Michelle and Uri Kranot are artists, animation filmmakers and both hold various positions at The Animation Workshop, VIA University College, Viborg, Denmark. Michelle is the producer and instructor of Professional Training courses. Uri is story supervisor for the Bachelor education. Uri and Michelle are programmers and curators for a number of International Animation Festivals and projects and conduct Masterclasses around the world. Their personal works have won over a hundred international prizes and participated in numerous film festivals and exhibitions. Their film “Hollow Land” was shortlisted for an Oscar Academy Award in 2014. Recently they have been working both with a theater company and with Audio-visual performers, and multimedia game studio, creating installations and exhibitions and VR and have been awarded the Danish Statens Kunst Fond award for excellency (2015). They have a special focus on Animated Documentary and are currently in production of new animated multimedia works. Michelle and Uri, originally from Israel, live with their soon three sons in Viborg, Denmark.
2017 ”Nothing Happens”, Shortfilm and Virtual Reality experience, 12 min., Denmark/France
2015 ‘How long, not long’ , 6 min. Denmark
2015 ”Cosmopolitanism”, 22 min., (directors of animated part), Sweden
2014 ’Black Tape’, 3min, Denmark
2013 ’Hollow Land’, 14min, Denmark /France /Canada
2010 ‘White Tape’, 2:20 min. Denmark
2008 ’The heart of Amos Klein’, 14min, Denmark /France /Netherlands/ Israel
2005 ‘God on our side’, 7 min, Netherlands.
2004 ‘My sister’, 3 min, Netherlands/ Israel
2003 ‘Fallout’, 5:30 min, Israel
2002 ‘Ducks’, 4 min, Israel
2002 ‘Avinu Malkenu’, 3 min, Israel
2001 ’The balls’, 5 min, Israel
2000 ’Sticki’n with you’, 3 min, Israel
2016 How Long, Not Long, Special Mention, Animafest Cyprus
2016 How Long, Not Long, Special Spike Award, Valladoild International Film Festival
2016 How Long, Not Long, Special Mention, Festival int du Court Métrage de Lille
2016 How Long, Not Long, Special Mention, Guanajuato International Film Festival
2016 How Long, Not Long, Fipresci Prize, Annecy International Animation Film Festival
2015 Black Tape, Best Film, Pontarlier Animation Festival, France
2015 Black Tape, Best Film, Pontneuf Enviromnetal Film Festival, Canada
2014 Black Tape, Best Short, and Best Art direction Brazil Stopmotion festival, Brazil
2014 Black Tape, Special Mention, Leeds Film Festival
2014 Black Tape, Best Animation, Huseca Int. Film festival, Spain
2014 Hollow Land, Synchro Award, Tricky Women, Vienna, Italy
2014 Hollow Land, Shortlisted for the Academy Award, LA, USA
2014 Hollow Land, Nominated for the Canadian Academy Award, Canada
2014 Hollow Land, Best Animation, Brooklyn Film Festival, NYC, USA
2014 Hollow Land, Synchro Award, Tricky Women, Vienna, Italy
2014 Hollow Land, Special Mention, Athens Animfest, Greece
2013 Hollow Land, Special Mention, Bristol Encounters, United Kingdom
2013 Hollow Land, Special Mention, Bradford Animation Festival, United Kingdom
2013 Hollow Land, Special Achievement, Anilogue Int. Animation Festival, Hungary
2013 Hollow Land, Amnesty Award, Giffoni Film Festival, Italy
2013 Hollow Land, Special Mention, Cyprys Animation Festival, Cyprys
2013 Hollow Land, Special Mention, Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel
2013 Hollow Land, Best Independant Animation, Telaviv Animation Festival, Israel
2013 Hollow Land, Union of Bulgarian Artists Award, Varna Film Festival, Bulgaria
2013 Hollow Land, Best Animation Technique, Banjaluka int. Animated Film Festival, Bosnia
2013 Hollow Land, Best Animation, Animix ASIFA, Israel
2011 White tape, Best experimental film, saugony film festival , Canada
2011 White tape , Special mention, Monstra animation festival, Portugal
2010 The Ministry of Culture Award for cinematography, Israel.
2010 Amos Klein, Best animation, Roanne film festival, France.
2009 Amos Klein, Best Animated film, Saint Paul Trois Chateaux Film Festival, France.
2009 Amos Klein, Special Award, Animacam, Spain.
2009 Amos Klein, 2nd best animation, Athens Int. animation festival, Greece.
2009 Amos Klein, Best Short Film, Warsaw Int. Jewish Film Festival, Poland.
2009 Amos Klein, Best music, Aix En Provence film festival, France.
2009 Amos Klein, 3rd prize for best animation, Kalamazoo film festival, USA.
2008 Amos Klein, Best Independent Animation, ASIFA Animation Festival, Israel.
2008 Amos Klein, Best animation, Sedicicorto, Italy.
2008 Amos Klein, Best animation, Grand Canaria film festival, Spain.
2008 Amos Klein, Special mention, “I’ve seen films” Milano, Italy.
2008 Amos Klein, Best short film, Zwolle film festival, The Netherlands.
2007 God On Our Side, Distinguished jury award, Platform festival, U.S.A.
2006 God On Our Side, Best Animation, Tampere film Festival, Finland.
2006 God On Our Side, Best short film, Lille Audiovisiuelle Festival, France.
2006 God On Our Side, Best Animation, Lucania film festival, Italy.
2006 God On Our Side, Best Animation, Cyprus film Festival.
2006 God On Our Side, Best Animation, Haifa film Festival, Israel.
2006 God On Our Side, Best Experimental film, Tindirindis film festival, Latvia.
2005 God On Our Side, Nominated for the Prix UIP (European Film Academy Award).
2005 God On Our Side, Best Independent film, Asifa, Israel.
2004 Ducks, Best student animation film, Trickfilm festival Stuttgart, Germany.
2004 Ducks, Best independent animation film, Tel Aviv Cinematheque, Israel.
2004 Fallout, Best film, Mensil le Roy Short Film Festival, France.
2003 Ducks, Best student animation film, Asifa, Israel.
2002 Avinu Malkenu, Best student animation film, Asifa, Israel.
2010 New Media Fund, Israel.
2009 ‘West Danske’ Film Fund, Denmark.
2009 Israeli Lottery Fund for the Arts, Israel.
2008 Centre National de Cinematographie, France.
2008 PROCIREP – ANGOA fund, France.
2008 The Netherlands fund for film, Netherlands.
2007 Berlinale Talent Campus, Germany.
2007 The Fund for Video-Art and Experimental Cinema, Israel.
2007 The New Israeli Film fund, Israel.
2005 The New Israeli Film Fund, Israel.
2005 Fonds RNTV, Netherlands.
2004 The Netherlands Institute for Animation film, Netherlands.
2003 The Rabinovich fund, Israel.
2009 The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon. Group exhibition.
2008 The Video Art Biennale, Israel. Group exhibition.
2008 The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon. Group exhibition.
2007 The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon. Group exhibition.
2006 International video-art Biennale, Tel Aviv, Israel. Group exhibition.
2006 Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel. (ArtFilm; Curator Landau Epstein) Group exhibition.
2006 ‘Film in Brabant’, Breda, Eindhoven, ‘S-Hertogenbosch, Roosendaal, Tilburg, uden, Oss, Waalwijk, Bergen op zoom, Oosterhout, Oudenbosch. Netherlands. Traveling Group exhibition.
2006 The National Film Board, Toronto, Canada. Solo exhibition.
2005 Biennale Internationale des Arts de la Marionette, Paris, France.
2005 The interdisciplinary Arena, Jerusalem, Israel. Solo exhibition.
2005 The British War Museum, London, England. Group exhibition.
2005 – 2006 “MOVING MAGIC”, Netherlands, Belgium, France. Traveling Group exhibition.
2005 Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Solo exhibition.
2003 ‘Frames and Framing’, Jerusalem, Israel. Group exhibition.
2002 – 2003 Performance tour, producing two music albums, Israel.
2002 Bezalel, Jerusalem, Israel. Group exhibition.
Selected Articles and reviews:
“Asia Animation Magazine”, (Karl Cohen), Seoul, 2009-02-16, Film Review.
“AWN, Animation World Network”, 2008-11-07. Film Review.
“Politiken”, (Søren Vinterberg), Denmark. 2006-12-14. – Section 2 pages 2-4.
”Lietuviu filmu centras” , (Rasa Gecaite), Latvia. 2006-10-24 page 2.
”Ha’aretz” magazine, Israel. 2006-08-08 – culture section, pages 4-5.
National film board cinema review, Canada. 2006-05-10. Cover page.
Canada-Israel committee. (Paul Shindman), Canada. 2006-05-08.
Animation world magazine, worldwide.2006- 04-25. Film review.
CINEEK film magazine, Greece. 2006-04-12.
Folioscope Gazette, Belgium. 2006-04-27. Film review.
Festival watch magazine, online. 2006-27-03. Interview and film review.
Frames per second magazine, online. 2006-01-11.
American Cinematheque magazine, USA. Film review. 2005-09-14
Ramallah online, Palestine. (Sonia Nettenin) 2005-06-21, Film review.
Distopia film magazine, Italy. (Valeria Fiordimare), 2004-10-18, Film review
“Magyar film” magazine, Hungary. 2003-11-12. page 4.
Canal +, France;
Channel 2, Israel;
The National Geographic Channel.