About

Maike Mahira Koller

 

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

 

Education

• 2015-2018: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg, Germany; Majoring in animation; Diploma degree.


• 2014: Moholy-Nagy University, Budapest, Hungary;
Erasmus-exchange.

• 2010- 2015: Kunsthochschule Kassel, Germany; Majoring in visual communication; Co-major in illustration and animation; Diploma degree with honors.

 

Working experience

• 2018:  Animator and Storyboard Artist for the commissioned work:
Daimler Fuso: For a Long and Content Life
• 2018: Animator and designer for the series Patchwork Pals; Studio Filmbilder, Stuttgart/Germany (BBC-Production).
• 2017/2018: Jury member for the film festival North by Northwest; Portland/USA.
• 2017: 
Animator for Geld und Gerechtigkeit; rbb/Funk (Internet)
• 2016: Animator for Trustory; ARD/ZDF Funk (Internet)
• 2014: Intern as designer/animator; Brandperfection, Fellbach/Germany.
• 2011: Intern as designer/illustrator; Werbung etc., Stuttgart/Germany.
• 2009:
Intern as storyboard illustrator; Los Banditos, Stuttgart/Germany.

 

Film festivals and screenings

SWIM

• 2018: The Look of Sound, Mannheim, Germany.
• 2018: ITFS School presentation, Stuttgart, Germany.
• 2018: Vafi Rafi Festival, Rijeka, Croatia.
• 2018: Kurzfilmnacht der Stadtjugendpflege, Pfaffenhofen, Germany.
• 2018: Animofest, Bratislava, Slovakia.
• 2018: Marin County International Festival of Short Film and Video, San Rafael, California, USA.
• 2018: Minikino, Bali, Indonesia.
• 2018: Open Air Weiterstadt, Weiterstadt, Germany.
• 2018: FeKK – Ljubljana Short Film Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
• 2018: Animator FEST – European Youth Festival of Animated Film, Jagodina, Serbia.
• 2018: Linoleum International Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival, Kiev, Ukraine.
• 2018: PIAFF, Paris, France.
• 2018: Anim!Arte-International Student Animation Festival of Brazil, Rio di Janeiro, Brazil.
• 2018: Tofuzi, Batumi, Georgia.
• 2018: ZINETXIKI International Children and Youth‘s Film Festival, Bilbao, Spain.
• 2018: Timishort Film Festiva, Timisoara, Romania.
• 2018: Women Over 50 Film Festival; Brighton, United Kingdom.
(2nd place for best Animation/Student).
• 2018: Multivision Festival; St.Petersburg, Russia.

The Cat and its Artist

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

 

Exhibitions

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