Director Biography – Tomás Welss Barkan (MAGIC DREAM)

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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 Spring, Chicago, Los Angeles, Rome, Cartagena, La Habana, Rio de Janeiro and Guadalajara. He studied Design at the Facultad de Artes de la Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile. He specialized in animation cinema at the Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste Stuttgart where he worked with Heinz Edelmann, art director of the animation film “Yellow Submarine” by The Beatles. Since 2000 he works as a professor in different Universities in Chile and has teached workshops in Belgium, Cuba, Colombia, Spain, Germany, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Egypt, Mexico among others.