Anima 2013 juries
THE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS JURY
Sekhar Mukherjee (IND) director, Festival director
Comic book author, illustrator, cartoonist, animator and graphic designer, Sekhar Mukherjee has been supervising the animation department of the National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad, India, since 2003 as well as organising the Chitrakatha Student Animation Film Festival since 2007. He was awarded the CNBC TV 18 for his contribution to animation teaching in India in 2009.
Benjamin Renner (F) director
In 2008 Benjamin contributed to the graphic development of Team TO’s film Occho Kochoï and then began working on his first feature film Ernest and Celestine, produced by Didier Brunner for the famous French production company Les Armateurs and released in France on December 12, 2012. Meanwhile he wrote the comic strip Un Bébé à livrer under the pseudonym Reineke, published by Editions Vraoum in 2011.
THE BELGIAN SHORT FILM JURY
Kim Duchateau (B) Cartoonist
Kim Duchateau, aka. KIM, was born in 1968 and studied animation at Kask, in Ghent. Cartoonist and illustrator, he is also known as an avid follower of nonsense. His work has been seen in many publications including De Morgen, P-Magazine, NRC Handelsblad and L'Echo des Savanes. He was awarded the Flemish comic book prize, the Bronze Adhémar, in 2007.
Andrea Martignoni (I) musician, programmer
Andrea Martignoni has composed the soundtracks for films by Blu, Saul Saguatti, Michele Bernardi, Pierre Hébert and many others. As well as teaching the history of animation at the Palermo Art School, he also gives masterclasses and workshops and performs with other artists including Basmati, Theodore Ushev and Philip Greenlief. He is curator of Animazioni, a collection of DVDs focusing on contemporary Italian animation.