Association Internationale du Film d’Animation
International Animated Film Association

Thomas Renoldner

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Born 1960 in Linz, Upper Austria 1979-83 studied psychology and educational theory at the universities in Innsbruck and Salzburg 1989-94 studied painting and animation film at the Academy of Applied Arts / Vienna. 1994 Diploma film "Rhythm 94" -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- _____ARTIST: _____Since the age of sixteen work in the areas of music, painting, film, installation and performance. Numerous personal experimental and animated films and some commercials. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- _____PRODUCER: _____Since the year 2000 producer of animated films for artists like e.g. for Sabine Groschup, Heimo Wallner, Nicolas Mahler, Linda Wolfsgruber, Federica Pagnucco, Christoph Abbrederis or Heinz Wolf. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- _____TEACHER: _____Since 1992 animation workshops and seminars with children, youngsters & adults. After a one year lectureship for animation at the Arts University in Linz (2002) regular animation lectures / seminars as leader of animation studios at the Vienna Art School (since 2003) and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (since 2004). -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- _____FILM HISTORIAN: _____ Several research projects about the history of animation in Austria since 1998. Last publication: "Die Kunst des Einzelbilds - Animation in Österreich 1832 bis heute" ("The Art of Single Frame - Animation in Austria from 1832 until today") published by Film Archive Austria, 2010, together with Sabine Groschup, Mara Mattuschka and Christian Dewald. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- _____CURATOR:_____ANIMATION AVANTGARDE programme selector (together with Wiktoria Pelzer) at Vienna Independent Shorts Filmfestival since 2009. ------ ONE / 2 DAY/S ANIMATION FESTIVAL in Vienna: Festival Director since 2005 ---- BEST AUSTRIAN Competition Programme since 2011 ------------------------------- Numerous Austrian programmes for international festivals (such as: HIROSHIMA, ANIMAFEST (Zagreb), CINANIMA (Espinho), ETIUDA + ANIMA (Cracow), ANIFEST (Trebon), BALKANIMA (Belgrade), ANIMATOR (Poznan). ANIMA (Brussels), ANIM'EST (Bucarest), ANIMANIMA (Čačak), PUNTO Y RAYA (Reykjavík), ANIMATEKA (Ljubljana) etc.) and international programmes for Vienna. ----- Selection and prize jury member at numerous international animation film festivals. ______ASIFA Board Member since 1992, _____ASIFA Vice President - Communication Dept. since 2016