In Persona

In retrospectives we present exciting representatives of the European animation scene – the Latvian animation filmmaker Vladimir Leschiov, the Portuguese filmmaker and designer Joana Toste and the London-based Czech Animator Vera Neubauer.

Vladimir Leschiov (Riga)

Vladimir Leschiov certainly can be considered Latvia’s most recognized animation artist. As a universally skilled artist, Vladimir Leschiov uses a wide range of different art techniques to find the best visual solution for every single one of his films.

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Waiting for the New Year

Insomnia

Insomnia

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Lost in Snow

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Wings and Oars

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Villa Antropoff

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Rainy Days

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Electrician’s Day

Joana Toste (Portugal)

Portuguese filmmaker and designer Joana Toste’s animated films tell of everyday relationships and events in a poetic, melancholy and sensitive way.

who-is-this-hat

Who is this hat?

chicken-Stew

Chicken Stew

Darwin's-Cave

Darwin’s Cave

drawings

Drawings

Fly-Fly-in-Lisbon's-Sky

Fly Fly in Lisbon’s Sky

in-other-words

In other Words

Lisboa-Porto

Lisboa-Porto

Menu

Menu

Piu-Toc-Nham

PIU-TOC-NHAM

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R-XYZ

Sailor-Dog

Sailor Dogs

Taxes-and-taxis

Taxes and Taxis

The-Lady-of-Lapa

The Lady of Lapa

will-be

Will Be

Vera Neubauer (London)

Czech born Vera Neubauer is one of the most prolific animators in the UK. She has written numerous scripts, had photo exhibitions and curated festival screenings. Her films have been widely shown internationally in cinemas, galleries and on television. Her hand-knitted puppet animations shown in this section are marvellous.

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The Last Circus

La-Luna-hi-res

La Luna

Wolly-Wolf

Woolly Wolf

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The Mummy’s Curse Returns

Lady-of-the-lake

The Lady of the Lake

Mid-Air

Mid Air

Wheel-of-life

Wheel of Life