In Person: Milivoj & Veljko Popović, animation directors and producers (HR)
Host: Manu Weiss, XR creative director, curator (CH)
Veljko Popović graduated from the Art Academy in Zagreb in 2004. In 2005, he co-founded Lemonade3d, a studio specialized in 2D/3D computer graphics, which was re-branded as Prime Render Studio in 2019. He has been a member of numerous film festival juries and has screened his films in all the major film festivals around the world. His films won over 70 international awards including those in Annecy, Hiroshima, Animafest Zagreb, etc. In 2010 he became a tenured professor at the Art Academy in Split.
Milivoj Popovic is the director and producer at Prime Render Studios with an MA in Sculpture, based in Split, Croatia. He has worked on short animated films which received over 70 international awards, including the Oscar qualifying Animated Eye award at Aspen Shortfest in Colorado, USA, and the Jury Award at Annecy Film Festival, France. He is the co-director and co-producer of the first Croatian VR short film Dislocation.
Manu Weiss, XR Creative Director, curator (CH)
After a degree in design and animation, Manu worked in various positions in the field of audiovisual media as a director, animator, and compositor for animated shorts, video mapping, commercials, games and feature films. With the new era of augmented and virtual reality, multiple curated immersive media exhibitions followed. Manu is an avid advocate for new technologies, art, animation and storytelling.