Keyframe◆ will include talks and workshops by professional artists in the fields of animation, vfx and games. The topics will include pre-production stages, 3d animation and motion capture, tips & tricks, presentations and talks of international projects and more.
These series of events are targeted to both professionals and students of animation and related fields, as well as anyone who wants to participate and further develop their skills, with the opportunity to also get together and network.
Magnus Kråvik is a Norwegian storyboard supervisor and director based in Cyprus. After 4 years of studying in Bournemouth, UK, he moved to Ireland and worked on several successful projects such as The Octonauts (CBBC), Peter Rabbit (Nickelodeon), Wander Over Yonder (Disney XD) and Vampirina (Disney Channel) which earned him a Daytime Emmy nomination. In 2018 he moved to Cyprus where he directed the teaser for The Olive Bunch (TV-show in development) as well as storyboarded on My Little Pony – A New Generation (Netflix, 2021), The House (Netflix, 2022), Titina (scheduled 2022) and Goat Girl (Cartoon Network) amongst others. Together with Katerina Pantela he co-founded Prickly Pear Animation in 2020 to create their own content as well as offer pre-production services other projects.
Constantinos Sophocleous is an award-winning animator from Cyprus who currently works as a senior animator at Electronic Arts (EA) in Birmingham on high end AAA games. He has more than 5 years of experience as an Animator in VFX Films and Games. He worked for companies such as Framestore, nDreams and One of Us.
He graduated with a Bachelors of Arts with Honours from the University of Westminster in 2016 and with Master of Science in Computer Animation from the University of Kent in 2017.
His graduation film "Enslaved" won the International Motion Festival (IMF) and was selected by several international film festivals. Other awards include the Best Visual Effects VFX award for the film Pinocchio at David di Donatello awards (2020) in Italy as part of the talented team of One of Us, and also worked on the film Dragon Recipes, directed by Maria Pavlou, that won the Best Film Award at Animafest Cyprus 2019.
Constantinos is also an animation lecturer and supervisor at Kingston University.
Avgousta Zourelidi is a highly experienced director, who has worked on many beloved animation productions all around the globe. Her previous roles include Feature, Development and Episode Director.
In 2016 she directed Monster High: Electrified, a feature animation film for Mattel, at Axis Studios.
She has worked as an Episode Director on the award-winning series Moominvalley, Angry Birds, as well as Bea’s Block, a brand-new show for Sesame Street.
In 2019 she created the Directors In Animation podcast.
Dr Doros Polydorou is an Assistant Professor at Cyprus University of Technology. He is a creative coder and digital artist with a keen interest in immersive technologies. Doros has a background in multimedia design and computer animation, and he is currently teaching the 3D animation modules at the department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts. Doros has worked internationally in universities in Singapore and the UK in both artistic and commercial projects. He is the co-founder of the Media Arts and Design (MAD) lab, and his current research interests explore experimental narratives in site specific performances, installations and exhibitions.