About us

We are an enterprising and professional group working in cinema, culture and digital marketing. We felt the need to have an alternative animated film festival in Bergen. Although Norway has great animators and great works of animation, it seems that animated art is not very well known in the country. There are few festivals exclusively dedicated to animation but we want to make a difference by contributing with a more open vision including an international competition in our program. By using our experience in the animated world we want to help to create a wider audience to enjoy and understand what animated art is all about. Embracing novelty, variety and international influences are our means to achieve our goals.

 

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Kropka

Director and Program Director

He is a scriptwriter for cinema, television and animation that in recent years has been specializing in and writing about international animation. Since 2013 he has organized and curated various animation events around the world involving festivals so different and diverse as: Etiuda & Anima, Stoptrik, Animateka, Animasivo and Animafest among others. He has given diverse lectures about animation, also he was a member of the jury in the Animateka Festival in 2017. In addition he organized a small European distribution circuit for the Mexican Animasivo festival and other individual screenings in cultural centres, achieving that several festivals work together for the sake of the big passion that unites them all – animation. It is perhaps this independent and outside-the-rules spirit that made him seriously consider founding ReAnima in Bergen, an improbable place for an outside-the-rules international animation festival. He belive that ReAnima is cultural and artistic way of helping to maintain a cohesive society but with new perspectives to understanding and dialoguing with the global environment in our times.

 

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Solveig Øybekk Paasche

Organization Director

She was born and raised in Bergen. Solving has a degree in Visual Arts obtained at Sunnhordland Folk High School, Intercultural Understanding obtained at NLA University College and she graduated as a disability nurse. Her educational formation reflects the desire and the need to give her personal contribution to society. Solveig realised at work that creativity can be a good tool for disabled people to express their feelings and emotions. That´s why she wants to continue studying expressive arts therapy. Furthermore, she is highly committed to spread international animation around.

 

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Ingvild Abildgaard Jansen

Organization coordinator

Ingvild has loved animation for as long as she can remember. Early in life, she realized that she didn’t want to be an animator herself, yet her passion and respect for animation as a medium only continued to grow. Born and raised in Bergen, Ingvild wished for more animation-related activities in her home town. When she discovered ReAnima in 2017, Ingvild wanted to contribute to the festival with her knowledge of animation and her practical experiences from editorial work, office work, seminar leadership, student organizations and other festivals. She officially joined the festival team in January of 2018. Ingvild has a bachelor’s degree in Japanese from the University of Bergen, with a year abroad at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, and a master’s degree in media science from the University of Bergen. Ingvild wrote her media science bachelor’s thesis on the evolution of the Norwegian animation industry, and she wants to do more research on animation. Her other interests within the field of media science include media representation, podcasting, documentary films, freedom of speech, freedom of information, and the future of media technology. Currently, she’s working as a research assistant at the University of Bergen.