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EVGENIA GOLUBEVA

Evgenia is an animation director, writer & character designer.

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DILPREET KAUR WALIA

Dilpreet is an animation screenwriter and puppeteer.

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KRYSTAL GEORGIOU

Krystal is a storyboard artist and director in animation.

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LAURA NASIR-TAMARA

Laura is a London-based French-Indonesian animator and director.

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LEONIE SHARROCK

Leonie is a Senior Lecturer in Animation at the University of South Wales.

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STEPHEN CLARKE

Stephen Clarke is one half of biggerhouse film with Tom Stubbs.

LAUREN ORME

Lauren is an animator and Festival Director of Cardiff Animation Festival.

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GERALD CONN

Gerald Conn is an award winning animator and filmmaker.

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HELEN BRUNSDON

Helen has worked extensively across the animation industry as a consultant, producer and executive.

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SIMON CHONG

Simon Chong is a Welsh animator and Director on FOX's Emmy award winning animated comedy Bob's Burgers.

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MELIN EDOMWOMYI

Melin is a designer, art director, events organiser, company director and Bob's Burgers fan!

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LAURA-BETH COWLEY

 Laura-Beth Cowley is a freelance animator and writer based in Bristol.

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BEN MITCHELL

Ben Mitchell is an animator and motion designer at Shy Guys Studios, and Editor and Chief at Skwigly Animation Magazine.

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TOM BETTS

Tom Betts is a Cardiff-based filmmaker and runs Chapter Movie Maker.

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SIMON QUINN

Simon is currently producing The Adventures of Paddington™ for Studio Canal airing on Nickelodeon.

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TANYA J SCOTT

Tanya is an animation art director, illustrator and aspiring children’s author based in South East London.

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TREVOR HARDY

Trevor Hardy is a stop motion animator and director.

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DAN McGOWAN

Dan runs the film strand of Hijinx, making work with neurodiverse actors.

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AVGOUSTA ZOURELIDI

Avgousta Zourelidi is an award-winning director in the animation industry.

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ED FOSTER

Ed Foster is an animation series director and creator of The Rubbish World of Dave Spud.

LAURA TOFARIDES

Laura Tofarides (toff-ah-ree-dees) is a Welsh Stop-motion Animator and puppetmaker based in Cardiff.

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YVONNE CONNIKIE

Yvonne Connikie is a Programmer/Curator specialising in Black Independent Film, and Director of Cinema Golau.

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DAISY GOULD

Daisy Gould is Head of Marketing at Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival in Cardiff.

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BETH HUGHES

Beth is a 2D Animator and Director with 10 years experience in the industry.

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LIZZIE WATERWORTH-SANTO

Lizzie Waterworth-Santo is a BAFTA nominated voice actor, playing characters in over 1,000 cartoon episodes in shows aired across the globe.

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BIMPE ALLIU

Bimpe Alliu is a Concept Artist and Illustrator from London

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EMMA HANSON

Emma is currently studying for her Masters degree in producing at NFTS

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NEIL JAMES

Neil James is a writer based on the south coast of England. As well as his writing, Neil also works as a stage and screen actor, and as a voice artist.

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PRAVEEN ZACHARIAS

Praveen Zacharias, a Toon Boom Rigger, Graphic Artist/Motion Designer based in Manchester.

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HODAN ABDI

Hodan is an animation coordinator based in West London.

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PAULA POVEDA-URRUTIA

Paula Poveda-Urrutia was born in Madrid.  Paula’s career started working in film festivals in Seattle

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SURAYA RAJA

Suraya is an award-winning Animation Director, and a graduate of the National Film & Television School.

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