About us

We are an enterprising and professional group working in cinema, culture, academia and digital marketing. By using our experience in the animated world, we want to help create a wider audience that can enjoy and understand what animated art is all about. As we organize ReAnima International Animated Film Festival, 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 script writer for cinema, television and animation. In recent years, he has been specializing in and writing about international animation. Since 2013, he has organized and curated various animation events around the world involving festivals as different and diverse as: Etiuda & Anima, Stoptrik, Animateka, Animasivo and Animafest, among others. He has given diverse lectures about animation, and was a member of the jury in the Animateka Festival in 2017. In addition, he has organized a small European distribution circuit for the Mexican Animasivo festival and other individual screenings in cultural centres, achieving a collaboration between several festivals 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 believes that the ReAnima festival is a cultural and artistic channel for bringing new perspectives and helping us to understand and maintain a dialogue with the global environment in our times.

 

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Solveig Øybekk Paasche

Organization Director

Solveig was born and raised in Bergen. She has a degree in Visual Arts obtained at Sunnhordland Folk High School, Intercultural Understanding obtained at NLA University College, and she has graduated as a disability nurse. Her educational background reflects her desire and need to make personal contributions to society. Through her work, Solveig realized that creativity can be a good tool for disabled people to express their feelings and emotions. This is why she wants to continue studying expressive arts therapy. Furthermore, she is highly committed to promoting international animation.

 

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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, she 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. Ingvild 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.