Short Films (International Competition, Japan Competition)
Jeanette Bonds is Co-Founder and Director of GLAS Animation, a non-profit organization dedicated to independent animation. She received her BFA and her MFA at CalArts in Experimental Animation. She was the animation producer for David Gilmour's 'Girl in the Yellow Dress' directed by Danny Madden, directed visuals for Nick Thornburn music tour as well as the music video for Kid 606’s B Minor. She is currently a director and producer at B&B Pictures, a company founded with her longtime collaborator Sean Buckelew. Jeanette is a part of the international animation collective LNWC, on the board of directors of ASIFA-Hollywood, a programmer at Slamdance Film Festival as well as FMX. In the past she has worked with LA Film Festival, Glamour Magazine, and Short of the Week. She continues to create works from across the spectrum, including narrative films, abstract films, and installations.
Cristóbal León (1980, Chile) works in animation films, installations, paintings and sculptures, among other media. He studied at the Universidad Católica de Chile and UDK - Berlin. Between 2009 and 2011 he participated in the residency program De Ateliers in Amsterdam. Since 2007 he works in collaboration with Joaquín Cociña. For the production of their films they combine different techniques such as photography, drawing, sculpture and performance. León and Cociña have won several awards and their films are regularly selected for international film festivals. Their work has been exhibited in several museums and biennials, among which are Whitechapel Gallery, Guggenheim New York, KW Berlin, the Venice Biennale and Art Basel. They premiered their first feature film "La Casa Lobo" at the 68 Berlinale 2018, where they received the Caligari Award. He lives and works in Santiago de Chile.
Born in 1980. Graduated from Osaka kyoiku University, Image Forum Institute of Moving image and Tokyo University of the Arts. Began to create the short animation works in self-study from 2002. Like to make comfortable movements and is always thinking about the Japanese traditional concept called "Ma", the tension produced between movements. In a Pig's Eye (2010) won the Best Film at Fantoche International Animation Film Festival, and Silver Jabberwocky at Etiuda and Anima. The Mechanism of Spring (2010) premiered at the Venice Film Festival and The Great Rabbit (2012) won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. Autumn from Antonio Vivaldi "The Four Seasons" (2018) won Japan Grand Prix at New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival.
Feature Films and Student Films
Republic of Croatia
Daniel Šuljić is an animation film director and a musician, born in Zagreb. He lives and works in Zagreb and Vienna. His films were shown at numerous international and national film festivals across the globe. He was a member of various international festival competition juries and had several personal retrospectives (ITFS Stuttgart, Monstra Lisabon, Supertoon Šibenik, Anifilm Trebon, Anibar Peja and others). Makes animation, music, illustrations, sound design, dj. Currently, next to new films, he is producing music with his electronic band Roppongi Red.Since 2011 he is artistic director of the World festival of animated films Animafest Zagreb. From 2010. -2012. he was commissioner for animated film at Croatian Audio-visual Centre. From 2013. – 2017. he was member of the cultural council of city of Zagreb for film. Since 2017. he is ambassador of Emile European animation award for Croatia. Since 2018. he is associate professor for animation at department for animation and new media at Academy of fine arts Zagreb.
Dahee Jeong got a BA in Communication Design at Hongik University in Seoul and got a Master’s in Animation at the ENSAD in Paris. Her first film, Man on the Chair (2014), was presented in the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, won the Cristal for a short film at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. The Empty (2016) won the Grand Prix at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival and was screened at over 100 film festivals around the world. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2018.
Born on July 9, 1984, in Tokyo. In 2009, graduated from School of Humanities and Social Science, Waseda University. In the same year, joined Toho. Since 2013, he has belonged to the Products & Licensing Depertment, Motion Picture Group in the company. He has been working as a producer for these titles: Himouto! Umaru-chan (2015), Little Witch Academia(2017), The Land of the Lustrous (2017), and HELLO WORLD (2019), which he did planning as well.