OIAF 2002


Piotr Dumala is a Polish director, animator and screenwriter who has produced several award-winning films, including Lagodna (Gentle Spirit, 1985), Sciany (Walls, 1987), Franz Kafka (1991) and Zbrodnia I Kara (Crime and Punishment, 2000). Recently he has animated dozens of episodes of Nervous Life, a series for television, and teaches animation at the Film School of Lodz in Warsaw. Dumala is also a writer of short stories and essays, a poster designer (he won the prize for best poster at the Annecy Festival in 1993) and an illustrator of books and journals. He is also a guest professor at the Komstfack Animation House in Eksjö, Sweden.
Amanda Forbis was born in Calgary, Canada and attended the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 1988. She then joined the National Film Board of Canada as animation director on an educational animated film titled The Reluctant Deckhand (1995). In 1995 Wendy Tilby invited her to Montreal to co-direct the animated film When the Day Breaks, which has since received over 30 international awards and was nominated for an Academy Award in 1999. In addition to leading animation workshops for children Amanda has collaborated with Wendy on television commercials and created trailers for the Harvard Film Archive. They are currently working together on a new project.
Janie Geiser is an internationally recognized filmmaker and theatre artist whose films are "as extravagantly beautiful as they are difficult, and as allusive as they are elusive". (Cinemascope, Spring 2001) Geiser’s work is recognized for its sense of mystery, its detailed evocation of self-contained worlds, and its strength of design. Her films have been shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Film Festival, the Rotterdam International Film Festival, PS 1, and the Images Festival in Toronto, where her work was the subject of a recent retrospective. Geiser is currently working on a collaborative music/film/theatre work with singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt which will premiere later this year.
Andreas Hykade (born 1968) studied Animation from 1992-95 at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, where he made his award-winning film We Lived In Grass (produced by Michael Jungfleisch). Ring Of Fire is his first professional film and was produced by GAMBIT - Michael Jungfleisch. Since 1995 he is also working as a freelance director for Studio Film Bilder. Currently he is developing Jesus (an animated feature-length film) together with Martina Döcker and GAMBIT — Michael Jungfleisch.
Piet Kroon (The Netherlands, 1960) has always combined working as an independent filmmaker with working in the animation industry. He wrote and directed the animated short films DaDA (1994) and T.R.A.N.S.I.T (1997). Kroon started out as an animator on Steven Spielberg’s An American Tail II / Fievel Goes West. Later he moved to the United States and worked as a story artist on the Warner Bros. Feature Animation productions Quest For Camelot and Iron Giant. Also at Warners he spearheaded the development of Osmosis Jones (2001) and later moved on to direct this film, together with Tom Sito. Piet Kroon has written several screenplays for animated features. The Illuminated Film Company produced his script for A Christmas Carol in 2001. Currently Kroon is developing a project for Walt Disney Feature Animation.

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