lili-foto-instruktør-Siri Melchior less(foto Robin Skjoldborg) copySIRI MELCHIOR – DIRECTOR
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1971.  Graduate in animation from the Royal College of Art, London, 1999, in graphic design from Danmarks Designskole, 1995 and received her B.A. in Art History from Copenhagen University, 1991. She has worked for Channel 4, BBC Scotland, MTV, Domino Records and Virgin. Together with producer Marie Bro she founded Ladybird Films in 2013. Melchior is noted for her award winning animated films, »The Dog Who was a Cat Inside« (2002), »Passport« (1999), “Whistleless” (2007) and the series “Rita and Crocodile” (2014). Her latest filmproject ”Lili” had its international premiere at the Berlinale 2016 in the Generation section. Siri has also illustrated numerous children’s picture books.

EDUCATION:
MA Royal College of Art, Animation, 1999

Exchange to the Animation School in Eksjo, Artline, 1996
Danmarks Designskole, Grafisk Design, 1995
BA Art History, Copenhagen University, 1991

SHOWREEL

FILMOGRAFI (ANIMATION):

(2015) Lili, 8 x 3,5 min. (director) for Dansk Tegnefilm

(2014) Rita og Krokodille / Rita and Crocodile, 6 x 5 min. (director) for Dansk Tegnefilm
AWARDS
– Jury Award for best tv-series / Annecy 2015
– Jury Award for best programme for young children / Chicago 2015
– Nominated for Grand Prize in the ”Golden Panda Awards” for animation, Sichuan TV-Festival, 2015
– Nominated for Best Overseas Anim. TV-series in the ”Golden Panda Awards”, Sichuan TV-Festival, 2015

(2009) Fløjteløs / Whistleless, 5 min. (director) for Dansk Tegnefilm
AWARDS
– Best short for Audience under 12, Rimouski 2010
– Audience price, Pleine de la Bobine 2010
– Special mention, Pleine de la Bobine 2010
– Special mention, Odense Film festival 2010

(2002) The dog who was a cat inside, 4 min. (director) for Passion Pictures
AWARDS
– Nomination for BAFTA In the category best short animations, 2003
– Finalist for Cartoon D´Or, 2003
– Asifa Korea Prize for best experimental short film, 2003
– Honorary mention Ars Electronica 2003
– 2nd prize, Chicago childrens film festival, 2004
– “Animated Eye Award” (best short animation) Aspen shorts festival, 2004
– Special mention, Brisbane International Filmfestival

(1999) Passport (director) at The Royal College of Art
AWARDS
– Finalist for Cartoon D´Or, 2000
– Best Student film, Stuttgart trickfilmfestival
– Best Graduate film, Ottowa Animation Festival
– Shortlist British Animation Awards.

(1998) Fugue” (director) at The Royal College of Art

(1996) Mambo, 4 min. for Dansk Novellefilm og Mambo film
AWARDS:
– Gold Award, Charleston International Filmfestival
– Gold Award, Houston Filmfestival
– Special Mention, Espinho Animation Festival
– 3rd prize, Bacas Filmfestival NY

WORK AS ANIMATION DIRECTOR:
”Fløjteløs”, 5 min. Animated shortfilm, Dansk Tegnefilm, 2009

”Show me show me”, titlesequens and 9 animated 1 min. Sequenses, CBBC, more episodes coming.
”Pepito” redesign of the series”Pablo” after it was bought by Aardman, 2008
”Unep”, campain for planting trees for United Nations, 2007
”Nickelodeon”, sting for Nickeloden, 2006
”Whiskas”, 5 commercials produced by Passion Pictures for TBWA London 2005-2006
”Pablo” pilot for TV series for children, produced by Dandy TV, 2005
”MTV” stings, produced by TRUNK 2005
”Gama”, commercial produced by TRUNK for Proctor and Gamble Paris, 2004
“Disneychannel” titlesequens produced by Passion Pictures, 2001
“Lego” commercial produced by Passion Pictures Leo Burnett London, 2002
”King Bisquit” musicvideo co-directed with Tim Hope, produced by Passion Pictures 2001

PUBLICATIONS (CHILDRENS BOOKS)
“Rita og Krokodille”, 2 books, Gyldendal 2014. (Author og illustrator)

“Stor og stærk”, author Kim Fupz Aakeson, Lindhards og Ringhof, 2014 (Illustrator)
“Tak for mad, hr. Struganoff”, , author Kim Fupz Aakeson, Carlsen, 2014. (Illustrator)
“Lili”, 11 books, author Kim Fupz Aakeson, Gyldendal, 2011-2014. (Illustrator)
”Line og Siv”, author Katrine Marie Guldager, Carlsen, 2008. (Illustrator)
”Ingolf og Sofie”, Author Jens Kovsted, pixibog, Carlsen, 2008 (Illustrator)
”Mundgodt, Snurrepenot og hele Redeligheden”, author Iselin Hermann, Carlsen, 2007 (Illustrator)
”Karin og Nynne”,  author Katrine Marie Guldager, Carlsen, 2007. (Illustrator)
”Lydia svarer igen”, author Katrine Marie Guldager, Carlsen, 2007. (Illustrator)
”Zebra og Venner”, author Pia Harritz, Forlaget Apostrof, 2006. (Illustrator)
”Lazarus bliver levende” Dansk Bibelselskab, 2006. (Illustrator)
”Jesus kommer til verden” Dansk Bibelselskab, 2006. (Illustrator)
”Rita og Krokodille”, 2 books, Gyldendal 2003 and 2005. (Author og illustrator)
”Spøgelset som ville være prinsesse” Gyldendal 1996. (Author og illustrator)
”Om fem minutter”, Autho Jason McAuliff, Gyldendal 1994 (illustrator)
”At være fugl”, Gyldendal 1991 (Author og illustrator)