Speakers

  • Michelle Kranot photo

    Michelle is the producer, project manager and creative director of ANIDOX. She is an artist, filmmaker and producer based in Denmark.

    A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She has recently won the Grand Jury Prize for Best VR Immersive Work at Venice International Film Festival. Awards for previous works include the FIPRESCI Prize at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, a place on the Academy Awards® Shortlist, and the Danish Arts Foundation award.

    Together with her partner and co-director Uri, The Kranots are the founders of TinDrum, a research and development studio. They started the ANIDOX programme in 2006, now a part of The Animation Workshop / VIA University College, Denmark. www.tindrum.dk

  • Uri photo

    Director, animator, filmmaker, teacher. Born 1975. Graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. Master of Fine Arts from Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest.

    Kranot is behind numerous award-winning animated shorts and VR projects, co-directed with his partner Michelle. Prominent titles include 'Hollow Land' (2013), which was on the Oscar shortlist for best animated short, and 'How Long, Not Long' (2016), which won the FIPRESCI prize at Annecy. Michelle and Uri Kranot are also behind the VR projects 'Nothing Happens' (2017), 'Songbird' (2019) and 'The Hangman at Home' (2021).

    Uri holds various positions at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. Working with the Bachelor education, professional training and in research & development.

  • Klara grunning photo

    Consultant and guest tutor

    Emmy Award winning Klara Nilsson Grunning is a freelance content, production, distribution, financing consultant and executive producer for film, TV and cross media world-wide. Currently she is a film commissioner at the Norwegian Film Institute, previously she has been the documentary consultant at the Swedish Film Institute. Before which, she worked five years as the commissioning editor for documentary feature and short films at the Royal Danish Film Institute. Klara has been shaping and taking part in ANIDOX since 2012.

  • cecilie stranger thorsen

    Consultant and guest tutor

    Cecilie is the film and games commissioner for Viken Filmsenter – the largest regional film fund in Norway. She has worked for a long time also in Sweden and Denmark. She has been particularly focused on new media and project management for creative industries, and has also, for several years, been in management of the Nordic Panorama festival in Malmö.

  • ane mandrup pedersen

    Consultant and guest speaker

    Ane Mandrup is Head of Documentary Film at The Danish film Institute. She has an M.A. in French and Film Studies. Producer of documentaries and shorts, she has also worked as a freelancer and, at the Danish national broadcaster DR as a producer and marketing consultant.

  • juan pablo libossart

    Consultant and tutor

    Juan Pablo Libossart is Documentary Film Commissioner at the Swedish Film Institute.

    Juan Pablo Libossart is film producer, director and script writer, born 1978 in Argentina. He received a European Master in Audiovisual Management at MEDIA Business School and completed European Producers Workshop (EAVE) 2013.

    Juan wrote and directed the short film Amalimbo which competed in Venice 2016 and was nominated for a European Film Award. Most recently, he worked as producer at Fasad (SE).

    www.filminstitutet.se

  • Charlotte de La Gournerie

    Guest tutor

    Charlotte de la Gournerie is a producer and co-owner at Sun Creature Studio.

    A graduate of the Gobelins production department, Charlotte worked as a production manager for various projects, before joining Sun Creature in 2014. She is currently producing several major animated projects (both feature films and series), and has experience in crowd-funding, sales and distribution.

    Sun Creature Studio is an international animation production company, that is based in Denmark, and France. Delivering a wide scope of projects, including both indie and mainstream TV and web series, feature length fiction and documentary films.

    www.suncreature.com

  • paul tyler

    Guest tutor

    International consultant with 25+ years experience developing concepts, strategies & projects within the cultural, public & corporate sectors.

    He was nominated for a BAFTA (2005), BBC Creativity Award (2004) and Association of Online Publishers award (2005), and went on to win the Prix Jeunesse (2006) web award.

    2006 he moved from London to Copenhagen where building on his twelve years of BBC television & digital production experience and four years of touring theatre, he started working with international companies that were developing concepts, campaigns, digital media, films and TV series. Since 2012 he’s helped over 500+ projects across 20+ countries.

    Paul holds a BSc. (Hons) Physiology with the History and Theory of Art & Design.

    www.paultyler.dk

  • abigail addison

    Guest Tutor

    Abigail Addison is Director of Animate Projects, an arts agency that champions creative animation practice. She is also a freelance producer working with cultural organisations such as Lupus Films and individual artist filmmakers like Chris Shepherd, Lizzy Hobbs and Samantha Moore, on developing, producing, promoting and distributing moving image projects.

    Abigail has produced more than 30 films, including 15 shorts for Channel 4’s Random Acts, which have screened at international festivals including Annecy, Holland Animation Film Festival, Ottawa International Animation Festival, and Oberhausen International Short Film Festival. Most recently, Abigail produced Silent Signal, a Wellcome Trust supported project, bringing together animators and scientists to produce six short animations for exhibition at UK galleries and multiple festival screenings.

  • Erik Gandini

    Guest tutor

    Erik Gandini is an acclaimed Swedish film director, producer and writer. Born in Bergamo, Italy, Gandini moved to Sweden at the age of 19.
    He has made several films including: Amerasians (1998),  Sacrificio: Who Betrayed Che Guevara? (2001), Surplus: Terrorized into Being Consumers (2003), Gitmo (2005) and Videocracy (2009). Videocracy has gone on to win awards at Toronto Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, the Golden Graal Awards and the Tempo Documentary Award 2010. Erik Gandini is one of the founders of Swedish production company Atmo and Fasad.

  • Steven fraser

    I am an animator and writer who creates short films, comics, zines, performances and installations. I make inventive use of animation illustration, puppetry and kinetic art to present unique and interesting stories. I identify as queer, autistic and neurodivergent. My performance work has been staged in the UK and Australia and my animation work has screened at international film and arts festivals.

    Website: https://stevenfraserart.com/

    Steven participated in ANIDOX:LAB 2016 with the project What It Feels Like


  • Irina rubina

    The swirl of life brought Irina Rubina to this world as a Muscovite. In 2011-2018 she studied animation and documentary film at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, where she created several award winning short films. The diversity of media and art forms and their intersections are a great source of inspiration to her: interaction of dance and film, music and poetry, documentary and animation.

    Irina participated in ANIDOX:LAB 2020 with the project Osja


  • Denis chapon

    French, Born in 1983. Graduated from Emile Cohl’s School in Lyon (France) and La Poudrière in Valence (France), he went to Denmark to develop different projects such as TV series, experimental film in the Animation
    Workshop in Viborg (Denmark). He regulary teaches there and in developing countries in Africa and South America. In 2017, he is at the initiative and drives the Andimation Program with the support of the Unesco. Works as Animation Director on independent animated shorts, animating on feature length or tv series for Lego, Zentropa and with SunCreature studio.


  • martina scarpelli

    Martina is an Italian film maker based in Denmark.
    Martina holds a BA in Fine Art from “Accademy of Brera” in Milan, and a BA in Animation from “Experimental Center of Cinematography”, Turin. Alumna of Animation sans frontiers, ANIDOX:LAB and the Open Workshop residency. Martina's short film Egg was awarded with a crystal for first film at Annecy, a Golden Dove at Dok Leipzig, Golden Horseman at Filmfest Dresden. The film, supported by the ANIDOX:RESIDENCY in 2016, was nominated for best short film at the European Animation Awards 2018 and shortlisted for the 2020 Cesar Award.
    Project: Egg

  • Tim photo

    Tim is the leader of talent and Skills Development, as well as Director of Open Workshop residency at The Animation Workshop / VIA University College. After working as a projects and events coordinator at Cartoon AEFA in Brussels, Tim joined The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark, in 2003, where he since then leads The Animation Workshop’s Professional Training departments. Besides organising The Animation Workshop’s vocational animation/CG/VFX courses and master classes for European and international professionals, Tim runs the school’s talent development and independent production activities, supporting between 100 and 150 young talents and their projects every year.

  • per kristensen

    As Project manager and coordinator at The Animation Workshop, VIA University College, I organize semester courses, professional training and masterclasses for the European animation and VFX industry. I hold a Master of Arts in English and Film & Television from Aarhus University (2010).