Animator in Washington D.C

2.11.19, National Gallery of Art

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Festival guest / 2019


Guest of 12th International Animated Film Festival Animator


Tim Allen 
A stop motion animator for 19 years, Tim Allen was a key animator on Wes Anderson’s Oscar nominated film Isle of Dogs. His other credits includes Fantastic Mr Fox & Tim Burton's Corpse Bride & Frankenweenie. As well as animating on Oscar winning Peter & the Wolf & Oscar nominated My Life as a Zucchini, he’s served many years of TV series work including Fireman Sam, Postman Pat plus Shaun the Sheep & Creature Comforts USA for Aardman Animations. Tim was Animation Supervisor on The Magic Piano & also the stop motion Club Penguin specials for Disney.


Anna E. Dziedzic
PR professional with ten years of experience in the film industry in the field of planning and implementing promotion strategies. Currently, she is responsible for promoting financial incentives and the film industry for Film Commission Poland (part of the Polish Film Institute). Formerly, she worked for the Polish Producers Alliance (KIPA), she was also the spokesperson of the Krakow Film Festival and the head of the PR and marketing department at Alvernia Studios.

Sławomir Grünberg
Producer, director, is an Emmy Award Winning documentary producer, director, cameraman, and editor born in Lublin, Poland to a family with Jewish roots. He is a graduate of the Polish Film School in Lodz, where he studied cinematography and directing. He emigrated from Poland to the United States in 1981, and has since directed and produced over 45 documentaries. His independent works focus on critical social, environmental and political issues and have won him international recognition. Slawomir’s films have received the Cine Golden Eagle Award and many Grand Prix, Best Documentary and Audience Awards.

Łukasz Kubiński
Co-owner of the Dash Dot Creations studio. He is a graduate of the Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw. In 2009 he co-founded the Dash Dot Creations studio. He is the Creative Director of Dash Dot responsible for the visual appearance of the produced materials. He has supervised and was responsible for the creative side of a few hundred completed projects intended for the advertising and gamedev markets.

Dr Johnchill Lee
Graduated from Tsinghua University and Wuhan University, has decades of experience in the animation industry. He is now a Vice President of ASIFA, General Secretary of ASIFA CHINA, President of Beijing Dison Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd., Director of Beijing Digital Creative Industrious Association, Expert in KOCCA (Korea Creative Content Agency), Expert in National Department for Animation Industry Development and Member of National Press and Publication Standardization Technical Committee.

Mikkel Mainz
Mikkel Mainz is a founder of a creative house Skjald. He is the director of the animated Tales of Alethrion series and was one of the original founders of Sun Creature. He is also an animation teacher and supervisor at The Animation Workshops. His and Skjald’s goal is to make great storytelling experiences for the following community and audience through original 2D film projects, graphic novels, roleplaying books, illustrations and YouTube videos.

Marcin Muszyński 
The DDC Board Member and CDI Supervisor. He is responsible for render, lighting and game engines. He took part in production of trailers of well-known computer games as well as in advertising and television productions. He is conducting online and traditional workshops. In the last few years he has been combining his two passions for 3D production and for sharing his knowledge with others.

Yves Nougarède
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 education in high-school and continued the studies at Lumière University Lyon 2. After refusing to do military service, he was employed at the film department of Annecy Festival. He is now responsible for data entry and archiving. He mainly serves, however, as a video-operator for selection committees. Thanks to this post, he is able to see over 3000 films each year since 1997. In 2012 he became a member of the selection committee at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, and, since 2016 now in charge of the Virtual Reality demos, VR@Annecy.

Aneta Ozorek
Artistic Director of KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival, film curator and education expert. She has extensive experience in the production of industry events, educational workshops, exhibitions and festivals on the Polish and European market. She is program advisor of Cinema in Sneakers Film Festival in Warsaw and Head of Short Section at CEE Animation Pitching Forum. Member of Board of Short Film Conference. Polish Ambassador of European Animation Award and Member of European Children Film Associaton. Illustrator of seven books for children. Member of a jury at Berlinale, Odense Film Festival (Denmark), Animabar (Kosovo), Primanima (Hungary), Kineko (Japan), Baltic Pitching Forum (Lithuania) and many others.  

Katarzyna Wilk
Works at the Kraków Film Foundation since 2006. Deputy Director of KFF SALES & PROMOTION - an agency devoted to advertising Polish documentaries, shorts and animated films through programs: POLISH DOCS, POLISH SHORTS i POLISH ANIMATIONS. Head of the KFF Industry – a supporting department to the Kraków Film festival.  Curator of numerous film reviews and retrospectives as part of a dozen or so international festivals, organizer of polish stands at film fairs and delegations of Polish film producers at the major industry events, also responsible for strategy and festival film distribution. 

Paulina Zacharek 
Founder and co-owner of MOMAKIN company; expert on cinema distribution of animated films and professional film education. Co-organizer of Animarkt Stop Motion Forum, co-programmer of the Masters and Business sections at this event.