Anita Killi, born 1968 in Stavanger, is a Norwegian animator and film director. Anita studied graphic design and illustration at the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry (SHKS) in Oslo between 1988 and 1990 and animation at Volda University College between 1990 and 1992. She mastered in animation at SHKS in 1996. She also studied in Estonia. Anita Killi has made several award-winning animated films, among others The Hedge of Thorns (2001), distinguished as the Norwegian film to win the most international awards in 2002. In addition to animated art shorts, she has also made animated commercials and sequences in documentaries and industrial films. In 2009 she completed the animated film Angry Man. The film, dealing with domestic violence, as of 2011, has been shown on almost one hundred film festivals and won over forty awards, reportedly making Anita Killi the most awarded filmmaker in the world in 2010. Since 1995, Killi runs the animation studio Trollfilm AS from her family’s farm in Dovre.
Joanna Rytel, born 1974 in Warszaw, Poland, studied at University of Art,
Konstfack in Stockholm, University of Photo and Film in Gˆteborg and at
Domens Artschool in Gˆteborg. She has developed a complex artistry,
which always points out our time’s most poignant issues of gender, power
and identity. She approaches these issues with great integrity, putting the
personal at stake, making her form of address accessible to those outside
the usual art and film worlds. Some of the controversial topics she explores
are honor, racism, feminism, relationships between animals and people,
taboos and sexuality in the public sphere, abortion and porn. Considering
how loaded these topics are, one might guess that Rytel would handle them
with political correctness. Far from it. The politically correct answers are left out,
and the reaction becomes stronger when viewers are deprived of their passive
role and become a part of the answer. Some of her films that were screened around
the world are ëMe Seal, Babyí (2013), ëMoms on Fireí (2016) which also screened
in Anibar two years ago, and ëStay Upsí (2017).
An Austrian artist, filmmaker, and researcher, who is teaching animation,
media-arts, and aesthetics for a US-university for over 20 years.
His artistic focus is on experimental and interdisciplinary projects.
He is the founder and director of the ìUnder-the-Radarî festival and
symposium in Vienna.
Lana Tankosa NikolicBiography
Born in 1975 in Copenhagen. She has been Educational Coordinator for Animation and CG Arts at The Animation Workshop, VIA University College in Viborg, Denmark
since 2010. She has now produced more than 40 NGO student films, of which one, The Right Choice (2012), directed by Bo Juhl Nielsen, was selected in the category for the Commissioned Films Annecy 2012 and another, Poseidon (2017), directed by Noa Juel Johansen, succeeded in reaching over 50 million views since the release in June 2017. She is the Danish Ambassador for the European Animation Awards. In 2016 she started her own production company, Late Love Production, which among others produced Martina Scarpelliís film ìEGGî which has been selected to the Annecy International Animation Festival in the official short film selection.
She is now in development with the next project of Uri and Michelle Kranot, ìThe Hangman at Homeî, while continuing her collaboration with Martina Scarpelli, developing her new project. Lana has been jury at Animíest, Romenia, FESA, Serbia and Primanima, Hungary.
Producer, director and screenwriter of the animated movies Psiconautas, Los Niños Olvidados. (Goya Award 2017 and nominated for the EFA Awards) and La Crisis CarnÌvoraî (2007), and the animated short film Birdboy (Goya Award 2012). Screenwriter for several animated series for
TV and the animated movie Goomer (Goya Award 1999). Artistic director of ANIMAKOM FEST Bilbao International Animation Community Festival. Author of theatrical plays and comic books.
Filiz Telaku is a graphic designer form Prishtina, currently
living in Florence where she attends the Accademia Italiana.
Prior to her move, she attended The University of Prishtina
for the 2015-16 academic year. During that time, she consistently
did work as a freelance designer, which she still does as an aside
to her other commitments. She served as an intern and part-time
Graphic Designer and Illustrator for New Moment Design Agency
beginning in 2016 up until 2017. In 2017, Filiz began her work with
Qíart (NGO), a partnership which is ongoing. She did work for the
Guerrilla Art Festival, as well as Meeting of Styles (International
Graffiti and Street Art Festival) continuously throughout their various
editions beginning in 2017. Filiz was also an instructor of the basic
principles of drawing to young kids at M-Atelier!
Kaltrina Berisha is the first stop motion puppet maker in Kosovo.
She has been working as a character designer and costume designer
for a project funded by the Cinematographic Center of Kosovo, which
is now in post production. Animation plays a big role on her personal life.
She keeps focusing on the traditional animation (stop motion) because
she wants to show the beauty of crafting.
I am Lorik Berisha, 21 years old from Prishtina. My profession is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator. For the time being I am engaged in the creative agency “Trokit” as a graphic designer and at the same time I am studying at the Academy of Arts in Prishtina. I come from a family of artists, since my two brothers also work as artists for creative companies. My graphic design career started since the age of 16, where I worked for famous agencies such as: Karrota, Paralel Plus, Project Graphics, and Trokit. I have also been involved in many workshops and creative projects organized by the youth of the capital city, such as murals, magazines, ilustrations, animation projects, etc.