About

Maike Mahira Koller

• Born on December 15, 1989 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Education
• 2009: Abitur at Georg-Büchner-Gymnasium, Winnenden, Germany.
• 2010-2015: Kunsthochschule Kassel, Germany; Majoring in visual communication.
• 2014: Erasmus-exchange, Moholy-Nagy University, Budapest, Hungary.
• 2015-2018: Filmakademie Ludwigsburg, Germany; Majoring in animation.

Working experience
• 2009: intern as storyboard illustrator (Los Banditos) Stuttgart, Germany
• 2010: Martin-Gruner Haus, Paulinenpflege, Winnenden, Germany
Working at a nursing home for handicapped adults.
• 2011: intern as designer/illustrator (Werbung etc., Stuttgart, Germany)
• 2014: intern as designer/animator (Brandperfection, Fellbach, Germany)
• 2016: Animator for Trustory ARD/ZDF Funk (Internet)
• 2017/2018: Jury member for the film festival North by Northwest, Portland, USA
• 2017: Animator for Geld und Gerechtigkeit rbb/ Funk (Internet)

Exhibitions
• 2011: „Meefisch“; children´s book illustration competition; Marktheidenfeld, Germany
• 2013: „Spielsalon“; computer game exhibition; Kassel, Germany
• 2016: International Animation Festival Stuttgart; Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany

Film festivals and screenings

SWIM
• April 2018: The Look of Sound, Mannheim, Germany
• April 2018: ITFS School presentation, Stuttgart, Germany
• May 2018: Vafi Rafi Festival, Rijeka, Kroatien

The Cat and its Artist
• April 2016: Monstronale Filmfestival, Halle (Saale), Germany
• April 2016: Sehnsüchte Festival, Babelsberg, Germany
• May 2016: Film Leben Festival, Ilmenau, Germany
• July 2016: iOFF Festival, Dhaka, Bangladesh
• October 2016: KLIK! Animation Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
• October 2016: Multivision Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia
• October 2016: ReAnimania, Yerevan, Armenia
• November 2016: Cinanima, Espinho, Portugal
• November 2016: Kraken Con Animation Fest, Oakland, USA
• November 2016: FreeNetWorld, Nis, Serbia
• January 2017: International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
• Januar 2017: Mi Primer Festival, Lima, Perú
• February 2017: PLAY-Lisbon’s International Kids Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
• February 2017: Chennai International Short Film Festival, Teynapet, Chennai
• March 2017: MONSTRA, Lisbon Portugal
• March 2017: International Student Animation Festival of Brazil, Sao Paulo/Sao Luis/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (3rd place for Best Film-Europe)
• March 2017: Montana International Children’s Film Festival, Montana, USA
• March 2017: Open World Animation Festival, Allentown, USA
• April 2017: TIFF Kids International film Festival, Toronto, Canada
• April-September: Tour 2017 of Le plein de Super, France and Portugal
• May 2017: ANIMEX festival (Award for best 2D Animation), Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
• October 2017: Discovery Film Festival, Dundee, Scotland
• October 2017: Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival, Vereinigten Arabische Emirate
• March 2018: Solo Para Cortos, Barcelona, Spain