Raphaëlle STOLZ

TV & Commissioned Films & Off-limits Short Films Jury

Raphaëlle Stolz


Raphaëlle Stolz is a French-Swiss artist, born in Geneva in 1989. A multi-talented artist, she is an animation short film director, art director, set designer, animator and painter.
She graduated in illustration and painting from the École Émile Cohl in 2011, presenting several books and a series of paintings in her already distinctive style. She joined GOBELINS, l’école de l’image, to do animation film in 2014 with the desire to put her world in motion. She made a group of short films including Edgard, already revealing themes such as madness, mourning and human incomprehension, but with notes of absurdist humour that would continue to be predominant in her following work.  
She directed her first 3-minute film, Le Salsifis du Bengale, for the Desnos programme in the En sortant de l’école collection, in which she continued to tackle themes like tyranny but always with a light-hearted touch. 

In her second film Miracasas, she unleashed her colourful, lavish universe, the culmination of years of work. With an air of magical realism, the film makes us wonder about what the final journey to death may be like, in a village that feels like the end of the world. This short film was well received at festivals with over sixty selections and numerous awards, including the Grand Prix at the Festival national du film d'animation de Rennes (AFCA). 

She has also worked on sets for feature films including The Crossing, Ernest & Celestine, a Trip to Gibberitia, Àma Gloria, Ghost Cat Anzu, as well as doing graphic research and animation on short films and music videos including King of Sea and To Make Your Dream. She is currently preparing her first solo painting exhibition scheduled for the end of 2024. This will take viewers into a whole different world, but still dreamlike and strange. Another project is in the writing stage, with the idea of taking viewers into infinite multicoloured dreams.


The other Members of the TV & Commissioned Films Jury
Jérémie Degruson
Nina Sabnani

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