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Lauren is an award-winning animator and director based in Cardiff. She is the Festival Director of Cardiff Animation Festival.

Lauren moved to Cardiff in 2010 while studying animation at the University of Wales, Newport. In 2014, Lauren founded Cardiff Animation Nights, showcasing international animated short films to a thriving audience in Cardiff, as well as running special events and a dedicated animation strand of screenings and masterclasses at Cardiff Independent Film Festival.

Lauren is also Creative Director of Picl Animation, an animation studio in Cardiff which she co-founded in 2018. Picl is one of the first animation companies in the UK to become a certified B Corporation. 

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