Shadi Adib was born in Tehran. Her passion for drawing lead her to a B.D. as graphic designer from Tehran’s Fine Art Faculty and her M.A. as animation director. After that, she worked in Tehran as a concept designer and animator, until she moved to Germany to study at the Animationsinstitut der Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.
Already at the beginning of her lateral entry program, her initial project “Filmfabrik” was chosen to be the ITFS Trailer for 2015. Alongside further contributions in third-party projects like “Ich kenne ein Tier”, Shadi developed and animated two films for the Haus der Geschichte Stuttgart as part of the 150th birthday of Carl Lämmle, which were presented until summer 2017 as part of the exhibition. The ad, one of those two films which were produced for the event, was running as part of the Filmschau Baden-Württemberg und earned lots of positive response. In Tehran she worked on her shortfilm “Like a Dream” (“Best Film” 4th Tehran Urban Film Festival) and on the many times awarded short „Alzheimer“ (i.a. “Golden Prize for the best animation” 8th Tehran Animation Festival) as screenwriter, concept artist, and animator. She completed her work on her latest short “Fuse” in 2017. The film was drawn entirely on paper and features among others Nick Cave as one of the main voice actors.
Kate Anderson is an animator and illustrator based in London. Since graduating with an MA in Animation from the Royal College of Art, Kate has worked on a range of commercial projects and commissions, alongside which she produces her own moving image work for presentation at film festivals, galleries and online. Clients include Kings College London, UCL and the Migration Museum. Recent projects include animated scenery projections for Ensemble Moliere’s baroque opera Pygmalion, and an animated dining table installation commissioned for the Migration Museum’s immersive exhibition Room To Breathe.
Gilnaz Arzpeyma is a Montreal based artist. Inspired by mediums such as water, sand, felt and charcoal, she explores body expression and identity through visual poetry.
Marcel Barelli was born in 1985 in Lodrino, Switzerland. 2005-09 Attends HEAD-Genève (Haute école d’art et de design - Genève), cinema department. 2009 Receives degree from HEAD-Genève.
Filmography (all animates short-films) :
2018 Uno strano processo
2017 Ralph aand the Dinosaurs (series)
2011 Gypaetus Helveticus
2008 No Penguin's Land
Epoh Beech studied as a fine artist in Florence, at Cheltenham Art School and Chelsea College of Art. She has an MA from the University of Hertfordshire and works out of the ACAVA studios in West London.
She has completed five major series of works, each follow a journey, tell a story, illustrate a particular poem or Jacobean “Masque”. Each has been exhibited either in London, the UK or internationally. The work is strongly influenced by the narrative force and the quest for the sublime through the balance of colour and light most evident in the work of 15th Italian Renaissance and German Romantic painters.
The recent series in animated drawing explores the relationship between still images, moving images and music. Each work in these series examines the internal world and the transformative journey of the unconscious.
The Masque of Blackness (2018), Beech’s second animated drawing was exhibited with the related drawings at Gallery 46, Whitechapel, London and monumentally projected onto The Royal National Theatre Flytower over three evenings, as part of The Thames Festival Totally Thames 2018.
Paola Bellato is an animator and producer in Argentina. He studied Image and Sound Design at the University of Buenos Aires, Scenography at the Colon Theater, photography and Animation.
Isabelle Estruch is an image and sound designer (UBA). Teacher and cheerleader Stop motion. I teach video, photography and animation workshops for children and teenagers. Experiment with projections and pinhole photography.
Sofia Ugarte was born in Buenos Aires, in 1986. She has a degree in Visual Arts with orientation in Drawing by the National University Institute of Art (IUNA). Work as an illustrator, graphic designer and art director. Studied stop motion in The Animation Academy and participated in animated shorts next to the MIGA group. Personally he is dedicated to drawing and painting, take photos, make collage and more recently ceramics.
Moshe Ben Avraham (Animoshe) was born 1984. the eldest to a family of 12 siblings living in a settlement in the west bank of Israel, Shilo. Graduated from the Animation department at the Musrara school of arts in Jerusalem in 2009. Today lives in the Upper Galilee and works as an Animator, Filmmaker and Visual artist.