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Anna Mantzaris

MA work

After being responsible for a hit and run, some strange things are starting to happen... A small stop-motion animated thriller about people that are not always the best at making decisions.


  • Anna Mantzaris
  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Animation, 2018

  • Swedish director and animator based in London. Works in stop motion and has a soft spot for things that are funny and sad at the same time. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Animation, Volda University College, 2012
  • Experience

  • Animator, 'Isle of Dogs', dir. Wes Anderson, 2017; Animator, CLM, Stop Motion Commercial for 'Vogue', 2017; Director, 'The Equality Effect', commissioned by Amphi, 2016; Director, 'Less then Zero', commissioned by Matter Magazine, 2016; Director, 'Gilde' by Animasjonsdepartementet, 2016
  • Awards

  • LOTTIE REININGER AWARD, Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, 2018; BEST EUROPEAN SHORT FILM, City Council of Gandia - Cortoons, 2018; BEST STUDENT FILM, Anifilm, 2018; GRAND PRIX BEST STUDENT FILM, Animakom, 2018; AUDIENCE ANIMATION AWARD, Mecal Barcelona, 2018; BEST MOVIE (ANIMATION FILM), Cinemí Cinemá, 2018; SILVER PRIZE, 3 Minutes 3 Days Festival, 2018; THIRD PRIZE (ANIMATION CATEGORY) - Mecal Barcelona 2018; AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM, Ottawa International Animation Festival, 2013; WALT DISNEY AWARD FOR BEST GRADUATION FILM, Ottawa International Animation Festival, 2013; BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM (+18 category), Giffoni International Film Festival, 2013; BEST STUDENT FILM , Se-Ma-For Film Festival, 2013; AUDIENCE AWARD, Sweaty Eyeballs, 2013; PEOPLE'S CHOISE AWARD, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, 2013; AUDIENCE AWARD, Frame by Frame, 2013; BEST STUDENT FILM, Athens Animfest, 2013; POST GRADUATE STUDENT JURY: BEST STUDENT FILM, Athens Animfest, 2013; GOLD WINNER, Moving Image Student Category, Visuelt 2013; BEST STUDENT FILM, Animated Dreams, 2013; FUTURE GLANCE, Kort på KinoKino, 2013; SPECIAL MENTION, Sommets du cinéma d'animation, 2013; SPECIAL MENTION BY JURY MEMBER CHRIS ROBINSON, Animateka, 2013; BEST SHORT, Cardiff Independent Film Festival, 2014; AUDIENCE AWARD, In Short Film Festival, 2014; STUDENT SPECIAL AWARD, Anifest, 2013; BEST NORDIC BALTIC STUDENT FILM, Fredrikstad Animation Festival, 2012; AUDIENCE AWARD International Programme 1: Inside the Mind, London International Animation Festival, 2014; SPECIAL MENTION, Anibar, 2014; BEST FILM FROM AN EMERGING ARTIST, Giraf festival of Independent Animation, 2014