Professor of animation directing at New Bulgarian University
Director of animation, feature and documentary films
Born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1949. Graduated from Institute
of Filmmaking – VGIK, Moscow in 1974.
From 1974 to 1992, Anri served as a director, art director
and scriptwriter at Animation Film Production Studio "Boyana".
Since 1992, he is the owner of "Koulev Film Production
Ltd." (KFP) .
Since the foundation of New Bulgarian University he has
been lecturing, and served as the first director of "Animation
cinema" program. A member of Union of Bulgarian Film Makers,
Union of Bulgarian Artists and ASIFA.
2010 "Pop!" (Frame production), NFC – in production
2007 "The RAG" (KFP, NFC), Special Prize of Plovdiv 2007
2002 "The Straw Man" (KFP, DREFA), Germany
1994 "The Gorgon" (KFP, Channel 4, and ARTE) Official selection
of Berlinale '94, Gold Plate of Chicago ‘95.
1987 "The Merry Man" First Prize of Ottawa '88, Honorary
Diploma by the Catholic Jury of Oberhausen ‘88.
1985 "A Tale About the Road" First Prize of Varna '86,
Special Jury Prize of Oberhausen ‘86.
1979 "Cavalcade" Grand Prix "Golden Dragon" of Krakow '80,
1976 "Hypothesis" First Prize of Ottawa '77, First Prize
of Oberhausen ‘77.
Also directing many documentaries and feature films.
Michaela Pavlátová was born in 1961 in Prague, Czech Republic.
She studied animation at VSUP, Academy of Arts, Architecture
and Design in Prague.
As an animation film director, her films have received
numerous awards at international film festivals, including
an Oscar nomination for "Reci, reci, reci / Words, Words,
Words," the Grand Prix in Montreal, and accolades at Berlin,
Tampere, Hiroshima, Stuttgart. Her short animated film,
"Repete," has also won a series of awards including the
Grand Prix at the International Animation Festival Hiroshima
and Golden Bear in Berlin. In 2006 she made an animated
film "The Carnival of Animals," together with illustrator
Vratislav Hlavaty which won Grand Prix in Espinho. Recently
she turned into live action films as a director, in 2008
she finished her second live action feature film "Night
Owls." Aside from that she still loves animation and continues
in making animation films as well. She also makes illustrations
and teaches animation. Michaela lives and works in Prague.
<Filmography ( animation)>
Karneval zvířat / The Carnival of Animals, 2006 / Grand
Prix Espinho 2006, etc.
Taily Tales, 2002
Az na veky / Forever and Ever, 1998
This Could Be Me, 1995 (together with Pavel Koutecky)
Repete, 1995 / Grand Prix - Hiroshima 1996, Golden Bear
Berlinae 1996, etc.
Uncles and Aunts, 1992
Reci, reci, reci / Words, Words, Words, 1991 / Oscar nomination
Krizovka / The Crossword Puzzle, 1989
Etuda z alba / An Etude from the Album, 1987
Gerrit van Dijk
Gerrit van Dijk was born in Uden, The Netherlands in
1938. After completing his education
at Academy for Visual Design and Architecture in Tilburg,
he made paintings and aquarels which were
nationally and internationally exhibited. Soon after,
he became involved in multi-disciplinary
projects in co-operation with other artists. As an extension
of his work as painter, he became
active as a filmmaker. Since 1971, animationfilms, as
moving paintings, have been the
essence of his work.
Gerrit van Dijk's works boast a high number of styles
and techniques, all merged together.
His films are a combination of film and graphic art. His
films evoke admiration, not only within The Netherlands,
but also far beyond its borders. "Haast een Hand" ("He
almost clutched his Hand") was selected for the festival
of Cannes in 1983; "Pas A Deux" won, among other
rewards, the Golden Bear at the Berlin Festival in 1989; "A
Good Turn Daily" won the grand prize of the Dutch
Film: The Golden Calf in 1984. With his newest film "I
move, so I am" Gerrit won in 1998 his second Golden
Bear in Berlin.
Also since about the mid-eighties Gerrit weekly makes a "political
cartoon" in the Haarlems newspaper; for the same paper
he wrote drawn colums. He set-up the first Dutch animation
course within the Academie voor Beeldende Vorming in Tilburg
which started in September. 1986
In the early nineties, he started together with his wife
the Foundation Animated People
( a distribution-office for animated films which Cilia
his wife began as a private person ten years earlier) which
in 1993 became The Netherlands Institute for Animation
In 2005, he started to photograph himself while travelling
around the World, going to the lavatory.
This has since developed into the ongoing Photo project
"Gerrit van Dijk ZEEK".
2009 Far away from home – 5.19 min
2006 Sold out - 7.30 min
2005 Trailer for Filmmuseum - 1.5 min
2004 The Letter - 50 sec.
2004 Jute 14: Deed gij ook niet, wat U geschiedt? - 3 min
2003 The last words of Dutch Schultz - 23 min.
1997 I move, so I am - 8.5 min.
1991 Frieze Frame - 4.5 min.
1990 Janneke - 8.5 min.
1988 Pas A Deux - 5.5 min.
1983 A Good Turn Daily - 13 min.
1979 Jute 9 Tanzen nach den Pfeifen von F.J.Strauss - 3
1979 Jute 2 Alle Menschen werden Brüder - 3 min.
1977 Quod Libet - 7.5 min.
1976 Sportflesh - 3 min.
1973 Butterfly - 3.5 min.
Alexey Alexeev is a director, art-director,animator,
scriptwriter, composer and editor.He was working at Varga
Studio in Budapest as a director on many TV series and
pilots, including Mr.Bean series, Keeper, Baby blues,
etc. From 2004 he has been Creative Director of Studio
Baestarts in Budapest. His animated shorts have won over
60 prizes in festivals around the world including Annecy
2008 and 2009, Hiroshima,Zargeb,Seoul,NY, etc.Based on
his recent short 'KJFG No.5' Alexey produced the animation
series 'Log Jam' which has been sold to Nickelodeon International
for worldwide and Canal Plus France.Alexey was a member
of selection comissions including Annecy 2009, Jury member
in Stuttgart ,Karlovy Vary, Utrecht and others.Works
Log Jam : 2008-9, animated series for Nickelodeon Worldwide
and Canal+, 12 x 1 min
KJFG No.5: 2007 ,animated film, 2 min
HUHU - Pole Hole: animated film, 2min
Mondokak: animated series 26x2 min, 2006
Pro Vorona : 2004, animated film, 12 min
Sesame street: animated films, 3x2 min,2003
Aliens: 2003,animated film, 3.5 min
Mr. Bean: 2001-3, animated series 52x 10 min, for Tiger
King's Moon: 2001, animated film (pilot), 5 min,
Colin Vs the World: 2000, 10 min for Cartoon Network
Baby Blues: 1999, animated series, 2x22 min, for Warner
Kipper:1998, animated series 13x10 min,Hit Entertainmet
Vivien Halas, director of The Halas & Batchelor Collection
Vivien Halas inherited the legacy of the Halas & Batchelor
studio with the death of her father John Halas in 1995.
From small beginnings, Halas & Batchelor grew into
one of the largest animation studios in Europe, producing
all sorts of animated films, from commercials and television
series, to art movies, experimental films and educational
series. Their best known film Animal Farm 1951-1954 was
just one of the 2000 films made by the studio between 1940
Vivien's parents John Halas and Joy Batchelor were founder
members of ASIFA and passionately believed in the importance
and power of animation not just as a means to entertain
or tell a story but also as an art form.
Not surprisingly Vivien felt unable to refuse her father's
request to take over the running Halas & Batchelor
and organise its film archive.
Trained at Bath Academy of Art Corsham, Vivien had enjoyed
a successful career as a graphic designer, working for
a number of top design groups and agencies in London and
Paris, as well as founding two design companies of her
Since returning to London Vivien has restored many of the
key films in the collection, curated retrospectives for
international festivals and made bonus material to accompany
DVD compilations of the studios work. She has presented
the collection where and whenever possible and served on
several international festival juries.
She is co-author of Halas & Batchelor Cartoons, an
animated history (2006) with Paul Wells and has contributed
to numerous animation and design publications worldwide.
Vivien lives and works in Lewes, East Sussex in England
with her husband and teenage daughter.
She is currently preparing material for the centenary of
John Halas in 2012 and working on a live history project
of interviews with animators, artists and colleagues who
were involved with the studio over the years.
Born in 7th March 1945.
Seiichi Hayashi worked as an animator at Toei Animation. Involved in feature
film "The Little Prince and The Eight-Headed Dragon" as well as the TV series
"Ken, The Wild Boy", and after leaving the company, started his career as a manga artist.
One of the main works is "RED COLORED ELEGY", which was also reproduced as a
Served as the Art Director of the commercial film "Lotte-Koume" in 1976, which
won awards including Cannes Film Festival - Bronze Prize, Clio Film Festival
– Special Award and Dentsu Award.
In 1979 and 1980, worked for the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications stamps
of "Japanese Song Series", and in 1984, was awarded the Elba Special Award with
"Mr Cats photo studio."
In 2007, released the CG manga "Yume Makura (Sansui of the dream)," published
by Parco Publishing. Held solo exhibition from December 2007 to February 2008
at Hachioji Yume Art Museum, followed by solo exhibitions at art galleries and
museums in various cities till today.
Representative works include, art portfolio "Shinkei bijinga (Women of my heart),"
published by Kodansha Ltd.. "The Story of Genji," published by The Asahi Shimbun
Company), "Samishikatta kara Kutizuke shitano (I kissed you because I was lonely),"
published by Parco Publishing.
Essays include "Boku no Shoku monogatari (My food words)," published by Froebel-kan
and "Momoko san," and the recently released "Yume Makura (Sansui of the dream),"
published by Parco Publishing, a computer manga work.
Works published overseas include the English version of "RED COLORED ELEGY",
produced by D&Q, and the French version published by Cornelius.