Stop human trafficking, Maria Douni (GREECE, 2012), 1’ 37’’ .
The movie deals with human trafficking by telling a story about a yellow blouse, which starts getting riddled from a little girl from Bangladesh and ends up in a woman's of European origins wardrobe, who fights for human rights. The irony is obvious and the underlying hidden messages vary.
Director: Maria Douni
Producer: Maria Douni
Storyboard-animation-editing: Maria Douni
Whinstor Norville Dines Again at The Gothique, Eric Bent (CANADA, 2012), 4’ 47’’.
Whinstor Norville is a high-end, professional food critic who goes to the Gothique Restaurant in order to conduct his next review. But, will the demonic presence in the restaurant disrupt his meal?
Director: Eric Bent Producer: Eric Bent Storyboard-artistic direction-animation-editing: Eric Bent Music: Jeremy Gaudet Sound: Eric Bent, Ana Della'Majek, Nick Waters
Young Cuts Film Festival 2012; Mumia Film and Animation Festival 2012 (Brazil); Philadelphia Film and Animation Festival 2012; Death by Dawn Film Festival 2012 (Scotland)
Ανωμαλίες | Anomalies, Ben Cady (UK, 2012), 11’ 50’’.
A minimalist world and its inhabitants are invaded by a series of unexplained presences. A handmade film about the vastness of the universe and the tininess of humanity.
Director: Ben Cady Producer: Ben Cady Storyboard-artistic direction-animation-editing-graphics: Ben Cady Music, Sound Design: Joe Gilder, Ben Cady
London International Animation Festival 2012 (premiere); Potiers film Festival 2012.
Ben Cady Filmography
The Goat and The Well (2010), Best graduation short, Be there! Corfu Animation Festival 2010
Saturdays, Hanieh Shojaee (IRAN, 2012), 5’ 32’’
In an elderly nursing home it is a custom that every Saturday a visitor-family come and choose one of the old people as their new grandparent. Today is one of those Saturdays.
Director: Hanieh Shojaee; Producer: Hanieh Shojaee ;Storyboard-artistic direction-graphics: Hanieh Shojaee; Animation: Mehdi Ghomorloo, Hamid Sohrabi ;Music: Keyvan Rajabi; Editing: Aida Foghani
PISAF 2012 (SOUTH KOREA); Libelula 2012 (SPAIN); Animated Exeter 2013 (UK)
I was born in 1987 in Shiraz , a beautiful city in Iran. I have a bachelor degree of “animation directing” course from IRIB University. “Saturdays” animation is my first professional animation which I directed as my graduation project . I also worked as designer, storyboardman, dessinator, background designer and animator in many other projects.
But milk is important, Anna Mantzaris & Eirik Grønmo Bjørnsen (NORWAY, 2012), 10’ 38’’
A man afraid of people gets followed by a curious and clumsy creature. Terrified the man tries to escape
Director: Anna Mantzaris and Eirik Grønmo Bjørnsen ;Producer: Andres Mänd, Volda University College; Storyboard-artistic direction-animation-editing: Anna Mantzaris and Eirik Grønmo Bjørnsen; Music: Philip Brookes Sound: André Parklind
Aniamation Volda; Fredrikstad Animation Festival; Libelula Animation Festival
Happilness, Maria Kozari Mela (GREECE, 2012), 7’29”.
By the time you are incapable to accept your "illness" and prepare yourself for a proper "treatment", you are condemned to live an immoral, distorted, illusive world, just to cover what you have with fake happiness, by this time, you are living "Happillness".
Director: Maria Kozari Mela Storyboard-artistic direction-animation-editing: Maria Kozari Mela Sound Design: Ted Reglis Music
Production: Kostis Filippopoulos Music: Jim Ver
Anima Film Shot Fest
Maria Kozari Mela graduated from the department of Graphic Design at TEI of Athens. Participated during 2010-2011 at the Erasmus programme, in Spain at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, in the department of Fine Arts. She is working as an illustrator for Lykos magazine and has also launched her jewellery series called Keyboard Jewellery. Her ideas emerge from her passion about art, design, photography,traveling, fashion,comics, animation, cinema and music. She has volunteered at Comicdom Con Athens 2012 as well as at Animasyros 5.0. She is currently working on a collaboration film project.
Nyosha, Liran Kapel & Yael Dekel (ISRAEL, 2012), 11’ 22’’
A true story based on a testimony of Holocaust survivor, the late Nomi Kapel. She has a naive and simple dream, to buy herself a pair of shoes. Nyosha believes that her shoes are the ones that convinced the Nazi soldier who held her, to spare her life. A range of animation techniques brings together dream and reality and tells her story.
Director: Yael Dekel
Producer: Liran Kapel Storyboard: Yael Dekel
Artistic direction-animation: Liran Kapel, Yael Dekel
Editing-graphics: Liran Kapel Music: Yoav Hudin Soundtrack: Yonatan Englender
Libelula Animation festival, Lloret de Mar, Spain, 2012; Bradford 19th Animation Film Festival, UK 2012; Leeds 26th International Film Festival, 2012; Rehovot International Women Film Festival, Israel 2012; 55th Dok Leipzig- Official Selection Animadoc, 2012; Best Animated Film Award Haifa International Film Festival, Israel,2012; StopTrik animation festival, Maribor, Slovenia, 2012; Honorable Mention Asif Aniamation Festival, Israel, 2012
2008 - 2012 Sapir Academic college, BFA in Cinema and Television Arts. Focus on Stopmotion and 3D Animation.
Filmography: "Nyosha” (3d stop motion and classic animation), 12:39, 2012, Israel “Tartaruga”,(3d stop motion) 1:40, Stop motion animation, 2010, Israel "Unrecognised”, (2d stop motion, sand) 6:22, documentary animation, Israel. Class project. "Home sweet home” (3d Stop motion animation), 2:09, Israel, 2010 "Keep it simple”, (2d stop motion animation), 1:34, 2009 The film was made during an animation workshop with the guidance of lead animators Regina Pessoa and Abi Feijo. Professional Experience: 2011
Lead Art Designer in a student film “goosebumbs”, by Hadas Neuman 2011
Executive Producer in the film “Overture”, Guy Lahav & Dan Sahar. 2010
Producer of Sapir's mini Animation festival 2009-12 Creator of several TV pilots intros, 2d animation of “Busted” by Asaf Yechezkel, shown in festival all over the world. 2008-12
Freelance Graphic Designer, mostly for films. (posters & DVDs)
Merfolk, Rory Waudby-Tolley (UK, 2012), 2’ 30’’
Merpeople have been living among humans, on mainland Britain, for the last ten years. Forced to leave the polluted oceans, an elderly couple of merfolk refugees discuss the society they now live in, and how they have adapted to their new life.
Director: Rory Waudby-Tolley Producer: Rory Waudby-Tolley Storyboard-animation-music-editing: Rory Waudby-Tolley
Best Animation - Purbeck Film Festival 2012; Interfilm International Short Film Festival 2012
Rory Waudby-Tolley is an animator from London. He studied Computer Animation and Visualisation at the National Centre of Computer Animation, Bournemouth University. His graduate film 'Merfolk' won Best Animation at Purbeck Film festival and has been screened at Interfilm Berlin International Short Film Festival 2012. He recently won a competition to produce part of the music video for Deadmau5 and Imogen Heap's song 'Telemiscommunications'.
Why can’t you just see me? Eleni Tomadaki–Balomenou (GREECE, 2012), 2’ 42’’.
A lifetime attempt to find the perfect way to express oneself, in order to be understood/ seen by another one.
Director: Eleni Tomadaki Producer: Tei of Athens Storyboard-artistic direction-animation-editing-graphics:Eleni Tomadaki Music: Henryk Gorecki
O B J E C T I V E
In a complicated, lonely world. To be able to touch you.
E D U C A T I O N
TEI of Athens, faculty of Graphic Arts and Design, department of Graphic Design / March 2009 Student, academic resume: 8,3
F I L M O G R A P H Y Why can't you just see me? - paint on glass animation / July 2012
The Bungled Child (La Ravaudeuse), Simon Filliot (FRANCE, 2012) 9’ 40’’.
There's nothing easy about mending a bungled child.
Director: Simon Filliot; Producer: Belinda Leduc; Storyboard: Simon Filliot[Editing: Suzanne Van Boxsom;Animation: Chloé Chevalier, Simon Filliot, Samuel Yal, Paul Guilhaume Music: Alexis Coutureau
Festival de San Sebastian; British film festival of Dinard; Stop motion film festival of Montreal
La Ravaudeuse 9mn50, stop-motion.
Les Pensées, 3mn30, pixillation.
Les Gâteries de BabaYaga, 10mn, shot in 16mm