september, 2021

This is a repeating event

30sep09:0016:00Filmmaker’s WorkshopA handful of young international filmmakers engage in a creative animation jam09:00 - 16:00 The Animation Workshop

Filmmaker’s Workshop

Event Details

Filmmaker’s workshop is a returning experimental activity during VAF, and once again we’ve invited creative animation students to produce a short film together. In two days they will collectively create a fantastic film with a theme that is yet to be revealed.

Filmmaker’s workshop brings together a handful of young international filmmakers with a number of Bachelor degree students of The Animation Workshop/VIA University College to engage in a creative animation jam.

The intense 2-day workshop first and foremost is about the creative process and getting inspired by each other, as well as making a very short collaborative film based on a select theme/prompt.

Filmmaker, multimedia artist and teacher Uri Kranot lead the workshop and he is assisted by filmmaker and visual artist Philip Piaget. The workshop is produced by educational coordinator Liga Miezite Jensen.

Participating this year:

  • Marek Náprstek (Ant Hill, FAMU, Czech Rep.)
  • Jalal Maghout (Have a Nice Dog, Film university Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Germany)
  • Réka Anna Szakály (Reduction, MOME, Hungary)
  • Aliona Baranova (Leaf, University of Tomas Bata in Zlin, Czech Rep.)

TAW 3rd year Bachelor students taking part in the workshop:

  • Asdis Margret Olafsdottir – 3rd year Bachelor student at The Animation Workshop
  • Benedikte Hansen – 3rd year Bachelor student at The Animation Workshop
  • Emilio Talib Carius Elmowy– 3rd year Bachelor student at The Animation Workshop
  • Georgios Chatzellis – 3rd year Bachelor student at The Animation Workshop

The event is closed for outside participation

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The event is by invitation only

Speakers for this event

  • Aliona Baranova

    Aliona Baranova

    Illustrator and animator

    Aliona Baranova was born in Russia and grew up in Belarus. She studied animation in Czech Republic and stayed there. Both of her student films Home (2017) and Leaf (2020) are about homesickness. Somehow. Aliona loves colors. Her goal is to make enjoyable films.

    URL https://www.behance.net/Baranova/projects

    Illustrator and animator

  • Asdis Margret Olafsdottir

    Asdis Margret Olafsdottir

    3rd year Bachelor student at The Animation Workshop

    Ásdís was born in Sweden and raised in Iceland, but has lived in Denmark since 2016. She studied classical drawing both in Viborg and Copenhagen before starting the Bachelor of Animation at The Animation Workshop. She hopes to work as an animator/filmmaker after graduation. Ásdís enjoys drawing, cooking, gaming and exercising. She currently lives in Viborg where she is in her 3rd year of Character Animation Bachelor program at The Animation Workshop.

    3rd year Bachelor student at The Animation Workshop

  • Benedikte Hansen

    Benedikte Hansen

    3rd year Bachelor student at The Animation Workshop

    Benedikte is a student at The Animation Workshop studying Character Animation. She is currently in her 3rd year, working on a 3D Bachelor project called Abbas.

    Benedikte is from Denmark and have lived all over the country throughout her life, but have always held on to drawing, wherever she went. Benedikte attended The Drawing Academy in Viborg in 2018 and that really sparked her passion for life drawing, but also introduced her to animation and most importantly films. She loves the storytelling aspect in films and all the hidden messages that can be shown instead of told.

    3rd year Bachelor student at The Animation Workshop

  • Emilio Talib Carius Elmowy

    Emilio Talib Carius Elmowy

    3rd year Bachelor student at The Animation Workshop

    Emilio Elmowy grew up in sunny Sydney, Australia, and is currently studying a Bachelor in Animation: Computer Graphic Arts at The Animation Workshop Viborg, Denmark. During his second year of studies he directed the short film campaign “Tent Through Time” for the NGO 5Skoler. Currently he is working on the graduation film project Abbas as lead cinematographer and editor.

    3rd year Bachelor student at The Animation Workshop

  • Georgios Chatzellis

    Georgios Chatzellis

    3rd year Bachelor student at The Animation Workshop

    Georgios Chatzellis was born and raised in Greece. In 2018 he completed his bachelor in Audio Visual Arts in the Ionian University (Greece). Right now, he is in the third year of his studies in Character Animation in the Animation Workshop, in Denmark. Georgios animated and directed his graduation film, While I keep on Dreaming (2018) and is focusing on storyboarding and 2D animation. He loves cinematography and storytelling for kids and wants to create films with meaning and importance for the young audience.

    URL https://giorgoschatz.weebly.com/

    3rd year Bachelor student at The Animation Workshop

  • Jalal Maghout

    Jalal Maghout

    Animation filmmaker

    Jalal Maghout is an animation filmmaker, who graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Visual Communication from the University of Damascus in 2010. He worked as a teacher at Damascus University before leaving for Berlin in 2013, where he immediately started working on his animadoc SULEIMA. The film about a Syrian female opposition activist was screened in many competitions of the most important animation film festivals worldwide. In 2019 he finished his master studies in animation directing at the Film university Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF with his graduation film Have a Nice Dog!

    URL https://www.behance.net/JalalMaghout

    Animation filmmaker

  • Liga Miezite Jensen

    Liga Miezite Jensen

    Educational Coordinator of Character Animation program

    Since 2010, Liga has been working as Educational Coordinator of Character Animation program at The Animation Workshop’s Bachelor Department. She is supervising Jam Project and A Short, Short Film Project made by the first year Character Animation and CG Arts students every year. Liga has a background in Audiovisual Culture (Latvian Academy of Culture) and European Studies (Aarhus University).

    Educational Coordinator of Character Animation program

  • Marek Náprstek

    Marek Náprstek

    Film director and animator

    Marek Náprstek is a Czech film director and animator. He was born in 1987, studied English and French at Charles University in Prague and animation at FAMU. His graduation films The More I Know (2015) and Ant Hill (2020) were screened internationally and received several prizes, the most recent of which was special mention for Ant Hill at Animafest Zagreb 2021. Marek likes to read, run and play the ukulele, he lives and works in Prague with his wife and two children.

    URL https://mareknaprstek.com/

    Film director and animator

  • Philip Piaget

    Philip Piaget

    Filmmaker, animator and visual artist

    Philip Piaget is a filmmaker, animator and visual artist from Mexico City. He graduated in 2018 from The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark with a Bachelor of Arts in Character Animation. He has previously studied Classical Animation at the Vancouver Film School (2010-2011) as well as worked on numerous studios like Global Mechanic, Might and Delight, Atomic Cartoons, amongst others, as an animator, designer and filmmaker. Philip has directed and developed the award-winning CG/mixed media film Reverie. He is currently focused on creating original projects and servicing commissions at the animation production company he has co-founded, Ouros Animation (ouros.net)

    Filmmaker, animator and visual artist

  • Réka Anna Szakály

    Réka Anna Szakály

    Animator and illustrator

    Réka Anna Szakály was born in Hungary, Tatabánya in 1995. She graduated in 2020 with a master's degree in animation from Moholy-Nagy University. Her diploma film Reduction has been screened at several international festivals, and got on the BAFTA Student Award shortlist. She won the Best Hungarian Animation award at Friss Hús International Film Festival. Réka is a founding member of the creative group of Hungarian Animations for Community Purposes, their short films are dealing with current social issues. Currently she is working as a production assistant on a feature animated film.

    URL https://www.szakalyrekaanna.com/

    Animator and illustrator

  • Uri Kranot

    Uri Kranot

    Filmmaker and multimedia artist

    He is a member of The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Science, awarded at Venice, Cannes and other prestigious festivals. Uri is supervising the bachelor films at The Animation Workshop/VIA University College and the main tutor of Anidox Lab.

    Filmmaker and multimedia artist

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