Rebecca Akoun
Contact: rebeccaakoun@gmail.com
Biography

Born in 1985 in France, she completed her studies at “Ecole Estienne Superieure des Arts Graphiques”, in Paris. In 2003, she moved to Israel to study at “Bezalel Academy of Art & Design” in the Screen Based Arts departments, from which she graduated in 2012. She took part as well in a semester exchange program at the “Hochschule Luzern Design & Kunst”, Switzerland. Her films are shown in film festivals around the world and are destined for distributions. Currently based in Vienna, Austria she just completed a new short animated film named "Shaul and Ivan".

Filmography
2019 Shaul and Ivan
Pencils colors on paper. 2D animation, 9 min 40 sec.
2017 Body Stranded
Oil pastel on paper, 2D animation, 9 min 54 sec.
2015 The Wet Hair
Aquarel on paper, 2D animation, mixed-media, 8 min.
2014 Jorinde and Joringel
Puppet animation, 12min.
2011 The Wolf turned Shepherd
Pencil color on papers, 2D animation,8 min.
2010 Gabriel’s Story
Rotoscope and 2D computer animation, 2 min
As an assistant animator& live animator
2016 Augen Zu / Performance
Sand animation. Prod Yellow Buoy, Dschungel,AT
2015 Uncanny Valley / Performance
Live animator- Prod.: Kabinett ad Co.,Tanzquartier, AT
2014 Uncanny Valley /Short animated film
Assistant animator, Prod.Kabinett Co./KGP.
Projects
2019 "On it's Border Lilies are Growing""
Project in coop with Aniki/ Tumanyan museum of Yerevan, AM
2017 "Hindernisse, Weg-Shaffen"
Project in coop with Aniki/ Jugend am Werk & Neustart
2016 "Grenze I & II"
Project in coop with Aniki/ Haus Liebhartstal
2015"Vor Ort"
Project in coop. with Aniki/ Wiener JugendZentern, AT
2014 Miro Jilo
Project with Roma youth in coop with Ministry of Culture ,SK
Grants
2018 Arbeitsstipendium Illustration, BKA, AT
Me
Shaul and Ivan (AT,2019)
Shaul et Ivan

Pencils on paper, 2D computer
HD Pal I DCP I Stereo
Duration: 9min.40sec.
Language: German /English subtitles
Financial support MA7
Austria © 2019

Directed & animated by: Rebecca Akoun
Text & dialogues : Alexander Nitzberg
Sound: Lukas Wiltschko
Music: Muamer Budimlic
Saxophone: Martina Cizek

Synopsis

In a small village, Shaul sings while Ivan dances happily around a table with other villagers. A moment of joy they will not forget anytime soon. Based on one of the story of the collected “Tales of the Hasidim” by Martin Buber.

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Festivals

49th Giffoni Film Festival/ 07. 2019, IT
25. Film Festival della Lessinia, 08.2019, IT
26th krokfestival, 09.2019 UKR/RU
28.10.2019 Stadtlichter Berlin Kinderkurzfilmprogramm, DE
43th CINANIMA, 2019 Portugal
37. IYAFF Ale Kino, Poland

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The wet hair (AT,2015)
Les cheveux mouillés

Watercolors on paper, 2D computer
HD Pal I DCP I Stereo
Duration: 8min.18sec.
Language: French with English subtitles
Distribution: Tricky women/Tricky realities
„Grenzgänge & Lichtblicke“
Financial support MA7
Austria © 2015

Directed and animated by: Rebecca Akoun
Screenplay : Based on a short story of
La Comtesse de Ségur
Sound:Bernhard Zorzi
Music: Sarah Jeanne Ziegler

Synopsis

Sophie wants to have curls like her friend Camille, so she steps into the rain, even though her mother forbade her to go outside.

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Festivals

Tricky Women festival / 03. 2016, AT
26e Festival du Court Métrage pour Jeune Public FR
56th Int. Film Festival for Children and Youth Zlin, CZ
28è Festival de cinema de Girona, SP
24th KINEKO Int. Children’s Film Festival Tokyo, JP
CreActive Int.Open Film Festival -Semi finalist, USA
Filem’on festival int. pour enfant de Bruxelles, BE
34. Int. Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino! PL
14th annual Multivision Festival , RU
12th BUSAN Int. Kids and Youth Film Festival, KR
TICFF Taiwan Int. Children's Film Festival,TW
MFW 4 - Bali International Short Film Festival, ID
Anibar Animation film festival, Kosovo
and more...

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Jorinde and Jorinda (AT,2014)
Yorinde et Yoringue

HD Pal / DCP / Stereo
Duration: 12min.06 sec.
Language: French with English subtitles
Austria © 2014

Directed and animated by: Rebecca Akoun
Screenplay: Based on a Grimm’s fairytale
Sound:Bernhard Zorzi
Music: Music:Raphael Michon

Synopsis

During a casual trip in the forest, Jorinde & Joringel, go astray and get dangerously close to a witch's castle.When Jorinde is captured and turned into a bird, Joringuel sets out on an adventure to free his beloved.

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Festivals

10th Annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle
12th Festival du Film Court Francophone, France
2015 Short Film Market Clermont-Ferrand
2015- Tricky Women festival, Vienna
2015.05 Pickford Theatre, Washington
Festival du court métrage de Chalabre dans l'Aude
2015.09 Festival International du Film Nancy Lorraine
2015.09 AniFestROZAFA2015
2018, Semaine de la francophonie, Netherland
and more...

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The wolf turned shepherd (IS/FR,2011)
Le Loup devenu Berger

Pencil colors on paper, 2D computer
HD Pal / 35mm/ DCP / Stereo
Duration: 08min.16 sec.
Language: English with Fr. or Eng. ST
Distribution: Les films du Préau
France © 2011

Directed and animated by: Rebecca Akoun
Screenplay: Based on fable of Jean de La Fontaine
Sound:Rafi Chen
Music: Gad Emile Zeitune

Synopsis

A wolf with human manners decides to go one step further and disguise himself as a shepherd. A film based on a Fable of Jean de La Fontaine.

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Festivals

FIFEM,Festival int. du film pour enfant de Montréal, CA
FIFAVA,Festival int. du court métrage, FR
Kineko Kinder film festival Tokyo ,JP
Chicago Int. Children’s Film Festival , USA
24th KINEKO Int. Children’s Film Festival in Tokyo, JP
Ale Kino! Int. Young Audience Film,PL
Anemic Festival , Czech Republic
34. Int. Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino! , PL
6th Annual Children's Film Festival Seattle,USA
6th annual REDCAT Int. Children’s ,USA
11e festival du Film Court Francophone, FR
49th Golden Knight Malta Int. FilmFestival, Malta
13th Olympia Int. Film Festival for Children ,Greece
4th Jerusalem Int. Film Festival for Children and Youth, ISR
Festival Silhouette , FR
Asheville International Children's Film Festival, U.S.A
2 ANDkids World Film Festival , U.S.A
Festival int. du film merveilleux et imaginaire, FR
ReAnimania Int. Animation Film Festival of Yerevan, AM
Cinefil festival, FR
and more...

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Body Stranded (AT,2017)
Corps échoué

Pencils colors on paper, 2D computer
HD Pal / DCP / Stereo
Duration: 09min.54 sec.
Language: English with Fr. or Eng. ST
Financial support MA7
Austria © 2017

Directed and animated by: Rebecca Akoun
Screenplay: Based on an interview conducted by Mollie Gerver
Sound: Andreas Posch
Viola: Katya Gorovaya

Synopsis

Inside post-revolution Iran, David struggles with his Jewish identity, the fall of women’s rights, and the rise in media censorship.

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Festivals

3rd Thessaloniki Animation Festival 2017, GR
Feminist Border Arts Film Festival 2018, USA
2018 Tricky Women film festival, AT
2018 Diagonale Festival of Austrian Film, AT
2019, Stoptrick Slovenia
2019, FilTa Filmtage, AT

Prize

2018 Audience Award-Austrian Panorama,Tricky Women Film Festival, AT

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Gabriel’s story (IS, 2010)
L’histoire de Gabriel

Animation, Rotoscopie, 2D computer
HD Pal / H264/ Stereo
Duration: 02min.24 sec.
Language: English with En. subtitles

Directed and animated by: Rebecca Akoun
Production: Asylum Seeker /Mollie Gerver
Screenplay: Based on Gabriel’s interview
Recording: Mollie Gerver

Synopsis

Gabriel, a refugee from South Sudan describes crossing the border from Egypt to Israel, where refugees are often shot by Egyptian border patrol. An unknown number have been deported by Israel back into the hands of the Egyptian border patrol, their fate unknown.

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