12. IAFF Animator


Festival Jury

12. IAFF Animator

Short films

Ewa Borysewicz
She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków. After the good reception of her student animated film Kto by pomyślał? at several different festivals, her animated debut Do serca Twego was nominated to the Golden Bear Award at the International Berlinale 2014 Film Festival and won the Grand Prix at the Animateka Festival in Ljubljana. Ewa has completed the AAIR artistic residence program in Tokyo (2012) as well as at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart (2013). She also created short animated films featuring social content for TVP Kultura and Galeria Arsenał in Białystok. She studies film direction at WRiTV UŚ in Katowice.

Bret Battey

He creates electronic, acoustic, and audio-visual concert works and installations, with a focus on generative techniques. He has been a Fulbright Fellow to India and a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and he has received recognitions and prizes from Austria's Prix Ars Electronica, France's Bourges Concours International de Musique Electroacoustique, Spain's Punto y Raya Festival and MuVi4, Abstracta Cinema of Rome, Amsterdam Film eXperience the Texas Fresh Minds Festival, and the Red Stick International Animation Festival for his sound and image compositions. He pursues research in areas related to algorithmic music, haptics, and image and sound relationships. He completed his masters and doctoral studies in Music Composition at the University of Washington and his Bachelors of Music in Electronic and Computer Music at Oberlin Conservatory. His primary composition and technology teachers have been Conrad Cummings, Richard Kareen, and Gary Nelson. He also served as a Research Associate for the University of Washington's Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media. He is a Professor of Audiovisual Composition at the Music, Technology, and Innovation Institute for Sonic Creativity at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

Dr. Franziska Bruckner

Media Scholar and Head of the Research Group Media Creation at St. Pölet University of Applied Sciences; curator and organizer of the international symposium series Animafest Scanner. Co-coordinator of the working group Animation of the German Society for Media Studies and a member of the Executive Board of the ASIFA Austria. She studied Painting and Animated Film at the Vienna University for Applied Art and Theater, Film, and Media Studies at the University of Vienna, where she worked as a University Assistant from 2009 to 2013 and earned her doctorate in 2017. She was a Lecturer at Vienna University, the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, and the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. Her research focuses on the history of animation in German-speaking countries, hybrids of animation and live-action films, animation in virtual and augmented environments, and the connection between art and film.

Feature films

Julie Roy
As executive producer of the French Animation Studio of the National Film Board of Canada, Julie Roy has produced close to 40 animated short films. She holds a master’s degree in cinematography from the University of Montreal and has published numerous articles about women in animated film; she has been a guest programmer for many international film festivals. Notable among recent Julie Roy productions are The Subject (2018) by Patrick Bouchard, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight; Embraced (2018), by Justine Vuylsteker; and The Tesla World Light (2017), by Matthew Rankin, selected in competition for the Semaine de la Critique at Cannes. She was executive producer of the short film Blind Vaysha, by Theodore Ushev, nominated in the animated short category at the 89th Academy Awards in 2017. In 2016, she co-produced The Head Vanishes, by Franck Dion (NFB and Papy 3D), winner of the Cristal, the highest honour awarded at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

She also produced Carface (2015), by Claude Cloutier; Pilots on the Way Home (2014), by Priit and Olga Pärn; Bus Story (2014), by Tali, which won the Junior Jury Award at the prestigious Annecy Festival;  Edmond Was a Donkey (2012), by Franck Dion, winner of a Special Jury Award at Annecy and 30 other international awards; Paula (2011) by Dominic-Étienne Simard, which received the Best Short Film award at Berlin Interfilm; and Here and the Great Elsewhere (2012) by Michèle Lemieux, winner of the Grand Prix at Cinanima in Espinho, Portugal.

Encouraging a wide variety of approaches to filmmaking, Julie Roy is currently developing an interactive installation with Nicolas Brault, and is at work with Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski (directors of Madame Tutli Putli, 2007) on a new short film, provisionally titled The Girl Who Wept Pearls, which will combine stop-motion puppet animation, live action, and computer graphics. Roy has a special interest in experimental animation: she produced Quiet Zone (2015), by Karl Lemieux and David Bryant; Reflection (2013), by Sylvie Trouvé; and Mamori (2010), by Karl Lemieux, Grand Prix winner at the 25 FPS Festival in Zagreb. She is also the producer of the animation section of the NFB Aide au cinéma indépendant (ACIC) program.

Aneta Ozorek
Artistic Director at the Amsterdam based KLIK Holland Animation Festival, programmer for festival for children, producer of film events, film education program expert with many years of experience. Creator of film education strategy for Silesia Film, programmer of the Kino w Trampkach festival. Project coordinator for DOCąd – a series of workshops with masters of Polish documentary filmmaking, ANIMATIKON – workshops with masters of Polish animation, Animation in Action – international animation workshops, aKINO – film education program for children. Conference Coordinator for Kręcimy Filmem for children, prepared in collaboration with the National Audiovisual Institute. Coordinated the Kino Dzieci. Pro – a development project aimed to support filmmaking for young audiences aged 4-12. Panelist at the conference Film Education for the 21st Century – International Conference on Film Education in the Czech Republic and Europe. Author of books for children on the basics of animation, as well as six books created in collaboration with the Center of Contemporary Art Kronika. Jury member at festivals such as: Berlinale, Odense Film Festival (Denmark), Primanima Festival (Hungary), Barnefilmfestivalen (Norway), International festival of films for younger viewers Ale Kino (Poznań). Member of the European Children Film Association. Polish ambassador at the European Animation Award.

Georges Sifianos
Born in Greece in 1952, he studied painting, animation and philosophy. (Fine Art school in Athens, CFT-Gobelins and Sorbonne in Paris). In 1988 he has obtained a doctorate with a thesis on Language and Esthetics of the Animation Cinema.
Films: Petrochemicals, The Cathedrals of the Desert (full-length documentary), Smile, Scent of city, Tutu and C'est Môa (-ego-) short films of animation. First price of the festival of Salonique in 1981, Special Mention in Auch in 2001, nomination at the Lutins du court-métrage in 2002.
Animator, Film Director, he writes on the cinema of animation which he teaches in ENSAD since 1995. He participated in various juries of animation festivals. He is also involved in the Visual Arts.