Animated Dreams International Competition

Uri Kranot
Uri Kranot is a filmmaker and the main tutor and content supervisor of AniDox:Lab. Originally from Israel, Kranot has been living, working and making films in different countries. Together with his partner and co-director Michelle Kranot, he has won many international prizes and participated in numerous film festivals. Kranot has given master classes and had retrospective screenings all around the world. The duo’s film Hollow Land was shortlisted for Academy Awards in 2013.
Kranot has been working as an artist-in-residence at the Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark, where he also teaches a bachelor program and supervises graduation projects and professional courses.

Yves Nougarede
Born in Annecy, he discovered animation thanks to television. He then experimented with clay animation on camera 8mm. He began his film education in high-school and continued the studies at Lumière University Lyon 2. After refusing to do military service he was employed at the film department of Annecy Festival. He is now responsible for data entry and archiving. He mainly serves, however, as a video-operator for selection committees. Thanks to this post, he is able to see over 3000 films each year since 1997. In 2012 he became a member of the selection committee at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, and since 2016 he is also in charge of the Virtual Reality demos.

Mati Kütt
A self-proclaimed freelance lone-wolf Mati Kütt is a painter and an animator. He has worked in the Animated Film Department of Tallinnfilm Studio and since 1995 he has been a freelance artist. A former scholar of motion studies and experimental animation at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design (Denver, Colorado). He is the member of the Estonian Filmmakers Union, Estonian Artists’ Association and the Estonian Painters’ Association.

Sleepwalkers International Competition / Student Competition

 

Rain Tolk
Rain Tolk is an actor, director from Tallinn, Estonia. Together with Andres Maimik he founded his own production house Kuukulgur Film in 2002. He has been directing different feature films, TV-series, commercials and music videos since. Most notably he starred in Autumn Ball, which was awarded the Ortrizzonti prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2007.

 

 


Liene Linde

Liene Linde is a Latvian film director and film critic. Her newest short film Seven Awkward Sex Scenes. Part One, which was included in Karlovy Vary International Film Festival’s special section Future Frames 2017, put her in the list of 10 best new filmmakers in Europe.

 

 

Enrico Vannucci
Enrico Vannucci works as short film advisor at Venice Film Festival and as a short film programmer at Torino Short Film Market. He has been working in film festival programming teams since 2010. He writes essays regarding the short and feature film festival ecosystem. Moreover as a journalist he has been covering major film festivals since 2009.

Animated Dreams Student Competition

Clémence Bragard
After studying audiovisual and digital assets management, Clémence has worked for French broadcasters and production companies as an audiovisual researcher. Meanwhile, she has got involved in animation festivals, and graduated from Gobelins, School of Image as a Production manager. Since then, she has been coordinating and developing business and large audience events related to the animation industry. Clémence is currently the programmer and general coordinator of the Festival national du film d’animation for AFCA, the program manager of NipponNordic artist residency for The Animation Workshop, and a host and moderator of Annecy International Animation Festival.

 

Märt-Matis Lill
Märt-Matis Lill studied composition in Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and also completed studies at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. He’s been a member of the Estonian Composers’ Union since 2000. His compositions can be heard in numerous films, theatrical and dance productions. In 2007, My Weeping Voice is the Wind of Autumn was selected among the best ten compositions at the International Composers’ Rostrum in Paris and in 2014 “The Pressure of Polaris” for big orchestra, electronics and Sami joik singer was premiered in Estonian Music Days, Tallinn.

 

Aleksei Savinsky
Aleksey Savinsky is an animation curator. Since 2008 he has been working towards reviving St.Petersburg’s film landscape. He is the co-founder of TLLT, St.Petersburg (Theater Laboratory Like Theater) and Insomnia animation festival, where he was also a programme director (2013-2015). He is also the founder of animation festival-laboratory ЭТО in St. Petersburg.

PÖFF Shorts National Competition

 

Reet Aus
Reet Aus is known for her work in fashion, theatre and film. She has completed three graduate degrees at Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA), and is now working at the EAA as a senior researcher. Besides her work at the Estonian Academy of Arts, she is the head designer at the Tallinn City Theater and has been the costume designer for several films, among others December Heat (2009) and Where Souls Go (2007). Her upcycled designs have also been featured in a documentary Out of Fashion (2015).

 

Anna Žaca
Anna Zača (formerly Veilande-Kustikova) is a curator, programmer and project manager in the field of film and moving image. After studies of Art History and critics in Latvia and animated film studies in Estonia she worked as the artistic director of 2ANNAS ISFF. Since then has started a new initiative SHORT RIGA that now has grown into an important part of Riga International Film festival dedicated to author and artist film in short format. Anna also curates projects of Baltic Film Talent Lab – an education/collaboration platform for film professionals. Since 2016 Anna is the head of Latvian Animation association.

Clémence Bragard
After studying audiovisual and digital assets management, Clémence has worked for French broadcasters and production companies as an audiovisual researcher. Meanwhile, she has got involved in animation festivals, and graduated from Gobelins, School of Image as a Production manager. Since then, she has been coordinating and developing business and large audience events related to the animation industry. Clémence is currently the programmer and general coordinator of the Festival national du film d’animation for AFCA, the program manager of NipponNordic artist residency for The Animation Workshop, and a host and moderator of Annecy International Animation Festival.