Aug 3, 2017
We interviewed participants in Womanimation!, an international film festival
highlighting animated film stories, created by women.
With a background in theater, Dotty
Kultys graduated from the University of the West of
England with an MA in Animation. She’s worked on short
films, commercial videos, and theater projections.
Dotty's most recent project is the short film
The Hunchback and the
Swan, using paper cut-outs, collagraphy,
pixilation and 2D digital animation, and she composed the film as
The Hunchback and the Swan was
created in collaboration with Taffy
Thomas, the UK’s First Storytelling Laureate, mentored by
Peter Lord, co-founder and Creative Director of
Aliona Baranova, originally from Belarus and now in
the Czech Republic, studied graphic design in Minsk, Belarus before
moving to the Czech Republic to study animation at Tomas Bata
Aliona's most recent film, Domov, or Home, is the story of a traveler
who recounts some of his journeys around the world, and his mixture
of home-sickness and wanderlust, using a variety of textures and
looks within its short running time.