FESTIVAL POSTER: TOMEK
Illustrator - Comic Artist - Animator
Tomek is an Art and Design Graduate (Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Departments of Graphic Design) with specialty in Animation. His work includes illustrations, animation and comics. He has participated in the production of animated series and features films. He directs designs and animates TV commercial spots as well as titles for TV series. Prized with two Merits at EBGE 2010 Awards in category of general illustration (Comicdom Awards 2010) and CD Cover Illustration (The 700 Machines)!
In 2002 he participates in the production feature film «Rugrats Go Wild» of Paramount Pictures as Layout - Background artist. He participates as well in the production for the series «Pandora & Plato» of Artoon as supervisor layout artist, animator and character designer. He is the co-creator of the independent comic Fanzine «ΗΕΗΕ!». He is the creator of the comic «Koulouri» which is distributed by the publication Jemma Press.
FESTIVAL TRAILER: SOTOODEH YARMAHMOUDΙ
Original music-adaptation:Dr. Mostafa Yarmahmoudi
Sotoodeh Yarmahmoudi (Tehran, 1986) is an Iranian (Persian) character designer. She does illustrations but what excites her most is making short animations. When twelve, she moved to London along with her family and grew up there. She started off with filmmaking in Slough Young People Centre (SYPC). Some of her films were presented in various film festivals such as Underneath the veins in Difference Film Festival. Her short animation titled Life after death featured in BBC Blast's tent in Slough Youth Festival.
She studied BA in Computer Animation for a year at Thames Valley University in West London but she returned to Iran before completing her education. Upon arriving in Iran, she started her BA in Digital Arts (majoring in Animation). In 2008 her Last Hope animation was shown in International Children Day of Broadcasting (ICDB).
People (couples in particular) are a great inspiration to her drawings. The Persian moustache is the one element that is present in most of her work which is then articulated in various forms that add up to its wit. She uses watercolor and pen and ink in her works but she also experiments with pastels and color pencils.