I’ve been studying animation for 6 years. I believe it’s important to think about what art can bring us. The animation is a perfect medium, which includes multi expressions, to show sophisticated things, such as emotions, humanities, environment, and even some expectation about the future. That’s why I’m so fascinated by animation, and I hope… Continue reading Director Biography – KAIFU LIU (THE METAMORPHOSIS)

Director Biography – Björn Granberg Ahlmark (ART IS ANGST)

I am a 54 year old teacher who works at Cybergymnasiet in Stockholm. I teach animation and other similar courses. My students use software like Photoshop, After Effects, Animate, Maya and more. During my free time I´ve been working on my own 3d animation “Art is Angst”, which I hope you will like. I have… Continue reading Director Biography – Björn Granberg Ahlmark (ART IS ANGST)

Director Biography – Nikki Chapman (MELTED)

My name is Nikki Chapman and I am a 23 year old animator from South Bend, Indiana. My mother is a doctor and my dad is an art teacher and puppeteer, so I grew up in a household where creativity and hard work were encouraged. As a kid I constantly drew comics and passed them… Continue reading Director Biography – Nikki Chapman (MELTED)

Director Biography – Tomás Welss Barkan (MAGIC DREAM)

Tomás Welss is an animator, visual artist and professor. His animated filmography offers a critical vision of human nature, full of dark humor and original usage of color. His work has earned him awards and recognition around the world, showcasing his talents at film festivals such as Toulouse, Biarritz, Amiens, Zagreb, Fribourg, Monterrey, Huesca, Palm… Continue reading Director Biography – Tomás Welss Barkan (MAGIC DREAM)

Director Biography – Fiona Bavinton (JE NE REGRETT RIEN)

When Fiona was nine, she wanted a horse. She made one out of rolled up newspaper, placed her favourite bear in the saddle and under guidance from her father, used a standard eight camera and made a stop motion animation of her horse winning the Melbourne Cup. Not long after this a Sinclair ZX80 computer… Continue reading Director Biography – Fiona Bavinton (JE NE REGRETT RIEN)

Director Biography – Chun-Yao Chang, XuFei Wu (A POEM IN BAMBOO)

Xufei Wu is a 3D artist with specialties including but not limited to lighting, animation and storyboard. He comes from a strong 2D background and will continue using his 2D aesthetics as his ultimate inspiration. After years of drawing on paper, he discovered that tablets and computer software are very powerful tools to create exciting… Continue reading Director Biography – Chun-Yao Chang, XuFei Wu (A POEM IN BAMBOO)


Mark Simon’s passion for storytelling and art is evident in everything he does. Mark owns three entertainment industry businesses, authored ten best-selling industry books, lectures around the world, regularly contributes to industry periodicals, and creates, produces and sells original content. In 2012 Mark won a Prime Time Engineering Emmy as part of the Toon Boom… Continue reading Director Biography – Mark Simon (THE PECULIAR ADVENTURES OF WILLOW B. STAR)

Director Biography – Koji Yamamura (DREAMS INTO DRAWING)

Koji Yamamura born in 1964. During the 1990s, He refined his style, spending much of his time making films for children. Nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short, “Mt. Head” marked a turning point, he to a place among the world’ s top animation filmmakers by “The Old Crocodile” (2005), “Franz Kafka’ s A… Continue reading Director Biography – Koji Yamamura (DREAMS INTO DRAWING)

Director Biography – Takeshi Yashiro (GON, THE LITTLE FOX)

Takeshi Yashiro joined Taiyo Kikaku Co., Ltd., a Japanese TV-CM production, after graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1993. He has worked as a director mainly for commercial films and is one of the top “stop motion” animation specialists. He does not only direct but also create the art and sets by himself.… Continue reading Director Biography – Takeshi Yashiro (GON, THE LITTLE FOX)

Director Biography – Nomadic Alternative, Farnaz Ohadi (HESAR (GATE))

Award-winning dynamic duo -Nelson and Xochitl Garcia-leal, are award winning independent artists that were raised and currently reside in Vancouver. What they bring to the table is their 15+years of practice, their creative and innovative ideas, unique design and guarantee of your 100% satisfaction. With Xochitl acting as art director, producer, writer, negotiator and Nelson… Continue reading Director Biography – Nomadic Alternative, Farnaz Ohadi (HESAR (GATE))