Nov.2nd - 6th, 2023 New Chitose Airport Terminal, Hokkaido JAPAN

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival November 2nd - 6th,2023

Talk: Tomek Popakul “Instead of Death”


Talk: Tomek Popakul
"Instead of Death"

I will talk about my approach to animation as life changing practice, about research, story inspirations, authenticity, character development, style and palette , experiences with team, producers and festivals, analog vs digital, software, progress and repetition, genre cinema , archetypes , chaos factor, life-hacks against perfectionism, importance of side projects and collaborations, time management for mortals. I’m happy to return to NEW CHITOSE on its anniversary. (Tomek Popakul)



Animation director, musician, graphic designer, music video creator.
Graduated Lodz Film School on direction animation and special effects.
Parallelly studied there scriptwriting for 1 year. His graduation movie “Ziegenort” was shown on many international festivals and gained many awards incl. main award for animated movie on New Horizons festival in Wrocław, award for best animation on Cracow Film Festival, Grand Prix in Oberhausen, and award for best animation on Brooklyn film festival.
Movie “Acid Rain” so far gained 35 awards, was shown in around 90 festivals, got prestigious nomination for Annie Awards, was on long Oscar list. In 2023 completed his newest short animated movie “ZIMA”
As musician performs under nickname ASTMA.Founder of lablel Wysokie Pokrzywy. Host of EXOZENTRYKIME mix series in internet Radio Kapitał. Released albums in labels : Audile Snow, Pointless Geometry, Intruder Alert and also creator of music videos and cover arts for them.


Talk: Tomek Popakul
"Instead of Death"


Nov 3, 2023 11:55

Special venue at
Oasis Park

Guests on the Stage Admission Free English Interpretation