Speaker presentation

Anna Mantzaris

Anna is a multi award winning Swedish animation director. She is both working as a commercial director, represented by Passion Animation Studios in London, where she directed for clients such as Greenpeace and Coca Cola, and also working as a filmmaker creating her own short films. Her short films (‘But Milk is Important’ 2012, ‘Enough’ 2017 and ‘Good Intentions 2018’) have won over 60 international awards, including European Animation Award, Vimeo Best of the Year, and Walt Disney Award and Audience Award at Ottawa International Animation Festival. She loves to work with different textures and materials to give her work a handmade feel, and her work often centers around humour and very tender, human and imperfect characters. 

Anna has an MA in Animation at the Royal College of Art and a background as an animator, where she worked among other things on Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’. She is also occasionally teaching and has been a guest lecturer at Royal College of Art, Stockholm University of the Arts, Design College of Barcelona, and Hyper Island among others.