Jury members of the T-Short 2022 Festival
Roze Stiebra was born on 17 March 1942 in Riga. She graduated from the Faculty of Puppetry at the Saint Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy in 1964, and went on to work as an animator for Latvian Television (studio Telefilm-Riga 1966–1987), Riga Film Studio (1987–1990) and the animation studio Dauka (since 1991)).
She has received the Lielais Kristaps award for "best animated film" six times, for her films Kā es braucu Ziemeļmeitas lūkoties (1980), Kabata (1983), Skatāmpanti (1988), Ness un Nesija (1993), Pasaciņas. Miega vilcieniņš (1998), and The Unusual Rigans (2001).
She is a member of the International Animated Film Association. In 1995, she was honored with the Spīdolas Award, the highest award of the Latvian Culture Foundation. In 2005, Stiebra received the Latvians' Order of the Three Stars.
Steven’s animations are condensed and poetic. Through an experimental and iterative process of making and editing, he explores resonances found in subjects as diverse as history, science, evolution, and religion. His artwork begins in the physicality of materials - paper, ink, paint, paper-mache, rags, photographs, wood - which are then transformed through digital manipulation. His goal is to embody ideas in the act of making - a film about evolution is drawn straight-ahead with closed eyes. Sound is an important part of his filmmaking. He crafts tracks in order to give voice to the images, and it is the combination of image and sound which creates the film’s full identity.
Steven’s films have screened in festivals, galleries, museums, and curated shows around the world. He is the recipient of major grants and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an LEF Fellowship, and an AFI Fellowship. His films have won such awards as “Grand Prix” at the Holland Animation Film Festival and the “High Risk Award” at the Fantoche Animation Festival. In 2018, he had a retrospective of his films at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. He has received residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Yaddo Corporation. Steven is also a dedicated teacher. He has taught animation for over thirty years at colleges and universities, including Harvard University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Rhode Island School of Design, where he currently teaches senior animation thesis projects.
Born in Sofia, Bulgaria. Graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts and has a Master degree from New Bulgarian University in ‘Cinema and TV Directing’. She works as 2D and 3D animator, set-designer and assistant director. Mira Yankova is Bulgarian visual artist, working in the field of video-art. Her video-art works were featured in Venice in a Collateral event of the 57th Venice Biennale 2017, and in a number of international curatorial projects in Lisbon, London, Bogotá, Vienna e.t.c. "Butterfly & Mouse" is her first short film.
Mora Studio started its activity in 1989, concentrating on producing and researching experimental films, especially abstract animations. Collaborate with universities and research centers.
Making animated films - Documentary films and unconventional films.
This studio is small and independent and produces low-budget films , and it's just an art studio that has a constructive relationship with other centers around the world.
Eric Leiser is an award-winning artist, experimental filmmaker, animator and holographer working in New York and born in California. An alumni of CalArts Experimental Animation program, he creates intricate works of film, sculpture, holography and painting along with film installation integrating animation, painting, sculpture, holography and live performance.
Eric Leiser is an award-winning artist, experimental filmmaker, animator, puppeteer, writer and holographer working in New York and born in California.
An alumni of CalArt’s Experimental Animation program, he creates animated and live action feature films and shorts as well as intricate works integrating animation, puppetry, painting, holography, live performance and installation.
His most recent solo exhibitions include Galerie Entropia in Poland, United Nations in New York, Galerie du Haut Pave Gallery in Paris, Sound of MU Gallery in Oslo, Flux Factory through Holocenter in New York City, Fringe Exhibitions Gallery in Los Angeles, Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, Ruben H. Fleet Space Museum in San Diego and Goldsmiths, University of London. Group exhibitions include The Whitney Museum of American Art, Mass MOCA, The MIT Museum, Armory Arts Center, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, Cabinet Magazine among others.
His animated/live action films have been shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum of Modern Art Antwerp, The Istanbul Modern Museum of Art, Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Museum, Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas Museum de Buenos Aires, MASS MoCA, The Ruben H. Fleet Space Museum, Four-Dimensions Space Art Museum Beijing, Scandinavian East Coast Museum, Aster Arts Plaza Hiroshima,The Wexner Center, (BFI) British Film Institute, Anthology Film Archives, Los Angeles Filmforum, Armory Art Center, San Francisco Film Society, Oxford University, Goldsmiths-University of London, Royal College of Art, Harvard University, California Institute of the Arts, The Art Institute in Chicago, The New School, Pratt Institute and the Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing among others.