Igor Prassel was born in the coastal town of Koper, Slovenia, in 1971. In 2002 he started running a monthly series devoted to animated film at the Slovenian Cinematheque, where he now works as a film curator.
He has served as a jury and selection committee member at major international animation and short film festivals worldwide. Since 2010 he has been lecturing on the history and theory of animation film at the University in Nova Gorica. In 2012 the Slovenian Cinematheque published his book “The Filmography of Slovene Animated Film 1952 – 2012”. In 2004 he founded the International Animation Film Festival Animateka, where he has since been the artistic director.