Thomas Renoldner

Thomas Renoldner

Austria

Biography

Thomas Renoldner has been working in music, painting, film, installation and performance since sixteen years of age. Thomas studied psychology and educational theory at Innsbruck and Salzburg universities, and painting and animated film at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna. In 1994 he made Rhythm 94 – his diploma film. Since 2007 he has led the Animation Studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. His animated film SUNNY AFTERNOON was awarded, among others, an Honorary Mention at the 19th IFF Etiuda&Anima 2012. Thomas has produced several research projects about the history of Austrian animation since 1998. His publication – Die Kunst des Einzelbilds – Animation in Österreich 1832 bis heute, prepared with Sabine Groschup, Mara Mattuschka and Christian Dewald – was published by Film Archive Austria in 2010. He has been the curator of Animation Avantgarde programs at the Vienna Independent Shorts Film Festival since 2009, and director of the One Day Animation Festival in Vienna since 2005. In 2010, Thomas Renoldner was one of the 25 experts who composed the list of 50 best animated films of the International Animated Film Association’s last half century as part of the ASIFA 50×50 poll. His latest short DONT KNOW WHAT (2019) is selected in competition at Annecy IAFF.

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