Speakers
Speakers

Mahyar Abousaeedi
Director of Photography - Camera, Pixar Animation Studios
The Anatomy of an Action Sequence
Saturday, September 29, 3:55 pm - 5:00 pm, NAC - Theatre

Mahyar Abousaeedi joined Pixar Animation Studios in 2005 as a layout artist on Academy Award©-winning “Ratatouille.” He continued as a layout artist on the Academy Award©-winning feature films “Up” and “Toy Story 3,” and as a layout lead on “Cars 2.” Abousaeedi was the director of photography for camera for “The Good Dinosaur,” and continued that role for Disney•Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” that is currently in theaters.

As a director of photography for camera, Abousaeedi supervises a team of layout artist who work off storyboards to explore camera composition and character staging decisions for the film. He works closely with the director in establishing a visual camera language, and helps the crew maintain that aesthetic while shooting sequences.

Raised in Denver, CO, Abousaeedi worked in architecture before joining the studio. He attended University of Colorado, Boulder, and went on to earn a Masters of Fine Arts in Cinema from the University of Southern California. Abousaeedi currently resides in Oakland, CA.
Mahyar Abousaeedi
 
Bruce Alcock
director owner, Global Mechanic
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 29, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Bruce Alcock has worked as a director and creative director for over three decades. His award-winning films, television series, and hundreds of international commercials have earned him accolades worldwide. In 1991, Alcock started Cuppa Coffee, his first production company, in Toronto. After five successful years, he moved to Chicago to set up Tricky Pictures. In 2000, he came back to Canada, moved to Vancouver and founded boutique production company, Global Mechanic Media, where he is currently the Creative Director. His entrepreneurial focus has always been on simultaneous commercial and artistic streams of production, combining professional rigour and creative abandon to make truly original work.
Bruce Alcock
 
Valentine Baillon
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 30, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

VOYAGERS is a student film, made at MOPA (France). There are six people working on it, motivated by the idea of creating a funny and surprising short film. The concept of putting a tiger in space comes from Gauthier Ammeux, he designed the characters, backgrounds and did some storyboard work. Alexandre Dumez and Marina Roger are the animators while Valentine Baillon, Benjamin Chaumeny, and Lea Finucci worked mainly on the images. They really hope to hear people's laughs, to sense their emotions when they see VOYAGERS, in some ways, it would mean the mission is successful!
Valentine Baillon
 
David Barlow-Krelina
Filmmaker, N/A
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 27, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Born in 1988 in Ottawa, David Barlow-Krelina graduated from Concordia University in film animation and computation arts. His first independent film, BLESS YOU (2013), was an online hit and screened at the OIAF, The Animation Show of Shows etc. Mixing classical animation and modern CGI to tell experimental narratives, Barlow-Krelina’s joy of animating is in the ability to create glimpses into new and unusual universes that function by their own unique logic.
David Barlow-Krelina
 
Amanda Bonaiuto
Filmmaker
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 4
Saturday, September 29, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Amanda Bonaiuto is an animator/director living and working in Los Angeles. She is a recent graduate from the Experimental Animation program at California Institute of the Arts. Her work has screened at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Stuttgart Festival of Animated Films, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Slamdance, Pictoplasma, and more.
Amanda Bonaiuto
 
Jeanette Bonds
GLAS Animation
Stacey Steers: Process
Thursday, September 27, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Jeanette Bonds is an animator residing in Los Angeles. She received her BFA and MFA from CalArts in Experimental Animation. In 2012, Jeanette co-curated Platform International Animation Festival at REDCAT and in 2013 was a lead programmer for Slamdance. Her films have been featured at Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, London, Seoul, Holland, and Melbourne International Animation Festival, and in 2014 was nominated for an Annie Award. Her animated installations have been featured at galleries and museums across the globe. She continues to create short films from across the spectrum, including narrative, abstract, and installations.
Jeanette Bonds
 
Patrick Bouchard
ONF- Office National Du Film Du Canada, 3155, Chemin de la Cote-de-Liesse
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 4
Saturday, September 29, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Born in Quebec City in 1974 and raised in Saguenay, Quebec, Patrick Bouchard earned an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. His first professional film, THE BRAINWASHERS (2002), won a Jutra Award for Best Animated Short. His second Jutra Award was due to DEHORS NOVEMBRE (2005). In 2013, Bouchard earned his third Jutra Award with BYDLO (2012). It was selected to screen at both TIFF and Annecy; and received awards at several other film festivals, notably the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (Best Animated Film), and the Fantasia International Film Festival (Special Award for Technical Achievement).
Patrick Bouchard
 
Alex Boya
Director, National Film Board
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 2
Friday, September 28, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Alex Boya is a Bulgarian-born, Montreal-based animator who studied animation at Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. Inspired by medical illustrations and the copper plate “eau forte” technique, his first short with the NFB—FOCUS, a synaptic journey through attention deficit disorder—earned him an Honorable Mention for Best Canadian Animation at the 2015 Ottawa International Animation Festival. 'Turbine' is his second film with the NFB.
Alex Boya
 
Nicolas Brault
Director, Nicolas Brault Films
Body-Mind-World: Unusual and Futuristic Animation Techniques
Thursday, September 27, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Nicolas Brault won the National Film Board of Canada’s Cinéaste recherché(e) contest in 2000. Since then, his films, exploring many forms and varied subjects, have earned him numerous awards in festivals. 'The Circus' (2011) had him vying for the Best Animated Film at the 37th Cesar Awards ceremony. Since 2012, he has developed a series of non-narrative short films and immersive projections around the human body.
Nicolas Brault
 
Réka Bucsi
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 30, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Réka Bucsi, born in 1988, is a Hungarian independent animation filmmaker. She received her BFA and MFA from the Animation Department of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest. Her graduation film, SYMPHONY NO. 42, was shortlisted for the 87th Academy Awards. Her works have been screened at multiple international festivals and have won over 50 awards. She was an artist in residence at the Open Workshop in Viborg, Denmark, and at Q21 in Vienna, Austria. Her French co-produced short film, LOVE, was nominated for the European Film Awards in 2017, and shortlisted for the César Award in 2018.
Réka Bucsi
 
Alex Budovsky
Director, Figli Migli Productions
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 30, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Since 2002, Alex Budovsky has worked as an animator, producer, and director for various animated projects including award-winning music videos, educational projects and television series for children, and independent shorts, as well as commercial ads.
Alex Budovsky
 
Celia Bullwinkel
Filmmaker
Can We All Just Sit Down And Talk? Getting Shorts Made and Seen
Thursday, September 27, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

CELIA BULLWINKEL is an animator who lives and works in New York City. She has worked on feature films (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Chicago 10, Hair High), TV shows (Little Bill, MTV's Friday, Ugly Americans, Wonder Pets), and far too many commercial projects.

"Alpha's Bet," her music video collaboration with visual artist Rammellzee, was exhibited in 2011 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. She is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts animation department, and teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology's MFA Illustration program. Sidewalk is her first independent film.
Celia Bullwinkel
 
Xi Chen
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 27, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Xi Chen started to draw comics at an early age. He graduated in 2010 from Beijing Film Academy with a Master’s degree. In that same year, he was awarded with a Special International Jury Prize at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival. Chen’s works have been published in many Chinese magazines. He is has also worked as a TV animation director and an independent director.
Xi Chen
 
Cecilia Corzo
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 30, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Cecilia is a London raised animator studying Animation at the Royal College of Art. She has experimented with many forms of animation including stop-motion and pixilation however she now prefers to work using hand-drawn animation to bring out the absurdity in her storytelling. She drives to pursue how animation combines unique elements to both arts and film, resulting in colourful, bold shorts often reflective of her Cuban heritage.
Cecilia Corzo
 
Nikita Diakur
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 30, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Nikita Diakur is a Russian-born filmmaker based in Germany. His most distinguished project, UGLY, has won multiple awards at international film festivals. The signature technique used in his films is dynamic computer simulation, which embraces spontaneity, randomness and mistakes.
Nikita Diakur
 
Felix Dufour Laperriere
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 27, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre
 
Joel Frenzer
Artist, Professor, Filmmaker
Award Ceremonies
Saturday, September 29, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm, National Gallery - Auditorium

Utilizing his background in animation and performance, Joel Frenzer has developed a body of work that encompasses independent short films, puppetry, character voice acting, novelty song writing, looped animated vignettes, event MC-ing, and comedy podcasting. His work has been featured in international festivals, galleries, television, and online events. He and fellow pioneer, Alan Foreman, created the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum podcast in 2010, dubbed [by them] "the world’s most influential and humble animation/comedy podcast of the 21st century. " Since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2000, Joel has taught and assisted classes at Harvard University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Pratt, and is now a full-time Professor of the Practice in Media Arts at SMFA at Tufts University. He is currently working on becoming a YouTuber.
Joel Frenzer
 
Sam Gainsborough
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 27, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Sam Gainsborough is an animation director who has combined live action filming with stop-motion plasticine animation to create his own unique animation medium. Prior to the NFTS, he completed a screenwriting BA at the Arts University Bournemouth and directed multiple animated short films and music videos.
Sam Gainsborough
 
Andy Gent
Puppet Supervisor, AMS Ltd
Isle of Dogs: Behind the Scenes
Saturday, September 29, 11:20 am - 12:50 pm, NAC - Theatre

Originally from Derbyshire, Andy moved to London in 1991 to train as an illustrator at Kingston University. It was here he first discovered and ultimately specialized in animation. After leaving University and freelancing in all areas of stop motion fabrication, he found his passion was in puppet design and construction.

His most recent collaborations include: Wes Anderson’s 'Isle of Dogs'(2018), 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' (2014), 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' (2008), Tim Burton's 'Miss Peregrines School for Peculiars' (2016), 'Frankenweenie' (2013), 'The Corpse Bride' (2005) and Henry Sellick’s 'Coraline' (2009). Andy runs his own puppet and character making studio, AMS Ltd, in the heart of the east end of London watched over by his chocolate labrador Charlie.
Andy Gent
 
Emma Gignac
Director, Give a Mouse a Cookie, Mercury Filmworks
You've Got The Gig, Now What?
Saturday, September 29, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, NAC - Theatre

Emma Gignac is one of Mercury Fimworks' most esteemed artists, directors, and mentors. During her 20 years in the industry, Emma’s titles have included a Storyboard Artist, Designer, Layout Artist, Animator, Animation Supervisor, Animation Director, and Director. She started out at Mercury Filmworks as an animator and has blossomed into one of their most highly regarded directors. During her 15 years with the company, her credits have included: Toot and Puddle (Animation Director), Wander Over Yander (Animation Director), Jake and the Neverland Pirates (Animation Director), Star VS. The Forces of Evil Season 1 (Director), and Penn Zero (Director). She is currently working on Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure (Assistant Director), and If You Give A Mouse A Cookie (Director)! Emma has always been hands on, in the trenches sort of person so she continues to not only direct but leads by example to everyone around her. Outside of work, Emma is a mother of two young girls, a wife, and Pet Shop Boys enthusiast!
Emma Gignac
 
Marine Goalard
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 30, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Marine Goalard, Quentin Dubois, Irina Nguyen-Duc, Maximilien Bougeois and Pierre Perveyrie are 5 french students who co-directed THE GREEN BIRD short film which is currently running in festivals. They recently graduated from their school (Mopa/Supinfocom Arles). After spending 5 years studying animation in the South of France, they have joined animation studios all over the world. Marine Goalard is a Lighting Artist working in Montréal. Quentin Dubois is an animator who's working in Los Angeles. Irina Nguyen-Duc and Maximilien Bougeois are Look Development Artist/Surfacer working in London. Pierre Perveyrie is an animator working in Paris. They are passionate about animation and have been inspired a lot by Pixar's work.
Marine Goalard
 
Luce Grosjean
Miyu Distribution
Can We All Just Sit Down And Talk? Getting Shorts Made and Seen
Thursday, September 27, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Arts Court - Theatre
What's up Europe?
Wednesday, September 26, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Château Laurier - Jam Filled Drawing Room

In 2014 Luce Grosjean founded Sève Films, a distribution company destined to promote student films in animation festivals, but also young talent directors. In 2017, she associated with Miyu Productions to create Miyu Distribution, specialized in distribution in festivals and international sells.

2018 was a great year for the company. The films that she distributed are 'Negative Space' and 'Garden Party' (Oscar nominated), 'Bloeistraat 11' (Annecy Cristal winner), and 'I'm Going Out For Cigarettes' (Locarno winner).
Luce Grosjean
 
Winston Hacking
Director, Brainfeeder Films
Can We All Just Sit Down And Talk? Getting Shorts Made and Seen
Thursday, September 27, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Arts Court - Theatre
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 4
Saturday, September 29, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Winston Hacking is a Canadian filmmaker and collage artist from Peterborough, Ontario. His new short film ERODIUM THUNK, premieres this summer in Vienna as part of the “From A-Z” program curated by Madi Piller and Clint Enns. He has also designed posters for the feature films KUSO (Steven Ellison) and FRIDAY’S CHILD (A.J. Edwards and Gus Van Sant). His techniques often masquerade as animation in an attempt to deceive the viewers' eyes. Garnering millions of views online, his works been featured in The New York Times, Pitchfork, Vogue and more. He is represented by Brainfeeder Films, a division of Flying Lotus's Brainfeeder music label based in Los Angeles, California.
Winston Hacking
 
Paul Harrod
Director / Production Designer, Sticky Film Ltd
Isle of Dogs: Behind the Scenes
Saturday, September 29, 11:20 am - 12:50 pm, NAC - Theatre

Paul Harrod has worked three decades as a designer, art director and director of both
animated and live action projects, with a special emphasis on stop-motion animation.
In his capacity as a designer, model maker and sculptor, he lent his skills to such
diverse projects as sculpting aliens for 'Star Trek V' and designing and building miniature
sets for the opening titles of 'Pee Wee’s Playhouse'. Specializing in designing
environments for visual effects and stop-motion projects, he set the tone for a variety of
commercial campaigns, including the first several Chevron “Talking Cars” spots at
Aardman Animations in 1994, a campaign which continues to this day.

Harrod moved from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon in the early 90’s taking on the
mantle of Senior Art Director at Will Vinton Studios, overseeing the design demands of
all studio output. He served as production designer and director of five episodes over
the three season run of the Fox TV series, "The PJs” for which he was nominated for an
Annie award in 2000. He also directed the first episode of UPN’s, “Gary and Mike”
animated series and the pilot demo for Warner Brother’s,”Slacker Cats”, both for Will
Vinton Studios.

Joining the directing team at Bent Image Lab in 2003 his commercials for Tractor
Supply Company (TSC) received awards and attention for their outstanding creative
design and dry, understated humor. TSC’s “Koi Pond”, was voted one of the 50 best
spots of 2006 by Adweek. He has directed numerous commercials for clients including
Kellogg’s Twistables, Quaker, Chips Ahoy!, Hallmark, Ensure, Cartoon Network, Lowes
and Aflac.

In 2010 he was Production Designer for a stop-motion sequence in A Very Harold &
Kumar 3D Christmas for HouseSpecial, directed by Mark Gustafson.
In 2015 he was brought on as co-Production Designer with Adam Stockhausen on Wes
Anderson's stop-motion feature, Isle Of Dogs which saw it’s release in March, 2018.
The film has received widespread critical acclaim for both its narrative and its highly
detailed visual language.

His visual style has always been guided by a love for cinema history, and he has
curated monthly film screenings at Mother’s Bistro in Portland, where he lives with his
wife, the internationally acclaimed filmmaker Joanna Priestley.
Paul Harrod
 
Benedikt Hummel
Director, Studio Seufz
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 27, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Benedikt Hummel studied Interactive Media and Animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg, where he specialized in both classical 2D animation and game design. Previously he created various animated films and went on all kinds of ventures creating video games by turning a piano into a game console or going on a road trip as the game design duo Major Bueno, driving through Europe to visit Indie game designers to create small games with them to eventually end in a documentary series. Recently he joined forces with fellow students Anselm Pyta, Stefan Michel and Simon Thummet to start Studio Seufz, a studio dedicated to create video games and animated films.
Benedikt Hummel
 
Faiyaz Jafri
Artist
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 2
Friday, September 28, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Faiyaz Jafri was born and raised in rural Holland of Dutch and Pakistani descent. He studied at the Technical University of Delft (MSc) and is a self-taught animation artist and music composer. His work has been exhibited in all over the world. Jafri’s art explores Jungian archetypes in the modern world, distilling the pop references of mass media and global popular culture into a visual shorthand of neo-archetypes. He calls his stripped-down 3D computer graphics style, "hyperunrealism". Jafri is the founder and curator of the Third Culture Film Festival in Hong Kong and a part-time professor at Parsons School of Design and Queens College in New York.
Faiyaz Jafri
 
Kaspar Jancis
Eesti Joonisfilm
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 30, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Kaspar Jancis, since childhood, has always been interested in drawing comic strips and writing stories, which sparked his animation career. Besides his interest in animation, music has played a large part in his life. He has been part of the creative core of rock groups, written song lyrics, made arrangements and created tunes.

At Tallinn Pedagogical University, he completed his first films: DR. MAISARVE AND THE MATSHALKA CASE (1996) and FLIGHT OF THE LITTLE WHITE HELICOPTOR (1996). In 1997, he studied animation under the guidance of Priit Pärn at Arts and Media School, Finland. His debut film, ROMANCE (1999) has participated in several international film festivals.
Kaspar Jancis
 
Jeroen Jaspaert
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 30, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Jeroen Jaspaert is a London-based Belgian director. He has studied at the Media and Design Academy in Belgium (BA and MA in Film Studies) and at Central Saint Martin College of Art and Design (Character Animation). In 2003, he joined the director's rostrum at Academy Award-Winning studio, Tandem Films. His awards include: the coveted Cristal for TV Production at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Magnolia Award for Best Animation at the Shanghai TV Festival, Rockie Award for Animation at the Banff World Media Festival, and was nominated for a BAFTA at the 2014 and 2016 Children's awards. Together with Nicky Phelan, he won 'Best Director' at the 2015 Irish Animation Awards.
Jeroen Jaspaert
 
Trevor Jimenez
Story Artist
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 4
Saturday, September 29, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Trevor Jimenez is a Canadian filmmaker and story artist who has worked in animation for over 10 years at companies such as, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Feature Animation, and Blue Sky. His student film, KEY LIME PIE, won the award for Best Animated Short at AFI Dallas 2008, and screened at numerous international festivals. He currently works in the story department at Pixar while also pursuing his own creative projects.
Trevor Jimenez
 
Mindy Johnson
Author / Historian / Creative, Fixed-Wing Prod / Disney Editions
An Invisible History: Trailblazing Women of Animation
Saturday, September 29, 5:20 pm - 6:20 pm, NAC - Theatre

Award-winning author, historian, educator, musician, and preeminent expert on women in early animation, Mindy Johnson’s latest groundbreaking book 'Ink & Paint – The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation', (Disney Editions) redefines our collective history. This essential volume casts a light on the thousands of unsung female artists behind the creative and technical advances within the animation art forms of the Twentieth Century.

Mindy’s critically acclaimed book, 'Tinker Bell – An Evolution' (Disney Editions) was honored with rare consecutive Family Choice Awards. Mindy is also a contributing writer for the epic volume, 'The Walt Disney Film Archives – The Animated Movies 1921-1968', (Taschen); as well as the celebrated collection, 'Marc Davis: Walt Disney’s Renaissance Man', (Disney Editions). She is currently creating a Young Readers volume exploring early women in animation and developing several documentaries.
Mindy  Johnson
 
Reyhane Kavosh
Solh and Salam Institute
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 30, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Born in 1984, Reyhaneh Kavosh has studied Graphic Design at the Conservatory of Fine Arts and continued her studies in the field of Digital Arts at the School of Radio and Television. She has directed several works such as 1001 TALE ANIMATION, WOODEN FLOWERS, CROW'S NEST, and PERSIAN CATS. She has been involved in various festivals and has won awards which include the Golden Prize for Best TV Animation from the 9th Biennial of Tehran Animation and the Golden Butterfly as Best Director from the International Children’s Festival.
Reyhane Kavosh
 
Brooke Keesling
Animation Guild
You've Got The Gig, Now What?
Saturday, September 29, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, NAC - Theatre

Brooke Keesling is a filmmaker, animation educator, and animation talent recruiter. For the past decade, she has recruited and developed animation talent for studios such as Cartoon Network, Disney Televison Animation, and Warner Bros. Prior to working in animation, she worked at New Deal Studios, helping to create miniature and practical VFX for tent pole films such as Inceception, The Dark Knight, Hugo, and The Aviator. Brooke earned her MFA in Experimental Animation from CalArts where she made the Student Academy Award winning animated short, "Boobie Girl" which played at OIAF in 2001. Passionate about education and the animation community, she is currently teaching at CalArts and serves on the boards of both ASIFA Hollywood and the GLAS Animation Festival.
Brooke Keesling
 
Lewis Klahr
The Act of Re-Animation: One-on-One with Lewis Klahr
Saturday, September 29, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Lewis Klahr is a Los Angeles based collage artist who uses found images and sound to explore the intersection of memory and history. He is primarily known for his uniquely idiosyncratic films, which he began creating in 1977 and have screened extensively in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Lewis Klahr teaches in the Theater School of the California Institute of the Arts and is represented by The Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London.
Lewis Klahr
 
Marcie LaCerte
Video Intern, NPR
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 2
Friday, September 28, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Marcie LaCerte is an animator, illustrator, and editor based in New York. She attended has freelanced for NPR, Vox, and The School of Life, but is currently working as an animator at Quartz. She spends her (very limited) spare time watching movies, listening to podcasts, and working on personal short films.
Marcie LaCerte
 
Jorn Leeuwerink
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 29, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Jorn Leeuwerink was born on July 19, 1990 in the Netherlands. He studied 2D animation at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. His filmography includes THE SHEEP SHOP (2014), QUACKSALVER (2015), TEKKOL (2016), WHERE’S RONALD (2016), and PEDESTRIAN PASTRY (2017).
Jorn Leeuwerink
 
Vladimir Leschiov
LUNOHOD Animation Studio
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 2
Friday, September 28, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Vladimir Leschiov, born in 1970 in Daugavpils, Latvia, is an artist, animator, film director and producer. Leschlov finished Art School in Riga in 1989 and studied animation at the Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Sweden. He is also the founder of the animation studio, Lunohod, which was created in 2007.
Vladimir Leschiov
 
Andy London
Animation Program Director , Hostos Community College
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 30, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Andy London is a writer, director, animator, educator and co-founder of London Squared. As an educator, he develops and oversees the animation program at Hostos, CUNY in the South Bronx. Award-winning films include SUBWAY SALVATION, THE BACKBRACE, A LETTER TO COLLEEN, and LOST TRIBES OF NEW YORK CITY. His films have screened at hundreds of festivals including the Tribeca Film Festival and Annecy to name a couple. Recently, London received two CUNY Research Foundation grants. One of which funded his animated documentary, 149TH AND GRAND CONCOURSE, which won Best Experimental Film at the Gold Movie Awards Goddess Nike. THE ENGLISH TEECHER, his new autobiographical animated short will release in 2018.
Andy London
 
Kyle Marshall
Supervising Producer and Director, Nickelodeon
You've Got The Gig, Now What?
Saturday, September 29, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, NAC - Theatre

Kyle Marshall is the Emmy nominated supervising producer/director of Nickelodeon’s hit animated series The Loud House, and the creator of YTV’s 3 Amigonauts. Over the last 13 years, Kyle has been writing, boarding, animating and directing various animated television series and independent films. 
Kyle Marshall
 
Penny McCann
Media Artist
Can We All Just Sit Down And Talk? Getting Shorts Made and Seen
Thursday, September 27, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Penny McCann’s contribution to the media arts spans over 25 years. As a media artist, Penny’s films and videos have been exhibited widely at festivals and galleries nationally and internationally. A veteran arts administrator, Penny served as Director of SAW Video from 2004 to 2018. In that role, she wrote countless grants, successfully increasing SAW Video’s operational funding, as well as earning for the centre two back-to-back Ontario Trillium Foundation grants in 2017. As an artist, she has received numerous grants and was recently awarded a Canada Council Research and Creation grant as well as a City of Ottawa A grant in Film and Video.
Penny McCann
 
Jordan Minkoff
Dr. Cool
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 30, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Jordan Minkoff is a Montreal-based filmmaker, animator, painter, and musician. His work often possesses a humorous and surreal quality and a self-taught, colourful aesthetic. He has directed numerous music videos for both international and Canadian artists on labels such as Warner Brothers, Arbutus Records, Paper Bag, Mint Records and more. His experience in filmmaking and painting naturally led him into animation in 2015.
Jordan Minkoff
 
John Morena
Animation Director
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 4
Saturday, September 29, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 30, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

John Morena makes animated micro-short films that either encapsulate an experience or have some cultural commentary or social critique in an abstract or metaphorical way. He believes animation is not just kid's stuff and should be viewed as art. He approaches all of his films with this in mind.

In 2017, Morena worked on a year-long personal project called, AREA 52. He made one experimental animation micro-short film each week for the entire year. He is a native New Yorker; born in The Bronx, migrated to Brooklyn.
John Morena
 
Kiana Naghshineh
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 29, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Kiana Naghshineh studied animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg from 2011-2017. There she directed several short films and worked on many projects as an animator, concept artist, and art director. In 2014, she studied at Gobelins l'École de l'Image. Her parents still don't know for sure what she's doing for a living, but they are proud of her anyways.
Kiana Naghshineh
 
Alexandra Neuman
Artist + Teacher
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 27, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Alexandra Neuman (b.1993) is a visual artist and filmmaker from Brooklyn, NY working in new media, animation, and performance. Her most recent film, TAMPON, was voted Best Screenplay at Brooklyn Women's Film Festival. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Studio Art at UC San Diego.
Alexandra Neuman
 
Marcin Nowrotek
Cinetic Marcin Nowrotek
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 4
Saturday, September 29, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Marcin Nowrotek, born in 1982, is a graphic and motion designer and animator, a graduate and
currently is an assistant in the animation studio in Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice (Poland).
Author of many projects from the area of film, animation, and multimedia, Nowrotek is also a web designer for Silesian Icons of Design, a project popularising Silesian design; co-author of multimedia documentaries created in cooperation with Gazeta Wyborcza and Polish Radio Katowice; co-author of numerous films and transmedia projects promoting Silesian Voivodeship and author and co-author of video mapping and multimedia shows as 'MapMe!'.
Marcin Nowrotek
 
Daniela Opp
Filmmaker, Daniela Opp
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 30, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Daniela Opp was born in 1972 in Toronto and grew up in Frankfurt am Main. She Studied at Hochschule fur bildende Kunste, Hamburg (College of Arts) at Franz Winzentsen. Since 2004 Opps has been a freelancer. She has done production of animated movies for German publishers, German television and exhibition designers. Credits include AMENTIA (1996), MAGIC MUTANTS (2000), THE SUBDUED DRAGON (2012), and THE MIRACLE IN THE FOREST (2013).
Daniela Opp
 
Meghan Oretsky
Curator, Vimeo
Can We All Just Sit Down And Talk? Getting Shorts Made and Seen
Thursday, September 27, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Before joining Vimeo in 2014, you could find Meghan Oretsky cheering on filmmakers in the comments section of countless videos on their site. Today she serves as a member of the Vimeo curation team, for which she watches thousands of videos a year. She is especially proud to support women in film via her channel “Ladies With Lenses.”
Meghan Oretsky
 
Juan Pablo Reyes
Creative Executive, Walt Disney Animation Studios
Walt Disney Animation Studios: Inside Creative Development
Saturday, September 29, 2:30 pm - 3:35 pm, NAC - Theatre

Juan Pablo Reyes was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico. He has a background in engineering and contemporary art but made the transition into film and TV after getting his MFA at the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC. Soon after, he worked at Amazon Studios in development for both Kids TV animation and Mexico prime-time originals. He has recently joined Walt Disney Animation Studios’ development team, working on upcoming feature films with the creators that brought you films like 'Frozen', 'Big Hero 6', 'Zootopia', and 'Moana'.
Juan Pablo Reyes
 
Marta Pajek
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 30, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Marta Pajek was born in 1982 in Kielce, Poland. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, where she specialized in animated film in the class of Jerzy Kucia. As part of an exchange programme, she studied in Turku Arts Academy in the class of Priit Pärn. Her previous film, IMPOSSIBLE FIGURES AND OTHER STORIES II, was screened and awarded at almost 80 festivals in Poland and abroad. It scored 25 awards among others Grand Prix of the Stuttgard ITFS. Marta Pajek currently lives and works in Warsaw.
Marta Pajek
 
Nina Paley
Director
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 2
Friday, September 28, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Nina Paley is the creator of the critically acclaimed animated musical feature film Sita Sings the Blues. Her adventures in our broken copyright system led her to join QuestionCopyright.org as Artist-in-Residence in 2008, where she produced a series of animated shorts about intellectual freedom called Minute Memes. SEDER-MASOCHISM is her second feature.
Nina Paley
 
Kristian Pedersen
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 30, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Filmmaker and designer Kristian Pedersen graduated with an MA in Visual Communication from Bergen Academy of Art and Design. Working as a freelance animator and designer in Oslo, he has produced animated poetry films in collaboration with the small press Gasspedal, publishing house Gyldendal, and the National Library. Kristian has developed a distinct visual signature and narrative style, and his films have been featured at festivals for film, animation, literature and poetry film. He was awarded Goethe Institute's Film Prize at Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin, 2014.
 
Veljko Popovic
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 29, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre
 
Joanna Priestley
Priestley Motion Pictures
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 2
Friday, September 28, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Joanna Priestley’s work maintains a high level of porosity between serious exploration of boundaries and intuitive whimsy and she is dedicated to experimentation in technique, theme, and content. Retrospectives of Priestley’s films have been held at institutions and festivals around the world, the most recent: the British Film Institute and the National Film Theatre. Priestley has also received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Film Institute, to name a few. She was the founding president of ASIFA Northwest and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Priestley graduated with a Masters in Film and Video from California Institute of the Arts.
Joanna Priestley
 
Ali Raeis
Solh and Salam Institute
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 30, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Ali Raeis was born in 1983, Isfahan. He studied TV production at the University of Radio and Television and received his Master’s degree in Dramatic Literature. Since 2010, Raeis has produced and co-directed the animation series, 1001 Tale. It has won awards such as THE GOLDEN BUTTERFLY for Best Producer from the 25th International Children’s Festival, the Best Producer Award from the Festival of Books and National Media and has been introduced in the Quality in Children’s TV Worldwide – Prix Jeunesse 2016 catalog in Germany. He is currently working as a producer for national TV and is managing director of his own art and cultural institute, Solh.
Ali Raeis
 
Chris Robinson
Artistic Director, Ottawa International Animation Festival
Award Ceremonies
Saturday, September 29, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm, National Gallery - Auditorium

Chris Robinson is a writer, editor and artistic director of the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF). Chris also serves as contributing editor to Animation World Network and editor-in-chief of the ASIFA Magazine. He also wrote the screenplay for the award-winning animated documentary Lipsett Diaries, directed by Theodore Ushev.

As an author, program planner and historian, his contribution to the promotion of independent animated film earned him the 2004 President's Award given by ASIFA-east, the New York chapter of the International Animated Film Association. His style is lively and direct. He is quick to speak out vigorously on various platforms and is famous for his outbursts and aversion to empty rhetoric. Robinson authors a column entitled The Animation Pimp and hosts The Animation Pimpcast, a monthly interview podcast.

Robinson has also written on music, film, literature and sports for various international publications including Sight and Sound, Salon.com, Stop Smiling, Ottawa Magazine, and the Ottawa Citizen.

Robinson has also written thirteen books including: the acclaimed Stole This From a Hockey Card (2005), Ballad of a Thin Man: In Search of Ryan Larkin (2008), Unsung Heroes of Animation, Animators Unearthed, Estonian Animation: Beyond Genius and Utter Illiteracy and Japanese Animation: Time Out of Mind (2010). He is currently working on My Balls are Killing Me with Andreas Hykade, a graphic novel about his experiences with cancer.
Chris Robinson
 
Alexandre Roy
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 4
Saturday, September 29, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Since 1999, Alexandre Roy has animated drawings, sand, bacon, ukuleles, mars bars, old engravings, Russian plastic plants, hamburger meat and other things he was told to, either for fun or for profit!
Alexandre Roy
 
Frédéric Schuld
Fabian&Fred
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 30, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Frédéric Schuld studied at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and founded the studio, Fabian&Fred, with Fabian Driehorst in 2011. He mainly works as a director and animator on short films, animation, and documentaries. In 2014, Fabian&Fred received the scholarship of the Wim Wenders Foundation for the development of their first animated feature. In 2018 he finished his first animated short film as a director for THE CHIMNEY and as a co-director for CARLOTTA'S FACE.
Frédéric Schuld
 
Kelly Sears
Assistant Professor , University of Colorado - Boulder
The Act of Re-Animation: One-on-One with Lewis Klahr
Saturday, September 29, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Kelly Sears is an experimental animator who recasts and reframes American archetypes and institutions to reimagine our own social and political legacy. Each of her films contains recognizable cultural narratives that take fictional twists, becoming fantastic as history merges with myth.

Her work has screened at film festivals such as Sundance, South by Southwest, American Film Institute, Los Angeles Film Festival, Ann Arbor, Black Maria and museums and galleries such as The Hammer Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Wexner. She teaches advanced filmmaking, animation, experimental documentary, and media archeology at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Kelly Sears
 
J.J. Sedelmaier
President / Director, JJ Sedelmaier Productions, Inc.
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 29, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

J.J Sedelmaier, president of J.J. Sedelmaier Productions, is responsible for many of the most talked about animated projects of the past 15 years. The launch season of MTV’s “Beavis and Butt-Head, SNL’s Saturday TV Funhouse series (The Ambiguously Gay Duo), the pilot for Harvey Birdman Attorney At Law, The Colbert Report's Tek Jansen, and over 400 TV commercials. He is a popular speaker on the art of animation and frequently contributes to books and journals on animation and design.
J.J. Sedelmaier
 
Rob Shaw
Director, Bent Image Lab
Bent Image Lab Masterclass with Chel White and Rob Shaw
Friday, September 28, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Ottawa Art Gallery - Alma Duncan Salon

Rob Shaw began his animation career at the prestigious Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. He joined the Bent directorial stable and has established himself as a marquis director with a portfolio of stand-out commercials, music videos, short films, and long and short form television. He helmed a series of stop-motion segments for the IFC hit show, PORTLANDIA, one of which won Best Television Program for Adults in the 2012 Ottawa International Animation Festival. His other kudos include Best Animated Short from the Atlanta Film Festival and a slew of Bessie Awards (including Best of Show) for his work on a campaign for the BC Dairy Association.
Rob Shaw
 
Azarin Sohrabkhani
Director, Industry Programming & Development, Ottawa International Animation Festival
You've Got The Gig, Now What?
Saturday, September 29, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, NAC - Theatre

Azarin first started at the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) as an intern, moving her way through various positions, including sponsorship and talent development programming. Switching her focus to The Animation Conference in 2006, Azarin now programs and manages all logistics for the industry event, as well as other non-screening programs at the OIAF, including Animation Exposé, INGenius Jr and the Indie Talks series. She also leads all corporate partnerships and development strategies.

Azarin sits on the Advisory Board of Algonquin College’s Animation Program and is the Managing Director of Ottawa’s underground music festival, Ottawa Explosion Weekend. She was an Associate Producer on 'The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia,' which aired on Fox Sports 1, FX Australia, TVA Sports and Sportsnet 360.
Azarin Sohrabkhani
 
Stacey Steers
Filmmaker, Stacey Steers Studio
Stacey Steers: Process
Thursday, September 27, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Stacey Steers is known for her process-driven, labor-intensive films composed of thousands of handmade works on paper. Her recent work employs images appropriated from early cinematic sources, from which she constructs lyrical, experimental narratives. Steers’s animated short films have screened internationally, and have received numerous awards. She is a recipient of major grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, Creative Capital and the American Film Institute. Steers is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She lives and works in Boulder, Colorado.
Stacey Steers
 
Angela Stempel
Filmmaker
Can We All Just Sit Down And Talk? Getting Shorts Made and Seen
Thursday, September 27, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Arts Court - Theatre
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 29, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Angela Stempel is a Venezuelan-American artist born in California and raised in Caracas. Her work is inspired by observing people and reconsidering their relationships to rhythm, color, and shapes. From these influences, she constructs narrative and abstract animated films, installation and illustrations. Her films have screened at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), the Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), Pesta Boneka Festival (Jogjakarta, Indonesia), and the REDCAT theatre (Los Angeles). She recently graduated from CalArts with an MFA in Experimental Animation. She lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
Angela Stempel
 
Christopher Strickler
Emily Carr University
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 30, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Chris Strickler is from West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. He grew up with prints of Paul Klee and Joan Miró around the house and that developed an interest in the abstract from a young age. He studied animation at Emily Carr University of Art + Design and has moved away from animation as a narrative art; he has feelings to share but no stories to tell.
Christopher Strickler
 
Amanda Strong
Spotted Fawn Productions
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 27, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Amanda Strong is an Indigenous (Michif) interdisciplinary artist with a focus on filmmaking, stop-motion animations, and media art. She is currently based on unceded Coast Salish territories (Vancouver, BC). Strong received a BAA in Interpretative Illustration and a Diploma in Applied Photography from the Sheridan Institute. With a cross-discipline focus, common themes of her work are reclamation of Indigenous histories, lineage, language, and culture. Currently, Strong is the owner, director, and producer of Spotted Fawn Productions Inc. (SFP), they who utilize a multi-layered approach and unconventional methods. Most recently, Strong was selected by renowned filmmaker, Alanis Obamsawin, to receive $50,000 in post-services through the Clyde Gilmour Technicolour Award.
Amanda Strong
 
Steven Subotnick
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 27, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre
The Inner Limits: Steve Subotnick
Friday, September 28, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Steven Subotnick’s work uses varied imagery, from cartoon to pure textural abstraction. He uses unusual editing techniques, and carefully structured sound design to make human vulnerability, conflict, history concrete, and to convey a deeply personal aesthetic experience to viewers.
Steven Subotnick
 
Kelsi Taglang
Talent Development and Outreach Supervisor, Walt Disney Animation Studios
Career Tidbits
Saturday, September 29, 10:00 am - 10:05 am, NAC - Theatre
Saturday, September 29, 11:20 am - 11:25 am, NAC - Theatre
Saturday, September 29, 2:30 pm - 2:35 pm, NAC - Theatre
Saturday, September 29, 3:55 pm - 4:00 pm, NAC - Theatre
Saturday, September 29, 5:20 pm - 5:25 pm, NAC - Theatre

Kelsi Taglang joined the production team in 1998 on Mulan and Atlantis the Lost Empire. Today, Kelsi recruits for production management, look development, lighting, and stereo, and supervises outreach initiatives to share craft and connect talent to opportunities. Her film credits include 'Bolt', 'Princess and the Frog', 'Tangled', 'Winnie the Pooh', 'Wreck-It Ralph', 'Frozen', 'Big Hero 6', 'Zootopia', and 'Moana'. Kelsi lives in Burbank, California with her husband, twin sons, and two dogs.
Kelsi Taglang
 
Matt Taylor
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 30, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Matt Taylor is a director, artist, and animator living in Los Angeles. He’s worked at notable
animation studios such as Titmouse Inc. and Bento Box.
Matt Taylor
 
Charlie Tyrell
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 29, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Charlie Tyrell is a Toronto-based filmmaker who works in a hybrid style that often combines live-action footage with stop-motion and 2D animation. MY DEAD DAD’S PORNO TAPES premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2018 and is one of the most popular shorts on the New York Times Op-Docs platform. His 2015 short doc, I THOUGHT I TOLD YOU TO SHUT UP!! (narrated by the late Jonathan Demme), premiered at SXSW 2015 and won Canada's National Screen Institute Blue Ant Media Award for Best Documentary. His narrative and documentary work has screened all around the world.
Charlie Tyrell
 
Chel White
Founding Partner / Director / Producer, Bent Image Lab
Bent Image Lab Masterclass with Chel White and Rob Shaw
Friday, September 28, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Ottawa Art Gallery - Alma Duncan Salon

Director Chel White’s extensive body of work includes films, adult and children’s television, music videos, commercials and screenwriting. A Rockefeller Fellow, he sites dreams as his greatest influence and often uses allegory and black humor in his stories. His work has screened at the Museum of Modern Art, the Van Gogh Museum and festivals including Ottawa, Annecy, Berlinale, Tribeca and Sundance. His groundbreaking music video for Radiohead's Thom Yorke won Best Music Video at SXSW. White has directed projects for SNL, David Lynch and Al Gore. He is a co-founder of Bent Image Lab, an animation studio in Portland, Oregon.
Chel White
 
Mark Woodcox
Head of Animation, Jam Filled Entertainment
You've Got The Gig, Now What?
Saturday, September 29, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, NAC - Theatre
 
Paulina Ziolkowska
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 2
Friday, September 28, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Paulina Ziolkowska was born in 1988 in Wroclaw, Poland. She studied graphic design at the Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw. Currently, she is studying at the Animation Films and Film Special Effects Department at the Polish National Film School in Lodz.
Paulina Ziolkowska