Online Event

03 Jun 2021 | 11:00 - 12:00

Lecture: How to Balance Commercial Work with Personal Work


Award-winning Animation Director and Illustrator Luiz Stockler will be discussing the importance of finding harmony between commercial work and personal work – focusing on ideas and approaches that have helped him push and develop his practice.


Luiz Stockler is a multi award winning Brazilian-born British Animation Director, Filmmaker and Illustrator working and living between London and Bucharest. He is a graduate of the University of Wales, Newport and the Royal College of Art. His work has been recognised by the Royal Television Society, Vimeo Staff Picks and the Adobe Design Achievement Awards and his films have been screened and awarded in festivals around the world, such as Stuttgart, Slamdance, Pictoplasma and Zagreb.


Reel (2019)

Protecting Progress | UN Foundation (2020)

Chemours – The Stars Right Here on Earth (2018)

Animest International Animation Film Festival – Trailer (2017)

Tom Rosenthal – Quite Short for a Goalkeeper (Official Music Video) (2017)

Red Bull – That One Time: Surviving a Tsunami in Indonesia (2015)

Montenegro (2013)

Home (2012)

Vovô (2010)


Animest International Animation Film Festival is the biggest cultural event in Romania dedicated to animated film, and the only Oscar qualifying film festival in the country. It was founded in 2006, and each autumn it gathers films from all over the world in seven competitive categories – both for short and feature film, alongside ample retrospectives and focus programs.

The festival’s mission to reinvigorate the Romanian animation film scene has had an impact on the local animation filmmaking community which has experienced significant growth in the past 10 years, gathering an impressive number of selections in international festivals and prestigious awards.

This year Animest will take place between the 8th and 17th of October in Bucharest, and the call for submissions is open until June 20, 2021!


CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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