Trollywood Animation Festival

Speakers 2023

 We are really proud of all the speakers that will join us this year. 

Simon Alexanderson

Simon Alexanderson is a researcher at KTH and Co-founder and CTO of Motorica AI. His interests are in machine learning and animation where his aim

Ansgar Maßmann

Ansgar Maßmann started out his career as a freelancer in illustration, drawing and animation. Education included meeting some of the world’s leading animation instructors including Glenn

Arvid Steen

Arvid Steen has nearly 25 years of animation experience. He studied at the Swedish University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design, where he focused on

Kajsa Naess

After 25 years as an innovative short animation director, Kajsa Næss is ready for her feature film debut with TITINA. Næss is known for her playful, humorous

Annika Bergström

Annika Bergström (1979) is a swedish animator and visual artist. Her background is in classical animation, as a freelance animator and director, but since 2017

Hanna Högstedt

Film director and Producer, Onoma Productions Hanna Högstedt is a film director and script writer, working with both documentary and fiction. After Mourners, her latest film,

Mait Laas

Mait Laas (born in 1970) Estonian animation artist, author and director. Internationally has held lectures and led programmes about animation, organized animation work-shops. His paintures

Peter Larsson

I started off as an animator who made short films that got screened at film festivals. Early on, I was attracted to the experimental potentials

Kaoru Furuko

Kaoru Furuko, Direction / Animation / Illustration Kaoru Furuko is a director, animator and video artist who mostly uses stop-motion technique. She had her master’s

Signe Baumane

Signe Baumane is a Latvian born, Brooklyn-based independent filmmaker, artist, writer, and animator. She has made 17 award-winning animated shorts but is best known for

Christian Ryltenius

Christian Ryltenius started his career in animation at the Swedish studio Penn Film AB, where he worked on the feature film Voyage to Melonia (1989).

Suzy Parr

Suzy has worked in stop motion animation for almost 27 years. She graduated from UWE Bristol, having specialised in animation in 1996 and then won

Roland Reyer

Roland Reyer started as an Application Engineer at Wavefront Technologies GmbH in Germany in 1992. He became an industry expert for the entire product portfolio

Ray Whitcher

Ray Whitcher (22.03.1986) studied Multimedia Design as an undergraduate, then specialised in Animation at a Master’s level. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in Located

Anders Narverud Moen

Anders Naverud Moen is Festival Director for the Fredrikstad Animation Festival in Fredrikstad, Norway. Fredrikstad Animation Festival is the leading festival for animated film in

Ru Kuwahata

Ru Kuwahata is an Oscar-nominated animation filmmaker born in Tokyo, Japan, living in Providence, USA.  Since 2007 she has been collaborating with Max Porter as

Martin Bergquist

Bio in short. I am a senior concept artist, art Director and storyboard artist with 16+ year experience both in video games and film. Check

Regina Pessoa

Born in 1969 in Coimbra, Portugal, Regina Pessoa spent her childhood listening to family stories and watching her uncle draw pictures on the walls of

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