Uri Kranot, Viborg


Uri Kranot, born 1975 in Jerusalem,  is a trained filmmaker, animator and musician. 2002 he graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem, with highest honours in the Animation Department. He has worked since as director, storyboarder and animator in various studios. From 2006 to 2013 he was bachelor project supervisor as an artist-in-residence at the OpenWorkshop, Viborg, Denmark. His personal work creating independent animation films, together with his wife Michelle, has won multiple awards internationally.



Robert Seidel, Berlin

Robert Seidel, born 1977, began his studies in biology before transferring to the Bauhaus University Weimar to complete his degree in media design. His projections, installations and experimental films have been shown in numerous international festivals, as well as at galleries and museums such as the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, ZKM Karlsruhe, LACMA Los Angeles and MOCA Taipei. His works have been honoured with various prizes, including the Prize for Best Experimental Film at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. In his work Seidel is interested in pushing the boundaries of abstracted beauty through cinematographic approaches, as well as ones drawn from science. Seidel lives and works in Berlin and Jena as artist, filmmaker and curator.






Vibeke Sørensen, Singapore

Vibeke Sørensen is Professor and Chair of the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. An artist working in experimental and computer animation, stereography and networked visual music performance, her creative work in new media spans more than four decades and has been published and exhibited worldwide. From 1984 to 1994 she was the Founding Director of the Computer Animation Laboratory (CAL) in the School of Film/Video at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), and from 1994 to 2004 she was the Founding Chair of the Division of Animation and Digital Arts (DADA) at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California (USC). She is a 2001 Rockefeller Foundation Fellow in Film/Video/Multimedia, and her most recent work in large scale, multi-screen animated interactive visual music installation, Illuminations, employs emergent systems, physical computing, and biorhythms of plants.