Biography

Marlies van der Wel

(1984) is a Dutch animator and illustratorwhose short films have been recognized internationally atprestigious festival such as Berlinale, Toronto Film Festival andSundance, to mention some.Her award-winning shorts ‘Jonas and the Sea’ and ‘Sabaku’were both the result of a meticulous collage process in whichshe weaves drawings, textures and random objects together- brought to life through a technique that Marlies calls ‘digitalcut-out animation’. For her latest film ‘Emily’, Marlies deployed adifferent technique, 2d animation, yet the visual language staysthe same: beautiful, detailed images animated with minimal butnatural movement.Addressing big themes in small packages, Marlies is known forusing simple images and words to tell stories that are emotional(but not tearjerkers), universal (yet still personal) and light-hearted (with a healthy dose of humour).


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