Artist Talk. Tomek Popakul
Artist Talk. Tomek Popakul
Tomek Popakul

4.09 | 14:00

At the creative meeting with Tomek we will talk about the advantages and disadvantages of animated and feature films, the meaning of animation education, Polish animation features, his work on Acid Rain, character design and sound solutions in films. In the end we'll analyze trends in 3D animation and reducing production costs with the help of motion capture.


Tomek Popakul. Animation director, musician , graphic designer, music video creator. Graduated Lodz Film School on direction animation and special effects. Paralelly studied there scriptwiritng for 1 year. His graduation movie "Ziegenort" was shown on many international festivals and gained many awards incl. main award fro animated movie on New Horizons festival in Wrocław, award for best animation on Cracow Film Festival, Grand Prix in Oberhausen, and award for best animation on Brooklyn film festival. He was on of 3 chosen participants for Animationa Artist in Residence Tokyo orgnised by Japan Image Council (JAPIC) where he created movie "Black". His movies were two times selected for festivals in Rotterdam and Sundance Film Festival. Movie "Acid Rain" so far gained 35 awards, was shown in around 90 festivals, got prestigeous nomiation for Annie Awards, was on long Oscar list. Popakul has on his account also video work "My Little Angel" shown in philharmony in Szczecin, video "Bushes in which our anvestors lived" made during art project in Belarus, and short animation "Dżennet" commissioned by Museum of Emigration in Gdynia. Created short hybrid animation "Moon" for HBO pandemic anthology "At Home".