Evenings with filmmakers: Main Competition Programme IV
Hosts: Igor Prassel, programme director (SI) & Chris Robinson, festival programmer (CA)
In-depth Q&As, giving animators whose films were screened in the competition programmes a chance to present their work in a moderated talk.
Igor Prassel was born in the coastal town of Koper, Slovenia, in 1971. In 2002 he started running a monthly series devoted to animated film at the Slovenian Cinematheque, where he now works as a film curator. He has served as a jury and selection committee member at major international animation and short film festivals worldwide. Since 2010 he has been lecturing on the history and theory of animation film at the University in Nova Gorica. In 2012 the Slovenian Cinematheque published his book “The Filmography of Slovene Animated Film 1952 – 2012”. In 2004 he founded the International Animation Film Festival Animateka, where he has since been the artistic director.
Chris Robinson is a writer and author. He is also the Artistic Director of the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) and is a well-known figure in the animated film world. In 2020, he was given award for Outstanding Contribution to Animation Studies. Robinson has been called ‘the rude boy of animation scholarship” and “one of the stylistically most original and most provocative experts in the history of animation”. He made a name for himself with a unique and eclectic column Animation Pimp, which became a book of the same name.