Dutch-British director Michael Dudok de Wit on jury of Tehran animation festival

February 17, 2019

TEHRAN – Oscar-winning director Michael Dudok de Wit has been selected as a member of the jury for the 11th Tehran International Animation Festival, the organizers announced on Sunday.

The Dutch-British animator is also scheduled to attend a meeting, in which he will talk about his method of filmmaking and his attitudes towards his own productions.

Dudok de Wit won the Oscar for best animated short for “Father and Daughter” in 2001. His other credits include “The Monk and the Fish” (1994), “The Aroma of Tea” (2006), and “The Red Turtle” (2016).

A lineup of top animations from across the world will be competing at the animation festival, which will take place from March 3 to 7. 

Among the animations is “This Magnificent Cake”, a co-production from Belgium, France and the Netherlands directed by Marc James Roels and Emma De Swaef.

The lineup also includes “Inanimate” by Lucia Bulgheroni and “Facing It” by Sam Gainsborough, both from the UK.

American movies “Weekends” by Trevor Jimenez and “Trump Bites: I Alone Can Fix It” by Bill Plympton, Billy Shebar and David C. Robert will also be screened. 

Also included are “Late Afternoon” by Louise Bagnall from Ireland and “Grandpa Walrus” by Lucrèce Andreae from France.

Photo: Dutch-British animator Michael Dudok de Wit in an undated photo. 

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