Candyland, Stefanie Girard (UNITED STATES, 2011), 0΄ 40.΄΄
Not everything as sweet as it appears
Director: Stefanie Girard Producer: Stefanie Girard Storyboard-animation-music-editing: Stefanie Girard
Stephanie Girard is currently an undergraduate animation student at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, graduating in May 2013. Previously, she earned a certificate in animation through the Rhode Island School of Design’s Young Artist Program and spent nine years training in various two dimensional media, such as oil paint, watercolor, colored pencil, charcoal, and pencil. Three of her short animation pieces have been featured in MassArt’s animation shows Squealing Pegs and Peggin’ Out. She has a passion for storytelling and spends most of her free time writing, and is heavily influenced by Disney animated feature films.
Captive , Timo Kahara (ESTONIA, 2012 ) 5΄ 53΄΄.
“Captive” is about a person in solitary confinement, to whom the routine has become the best companion. Only after a great shock the routine starts to break...
Director: Timo Kähara
Producer Timo Kähara
Storyboard-artistic direction-animation-editing : Timo Kähara
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Thomas Auner
Life like a pencil, Μargarita Simopoulou ( GREECE, 2012 ), 4΄ 23΄΄
Two different girls. Two different worlds. The white and the black. Day and night. Winter and summer. In the middle a pencil. Sometimes it is used as a weapon, sometimes as a talisman. A story about racism, friendship and the right to be different.
Director : Margarita Simopoulou Storyboard-artistic direction-animation-editing: Margarita Simopoulou Music : Stefano Mocini
Η ζωή ένα μολύβι: Ονομάζομαι Μαργαρίτα Σιμοπούλου. Γεννήθηκα στην Αθήνα στις 30/06/1989. Σπουδάζω στα Τ.Ε.Ι. Αθήνας στη Σχολή Γραφικών Τεχνών και Καλλιτεχνικών Σπουδών (Σ.Γ.Τ.Κ.Σ.) στο τμήμα της Γραφιστικής. Είμαι τελειόφοιτη με ειδικότητα στο animation. Έχω ασχοληθεί με διαφορετικές τεχνικές του animation (3D, cut-out, 2D cartoon, stop motion). Επίσης έχω παρακολουθήσει σεμινάρια σχετικά με το animation και τις ψηφιακές τέχνες. Τέλος έχω συμμετάσχει ως βοηθός σε σεμινάριο animation που απευθυνόταν σε παιδιά.
Last autumn, Sofiya Ilieva, (BULGARIA , 2011), 4΄ 11΄΄.
The time has come a woman to part with her man. Death descends from the mountain to collect a man. Inspired by haiku.
Director: Sofiya Ilieva Producer : NATFA "Krastyo Sarafov" Storyboard-artistic direction-animation:Sofiya Ilieva Music : Emilian Gatsov Editing: Stoyan Tenev
8th world festival of animated film Varna, Bulgaria RICA -Rencontres Internationales du Cinéma d'Animation de Wissembourg, France Animateka, Slovenia
Μοonface, Noemi Andreu, Enrique Diego, Rocio Galea, Daniel Hernandez & Carlos Nicoll (SPAIN, 2012), 6΄ 30΄΄.
Based on Jack London’s story, Moonface. A story of hatred and obsession from a farmer to his neighbor, which leads to a dramatic resolution.
Director : Noemí Andreu, Enrique Diego, Rocío Galea, Daniel Hernández , Carlos Nicoll. Producer : ESDIP Escuela de Arte S.L. Storyboard-artistic direction-animation-graphics: Noemí Andreu, Enrique Diego, Rocío Galea, Daniel Hernández , Carlos Nicoll. Music : Ιsabel Latorre Editing: Enrique Diego, Frank Morales, Oscar Catalán
Ηappily ever after, Ben Genislaw & Yionni Aroussi (ISRAEL, 2012), 6΄ 16΄΄.
Journey to the future of Rani and Keren, a young couple moving in together for the first time. Without control they are drawn to the race of marriage, children and work, while desperately trying to keep up with the race and stay together.
Haifa International Film Festival
Yonni Aroussi, was born in Israel in 1978. A Jerusalem raised artist. Found his interests in drawing at a very early age. Enrolled to the Charles A Smith- high school of arts in Jerusalem, where he majored and in graduated Plastic arts. After his military service began his interest in photography, which led to several photography programs at the 'Camera Obscura' school of arts Tel Aviv and Musrara school of Photography, Jerusalem. Than Started a four year Animation Program at 'Bezalel Academy of art and design, Jerusalem.lately have been working as a 3d artist and Animator in Crew 972 on the new episode Warner Broher Looney tunes Coyote and RoadRunner. Currently working as a 3d artist in Playtech, gaming software company. Awards: 2006-2007 America-Israel (Sharet) Cultural Foundation Scholarship. Ben Genislaw Ben Genislaw was born in Israel 1977 and discovered his first interest in animation at the age of 25. Ben graduated the animation program at 'Bezalel Academy of art and design' in Jerusalem'. Today, he is a partner and the creative manager at 'Breeze Creative' studios. Throughout his work, Ben has directed dozens of movies and installations for educational and commercial purposes. Amongst his personal projects are live illustrations and animation work for orchestras such as –The Revolution Orchestra, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion and the Israel Symphonietta Beer Sheva. Filmography: 'Musical Chairs' (2008) - A short 2D animated film, staring 5 unique silhouette characters. 'We Found Water' (2009) - A 15 minute historical tale, starring live actors and combining animated backgrounds.
Once upon a town, Vered Eliezri Ganchtow, (ISRAEL, 2012), 8΄ 20΄΄.
A shepherdess and her herd of goats go about their daily life in the desert. High above a vulture casts an ominous shadow as the flock slowly succumbs to the drought. A distant city on the horizon promises salvation. The shepherdess drives her goats straight into it, only to be plunged into despair with the loss of her shepherdess staff and the consequent dispersion of her herd into the spoils of the city. Her only remaining goat, Hubeiza, accompanies her through this dark void attempting to reassemble the herd to emerge once again into the warmth of the burning desert sun.
Director : Vered Eliezri Ganchtow Producer: Vered Eliezri Ganchtow Storyboard-artistic direction-editing: Vered Eliezri Ganchtow Animation: Vered Gancrow, Yavin Ben-Reshef Music: David Oppenhaim Story: Guy Meirson, Vered Ganchrow
Awards and Exhibitions
2009 : Exhibit at "Figures and Creatures" illustration exhibition, The Moral Derfler Gallery, Musrara, Jerusalem.
2003 : “Fabrication” exhibit, Ashdod Museum, Ashdod, Israel.
2002 : “Pairs” exhibit, David-Yelling Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel. 1997 : Award for artistic achievement from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.
1995: Flipbooks exhibited at the University Gallery, Tel Aviv, and Israel. 1993 : Award for artistic achievement from the America-Israel Cultural Foudation.
1993: Thesis project exhibit, “The Drums” shown at Dizengoff Center, Tel Aviv, Israel.
tWINs, Peter Budinsky, (SLOVAKIA, 2011), 5΄ 39΄΄.
The story is about Siamese twins who fight each other inside but also outside the boxing ring. Because of their disability, they have to share their professional and private lives, but each one sees things from a different perspective. Twins is an animated film about brotherly love and its limits.
Director : Peter Budinsky Producer: VSMU Storyboard-artistic direction-animation-editing-graphics : Peter Budinsky Music : Peter Kudlicka
Peter Budinský Education: graduated from VSMU, the Film and TV Faculty, Animation film department, Bratislava, Slovakia 2010. Erazmus Program spending at RITS, Animation department, Brussels, Belgium, 2008. Graduated from High School UAT, Animation department, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2006.
Bite of the tail, Song E Kim (UNITED STATES/ SOUTH COREA , 2012), 9΄ 00΄΄.
Wife is suffering from stomach pain but Doctor has no clue for cure. Husband is in his own journey of hunting a snake. Life is a constant struggle to find a right answer.
Director: Song E Kim
Producer: Song E Kim
Storyboard-artistic direction-animation-editing-graphics: Song E Kim
Music : Dominic Bisignano
Sundance Film Festival; Bradford Int’l Animation Festival: Best student film; Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival; Chicago International FestivalRaindance Film Festival; FLIP Animation Festival; Animasyros: Best student film Animation Block Party; Anifest Rozafa; Festival ANIMANIMA
Song E Kim was born in Seoul, Korea and now resides in Los Angeles. Her first film, Dinner Table, was featured at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, San Francisco International Animation Festival, Asian American International Film Festival and National Conference of the Association for Women in Psychology. Also, it was received Best Animation awards at New Orleans Film Festivals and Big Muddy Film Festival. Additionally, her work includes commercials for Reebok, OK GO's Last Leaf music video, Delta Goodrem's In This Life music video, and the documentary films Playground and Plastiki. She earned her MFA at California Institute of the Arts.
Filmography: Bite of the Tail (2012) Dinner Table(2006)
The library, Leo Crane (U.K. , 2012), 4΄ 00΄΄.
Annie’s day at The Library starts like any other, but the intriguing man who takes the seat opposite her encourages her thoughts to stray. Theo is equally distracted, not least by his books on the Renaissance nude, which set his mind – and pulse – racing. This 4-minute computer animation takes the viewer into their fantasies to share in what could happen if library etiquette is overridden by carnal urges.
Director : Leo Crane
Producer : Leo Crane Storyboard-artistic direction-animation-editing-graphics: Leo Crane Music: Andrew Hayes
MIA Animation Festival, Miami, 2012: WINNER Best Student Film
Leo Crane is an animation generalist, recently graduated with distinction from Bournemouth University’s MA in 3D Computer Animation. His graduation film THE LIBRARY was awarded Best Student Film at MIA Animation Festival, Miami 2012. Previously he worked for 11 years in museums and galleries, giving him a thorough knowledge of art and design that underpins his work.
DULWICH (in development): Director/Producer/Animator
THE LIBRARY (2012): Solo project. Best Student Film, MIA Animation Festival 2012
THE SMILE FACTORY (2012): Director/Producer in student group project
Development Consultant, Royal Institute of British Architects, London (ongoing since October 2012) Business Development Consultant, Forma, London (2011) Head of Individual Giving, V&A Museum, London (2004-2011) Further arts and heritage work in UK and USA (1999-2004)
National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth Uni (2011-2012) MA 3D Computer Animation (Distinction) Oxford University (1995-1999) MA Hons/BA Hons Classics (2:1)
Tired of swimming, Anna Eijsbouts (U.K., 2012 ), 5΄ 50΄΄.
An old man is torn between the lingering presence of his dead wife, a fish in a jar and the reality of his lonely existence.
Director : Anna Eijsbouts
Producer: Royal College of Art Storyboard-animation: Anna Eijsbouts Editing: Lot Rossmark Sound : Mauricio D'Orey
Anna Eijsbouts www.annaeijsbouts.com
2010-2012 Animation (MA), Royal College of Art, Londen, U.K. Dissertation “Why we engage with the Unreal”
2006-2010 Animation (BA Hons), Utrecht School of the Arts, Hilversum, Netherlands
2004-2006 Fine Arts (Foundation and second year) , Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague, Netherlands
2012 “A Happy Sad Song” A music video for singer-songwriter Dave J. Giles with live-action and animation footage.
2012 Kyocera I worked on the animation and concept for a Kyocera commercial done in paper.
2011-2012 “Tired of Swimming” Graduation film Royal College of Art.
2011 “Why We Engage With the Unreal” Dissertation Royal College of Art about why we allow ourselves to be persuaded to feel for creatures constantly pointing out their lifelessness in stop-motion animation.
2011 National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India Together with two other RCA students I did a two week workshop for third year Animation BA students called “Kinetic and Sonic Objects”.
Scholarships and Awards
2012 EEF Golden Camera Nomination for Best Animation at the Eindhovens Film Festival.
2012 Blink Prize Prize for best first year project and most promising graduation film amongst RCA Animation Students.
2010 Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Scholarship for studies abroad 2010 Huygens Talentprogram Scholarship for studies abroad
Zen Zen Wakaranai : No idea, Fay Heady-Carrol (THE NETHERLANDS /JAPAN, 2012), 8΄ 30΄΄.
“Zen Zen Wakaranai : No Idea” is the story of Fay, a Westerner living in Japan and Eri, a Japanese girl, living in Holland who are making an animation together.
Director : Fay Heady-Carrol
Producer : Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht
Storyboard: Fay Heady-Carrol
Artistic direction-editing : Fay Heady-Carrol
Animation: Fay Heady-Carrol, Εri Knioshita
Music : Fay Heady-Carroll, Sin Sin Collective
MASTERS in Design for Digital Cultures. BACHELOR in Design for 2D Animation. From the HKU School of Art, Media and Technology in Holland, September 2012. Kyushu University of Design, exchange studentship, Fukuoka, Japan, 2011 - 2012 Studio GONZO, Internship and training, Tokyo, Japan, 2010
ANIMATION WORK EXPERIENCE
WEZEN LEVENS, animated mini-series for Z@ppelin 24, a Dutch children's cable television channel. I was the creator, director and head-animator, 2011 Internship at GONZO ANIMATION STUDIO in Tokyo Japan, as an inbetweener and key animator, 2010 ANIMATED SHORTS:
ZEN ZEN WAKARANAI: NO IDEA, graduation animation. During its creation I collaborated with a team of pan-national artists. This included Japanese animators, artists and musicians I established relationships with while attending Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan, as an exchange student. 2012.
THE COOL CATS SHOW, an animated film where performers interact with animated characters on a screen (in honour of Winsor McCay's Gertie the Dinosaur from 1914). It is also homage to the history of animation, starting as a black and white vaudevillian act and becoming a full colour 'modern' animation.