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Piero Tonin is an award winner illustrator, animator and cartoonist whose talents have been in great demand in Italian television and in print and advertising media all over the world.

His credits include television programming, television commercials, print advertising, educational films, and full-length animated features.

He participated in the Animattikon Project with the film "Intervallo (A Day in the Life of a Cow)".

 

http://www.pierotonin.com

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Somnath Pal graduated with a degree in animation from IDC, IIT Bombay. He later served as an Assistant Director on Amar Chitra Katha's theatrical animation feature "Sons of Ram", and as a Production Designer on the multi-award winning feature film "Court". He participates in the Animattikon Project with "Death of a Father" which marks his debut as an animation filmmaker.

Authenticity, humour and love are Nancy Snipper's mantras. "I've lead an eclectic life which is expressed in my art. Acting, music and writing have converged at various times in my life. One of my favourite roles was Ursula, the lead in the award-winning film " Her Decision', directed by Glen Salzman and have toured Greece the role of Andromache (The Trojan Women). 

As a writer, I was an arts columnist for Montreal's Free Press paper (1999-2016) and was an internationally published journalist. I have written eight children's books, including "Les 5 Sens en Folie" which won a Mr. Christie nomination. My published novel, "Floating on Lily Pads" was launched in Mexico and Greece. I was honoured to be interviewed on CBC radio and on other media about my poetry.short story collection, "Beyond the Dream: Epic Solitude". 

As a singer-songwriter with 3 CDs out, my anti-bullying song, "Be You" was given a special performance during l concert for young adults at Ontario Place in Toronto. I love to create; my imagination never stops."

Nancy participated in the Animattikon Project with the film "Tapping Tango".

"Taping Tango is my first animation short. I was inspired to create this film inside a Montreal metro station. Two payphones supported on "legs" stimulated my imagination. I envisioned these phones as live characters. Meet Henry and Abigail - a charming duo who tap dance and tango their way into love."

Samuel W. Bradley is an artist and writer based in Toronto. He was born in the early eighties and raised in Brantford Ontario, Canada. Mostly through happenstance he attended Sheridan College, where he quickly discovered a passion for the visual arts. After graduating from Sheridan’s BA Animation program he began his career in the animation industry, where he has worked primarily as a designer and art director on many different television series over the course of ten years. Previous to creating and directing the film with which he is participating in the Animattikon Project, Space Between Stars, he was the Art Director on Justin Time GO, a Netflix original series created and produced at GURU STUDIO. Alongside his work in animation, he has a deep love for consuming & creating comics. His heart is split between his creative pursuits, travelling the world with the people dearest to him, and befriending dogs whenever and wherever possible. SPACE BETWEEN STARS is his directorial debut. You can find more of his work at www.dreamylabs.com

Dana Sink lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with his wife, daughter, four cats, and a dog. He creates allegorical animations that draw inspiration from the people and objects around him. His paintings, films, and animations have been seen in galleries and museums internationally. His achievements include several group and independent exhibitions and being featured in various articles and publications. His films have received recognition in several film and animation festivals and his work has been seen on MTV and MSNBC. Dana is currently writing, directing, and producing his first feature film, set for a 2019 release.

He participates in the Animattikon project with the film "Beyond the Ball", which is "a visual acknowledgement of situations that are not what they appear".

 

www.danasink.com

Christophe Lopez-Huici is a French/Swiss artist who graduated from

Parsons School of Design. After spending 10 years in New York where he

worked as a freelance illustrator/animator he moved to London where he

is currently living.

 

He participates in the Animattikon Project with the film "The Christmas Rabbit".

 

http://www.clopezhuici.com/

Bismark Fernandes is a stop-motion filmmaker and designer from a Goa, India. He completed his M.F.A

in Animation from Savannah College of Art and Design and is currently residing in New York.

Bismark has over three years of experience in designing and creating animated content for Television. He

is well versed with various styles of animation with stop-motion being closest to his heart. What draws

him towards this handmade art form is that it is tangible with subtle imperfections that makes it unique.

He participates in the Animattikon Project with his film "Expend".

 

www.bismarkfernandes.com

Dimitris Simou was born and raised in Athens, Greece. He moved to London to study and work as an animator. His film "Camera Obscure" (2013) was shortlisted for a British Animation Award and his graduation film "SCHEMATA:" (2014) was screened in several film festivals around the world.  He participates in the Animattikon Project with the film "Maybe it's me" (2017), which was funded by Film London and premiered at the 61st BFI London Film Festival. It is his most personal film to date.

 

http://www.dimitrissimou.com/

Charlie Kothe is a freelance artist and animator living in sunny Seattle, WA. He likes making movies, reading mysteries, drinking coffee all day, and traveling with his family.

He participates in the Animattikon Project with the film "Just Visiting".

 

http://www.charlieko.com

 

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Christian Kaufmann was born in 1993 in Bonn. After graduating from high school, he began

studying media design at the Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln with a focus on film and television

where he created several short films, some scenic, some animated. After completing his studies in

the summer of 2015, he worked as an animator and concept designer at the design agency

"FEEDMEE" in Cologne for German and international television productions. In the autumn of

2016, he began studying animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.

He participates in the Animattikon Project with his film "Nö!".

Connor Bland is currently a 2nd Year MFA at the UCLA Animation Workshop.

Born and raised in the bustling metropolis of Sacramento, CA. He finished his BFA at DePaul University where he originally found his love for animation and filmmaking. While character animation has been his foundation, he eventually strives to direct animated features that stir emotions through compelling storytelling.

He participates in the Animattikon project with the film "FlyTrap".

 

www.conimation.com

Luca Cioci is a filmmaker and visual artist from Italy. He recently graduated with a BFA in Animation from CalArts and currently resides in Los Angeles working as a multi-disciplinary freelancer.

He participates in the Animattikon Project with the film "Medium Rare".

 

https://www.instagram.com/jarfullofj/

Andreas Aristodimou is a visual artist, an illustrator. His work is influenced from everyday life experiences, presenting it in different ways of visual communication, not limiting himself in a particular medium, keeping it fun. He has been drawing since primary school and now studying visual communication – illustration on his final year in Birmingham City University, England. He has exhibited work in a few exhibitions, one of them taking place in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. He has worked also as a creature designer for ‘Fiction Foundry’ a creative production company. He has been experimenting with in different techniques of visual communication such as drawing, print making, sculpting and moving image. Andreas is aiming to work in the animation industries as a stop motion animator, creating character designs, model making, storyboards, etc bringing concepts in life.

He participates in the Animattikon project with his films "Escape" and "Trash".

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Thomas Corriveau is a visual artist who works in drawing, painting, and animation film. His works are part of various private and public collections and he has exhibited on a regular basis in Canada and abroad since the early 80s. He is a professor at the School of Visual and Media Art of Université du Québec in Montréal and cofounder of Grupmuv, a researchcreation laboratory focusing on drawing and the moving image in contemporary art practices.

He participates in the Animattikon Project with the film "Folly".

 

https://www.thomascorriveau.com/animation/

Anna Van Riel was born in 1995 in Turnhout (Belgium); she now lives in Ghent.

She graduated in Audiovisual Arts, Animation from the Faculty of Fine Arts (KASK) of the University College Ghent in 2017. Currently she is working as a freelance animator.

She participates in the Animattikon project with the film "Mixed Materials".

 

www.annavanriel.be

Maryna Miliushchanka was born in Belarus. She studied Fine Arts and Visual Communication (with a focus on animation and set

design) at Kunsthochschule Kassel. She has worked as a set designer on "5º Milorad Pavic" (Direction:

Georg Tasch) and "The Old Man an the Bird" (Direction: Dennis Stein-Schomburg).

Her graduation short "Säen", the film with which she participates in the Animattikon Project, is based on a friend´s true story and is her directional debut.

 

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Marvin Sprengel was born 1992 in Berlin. After his graduation from highschool he started doing experimental short films and montages with a small group of movement artists („Movision”). From 2012 he was doing internships in the motion design and VFX field. Following a permanent position for two years at „nhb studios Berlin” as motion designer. 2015 he started working as a freelance motion designer/ compositor at small studios. Since October 2015 he studies animation & VFX at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.

He participates in the Animattikon Project with the film

"Raptures of the Deep".

Lukas Von Berg was born in north-west Germany in 1990. He studied design with main focus on illustration in Muenster and worked as a freelance animation artist. Since 2015, he studies animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg. His animated shorts were screened at film festivals worldwide.

He participates in the Animattikon project with the film "L’Aria del Moscerino" ("Death of a fruitfly").

Star Bazancir is a part time independent animation filmmaker living in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a former student at Animationsakademien in Stockholm and has a background in commercial motion graphics productions.

He participates in the Animattikon Project with the film "Conversation" which he co-directed with Carl Hedsved.

Carl Hedsved is a part time independent animation filmmaker living in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a former student at Animationsakademien in Stockholm and has a background as comic book artist.

He participates in the Animattikon Project with the film "Conversation" which he co-directed with Star Bazancir.

 

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Emily Lefebvre (b. 1993) is an up-and-coming Ghent based animation film director whose films often feature an idiosyncratic tone and tongue-in-cheek comedy. Emily's first film "Mahonie" (2015), which she is presenting in the Animattikon Project, was selected for the prestigious animation film festivals in Annecy (France) and Stuttgart (Germany). Her second short film "Diorama" (2016) is currently touring various film festivals worldwide, garnering selections for festivals such as ANIMA Brussels, Fantoche, Cartoon Club Rimini, the 10th edition of the International Animation Festival & Forum AnimaSyros in Greece and CRAFT, the International Competition of

Traditional & Stop-Motion Animation in Jogyakarta (Yava), Indonesia.

She is currently developing her first professional short film "Palm Beach Hotel" in collaboration with Ghent based production studio Cinnamon Entertainment.

 

www.cinnamon-entertainment.be

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Ciara Bresnahan is a 2D animator and storyboard artist who grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has earned a B.F.A. in Animation in 2018 from the Savannah College of Art and Design. With a focus on storytelling and comedy, Ciara has been passionate about animation from a young age. She has collaborated on many projects and films with her classmates and peers, been an animation supervisor on Mind Up Inside the Brain with the Hawn Foundation, as well as being the director on her own film Hotspot. When she's not animating, she's either getting burnt at the beach, talking about her dog, or trying really hard to make people laugh.

She participates in the Animattikon Project with the film "Hotspot".

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Jagriti Khirwar is an animator and illustrator with several years of work experience. She has worked professionally in film, television, social media and print. She has worked for clients such as Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, Donut Media, Plain Wood Productions, Drizzlin and Roli Books.

Originally from India, she completed her MFA in Animation from the Savannah College of Art and Design and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

She participates in the Animattikon project with the film "Tesura".

ZACHOS SAMOLADAS

Zachos Samoladas was born in Thessaloniki where he lives today. He studied film direction and experimental animation in the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. His mentor was the distinguished creator Jules Engel. His first appearance as a director was through the TV show by Nicos Polyviou in ERT (Greek National Channel) in 1984, where he wrote and directed short animated films. After completing his studies, he left the United States and returned to Thessaloniki where he currently lices and works.

From 2011 to today he is in charge of the Greek production department for seven series of documentaries for some of the biggest television networks of South Corea. His 1997 short animated film "Genesis" is the first Greek animated film of a duration of more than 30 minutes.

He is a member of the Director's Guild of Greece and the Programming and Production Supervisor for the municipal television channel of Thessaloniki "TV100".

He participates in the Animattikon Project with the film "Tokei Maru".

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Lewis Leon is a Canadian playwright, screenwriter and director from Toronto, Canada.

Upon graduating university, Lewis enrolled in the Toronto Film School where he wrote and directed two award winning short films; a short documentary profiling the world of online dating titled ‘Love.com’ and a short narrative horror film titled ‘Deipnophobia’. Lewis was the inaugural recipient of the William Marshall Award – named after the cofounder of the Toronto International Film Festival – for the student that best combines artistry and academics.

He participates in the Animattikon Project with the film ‘L’Homme et le Poisson’. This Lewis’ first animated film and was co-produced by Jonathon Corbiere from the Canadian animation studio Thought Café. ‘L’Homme et le Poisson’ has screened at various festivals around the world including the Canberra Short Film Festival, San Jose Short Film Festival, and the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. The film was recently awarded as the Best Animated Short Film from the Muskoka Film Festival in Canada.  

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Paschalis Paschalis is an Associate Professor at the Department of Design and Multimedia, University of Nicosia. His research interests include user interface design, project management, animation and visual communication.

He has been teaching in tertiary education since 1998 and he is the founder of the BA program in Applied Multimedia at the University of Nicosia. He currently holds the position of head of the Department of Design and Multimedia.

He participates in the Animattikon Project with the film "Duma".

Una Di Gallo is an animator, illustrator, and designer who recently graduate from Sheridan College's animation program. Her passion lies in storytelling and experimentation.

She participates in the Animattikon Project with the film "1992".

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Jake Nelson was born in rural Southern Oregon, studied film in Los Angeles, worked in New York City for 10 years, and now lives in London.

He’s currently developing a feature length script written by his grandmother Dorinda Clifton, a dancer featured in numerous Hollywood classics, including Singing in the Rain (1952).

In between personal creative projects, Jake works as a visual effects artist in advertising, TV, and film. His credits include Oceans 8, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Beyoncé, and Billions.

He participates in the Animattikon project with the film "The Backward Astronomer".

 

www.thebackwardastronomer.com

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Dušan Kastelic was born in a small mining town in central Slovenia. Being a sickly kid he was unable to carry on the family tradition and get a decent job as a miner. So he became a teacher. But he wasn’t smart enough to be a teacher.

So he became an animator…

He participates in the Animattikon Project with the film "The Box".

 

http://www.bugbrain.com/thebox/

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Brenda Lopez is a Mexican-Canadian multidisciplinary artist based in Montreal. She finished her thesis film at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in the Film Animation Program in 2018. Her interests lie in film, the visual arts and sound design. Often drawing inspiration from past experiences, she is interested in the exploration of human emotions and the creation of socially engaged content.

She participates in the Animattikon Project with the film "ABEO".

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Mark Smith is a filmmaker from Portland, Oregon. He has produced the films North, Denmark and A House, A Home. As a cinematographer Mark spent many years filming winter expeditions in North America and South America. He is the co-author of two photography books, Osterlandet and The Powder Road. Mark participates in the Animattikon Project with the film "Two Balloons", his first animated film.

 

https://www.twoballoons.film/

Xinyi Zhu is a new media artist. Her works spread out on various platforms: animation, game, procedural programming, VR, installation, and etc. She interests in the unstable realities in current society. She completed her MFA in Film, video, New media and Animation from School of Art Institute of Chicago.

She participates in the Animattikon Project with the film "Currents".

 

https://xinyizhu.myportfolio.com/

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Joshua Tuthill's work has focused on existential sub-conscious narratives with an emphasis on humankind’s interaction with the world around them. His recent work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including festivals such as the 24th Slamdance Film Festival, the 45th Athens International Film + Video Festival, the 25th Chicago Underground Film Festival, to name a few. Joshua’s newest film, Black Dog, premiered at the 29th Message to Man International Film Festival and has received the Jury’s Choice Award at the 37th Black Maria Film Festival and the Award for Artistic Contribution from the 28th Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival.

He participates in the Animattikon Project with the film "Black Dog".

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Flying Head is a company headed by Arly Jones and Sami Natsheh that makes animations for films, TV, advertising and music videos. They both met in Alicante in 2009 and teamed up to work on animation projects. By that time, Sami Natsheh had already produced half a dozen short fims between animation and fiction, highlighting his nomination for the Goya

Awards for Espagueti Western as Best Animation Short Film in 2009.

Arly Jones has collaborated on numerous cartoon series as a cartoonist of concepts, backgrounds, characters and props. He participated in the process of aesthetic creation of the film Chico & Rita, Goya for Best Animated Feature (XXV edition), receiving the same award in the XXIV European Film Awards. In 2012 he was nominated for an Oscar in the same

category.

Since having teamed together they have produced short films such as James the Bearded and the music video "Up in the Sky" (with which they participate in the Animattikon Project) for Kapland band, which combines both real shooting and traditional animation.

Their latest work is the children animated short film Colors, nominated at Goya Awards for Best Animated Short Film.

Hila Einy, Yoav Aluf and Noy Bar, graduates of Bezalel 2018, were born and raised in Israel. During their studies, Yoav specialized in Stop-motion and Hila and Noy specialized in 2d animation technique. They participate in the Animattikon Project with the film "Homesick". This is their graduation film, created as part of their animation studies at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design "

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Annick (23, middle), Janina (29, Right) and Annika (26, left) are young filmmakers from Germany (Munich/Freiburg).

They recently graduated from the Faculty of Mediadesign of the DHBW Ravensburg, Germany. (09/2018)

They participate in the Animattikon Project with the film "KOMØD". It was their first animated film. The Frame-by-Frame film was made during their studies for the topic "drawer“.

 

https://www.instagram.com/hutdieb/

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Michael Bohnenstingl was born 1992. Since 2013 he is studying animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. He is participating in the Animattikon Project with the film "See you Thursday!".

Maïté Schmitt was born in Schiltigheim, France. After her Baccalauréat, she studied for 3 years classic 2D Animation at the École Pivaut in Nantes, graduating in 2012. From 2012 to 2017 Maïté studied animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. She participates in the Animattikon Project with the film “A Priori”, her graduation film.

Kiana Naghshineh studied animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. There she made several short films and worked on many projects as an animator, concept artist and art director. In 2014 she participated in an exchange program at Gobelins, l’école de l’image. She participates in the Animattikon project with the film “Augenblicke – a blink of an eye”, her graduation film.

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Monika Tenhündfeld, born 1983, is a director / character animator from Vogt, Germany. Apprenticeship as painter and decorator. 2006 - 2010 communication design at HTWG in Konstanz. 2010 - 2016 studies of animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. She participates in the Animattikon Project with the film "Stumblebee".

Victor Haselmayer was born 1991 in Würzburg. 2011 – 2014 studies of digital media at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. After working for a postproduction firm in Stuttgart he began to work in 2016 also as an editor for various production companies. In 2016 he began his studies at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (editing). He participates in the Animattikon Project with the film "Ants".

Mariia Prokopenko was born in 1994 in Cherkasy, Ukraine. BA International Media and Communications in Kiev. Internship as a Graphic Designer at Brandcom PR Agency and Creative Digital Agency - ISD Group. Since 2015 she is studying Animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. She participates in the Animattikon Project with the film "Pooky".

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Nathalie Lamb started making stop motion animations at an early age. She

worked as a trainee at production companies for commercial films. She studies Directing/Commercials at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Her short films include Madication (2016), N°1 (2016) and Him and Her (2018). She participates in the Animattikon Project with the film "Him and Her".

Stephen Featherstone is a filmmaker and animator based in the UK. He also teaches film and animation at The University for the Creative Arts. His practice merges his background in Fine Art and his experience in the animation industry to develop an approach to filmmaking that allows him to work independently, and to use moving image media as means of personal expression, while making films that retain a clear relationship to mainstream cinema. He works on commissions, in collaboration with others, and on personal projects. Recent films include a series of live action productions with Nunkie Theatre based on the ghost stories of M. R. James and a dance film, utilizing live action and animation techniques, commissioned by Stopgap Dance Company. He participates in the Animattikon Project with the film "Stopgap in Stop Motion".

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Sander Joon is an animator who works in Tallinn,

Estonia. He’s got a MA degree in animation from

Estonian Academy of Arts. His films "Velodrool" (2015)

and "Moulinet" (2017) have been shown in many festivals

around the globe and have been awarded with several

awards. In his work Sander Joon focuses on consequent

design and uses animation to create surreal worlds with a

dash of humour. He participates in the Animattikon Project with the film "Sounds Good".

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Alfonso Fulgencio Cabrera is a founding partner and creator with José Luis Farias of the Spanish audiovisual production company Paramotion Films, dedicated to animation cinema, event organization, digital postproduction and audiovisual training, since 2002. Alfonso is specialized in Postproduction, Digital Fx and Digital Composition for cinema and advertising. He is currently working on “Lunnis y … Accion”, a children’s craft program and in “Lunnis de Leyenda” as animation director, both for Clan TV.

He participates in the Animattikon Project with the film "Zombie Time".

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Bernhard Schmitt is an assistant professor at the School of Art, Design & Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Prior to joining NTU he worked as a stop motion animator and rigger for production companies among them Aardman and Disney animations. He participates in the Animattikon Project with the film "Fossiles".

 

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Cenk Köksal was born in Istanbul in 1981. He graduated from Anadolu University Fine Art Faculty Animation Department in 2004. His first short film was "Talented Mr. Koksal" as graduation project in 2004. He worked as storyboard artist, cel animator and clean-up artist in cartoon projects. He later became 3d animator and animation director for Tv commercials. Helives and works in Istanbul since 2005. He participates in the Animattikon Project with the film "The Eye".