Speakers
Speakers

Lizzi Akana
Lizzi Akana LLC
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Lizzi Akana is a director, animator, and designer residing in Brooklyn, NY.
Lizzi Akana
 
Billy Aronson
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre
 
Warren Brown
Creative Director/Animator, Goddard/Brown
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Warren Brown is a creative director, designer and animator whose award-winning work has appeared on TV, in galleries, on stage, in films and on the world wide web. He has worked with an eclectic list of clients such as MTV, PBS Kids, Cartoon Network, Rush, LA Opera, The Kids in the Hall and David Cronenberg. Warren is also one half of Goddard/Brown, the duo behind the award-winning animated musical series Big Block Singsong which has screened at film festivals around the world and currently airs on the CBC in Canada, Disney Junior in the US and Nick Jr. in the UK.
Warren Brown
 
Jong-duck Cho
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Born and raised in Tongyeong, South Korea, Jong-duck CHO graduated from Kyung-hee University in Seoul with a major in Korean Painting. He attained a position as an animator at Oh! Production in Tokyo, and eventually went back to school at the Korean Academy of Film Arts to graduate in Animation. Some of Jong-duck’s works directing include “The Place of Man” (2012) in which was in competition at the Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (2013), and the Bucheon International Animation Festival (2013).
Jong-duck Cho
 
Eva Cvijanovic
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre
 
Nikita Diakur
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Nikita Diakur is a Russian-born film maker based in Mainz, Germany. He studied Animation at the Royal College of Art in London, where he produced “Fly on the Window” that went on to screen at numerous international film festivals.
He is now making short films influenced by prominent internet stories and animated via the process of computer
simulation.
Nikita Diakur
 
Yekaterina Filippova
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre
 
Jake Fried
Artist/Educator
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Jake Fried (1984) began his artistic career as a painter, but as he went through the process of layering and modifying images, he realized that what truly interested him was the way the images metamorphosed in the course of making a painting, and he changed tracks to become an animator. In recent years his short animated films have been widely shown internationally, primarily at film festivals and in art spaces, and can also be viewed on his website, inkwood.net. Fried works with ink and correction fluid, adding gouache, collage and even coffee to the mix to generate hallucinatory vistas, modifying and shooting the images over and over to create mind-bending graffiti-like animations that evolve at a frenzied pace. The subjects change shape and mutate, forming a chain of images and associations that span historical periods and cultural spheres, some reminiscent of plants, animals, and ancient civilizations, others familiar parts of contemporary life. Amid this profusion are human figures that metamorphose as well, as if inspired by the chaos surrounding them. The maelstrom of imagery assaults the viewer and startles his or her senses to life.
Jake Fried
 
Christophe Gérard
Criticalspace
Ascension to Feature – Adapting David B's Epileptic
Thursday, September 21, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre
 
Brett Hall
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre
 
Alireza Hashempour
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Alireza Hashempour has studied Visual Communication at the Tehran University of Art and graduated with a Master in Animation. Currently he studies Animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.
Alireza Hashempour
 
Jeffrey Hsueh
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Jeffrey Hsueh is an illustrator–animator based in Los Angeles, California. He enjoys exploring funky imagery and telling stories through textures and materials. He is currently inspired by Chinese anthropology, tourism, and his peers. Jeffrey is also a proud owner of an overly-enthusiastic maltipoo.
Jeffrey Hsueh
 
Nari Jang
Filmmaker
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 4
Saturday, September 23, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Nari Jang graduated with a BA in animation from the Korea National University of Arts (K'Arts) in 2012. In 2016, she graduated from the K'Arts with an MA.
Nari Jang
 
Gina Kamentsky
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 4
Saturday, September 23, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Gina Kamentsky creates kinetic sculptures which exist in the somewhat chaotic and
messy real world and animated films for the screen where gravity is a bit less of a
concern. Her current artistic concern involves invoking the sweet spot where
representation and surface push and pull each other like a two-headed lama. She is
pursuing this by drawing and painting images directly on film stock, a technique, known
as Direct Animation.
Gina Kamentsky
 
Vladimir Kanic
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

I am a versatile transdisciplinary artist whose diverse practice spans filmmaking, photography, music, visual art and computer science. I use my knowledge from different artistic and scientific fields to solve problems that are outside of the scope of traditional artistic boundaries, with an accent on diversity of research and experimentation.

My short fiction and animation films have been playing at renowned film festivals and had won multiple international awards, and I have also held five solo international art exhibitions and interactive performances. I graduated Interaction Design at the University of California, San Diego and Machine Learning and Neural Networks at the University of London.
Vladimir Kanic
 
Ayce Kartal
Director, Les Valseurs
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

n 2000 Ayce Kartal graduated from Anadolu University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Animation Department in Turkey. Between 2000 and 2004 artist worked as a research assistant and finished his MFA at the same department. After completing the Time Based Arts Pre-PhD. Program in NSW Sydney, Australia, he won a scholarship from New York Film Academy, Film Directing Program and graduated from the academy in 2009. Ayce Kartal has participated in many national and international film festivals and has won more than 45 awards since 2006. Artist is continuing his PhD. major in Anadolu University Fine Arts Institute, Graphic Design Major. Since 2013, Ayce Kartal is working as an animated film director with a Paris based French film production company Les Valseurs
Ayce Kartal
 
Kangmin Kim
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

stop motion artist
independent filmmaker
graphic designer
Kangmin Kim
 
Bradley Lambert
Assistant Professor of Electronic Media
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Brad Lambert is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at High Point University, where he teaches courses in electronic media and film history. He spent seven years teaching middle school social studies before going to film school to pursue his passion for historical documentaries. He has worked as an editor and motion graphics designer for clients in broadcast television and feature film, and currently pursues personal filmmaking interests in animation and documentary.
 
Chris Lavis
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Chris Lavis and Maciek Szcerbowski have recently completed their first professional film, Madame Tutli-Putli, produced by the National Film Board of Canada. In addition to their role as filmmakers, Chris and Maciek wear many hats—as animators, sculptors, collage artists, screenplay writers, and art directors. In 1997, they founded Clyde Henry Productions, a Montreal-based film and production company specializing in multimedia, stop-motion animation and visual effects. They have received acclaim for their award-winning illustrations, music videos and broadcast design, and provoked a cult following for The Untold Tales of Yuri Gagarin, a serial comic strip published in Vice magazine.
Chris Lavis
 
Yongsun Lee
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Yongsun LEE is a renowned director from South Korea, with works such as Toilet Concours (2015) in which he wrote the script, storyboarded, edited, and directed. The film won awards at the 11th Korea Independent Animation Film Festival (Indie-Anifest 2015) namely the "Independent Walk" award, and the Audience Popularity award.
Yongsun Lee
 
Chintis Lundgren
Chintis Lundgreni Animatsioonistuudio
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Chintis Lundgren (b. 1981) is an Estonian animation director. She started in 2008 as an independent author and since 2011 she runs her own animation studio called Chintis Lundgreni Animatsioonistuudio. Her films have been screened in many high profile festivals (Annecy, Animafest Zagreb, Ottawa, etc.). She is also a co-founder of Adriatic Animation, an animation studio based in Croatia.
Chintis Lundgren
 
Ben Meinhardt
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Ben Meinhardt has been making short films for almost 15 years. His original student films won numerous awards from festivals around the world and landed him steady work in the animation industry based in Vancouver, BC.

He currently works for Los Angeles-based Titmouse, Inc. and continues to create independent short films.
Ben Meinhardt
 
Peter Millard
Filmmaker
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Peter Millard is an animation artist from the Malvern Hills in England but is now based in South London. His absurdist hand painted short animations have been exhibited and shown internationally at several international film festivals.
Peter Millard
 
Mari Miyazawa
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Graduated from Nihon University, College of Art Department of Fine Arts (1983).
Graduated from the Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Film and New Media(2014).
Worked as graphic designer for computer games until 2000. Since 2002,presents her “oekaki bento” (kyaraben) works as an exploration of “food art”. Solo exhibits, in Ginza (Tokyo) and Umeda (Osaka).
From 2007,directed short animated films using food as material, aired on J:COM(Japan’s largest CATV channel).
Mari Miyazawa
 
Michaela Müller
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 2
Friday, September 22, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Michaela Müller was born in St. Gallen, Switzerland. She graduated with an MA in Animation and New Media from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Croatia.

Michaela Müller explores the connections between paint and film, encompassing short animated films, installations and collaborations in a theatrical context such as opera and performance projects. Müller’s acclaimed eight-minute film, Miramare (2009), made its international premiere at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, and has been shown at more than one hundred festivals since that time. It has won eighteen awards, among them the Grand Prix of Animateka International at the Animation Festival Ljubljana, the Golden Centaur for Best Debut Film at Message to Man Film Festival in St. Petersburg, and the Swiss Film Prize Quartz. In 2012 Müller was invited as an artist in residence at Location One, New York, where she exhibited her animated installations Transit and Conductivity. In September 2012 she convened in Zagreb with dancer Zrinka Šimi
i Mihanovi and sound artist Fa Ventilato to launch the multimedia performance Trag/Trace/Spur at the Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art. The project had a follow up: Up the Stairs, Behind Doors, Out the Window. It involved guest artists and was happening 2013 at Student Centre in Zagreb, Croatia. In 2015 she contributed painted animations for the opera production Orlando (G.F. Handel), which premiered at Madlenianum in Belgrade. Her new animated short film Airport will be released in 2017.
Michaela Müller
 
Sarina Nihei
Illustrator / Animation Director, Individual
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 4
Saturday, September 23, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Sarina Nihei is an animator and illustrator from Japan. She started animation at Tama Art University in Tokyo where she finished a BA in graphic design in 2012. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in London, with an MA in animation in 2014, she works as a freelance animator and illustrator.
Sarina Nihei
 
Jennifer Oxley
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre
 
Emily Pelstring
Professor
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Emily Pelstring is an artist and animator who obtained her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Film/Animation/Video, and her MFA from Concordia University in Studio Arts with a concentration in Film Production. She has received project support from LIFT, the Experimental Television Center, Studio XX and SAW Video Association, and shown work at Anthology Film Archives and various art galleries and festivals in Canada and the US. Emily’s artistic interests revolve around the historical role of emergent imaging technologies and their implication in the politics of representation. Video functions as a device for exploring the construction of
identities in her work; and her work ends up sublimating or exploding notions of identity, representation, and narrative cohesion. These explosions are fueled by a postmodern, punk rock ethos and are often a result of an intensely collaborative, experimental process. Her recent commissions/collaborations include stereoscopic 3D concert visuals for Aids Wolf’s performance at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, several works with Jessica Mensch under the moniker Inflatable Deities, and an animated music video for Yamantaka // Sonic Titan. She currently works out of her studio in Montreal, Canada.
Emily Pelstring
 
Clyde Petersen
Animator, Do it for the Girls Productions
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Clyde Petersen is a Seattle-based artist, working in film, animation,
music, installation and fabulous spectacle. He is a member of the
Transgender and Queer communities in Seattle. Clyde is the director of
Torrey Pines, a 2016 autobiographical stop-motion animated feature film,
performed often with a live score.

He travels the world with his punk band your heart breaks and
hosts the Internet film series Boating with Clyde, in a small handmade
boat in the Washington Park Arboretum. His work has been featured
around the world in museums, galleries and DIY venues. Clyde likes punk
rock and two-stepping to live country music. He is a night owl and does not
wish to ever awake before noon, or before the mail arrives.
Clyde Petersen
 
Stuart Pound
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Stuart Pound lives in London and has worked in film, digital video and the visual arts since the early 1970’s. Since 1995 he has collaborated with the poet Rosemary Norman. Work has been screened regularly at international film and video festivals. screening list http://www.stuartpound.info/spdetails.html
Stuart Pound
 
Robert Powers
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre
 
Matthew Rankin
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Matthew Rankin was born in Winnipeg. He studied Québec history at McGill University and Université Laval before devoting himself to filmmaking. His work features a blend of genres, the use of historical or documentary elements, and a referential, lyrical aesthetic. Two films exemplary of his approach are Tabula Rasa (2011), inspired by the Winnipeg flood of 1950, and Mynarski Death Plummet (2014), about the death of Canadian war hero Andrew Mynarski. His style can be likened to that of Guy Maddin and Deco Dawson, eminent members of what might be called the “Winnipeg School.” Rankin frequently makes use of experimental techniques, in particular direct manipulation of the film itself. Cattle Call (co-produced with Mike Maryniuk, 2008) is typical of this approach. Three of his films have competed at the Sundance Film Festival (Negativipeg, 2010; Tabula Rasa, and Mynarski Death Plummet), two of which were nominated for Québec cinema awards, while Mynarski Death Plummet won the Off-Limits award at the Festival international du film d’animation d’Annecy. Tabula Rasa was featured at SXSW, at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, and at the Prends ça court awards. Matthew Rankin was awarded a National Media Arts Prize in 2014 for his body of work. He is currently working on his first feature film, entitled The 20th Century.
Matthew Rankin
 
Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata are award-winning filmmakers and animation commercial directors. Operating under the moniker “Tiny Inventions,” they are known for their unique mixed-media animation, which combines hand-crafted art and digital techniques. Since they started collaborating in 2007, Max and Ru have directed and produced TV commercials, music videos, PSAs, a toy line and several independent films. Their films have screened in over 300 film festivals worldwide, including Sundance Film Festival and Annecy Animation Festival, and have received 25 international awards.
Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata
 
Bob Sabiston
Flat Black Films
Bob Sabiston: Short Films
Thursday, September 21, 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm, National Gallery - Auditorium
Saturday, September 23, 9:15 pm - 10:35 pm, Arts Court - Theatre
Bob Sabiston: Waking Life
Thursday, September 21, 9:15 pm - 11:00 pm, National Gallery - Auditorium
Saturday, September 23, 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm, National Gallery - Auditorium
Hi Bob!
Saturday, September 23, 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts
 
Ismael Sanz-Pena
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre
 
Jonatan Schwenk
Student at the Offenbach Academy of Arts and Desig, Offenbach Academy of Arts and Design
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 2
Friday, September 22, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Jonatan Schwenk, born in Goettingen, Germany in 1987 is an independent filmmaker and animator. He is studying Visual Communication at the University of Art and Design in Offenbach. Since 2014 he is a guest student at the Kunsthochschule Kassel in the animation class.
Jonatan Schwenk
 
Rob Shaw
Director, Bent Image Lab
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Rob Shaw began his stop-motion animation career at Philadelphia's University of the Arts. In 1997, his film, Dirty Summer Fridays, funded by grants from MTV and Eastman Kodak, won the award for Best Senior Thesis Film. Rob's career has since grown to include work on numerous animated television series, as well as television commercials and music videos. His credits include animating a parody of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for SNL as well as translating the iconic character of Tony the Tiger into stop-motion animation. Rob Shaw is one of the fresh new directors at Bent Image Lab and his current projects include commercials, music videos, and his latest short film, The Lever Puller.
Rob Shaw
 
Xingpei Shen
Rhode Island School of Design
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 2
Friday, September 22, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Xingpei, also go by Calvin, is an artist from China, now studying animation at Rhode Island School of Design. He enjoys making people laugh.
Xingpei Shen
 
Elise Simard
Astro Plastique
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Elise Simard is a Montreal based animator and film director who has contributed visual signatures and handmade special effects for documentary features and animated shorts. For the past 10 years she has been expanding her body of work through experimental and exploratory filmmaking - her favorite subjects being the ordinary, the sublime, and the imperceptible affairs of our human states.
Elise Simard
 
Dana Sink
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 2
Friday, September 22, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Dana Sink lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with his wife, daughter, four cats, two dogs, and a frog. Recently, Dana has drawn inspiration from his one and a half year old daughter. Creating allegorical animations that his daughter can relate to has become a priority. His paintings, film, and animation have been seen in galleries and museums across America. His achievements include several group and independent exhibitions, being featured in various articles and publications including a book on Savannah, and receiving awards for his paintings in various exhibitions. His films have received recognition in several film festivals and his work has been seen on MTV and MSNBC.
Dana Sink
 
Brian Smee
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 4
Saturday, September 23, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Bio MIA
Brian Smee
 
Amanda Strong
Spotted Fawn Productions
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Amanda Strong is a practicing filmmaker and artist working between Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Her work comes from a highly personal space exploring ideas of memory, tragedy, and salvation. These ongoing themes provide ways to explore larger overarching global issues of interconnectivity, relationships and issues surrounding the precarious state of humanity. Making use of diverse media; film, photography and illustration her work seeks to create meaningful bridges between via the creation of imaginary worlds, crossing traditional film genres of documentary, animation and narrative.

Amanda is currently working on two projects “Honey for Sale” and “Indigo” . These projects make use of this hybridity between both media, diverse communities and artistic intention. The film Honey for Sale is a feature length film, using bees as a metaphor to explore and contextualize our current situation as humans on this earth. This project will blend animation, film and music to create a poetic world from which we can witness ourselves mirrored in in the recent and rapid decline of the bees. Indigo is a film project that examines the implications of the decline of the Imagination with age concurrent with the rise of rationality and the cyclical war these two archetypes engage in. This world is created using more traditional stop-motion techniques set within highly stylized imaginary worlds. Amanda’s work has been exhibited and screened worldwide, and has received grants from Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts,and the NFB, most notably recieving the 2013 K.M. Hunter media arts award.
Amanda Strong
 
Steven Subotnick
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

My work uses varied imagery – from cartoon to pure textural abstraction, unusual editing techniques, and carefully structured sound design to make human vulnerability, conflict, and history concrete and to convey a deeply personal aesthetic experience to viewers. I approach my filmmaking as a form of animated inquiry similar in intent to poetry and essay writing. The structure of my work is concentrated and condensed. I use intuition, associative thinking, metaphor, and the poetry of color, mark-making, and texture as my primary tools. For me, animation is a form of active and reflective engagement that transforms thought and emotion into images and sounds. My films have explored non-objective imagery, stories with unusual characters, and animation based on actual historical events. While covering a wide territory of content, I have worked to create my own “language” of animation forms.
Steven Subotnick
 
Malcom Sutherland
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 2
Friday, September 22, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre
 
Frank Ternier
Realisateur, l'image d'apres
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 3
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Frank Ternier is a film director and graphic designer. He is a “Jack of all trades” in the image sector. He created the association L'Astronef to serve many creative projects, he co-directed two short films alongside Charles Eric Petit, including "La Pearl Split" with the participation of Jean Rochefort. He collaborate with Alexis Armengol and La Cie Théâtre à Cru by producing videos for several shows, he will also be on stage in some of them ... Frank make his first animated film "Le di@ble en bouche", which in 2011 received special mention for professional films at the AFCA National Animated Film Festival. Then, he co-scripted and co-directed a comedy series "We come in peace" with Frédéric Dufau and Jérôme Dupin.

He founded the "ideal crash" collective in 2011 to devote more time to realization and experimentation; New projects were born of this new dynamic, notably his animated short "8 balles" pre-bought by Arte France, this film received a warm welcome with an official selection in Cannes as part of the Directors' Fortnight and then at the Tiff (Toronto ), In the AFIfest (Los Angeles) and in nearly 100 festivals around the world…

As a follow-up to this success, he writes and directed the animated film "Riot" - a co-production the image after and Arte ...

He is currently finishing the screenwriting of short film : " Call me Yumi " and "The Absurd Luck of the Spectator" and he begins writing his next animated film "Anton".
Frank Ternier
 
Joost van den Bosch
director, Ka-ching Cartoons
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 5
Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

born on 14 july 1980
will graduate in june 2006 on animation at the WillemdeKooning Arts academy in Rotterdam with the movie 'De Kijkdoos'(the lookingbox)
together with Erik Verkerk he started the company Ka-ching Cartoons.
Currently they both are working for the CartoonSaloon in Ireland on the animated series 'Skunk Fu'.
 
Abhishek Verma
Independent animation filmmaker
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 2
Friday, September 22, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Abhishek Verma is an independent animator and animation film maker. He has passed out from School of Design-IDC, IIT Bombay in 2014. He specializes in communication and animation film design. He has a special interest in typography, experimental narrative and illustration. He loves screen writing and experimental narrative.
His previous animation short CHASNI- the sugar syrup has been screened in over 37+ festivals including Animafest Zagreb, Mumbai International Film festival, TASI, IDSFFK-Kerela, Chitrakatha and many more. The film has won total 10 awards national & international. His upcoming project is an animation feature tentatively named "dog is god".
Abhishek Verma
 
Ted Wiggin
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 1
Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Arts Court - Theatre

Ted Wiggin is an animator and software developer working in short films and the tools for animation.

Ted lives in New York. He works freelance in compositing and motion graphics and teaches animation at Parsons and Rhode Island School of Design.

additional information
website: www.tedwiggin.com
instagram: www.instagram.com/hobbesauburndale/
vimeo: https://vimeo.com/tedwiggin
tumblr: http://tedwiggin.tumblr.com
Ted Wiggin
 
Steven Woloshen
Meet the Filmmakers: Short Film Competition 2
Friday, September 22, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Arts Court - Theatre

Steven Woloshen has been passionately creating handmade abstract films and time-based installations for more than 30 years. Lecturer, Juror, technician, animator, craftsman and recently, author of Recipes for Reconstruction, the filmmaker’s manual for decay, renewal and other handmade, analogue film techniques.
Steven Woloshen