09.09 | 18:00 (EEST)
Uri Kranot is an Israeli-Danish animator. With his wife Michelle, he creates short animated videos that reflect the political agenda in a profound and unusual way. During the workshop with the filmmaker, we will go through his entire creative path, full of experiments with animation techniques. We will also talk about how a reflection on current events is born and how long it takes to publish it in a short animated form, which can conquer viewers worldwide.
Uri has been working with Michelle Kranot as a duo for 20 years. Their work has expanded beyond the traditional: their art straddles experimental genres and unfamiliar mediums, fusing handmade crafted images and new technologies into contemporary experiences. Frequently characterized by a poetic sensibility and fragmented narratives exploring past and present, fact and fiction. They enjoy collaborative projects and experimentation across disciplines.
Uri is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has been recently honored with the Grand Jury Prize for Best VR Immersive Work at the 77th La Biennale di Venezia and Best Immersive XR at the 74th Cannes Film Festival.
The Kranots gained recognition with films such as Black Tape, Hollow Land, How Long not long, Nothing Happens, Songbird and most recently, the multimedia work The Hangman at Home. Their projects won the Fipresci Prize and Best French short Annecy Int. Animation Film Festival, the Oscar® Academy Award Shortlist and the Danish Arts Foundation award for the performing arts, The Amnesty Int. Award and the Lumen Prize for digital arts. Their installation works have exhibited in Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Kunsthalle Vienna, the Venice Biennale, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Today Art Museum Beijing and Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen.
Together, the Kranots are the founders of TinDrum, a research and development studio, and leaders of ANIDOX, with a focus on animated documentaries, as part of the Animation Workshop / VIA University College. Uri holds a key position as Adjunct Professor, Bachlor education of The Animation Workshop, alongside his work as researcher in the Center for Visual Storytelling. He is a sought after curator and guest lecturer internationally. Uri graduated with honours from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and received his MFA from Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest, Hungary. Originally from Israel, he lives in Viborg, Denmark and is a father of four.
Moderator - Alex Malyshenko, film critic and film journalist.