferrand. In 2005 Shaun co founded the animated collective “Mew Lab” with fellow director Kim Noce. Since 2012 Mew Lab has made six short films and are now represented by London based animation company Film Club for th1ng. In 2014 Indie Anifest presented a retrospective of Mew Lab’s work in Seoul, South Korea. Shaun is currently in production of a new film called “Neck and Neck” to celebrate William Shakespeare’s 400 year legacy celebration for Film London in 2016.
Manty Albani is a visual artist and teacher. She was born in Athens. She studied Painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts, as well as Archeology and History of Art at the University of Athens. Paintings, installations, photographies, videos and multimedia of her have been displayed in an individual exhibition (Artio Gallery, Athens, 2003) and in many group ones, in Greece and abroad, including “Paradeigmata” (2004), the 9th architecture Venice Biennale (official Greek participation), the “Group Filopappou” and “Scan Istanbul: Suburbs of a 21st century metropolis” (A-station – Artogether, Istanbul, 2003). She participated in the visual “Group Filopappou” and in the theoretical group “The Reading Group”. She has translated in Greek C. Freeland’s book “But Is It Art?” («Μα είναι αυτό τέχνη;», Plethron Editions, Athens, 2004) and texts of the volume “The political in art” («Το Πολιτικό στην Τέχνη», eds. K. Stafylakis & J. Stavrakakis, Ekkremes Editions, Athens, 2008). She has also participated in the European Art Science Technology Network (EASTN), in cooperation with Ionian University (2014). She currently lives and works in Corfu, Greece.