Laura Tofarides (toff-ah-ree-dees) is a Welsh Stop-motion Animator and documentary filmmaker based in Cardiff.
After completing her animation degree at the University of the West of England in 2014, Laura went on to earn a Certificate in Character Animation from the National Film & Television School in partnership with Aardman Animations. In the short time since graduating Laura has animated on a number of commercials, animated shorts and films including three major stop-motion feature films within the last year - Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires, Aardman's Early Man and most recently Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs.
Laura has studied in Hong Kong and has recently been volunteering in India on a women's empowerment program to promote equality and rights in rural communities.
Laura helped to organise this year's Cardiff Animation Festival, as well as being Guest Liaison and part of the selection panel. She is very much looking forward to seeing you there so don't be afraid to come and say hi!