Kazuya Tsurumaki

Kazuya Tsurumaki is a japaneese anime director born in Gosen in 1966. He worked for Gainax Animation for a long time. He directed the first half of the ending of Evangelion in 1997and is currently working on the special Rebuild of Evangelion. In 2017 he directed The Dragon Dentist.

Brian Tse

Brian Tse is the original author, producer and creative director of the famous animal character McDull. Since 1997, Tse started the production of McDull animation TV series. In 2001, he produced the most successful Hong Kong made feature animation My Life as McDull. In 2004, he produced the second McDull movie, McDull, Prince de la Bun. His third feature McDull, The Alumni (2006) combined animation with live motion pictures. The forth feature McDull, Kung Fu Kindergarten (2009) was a humorous martial arts animation movie incorporating Chinese culture.

Rob Taylor

Rob Taylor was born on April 22, 1982 in Westminster, California, USA. He is a director, actor and writer, known for Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time (2017), Evil Cult(2003) and MoonPi (2012).

Isao Takahata

Director, screenwriter, producer, and co-founder of Studio Ghibli with his friend and colleague Hayao Miyazaki. Praised by international critic for his amazing sensibility, he is considered one of the cornerstones of an entire way of doing animation. His interests in cinema history and studies of French literature met when, in 1953, La Bergére et le ramoneur by Grimault and Prèvert aired, which represents a true enlightenment for young Takahata, the starting point to explore all that animation can do.

Atsushi Takeuchi

Born in 1965, Atsushi Takeuchi has become famous as anime mechanical designer for the studio Production I.G, where he worked on various movies by Mamoru Oshii, such as Avalon (2001), Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004) and The Sky Crawlers (2008). In 2007 he collaborated to the CG films Vexille and Appleseed: Ex Machina, and to the TV series Reideen. In the USA, he took part to the making of the animated series of Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008). As helmer, he directed the tenth short by Ani-Kuri (2007) for the Japanese television channel NHK.

Films shown at FFF

Nora Twomey

Creative director and cofounder of Cartoon Saloon, Nora Twomey supervises the development of the productions of the company. She directed the many times awarded short film From Darkness and Cuìlìn Dualach and played a central role in the making of The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, both Oscar nominees.