Selected films

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Ayar Kumar Tiwari,

2014

The Sprocket Ensemble's collaborative series of screenings set to original live musical performance brings a New audience to the world of animation...

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Armata, Jerzy

2015 2016

He is a film and music critic, the editor of Magazyn Filmowy and the vice-chairman of the Kraków branch of the Polish Filmmakers Association.

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Aoki, Tatsu

2009 2008

Born in Tokyo, Japan. Composer, musician, teacher, producer and experimental film maker. Avant-garde jazzman who is the most recorded Asian-America...

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Antoniszczak-Antonius, Ryszard

2010

He was born in 1947, in Nowy Sącz. He is the younger brother of Julian Antoniszczak (Antonisz). From 1981 he is better known as Richard Antonius (i...

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Antonisz, Julian

2010

A scriptwriter, set designer, director who combines various techniques, non-camera director, composer and inventor. He was born in 1941 in Nowy Sąc...

Animacijas Brigade (Ab Studio),

2008

NUKUFILM is one of the biggest puppet animation studios in Europe. It was founded in 1957 in Estonia by Elbert Tuganov ( Peetrikese unenägu –...

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Andrejco, Paul

2011

A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Paul began his professional career with the Jim Henson Company in New York City. During his tenure the...

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Andrejco, Paul

2016

Is the creative entrepreneur behind Puppet Heap—one of the leading studios for puppet production in the United States.

Andersson, Max

2014 2010

Born 1962 in Karesuando, Sweden. He studied graphic design in Stockholm and film production at New York University. He is the author of comics such...

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An On Bast,

2015

An On Bast (Anna Suda) is a composer, producer and performer.

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Alloy Orchestra,

2011

Terry Donhue, Ken Winokur and Roger Miller, are a three man musical ensemble, writing and performing live accompaniment to classic silent films.

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Allers, Roger

2015

Roger Allers was born in 1949 in New York. He grew up in Scottsdale in Arizona and became hooked on animation when he saw Disney’s “Peter Pan” at t...

Alkabetz, Gil

2010

GIL ALKABETZ is one of many prominent Israeli artists working abroad. His graduate film at Bezalel’s Academy BITZBUTZ won a prize at Annecy i...

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Alder, Otto

2012

Otto Alder is working as a programme curator for festivals all over the world and was serving at juries and selection committees at many animation ...

Akademia Sztuk I Projektowania Bezalel,

2010

Compagnia d’Arte Drummatica was founded in 1994 by Mario Martignoni. The group’s interest in particular forms of expression was channel...

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Acme Filmworks,

2010

Compagnia d’Arte Drummatica was founded in 1994 by Mario Martignoni. The group’s interest in particular forms of expression was channel...

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Abreu , Alê

2016

A Brazilian director and screenwriter.

ADAMSKI, KIJEK/

2013

Kijek/Adamski is a duo working in a field of video, animation, computer design

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Bąkowski, Wojciech

2014 2012

Wojciech Bąkowski presented his works in several individual exhibitions e.g. in CSW Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw and Art Exhibitions Bureau of Sopot...

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Bush, Paul

2016

Most well-known for experimental stop frame animation.

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Bulger, Jay

2013

Jay Bulger is a writer and director. During his studies at the Fordham University he boxed in several New York Golden Glove boxing tournaments. Pho...

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Bulaja, Helena

2016

Helena Bulaja is an award winning director, cross-media producer, illustrator and designer.

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Buhl, Jacek

2016

A Polish jazz musician and percussionist.

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Bryll , Magdalena

2016

Graduated from the Lodz Film School. She has animated, among other films, the Oscar-winning “Peter and the Wolf”.

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Bruszewska, Balbina

2010

A director, scriptwriter and photographer. She is a graduate of the National Film School in Łódź. She currently works for the Se-Ma-For film studio...

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Brożyńska, Natalia

2016

In 2009, she began attending the Łódź Film School, specialization: animation and special effects.

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Brizzi , Paul, Gaëtan

2015

They drew the storyboards to Roman Polański film “Pirates”. The world fame came with their work on “Asterix Versus Caesar” (1985) animation, based ...

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Brillowska, Mariola

2010 2009

Mariola Brillowska (1961) – painter, cartoonist, radio journalist, performer, animator. She was born into a Polish-German family in Sopot on ...

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Bracia Oleś,

2010

Compagnia d’Arte Drummatica was founded in 1994 by Mario Martignoni. The group’s interest in particular forms of expression was channel...

Bozzetto, Bruno

2014

Born in 1938 in Milan, he made his first animated film “Tapum! The Weapon’s History” in 1958. After gaining wide critical acclaim...

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Bosacki, Piotr

2013

Piotr Kamler was born in 1936 in Warsaw. He studied at the department of graphics, at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. In 1958 he made his debut fi...

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Borysewicz, Ewa

2015

After festival successes of her student film “Who would have thought?”, her debut animated short "To Thy Heart" was nominated for Golden Bear at Be...

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Borowczyk, Walerian

2008

Artist, screenwriter, animator, film director; set designer, cinematographer, writer. He dedicated his time to live-action film, reveling the lustf...

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Bokanowski, Patrick

2009

French filmmaker and artist born in 1943, developed a manner of treating filmic material that crosses over traditional boundaries of film genre : s...

Bodunrin, Adebukola

2010

ADEBUKOLA BODUNRIN is a film, video, and installation artist who explores issues of cultural identity through studies of language and speech. She s...

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Black Maria Film + Video Festival,

2010

Compagnia d’Arte Drummatica was founded in 1994 by Mario Martignoni. The group’s interest in particular forms of expression was channel...

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Bill Jones I Ben Timlett,

2013

Kottarashky was born Nikola Gruev on September 4, 1979. He is a professional architect and interior designer. In his first album “Opa Hey!...

Bikont, Piotr

2008

Born 1955. Theatre director, filmmaker, publicist and performer. He directed for theatre (Stowarzyszenie Teatralne Badow and Teatr Slaski in Katow...

Bien, Wim

2010

An independent director, animator. He lives in the USA. He worked on CG-animated projects such as THE ANT BULLY and MICKEY’S TWICE UPON A CHR...

Bickford, Bruce

2012

Bruce Bickford is an animator, who works primarily in clay animation. Bickford's animations depict surreal scenes based on his unique worldview. Of...

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Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar, Stéphane Auber,

2013

Kottarashky was born Nikola Gruev on September 4, 1979. He is a professional architect and interior designer. In his first album “Opa Hey!...

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Bendazzi, Giannalberto

2015

Giannalberto Bendazzi was born in 1946 in Ravenna. Currently an independent scholar, is a former professor of History of Animation at the Nanyang T...

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Bazzoli, Maria Silvia

2011

Has worked for more than a decade as freelance journalist and cinema critic, directed the Visioni d’Altrove film festival in Udine (Italy) an...

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Bastiancich, Alfio

2014

According to the “Animation Magazine”, he is one of the top-fifteen most influential people of the European animation industry.

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Banaszak, Adam

2013

Dyrygent. Kształcił się w poznańskiej Akademii Muzycznej im. I.J. Paderewskiego w klasie dyrygentury symfonicznej prof. Marcina Sompolińskiego. Bra...

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Čadež, Špela

2016

One of the most recognized artists in animation industry. She is an independent animation film director and producer.

Czekała, Ryszard

2011

(1941-2010) After graduating from Academy of Fine Arts in Cracov together with Professor Kazimierz Urbański and fellow alumni [eg JJ Antonisz and K...

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Czeczot, Andrzej

2008

Andrzej Czeczot – graphic artist, painter, illustrator, stage designer and author of animation films – born in Cracow in December, 27, ...

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Czapla, Zbigniew

2015

A screenwriter, director, animator, painter and graphic artist.

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Coïaniz, Audrey

2015

In her works she focuses mainly on the concept of space and movement, spanning from animation films to video installations and visual performances.

Couzin, Sharon

2010

Sharon Couzin is an experimental filmmaker who has won numerous awards at international festivals and screenings. She taught at the School of the A...

Compagnia D'Arte Drummatica,

2011

Terry Donhue, Ken Winokur and Roger Miller, are a three man musical ensemble, writing and performing live accompaniment to classic silent films.

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Compagnia D’Arte Drummatica,

2010 2009

Compagnia d’Arte Drummatica was founded in 1994 by Mario Martignoni. The group’s interest in particular forms of expression was channel...

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Cohl, Emile

2010 2008

Emile Cohl (1857–1938) joined the cinema since the very establishment of the Tenth Muse and is considered as the first professional creator o...

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Cimermanis, Janis

2008

Janis Cimermanis was born 1950, Latvia. Animator, animated films director. Graduate of the Leningrad Institute of Theatre, Music & Cinematography.

Chrzanowski, Andriej

2012

Andriej Chrzanowski urodził się 30 listopada 1939 roku w Moskwie. W 1962 roku ukończył moskiewską uczelnię filmową WGIK (pod kierunkiem Lwa Kuleszo...

Chołoniewski, Marek

2008

Born 1953. Studied at Music Academy in Krakow where he is now a professor in Electro-acoustic Music. He is a founder and a co-creator of numerous b...

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Chicago Underground Duo,

2009

The International Animation Film Festival Animateka was established in Ljubljana in 2004 with the objective to improve the circulation and presenta...

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Chalcińska , Jagoda

2016

(JAGO VJ) develops multimedia designs for independent artistic projects.

Carré, Lilli

2010

LILLI CARRÉ was born in 1983 in Los Angeles and currently lives and works in Chicago, making animations, illustrations, and comics. Her animated fi...

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Cakó, Ferenc

2014

Ferenc Cakó was born in 1950 in Budapest. In 1973 he graduated from the College of Creative Arts. While still in college, he won several prizes as ...

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Cacophony Of Joy,

2013

Kottarashky was born Nikola Gruev on September 4, 1979. He is a professional architect and interior designer. In his first album “Opa Hey!...

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Dymiter, Marcin

2016

Aka emiter explores the area of electronics and improvised music.

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Dva,

2014

The Sprocket Ensemble's collaborative series of screenings set to original live musical performance brings a New audience to the world of animation...

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Dumała, Piotr

2011 2010

Piotr Dumała is a director, scriptwriter and set designer of both regular and animated films. Moreover, he is a writer, illustrator and graphic art...

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Duczmal, Agnieszka

2008

Agnieszka Duczmal born 7 January 1946 in Krotoszyn, Poland. Conductor. Studied conducting with Prof. Witold Krzemiński at the State Higher School o...

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Ducki, Tomek

2016

Director of animated films, graphic artist.

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Dovniković-Bordo, Borivoj

2016

Critically acclaimed animation director and animator, cartoonist, illustrator, comic strip- and graphic designer is one of the pioneers of Yugoslav...

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Dinnell, David

2015

He is a film and video-maker originally from Detroit, where he studied anthropology. His own moving image work, „Midden” (2007), „Physical Changes”...

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Dilworth, John R.

2013

John R. Dilworth was born in 1963 in New York. He is an animation director and designer whose work has appeared on many television channels and has...

Dickey, Jeremiah

2008

Jeremiah Dickey has been creating fine animation for television and film since 1997, working both independently & in cahoots with several NYC studi...

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Diamond, Ron

2015

In 1990, Ron Diamond established Acme Filmworks – an award-winning animation production company specializing in commercials, short films, televisio...

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Deppert, Andrea

2015

Together with Angela Steffen she made a mini-series dedicated to the youngest audiences “Patchwork Pals”.

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Denney-Phelps, Nancy

2010

Nancy Denney-Phelps – journalist and producer. She is a journalist writing about European animation and a producer of music for animation. Al...

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Denney - Phelps, Nancy

2014

A graduate from Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts (1968), she is a journalist writing about European animation and festivals as well as a...

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D'AlÒ, Enzo

2013

The film director Enzo D’Alò was born in Naples in 1953. He is also a musician and a screenwriter. He began his career as a director in ...

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Euphonium Big Band,

2010 2008

Compagnia d’Arte Drummatica was founded in 1994 by Mario Martignoni. The group’s interest in particular forms of expression was channel...

Esmerine,

2012

Le Philharmonique de la Roquette is a group of musicians which focuses on the accompaniement of other types of live artistic expression such as sil...

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Emade,

2008

NUKUFILM is one of the biggest puppet animation studios in Europe. It was founded in 1957 in Estonia by Elbert Tuganov ( Peetrikese unenägu –...

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Ehrlich, David

2009

David Ehrlich is an award-winning independent American animator and author of many articles on animation. Living and working in the Vermont mountai...

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Eckardt, André

2015

Curator of animation exhibitions and film programmes for animated film, experimental film and video art.

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Francuz, Michał

2014

Born in 1980 in Szczecin, he commenced his piano training at the age of nine. Francuz graduated from the Academy of Music in Poznań and he currentl...

Francis Wong Trio,

2008

NUKUFILM is one of the biggest puppet animation studios in Europe. It was founded in 1957 in Estonia by Elbert Tuganov ( Peetrikese unenägu –...

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Folman, Ari

2015

This experience led him to study cinema. His diploma project – “Comfortably Numb” (1991) was an amusing and utterly absurd story about an Iraqi mis...

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Fisz,

2008

NUKUFILM is one of the biggest puppet animation studios in Europe. It was founded in 1957 in Estonia by Elbert Tuganov ( Peetrikese unenägu –...

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Fierlinger, Paul

2015

Paul Fierlinger was born 1936, in Ashiya, Japan, where his parents were Czechoslovak career diplomats. After the World War 2, he returned from the ...

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Festiwal Animateka,

2009

The International Animation Film Festival Animateka was established in Ljubljana in 2004 with the objective to improve the circulation and presenta...

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Fels, Verena

2015

She studied animation and filmmaking at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg. Her graduation project was a short film entitled “Mobile”

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Feijó, Abi

2012

Abi Feijó, Portuguese film director and producer of animated films. After graduating from the Oporto School of Fine Arts he went to the National F...

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Fedorova, Veronika

2013

Veronika Fedorova urodziła się w 1976 r. w Mińsku w ZSRR (obecnie na Białorusi). Ukończyła studia na Wydziale Grafiki Komputerowej oraz Animacji Ws...

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Głusiec , ​Karolina

2016

Graduate of the Royal College of Art, London.

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Głowicka, Katarzyna

2013

Kasia Głowicka graduated from the Wroclaw Academy of Music in Poland. She then pursued postgraduate studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in H...

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Gurevich, Mikhail

2013

Born in Moscow in 1953; he graduated with honors from the Moscow State Pedagogical University in 1976, where he specialized in teaching, Russian la...

Grupa Smacznego,

2013

Kottarashky was born Nikola Gruev on September 4, 1979. He is a professional architect and interior designer. In his first album “Opa Hey!...

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Gross, Yoram

2009

Born in 1926 in Krakow, Poland. Film director, screenwriter and producer of animated films. He studied at Cracow University. Yoram Gross left Polan...

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Griffin, George

2010

George Griffin, USA – Animator, director, producer, critic, lecturer. George Griffin grew up in Tennessee, studied political science at Dartm...

Gregory, Lauren

2010

A portrait painter and an animator. She creates subtly haunting and somewhat disorienting interpretations of the people around her. Often, her oils...

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Gratz, Joan C.

2015

She pioneered the animation technique known as claypainting. She is an accomplished animator, producer and director.

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GoŁukow, WŁadimir

2013

Władimir Gołukow ukończył Gnesins’ Academy of Music w Moskwie w 1992 r. Jego specjalność to instrumenty perkusyjne w orkiestrze symfonicznej.

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Gordon , Laurie

2016

Is the director of the Montreal International Animation Film Festival and producer of Animation Day in Cannes.

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Gondry, Michel

2015

In 2001, Gondry debuted with a feature film “Human Nature”, which unfortunately was quite a big flop. However, three years later he made “Eternal S...

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Goldberg, Eric

2015

American animator, director and dubbing actor. During the 1980s, Goldberg started his own London-based studio, Pizazz Pictures, to produce televisi...

Girerd, Jacques-Rémy

2016

He graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in Lyon. He directed several short clay animations.

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Gioanola, Vincenzo

2013

Vincenzo Gioanola was born in 1955 in Casale Monferrato. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Turin. His first animated film, “Boogi...

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Giersz, Witold

2008

Born in 1927 in Poland. Artistic director, screenwriter, director and producer of animatef films; one of Poland's most prominent in the field. A gr...

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Geller, Dmitry

2013

Dmitry Geller urodził się w 1970 r. w Swierdłowsku (od 1991 znów noszącym nazwę Jekaterynburg). Rysuje od piętnastego roku życia, ale formalnego wy...

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Gdaniec, Łukasz

2015

Łukasz Gdaniec

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Gałysz, Leszek

2009

A script-writer, animator, artist, film director, film producer and a graduate of the Film School in Łódź. A long-time associate of the Warsaw-base...

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Gangpol & Mit,

2013

Kottarashky was born Nikola Gruev on September 4, 1979. He is a professional architect and interior designer. In his first album “Opa Hey!...

Galeria Entropia,

2008

NUKUFILM is one of the biggest puppet animation studios in Europe. It was founded in 1957 in Estonia by Elbert Tuganov ( Peetrikese unenägu –...

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GUREWICZ, MICHAIŁ

2013

Gurevich was a board member of a leading animation studio Soiuzmultfilm

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GOŁOUKOW , WŁADIMIR

2013

Vladimir Goloukhov graduated from Gnesin’s Academy of Music in Moscow in 1992.

GELLER, DYMITR

2013

Dmitri Geller was born in 1970 in Sverdlovsk. He started drawing when he was 15.

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Hubley, Emily

2009 2008

Emily Hubley has been making animated films for thirty years and providing animation to television, fictional and documentary films for over a deca...

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Hubley, John

2008

John began his career at the Walt Disney Studios in 1936, working on such films as SNOW HITE, PINOCCHIO and FANTASIA. He grew disenchanted with the...

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Hubley, Faith

2008

Award-winning filmmaker and painter Faith Hubley, directed designed and produced twenty-five films celebrating the wonders of life and art of many ...

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Hebert, Pierre

2012

Pierre Hébert, self taught talent in the animation department, strongly influenced by animation filmmakers like Norman McLaren and Len Lye, he dire...

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Hastrup, Jannik

2015

Denmark's grand master of animation, produced and directed some sixty animated short films, among them the Danish classics “Benny's Bathtub”.

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Harib , Mohammed Saeed

2015

Was born in Dubai. He studied arts and animation at the Northeastern University in Boston.

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Inside Story,

2010

Compagnia d’Arte Drummatica was founded in 1994 by Mario Martignoni. The group’s interest in particular forms of expression was channel...

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Jeznach, Elżbieta

2009 2015

Elżbieta Jeznach, set designer, actress and director. In 1997, she established the Miettes de Spectacles theatre group in Paris. She has produced t...

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Jarmulski, Mateusz

2010

Mateusz Jarmulski (born 1983) graduated from the National Film School in Łódź. He is a scriptwriter, animator, director and film maker. He has won ...

Janiec, Piotr

2016

A tubist, he collaborates with the Borderland of Arts, Cultures and Nations Centre, where he started playing the tuba.

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Jacobson, Gun

2009

Jacobson graduated from the Beckmans Design School. She is a script-writer, set designer, animator and director, and she illustrates books for chil...

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Jacobsen, Esben Toft

2016

Graduated from The National Film School of Denmark.

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Jachna, Wojciech

2016

A trumpeter and sideman.

JAAA! ,

2016

Their music might be called a trance trip into the world of fantasy.

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Kwartludium ,

2016

Artists focus on the latest contemporary music composed specifically for this unique line-up.

Kuri, Yoji

2011

One of the most important figures in the history of independent Japanese animation. He was the unofficial leader of the most influential associatio...

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Kurek, Piotr

2014

Born in 1978 in Lublin, he currently lives in Warsaw. Kurek is a composer, musician and an avid collector of instruments and vintage studio equipment.

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Kuczyniecka, Monika

2015

She has made several video-clips working on the songs of Czesław Śpiewa, VooVoo, Bajzel or Dagadana. One of her most recent projects is a 17-minute...

Kucia, Jerzy

2012 2015

Jerzy Kucia, the graduate of the department of painting and graphics of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, also studied in the Studio of the Film ...

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Kravitz, Amy

2011

Is a Graduate of Harvard University and California Institute of the Arts, who is successful as both- an animator and a teacher.

Kranot, Uri I Michal

2010

URI I MICHAL KRANOT ukończyli animację Akademii Bezalel w 2003. Oboje wykładają i pracują w Danii i Izraelu. Mimo iż docenia się ich wyjątkowy tale...

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Kożuch, Joanna

2015

A director and animator. She studied at the University of Arts in Poznań, University of Silesia and the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava w...

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Kowalow, Igor

2008

Igor Kovalyov was born on January 17, 1963 in Kiev, Ukraine. Filmamker, designer, animator and director. He have received numerous awards and price...

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Kovásznai, György

2010

By now a legend, he was one of the most creative artists of the “socialist” times in Hungary, he is mostly acknowledged as the painter ...

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Kottarashky & The Rain Dogs,

2013

Kottarashky was born Nikola Gruev on September 4, 1979. He is a professional architect and interior designer. In his first album “Opa Hey!...

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Kotoński, Włodzimierz

2010

Włodzimierz Kotoński was born in 1925 in Warsaw. A composer, theoretician and educator who is regarded as one of the creators of the avant-garde mu...

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Kotecki, Zbigniew

2013

Zbigniew Kotecki ur. się w 1952 r. w Łodzi. Jest scenarzystą, reżyserem, operatorem obrazu i fotografikiem, a także autorem bądź współautorem reali...

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Komeda (Trzciński), Krzysztof

2008

Krzysztof Trzciński nick name Komeda was born in Poznan in 1931. Composer and jazz pianist. He took piano lessons, he dreamt to be a famous virtuos...

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Knittel, Krzysztof

2008

Krzysztof Trzciński nick name Komeda was born in Poznan in 1931. Composer and jazz pianist. He took piano lessons, he dreamt to be a famous virtuos...

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Klimowski, Andrzej

2016

Studied at Saint Martin’s School of Art in London and at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts.

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Kirschner, Friedrich

2012

Friedrich Kirschner is a filmmaker, visual artist and software developer. He re-purposes computer games and realtime animation technology to create...

Kiniorski, Włodzimierz

2008

Born 1952. Composer, saxophone player, multi-instrumentalist. He received numerous prizes as solo and group artist (Jazz nad Odrą, Jazz Juniors, K...

Kijowicz, Mirosław

2014

A screenwriter, artwork designer and director in the field of cartoon, cut-out and combined animation. The co-founder of the Polish School of Anima...

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Kijek/Adamski,

2013

Kottarashky was born Nikola Gruev on September 4, 1979. He is a professional architect and interior designer. In his first album “Opa Hey!...

Kawamoto, Kihachiro

2011

(1925-2010) Japanese animator, puppeteer, writer and director of independent stop-motion animation. The president of Japan Animation Association.

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Kapuściński, Jarosław

2011 2008

An intermedia pianist and composer, whose work have been presented worldwide, inter alia in New York MOMA, in Tokyo and Paris.

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Kamler, Piotr

2013

Piotr Kamler was born in 1936 in Warsaw. He studied at the department of graphics, at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. In 1958 he made his debut fi...

Kaliski, Krzysztof

2016

Composes and creates sound installations and music for theatre.

KEMLER, PIOTR

Piotr Kamler was born in 1936 in Warsaw. He studied at the department of graphic

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Lipsett, Arthur

2011

(1936-1986) Canadian author of experimental films, a longtime employee of the National Film Board of Canada. He became famous especially as the aut...

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Lialina, Olia

2011

Moscow-born artist Olia Lialina has, for the past decade, produced many influential works of network-based art: My Boyfriend Came Back from the War...

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Leśniak, Janusz

2015

He is an artist photographer very well known for the pictures with his own shadow called “The Leśniaks”. The first photos with that theme were take...

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Letov, Sergey

2013

Sergey Letov was born in 1956 in Semipalatinsk (Semey nowadays), Kazakhstan. He then lived in Omsk, Siberia, and in 1975 moved to Moscow region. Hi...

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Lenica, Jan

2008

Jan Lenica was born 1928 in Poznan, Poland. Artist, screenwriter, art critic, animator. Graduated from Warsaw Polytechnic. He became an illustrator...

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Lelong, Christian

2011

Is an independent filmmaker and producer, based in Annecy (France) where in 1993 he founded Cinédoc, a place of training, production and documentar...

Leconte, Patrice

2012

Leconte grew up in Tours, and began making first amateur films at 15. He went to Paris in 1967 and studied at the Institut des hautes études cinéma...

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Lech, Jakub

2015

He is a visual artist, VJ, animator, short filmmaker and an author of interactive installations. Since 2008 he has been teaching Special Effects an...

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Leaf, Caroline

2010

Caroline Leaf, USA – has had a long career in animation starting when she was a student at Harvard University in 1968. Her films are known fo...

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Le Philharmonigue De La Roquette,

2012

Le Philharmonique de la Roquette is a group of musicians which focuses on the accompaniement of other types of live artistic expression such as sil...

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Lachur, Zdzisław

2008

An eminent contemporary Polish painter. He founded the first Polish animation film company. He has educated a lot of animators, among others: Witol...

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LIETOW, SIERGIEJ

2013

Sergey Letov was born in 1956 in Semipalatinsk (Semey nowadays), Kazakhstan.

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Møller, Flemming Quist

2015

Musician (percussionist), actor, filmmaker, scriptwriter, and author and illustrator of books for children.

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Muszalski, Piotr

2016

A film director, screenwriter, animator, set designer, teacher.

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Mulloy, Phil

2013 2011

Phil Mulloy was born in Wallasey, Cheshire, and educated locally, before attending Ravensbourne Art College in South London, where he studied paint...

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Moore, Tomm

2015

He is an illustrator, comics author, and director. In 1999, together with Paul Yuong, he established Cartoon Saloon in Kilkenny.

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Miyazaki, Hayao

2015

One of the best animation filmmakers in Japan, oftentimes called the “Japanese Disney”.

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Misala, Bogumił

2015

He is a soundscape producer, designer, and composer; an author of music and sound for live performances, theater plays, video, film, and multimedia...

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Minichová, Katarina

2015

Graduated from School of Arts and Sciences at Charles’ University. Initially, she worked as a film critic and theorist specializing in children and...

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Minck, Bady

2008

Born in 1962. She works as an artist and filmmaker in Vienna and Luxembourg, where she explores the field of tension between film, music and the fi...

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Miler, Zdeněk

2009

A script-writer, writer, artist and director of animated films. He is best known for the “Mole” (Krtek) children’s cartoon charac...

Mertens, Mark

2010

A director, producer. Martens is a producer of a number of television series for Belgian Televison. He co-produced THE MAGIC CRYSTAL (2010).

Mclaren, Norman

2012

Norman McLaren is one of the most awarded filmmakers in the history of Canadian cinema, and a pioneer in both animation and filmmaking. Born in Sco...

Mcadams, Heather

2010

Heather McAdams is a cartoonist, fine artist and independent filmmaker. She has made 25 short films and received numerous grants for her experiment...

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Małe Instrumenty,

2013 2010

Kottarashky was born Nikola Gruev on September 4, 1979. He is a professional architect and interior designer. In his first album “Opa Hey!...

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Mazzoll, Jerzy

2015

Jerzy Mazzoll (formerly Mazolewski) was born in 1968 in Gdańsk. He is a bass clarinet virtuoso. Towards the end of the 1980s he played in punk and...

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Masecki, Marcin

2015

A pianist and composer, Marcin Masecki (born in 1982, Warsaw) graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has garnered several awards.

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Masala,

2009

The International Animation Film Festival Animateka was established in Ljubljana in 2004 with the objective to improve the circulation and presenta...

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Martignoni, Andrea

2014 2012

Italian performer, sound designer, historian and distributor in the field of animation.

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Martignoni, Andrea

2015

Italian performer, sound designer, historian and distributor in the field of animation.

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Markowski, Andrzej

2009

Andrzej Markowski, a distinguished Polish conductor and composer. Born 1924 in Lublin, Poland. He studied composition in the Trinity College of Mus...

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Maliszewska, Alina

2013

Alina Maliszewska studied painting in Cracow and Warsaw. She graduated from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in 1954. In 1958-83 she made numerous a...

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Mahler, Nicolas

2010

Born 1969 in Vienna. A cartoonist. His cartoons are published in France, Switzerland, Germany, Canada and the USA. He has written and illustrated o...

Mack, Jodie

2010

JODIE MACK is a Chicago-based animator working in various forms of cut-out and stop-motion animation. Her films combine traditional feminine crafts...

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Mac Dalland, Maria

2009

An animator, camera operator, film editor, director and producer. She helped to set up an animation studio in Nicaragua for the Nicaraguan Film Ins...

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Nukufilm,

2008

NUKUFILM is one of the biggest puppet animation studios in Europe. It was founded in 1957 in Estonia by Elbert Tuganov ( Peetrikese unenägu –...

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Nowak, Aleksander

2016

Aleksander Nowak works at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, teaching, among other things, instrumentation and fundamentals of com...

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Nougaréde , Yves

2013 2015

Born in 1974 in Annecy, he discovered animation thanks to the television. He then experimented with clay animation on camera 8mm. He began his film...

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Norstein, Jurij

2010

Jurij Norstein, Rosja – Urodził się w 1941 roku na Ukrainie w rodzinie żydowskiej. Dorastał na przedmieściach Moskwy. W 1961 roku ukończył dw...

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Niziński, Robert

2013

Robert Nizinski graduated from the Department of Musicology at the University of Warsaw. In the mid-1990s he performed and recorded with a musical ...

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Nik Phelps & The Sprocket Ensemble,

2014

The Sprocket Ensemble's collaborative series of screenings set to original live musical performance brings a New audience to the world of animation...

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Neumann, Hieronim

2009

Born in 1948. Neumann graduated from the Academy of Fine Art (WSSP) in Poznan. He is a scriptwriter, designer and producer pursuing diverse animate...

National Film Board Of Canada,

2012

Le Philharmonique de la Roquette is a group of musicians which focuses on the accompaniement of other types of live artistic expression such as sil...

Nathan, Merav I Yuval

2010

MERAV I YUVAL NATHAN. Merav studiowała sztuki piękne i fotografię, by w końcu zająć się projektowaniem. Jej mąż Yuval od 1995 roku pracuje jako ani...

Nadrzycki, Jarosław

2014

Born in 1984 in Żagań, he had his debut in Moscow, at the tender age of 12, where he performed Pablo Sarasate’s “Carmen Fantasy” ...

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Nadir, Teymur

2013

Azerbaijani rock musician, singer, composer, songwriter, producer, co-founder and lead singer of the legendary Azerbaijani rock band COLDÜNYA.

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Osińska, Magdalena

2015

Magdalena Osińska graduated from the Film School in Łódź (2008). In 2010 she completed an MA course at the National Film and Television School in L...

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Orosz, Anna Ida

2014

She has been in the organizing committee of the Kecskemét Animation Film Festival (KAFF) since 2009. With Tamás Patrovits, she is the co-founder an...

Orkiestra L’Autunno,

2013

Kottarashky was born Nikola Gruev on September 4, 1979. He is a professional architect and interior designer. In his first album “Opa Hey!...

Orkiestra Filharmonii Łódzkiej Im. Artura Rubinsteina,

2008

NUKUFILM is one of the biggest puppet animation studios in Europe. It was founded in 1957 in Estonia by Elbert Tuganov ( Peetrikese unenägu –...

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Orkiestra Amadeus,

2008

NUKUFILM is one of the biggest puppet animation studios in Europe. It was founded in 1957 in Estonia by Elbert Tuganov ( Peetrikese unenägu –...

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Oren, Tsvika

2010

A veteran animator, director, journalist, festivals’ adviser, curator and lecturer, member of Asifa International board of directors. He has ...

Ofer, Avi

2010

AVI OFER is an illustrator, photographer and self-taught animator, creating commissioned animation and (self financed) independent films since 2001.

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Ocelot, Michel

2010

Michel Ocelot, France. Writer, director, animator and graphic designer. He was born in 1943 in Villefranche-sur-Mer but spent much of his childhood...

O'Neill, Pat

2014

Several of his many avant-garde films produced between 1963 and 2006 are considered classics (especially “7362” (1967), “Runs Goo...

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O'Connor, Damien

2015

Based in Brown Bag Films Dublin, Damien O’Connor has written and directed five award winning short films.

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Pärn, Olga

2013

Olga Pärn (née Marchenko) was born in Minsk (Belarusian SSR at that time). In 2000 she graduated from the Graphic Department at the Belarusian Stat...

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PÄrn, Priit

2013

Urodził się w 1946 roku w Tallinie. W 1970 roku ukończył wydział biologii uniwersytetu w Tartu. Od późnych lat 60-tych pracował jako karykaturzysta...

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Purves, Barry

2016

​Oscar and BAFTA nominated versatile director, known not only for his puppet animation.

Punto Y Raya Festival,

2012

Le Philharmonique de la Roquette is a group of musicians which focuses on the accompaniement of other types of live artistic expression such as sil...

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Prodeus, Adriana

2015

The vice-director of the Centre for Contemporary Art at Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, she studied the history of art at the University of Wrocław an...

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Pošivač, Filip

2016

Is an illustrator of children's books and recent winner of the IBBY Gold Ribbon.

Poznańskie Tv Studio Filmów Animowanych,

2010

Compagnia d’Arte Drummatica was founded in 1994 by Mario Martignoni. The group’s interest in particular forms of expression was channel...

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Potterton, Gerald

2016

Director of the iconic cult film Heavy Metal, 3-time Oscar nominee Gerald Potterton.

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Polak, Joanna

2013

Joanna Polak was born in 1978 in Lublin. She graduated from the Department of Multimedia Communication at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, speci...

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Pojar, Břetislav

2009

A puppeteer, animator and film director. He was an important figure in Czech puppet film and gained worldwide popularity. In the years 1946-1959, h...

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Pogodno,

2010

Compagnia d’Arte Drummatica was founded in 1994 by Mario Martignoni. The group’s interest in particular forms of expression was channel...

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Plympton, Bill

2008 2009 2014 2015

Plympton is considered the King of Indie Animation and is the only person to hand draw an entire animated feature film(“The Tune”).

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Plucinska, Izabela

2012

Born in Koszalin in Poland, she studied at Film School and Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź. Then she took up studies at “Konrad Wolf” Film...

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Pleszyński, Grzegorz

2015

As an artist, he experiments with visual arts and sounds which he produces with the use of two unique trumpets made of mouthpieces, fuel hoses and ...

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Pitt, Suzan

2015

Is a film animator and painter, whose surreal, psychological animated films and paintings have been acclaimed and exhibited at many prestigious ven...

Pil Animation,

2010

Compagnia d’Arte Drummatica was founded in 1994 by Mario Martignoni. The group’s interest in particular forms of expression was channel...

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Picard, Xavier

2015

Born 1962 in Reims. He is a writer, director and producer. His profilic international film career includes over 300 hour of animation.

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Phelps, Nik

2010

Nik Phelps, Belgium – composer, musician. Born in Texas, Nik Phelps and his wife Nancy Denney-Phelps now live and work in Gent, Belgium. Nik...

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Pessoa, Regina

2012

Regina Pessoa, born in Coimbra (Portugal), graduated from Oporto’s Fine Art’s School, in 1992. She started her career on collaborating ...

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Pavlátová, Michaela

2016

Her films have received an Oscar nomination, the Grand Prix at the International Animation Festival Hiroshima and a Golden Bear in Berlin.

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Paszkiewicz, Jan Yach

2015

Jan "Yach" Paszkiewicz is a Polish director, the author of several hundred music videos.

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Parsons, Margaret

2016

Is curator of the film department at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. She heads an exhibition program showing the full range of moving...

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Pappé, Julian

2008

Julian Pappé was born in 1920 in Rzeszow, Poland. He became a director of „Teatr Lalki i Aktora” , few years later he founded a private...

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Paley, Nina

2015

She used to focus on comics, e.g. in her series “Nina’s Adventures” and “Fluff”. Nowadays, she is mostly active in the field of animation. She has ...

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Page, Marcy

2012

Born in California, she animated for over a dozen companies and taught animation courses at San Francisco State University and the California Colle...

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Quay, Stephen I Timothy

2010 2009 2008

Urodzili się w 1947 w Pensylwanii (USA). Scenografowie, animatorzy, reżyserzy. Są jednymi z najbardziej oryginalnych twórców filmowych. Bracia bliź...

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Rybczyński, Zbigniew

2008

Film director, experimental filmmaker, cinematographer, professor. He was a member of an avant-garde art group “Warsztat Formy Filmowej”...

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Rusinek, Krzysztof

2015

Krzysztof Rusinek. Born in 1980, a graduate of the University of Arts in Poznań, Animation Faculty, he is one of the best Polish 3d animators.

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Rudnik, Eugeniusz

2016

The first DJ in the history of Polish music

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Rose, Kathy

2015

A performer and an author of video spectacles and installations. She has long been inspired by Japanese art. She has toured extensively in the US a...

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Romańczuk, Paweł

2013

A musician, composer and the leader of an artistic group – Small Instuments – since 2006. He is an active concert performer and takes p...

Roger, Normand

2012

Born in Montreal, Normand Roger began his career as a freelance composer in 1970 for the National Film Board of Canada. Although he has worked prim...

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Robakowski, Józef

2016

Is an artist, art historian and filmmaker, an author of photographic series, installations and conceptual projects, a curator and owner of Exchange...

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Reiniger, Lotte

2013 2009

As a child, Lotte Reiniger, became fascinated with traditional Chinese Shadow Theatre and trick films by Georges Méliès. In Max Reinhardt thea...

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Švankmajer, Jan

2009

was born in 1934 in Prague. His studies at the College of Applied Arts in Prague in the Stage Design Department and at the Prague Academy of Perfor...

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Šima, Boris

2015

A director and animator. He studied at the UTB in Zlín (Czech Republic) and at the Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) in Bratislava.

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Świerczyński, Łukasz

2015

He is a graphic and UX designer and a trainer at the 3D Technology Park in Poznań.

Szymborski, Łukasz Maciej

2016

Composer, musician, sound producer, audio engineer.

Szwakopf, Stefan

2014

A screenwriter, an author of artwork and a film director of cartoons, cut-out animations and animated films combined with live-action.

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Szudrowicz, Sławomir

2015

He is a composer, performer, theater and film music maker. He feels comfortable in all music genres and his pieces vary from experimental rock thro...

Szczerbowski, Maciek

2012

Since 1997 Maciek Szczerbowski and Chris Lavis have formed the artistic partnership called Clyde Henry Productions.

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Szczechura, Daniel

2010

Daniel Szczechura was born in 1930. He is a screenwriter, production designer, director of animated films, cut-out animation films and documentarie...

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Szazaze,

2013

Kottarashky was born Nikola Gruev on September 4, 1979. He is a professional architect and interior designer. In his first album “Opa Hey!...

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Swiesznikow, Maksim

2013

Maksim Swiesznikow urodził się w 1985 r. w Dniepropietrowsku. Ukończył wydział prawa na Międzyregionalnej Akademii Zarządzania Zasobami Ludzkimi (M...

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Svankmajer, Jan

2012

JAN ŠVANKMAJER was born on September 4, 1934 in Prague. His studies at the College of Applied Arts in Prague and at the Prague Academy of Performin...

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Subotnick, Steven

2011

Steven's animated films are associative explorations of themes found in history, folklore, and his own unconscious.

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Subotnick, Morton

2011

Is one of the pioneers in the development of electronic music and multi-media performance and an innovator in works involving instruments and other...

Studio Se-Ma-For,

2010

Compagnia d’Arte Drummatica was founded in 1994 by Mario Martignoni. The group’s interest in particular forms of expression was channel...

Stewart, Alexander

2010

ALEXANDER STEWART lives in Chicago. He graduated from the University of Richmond, and received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chic...

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Steffen, Angela

2015

She lived in Saudi Arabia until the Gulf War in 1990. She studied animation in Hamburg and at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg, which she complet...

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Steegstra, Eric

2011

Repeatedly appreciated puppeteer and filmmaker, whose films are viewed worldwide.

Stawiecki, Tomek

2016

A clarinet and saxophone player from the town of Sejny, he collaborates with the Borderland of Arts, Cultures and Nations Centre.

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Starewicz, Władysław

2008

Animation pioneer, designer, director, writer, cameraman. After fruitful collaboration with Chanżonkow, work independently. He made a number of liv...

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Specht, Karolina

2016

Graduate of Secondary School of Fine Arts in Bydgoszcz. Currently an animation and special effects student at Film School in Lodz.

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Sokolov, Stanislav

2016

Stop-motion animation director from Russia.

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Socha, Michał

2015

Was born in 1981 in Warsaw. He graduated from the Department of Graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.

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Sobolewski, Tadeusz

2015

Born in 1947 in Warsaw. He graduated from the University of Warsaw with a degree in Polish Philology. He is a film critic, journalist and columnist.

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Snopek, Martin

2015

In 1999, he graduated from the Animation Department at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Already during his studies he caught the indus...

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Smith, Harry

2010 2008

Harry Smith (1923-1991) is one of the greatest and at the same time least known eccentrics of the previous century. He was a film-maker, painter, m...

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Smid, Gioia

2015

For more than ten years now she has been the custodian of the works of a famous Dutch illustrator - Fiep Westendorp - in her role as an artistic di...

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Sitkiewicz, Paweł

2016

A cinema and media historian, Professor of the University of Gdansk.

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Simpson, Jeff

2013

Producent i reżyser z 20-letnim doświadczeniem w pracy dla BBC. Jest autorem wielu ważnych telewizyjnych filmów dokumentalnych.

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Sharits, Paul

2016

Was an American avant-garde filmmaker and one of the most inventive artists in the field of structural film.

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Sfar, Joann

2015

Joann Sfar was born in 1971 in Nice. He is a French illustrator, comics author and film director with a Jewish background.

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Servais, Raoul

2015

Raoul Servais, a Belgian painter and animator, was born in 1928 in Ostend. In 1950 he graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Gent.

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Sculpture,

2015

Sculpture is an opto-musical agglomerate made up of Dan Hayhurst (music), and Reuben Sutherland (animation).

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Schuette Fierlinger, Sandra

2015

Sandra Schuette, Fierlinger’s second wife, grew up in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and graduated in 1978 from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts wit...

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Schermer, Gerben

2011

Director of the Holland Animation Film Festival (Utrecht) which he started in 1985. His passion for the continuation of animation as an independent...

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Schejbal, Danusia

2016

After studying Fashion and Textiles at the Ealing School of Art and Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts Danusia Schejbal worked for major theatres in Polan...

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Samartseva, Veronikia

2015

Veronika Samartseva is an animation director specializing in analogue animation techniques.

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Saguatti, Saul

2015

Initially, he worked in experimental animation combining his vast skills as a painter, illustrator and cartoonist. Saguatti now works for televisio...

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Týrlová, Hermína

2009

One of the greatest personalities of the Czech animation school. She dedicated her entire life to animated film. She created FERDA MRAVENEC (Ferda ...

Tzu-Han Wang, Emily

2010

EMILY TZU-HAN WANG was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art degree (film, video and animation) from The School of the Art ...

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Tv Studio Filmow Animowanych,

2008

NUKUFILM is one of the biggest puppet animation studios in Europe. It was founded in 1957 in Estonia by Elbert Tuganov ( Peetrikese unenägu –...

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Tupicoff, Dennis

2010

Dennis Tupicoff, Australia – scriptwriter, director, producer, designer/animator. Graduating from Queensland University, Dennis later complet...

Trnka, Jiří

2009

Trnka was a graphic artist, illustrator, painter, sculptor, animator and director of animated puppet films. He graduated from the Prague School of ...

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Topor, Roland

2009

Roland Topor (1938-1997), more of a cult person each year, enjoying a constantly growing circle of international fans and followers. A Renaissance ...

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Tkacz, Mikołaj

2015

He belongs to a comics group Maszin. In 2013 he published comics “The Adventures of Nobody” and – together with Agnieszka Piksa – “A Genius Unknown”.

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Tkacz, Piotr

2015

He is an improviser, DJ, and organizer. He is a member of several bands, such as Kurort, Radioda, Revue svazu českých architektů. He has worked wit...

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Tidholm, Anna-Clara

2009

A poet, journalist and illustrator of children books. She was awarded the Astrid Lindgren prize together with Thomas Tidholm for a series of books ...

Themerson, Stefan, Franciszka

2013 2008

Stefan Themerson był pisarzem, Franciszka Themerson malarką. Stefan urodził się w Płocku w 1910; Franciszka w Warszawie w 1907. Stefan studiował ar...

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The Sprocket Ensemble,

2010

Compagnia d’Arte Drummatica was founded in 1994 by Mario Martignoni. The group’s interest in particular forms of expression was channel...

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The American Magic-Lantern Theater,

2009

The International Animation Film Festival Animateka was established in Ljubljana in 2004 with the objective to improve the circulation and presenta...

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Templeton, Suzie

2008

Was born 1967 in Hampshire, UK. Animator and director. Suzie burst onto the international animation scene with her multi-award winning film Stanley...

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Ushev, Theodore

2013

He was born in 1968 in Kyustendil, Bulgaria. He graduated from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia. He first gained recognitionas a poster artist...

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Urbański, Kazimierz

2009

Born in 1929. Urbański studied stage design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (1951-56) and film graphics at the School of Applied Arts in Prag...

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Von Zeit,

2009

The International Animation Film Festival Animateka was established in Ljubljana in 2004 with the objective to improve the circulation and presenta...

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Vetulani, Jan

2016

Representing the Poznań-based company 3R Studio Mobile. He spent 5 years at the 3R Studio working on various objects, from architectural visualisat...

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Wroński, Jakub

2016

Graduate of the National School of Advertising and the Animation Films & Film Special Effects faculty at the Lodz Film School.

Woloshen, Steven

2014

He is a lecturer, juror, technician, animator, craftsman, and recently – the author of “Recipes for Reconstruction”, a filmmaker'...

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Wilkosz, Tadeusz

2010

Director, scriptwriter and set designer. He was born in 1934, in Kraków. His work mostly revolves around puppet animation. He graduated from the Fi...

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Wilczyński, Mariusz

2008 2010 2014

Born in 1964 in Łódź. In 1986 he graduated from the Department of Painting and Graphic Design at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Łódź. He is...

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Wilczyński, Marek

2015

Marek Wilczyński is one of the most fascinating Polish composers writing scores for animation, and a very hard-working one. He has collaborated on ...

Wells, Paul

2014

Professor Paul Wells is the Director of the Animation Academy at Loughborough University, UK. He has published widely in Animation Studies includi...

Wawro , Małgorzata

2016

Is artistically, visually and sentimentally involved in the group called Jak Zwał Tak Zwał.

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Wasilewski, Zenon

2016

​Referred to as the father of Polish animation, Zenon Wasilewski made nearly 20 films, which won him numerous prizes at Polish and international fe...

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Yoshida, Izumi

2016

Director of animations awarded at festivals and film events (“Mirage”, “Kigo”, “Kinki”), Japanese translator.

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Zucchelli, Gabriele

2008

Animator, director of animation films. He worked as well as a CGI character animator and his credits so far include:„Dinotopia”, “...

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Ziołek, Jakub

2016

A musician from Bydgoszcz, Poland collaborating with such groups as Alameda, Innercity Ensemble, T'ien Lai, Ed Wood, Kapital, Hokei.

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Zimpel, Wacław

2016

He merges American minimal music, Indian rag, jazz, as well as classical music.

Zappa, Frank

2012

Rock star iconoclast, adept satirist and social/political commentator, orchestral composer, guitar virtuoso, music producer, and innovative filmmak...