Selection Committee

          Isolde Asal

Born in 1966 in Germany. Has graduated as a advertising photographer and media designer for video and multimedia.Since 1990-95 she has worked as a freelance photographer and filmmaker making several travel documentaries about North and South America, Australia and  Europe. She finished her academic career in 2000 at The University of the Arts, Berlin - major field of study: animation, visual communication and film production.

Since 2001 she started her own business - "Asal independent film and media production", with focus in the concep and production of cross-media campaigns in all areas of film, animation, photography, print, online and social media.

She is teaching since 2003. Lecturer at the University of the Arts Berlin. Since 2008 lecturer and production manager at The Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg, at the department of experimental film design. Lecturer since 2012 at The Medienakademie in  Berlin.


          Alice Tambellini 

Born in Italy in 1984. Graduated in Multimedia Arts at Carrara Fine Arts Academy, she attended short animation courses at the ?cole europ?enne sup?rieure de l'image in Poitiers, and the Three Month Animation Course in Bristol, specializing in stop-motion animation.

Since 2005 she directed and animated stop-motion short films as independent artist, working together with her brother Stefano, with whom she co-founded the label "SenZa TesTa Productions".

In 2011 worked as freelance stop frame animator on the stop motion film "Oh Willy!", by Emma De Swaef and Marc J. Roels, at Beast Animation studios.

She currently works as animation teacher at Sassari Fine Arts Academy and as freelance animator and graphic designer.


          Ivan Bogdanov

Ivan Bogdanov (1973) was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. He holds a BFA degree in Media & Animation from the Willem de Kooning Academy of Art and Design, Rotterdam (2002). Since 2002 he has been working as a freelance animation director, illustrator and comics artist. He is a co-founder of FinFilm animation studio and Compote Collective.

His animated films have brought him international recognition. As of late he has been working on the animated co-productions "Travelling Country" (2015), "Father" (2012), and "Anna Blume" (2009).

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