Jury

SELECTION JURY 2020

ESTHER TRILSCH

Esther Trilsch studied animation at Film University Babelsberg where she began specializing as Technical Director. In the following year, she continued to work for Walt Disney Animation Studios and their 2016 feature Zootopia. She has been the Technical Director for the VFG Studio Rise in Berlin for four years.

KIM NGUYEN

Kim Nguyen studied animation film at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and works as director, animator & story artist for animated
commercials, feature films and tv-series.

LUCIA DEYI

This is Lucia’s first year at FAB. She spent a couple of years abroad previously, mainly in the UK and US where she studied at California
Institute of the Arts and first came to close contact with animation. For theatre, she developed dramaturgy concepts and celebrated her debut as playwright last year at the alternative stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Lucia is currently undertaking the development of an illustrated space-fiction-fantasy novel together with Netflix animator Lily Nguyen.

NAAMA ZARFATI

Naama is a Berlin based animation director and a 2D animator. She graduated from Bezalel Academy of Arts Jerusalem and participated in the media program in La Poudrière – Valance. Her work was presented at various festivals. She is working on a short film project at the moment.

VERA KOCH

After studying interior design and working various assistant jobs in Berlin and Weimar, Vera broke into the film and theatre industry as
freelance scenographer and set designer in 2009. The focus of her work lies in the connection of both mediums onstage with a special emphasis on spatial motion and animation.