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Hey, this is Kayu, a 2D and 3D artist based in Paris, France, who has always been better at drawing and computers than speaking about herself.

Working at the Annecy Animation Festival inspired me to drop out of philosophy and history classes at Sorbonne and jump right into animation school (imagine my career switch if I went to an impressive funeral)... Eventually, I found myself graduated from Supinfocom Arles (Ecole Mopa) during Covid.

My first solo short film, “Evol,” has been selected by different festivals including Animafest Zagreb and DC Independent Film Festival.

My graduation film, "Les Chaussures de Louis," has traveled and been shared with audiences in different countries via multiple film festivals, including winning the Gold medal in the International Animation Category at the 2021 Student Oscar Academy Awards. It's now streaming on Canal+.

Currently, I am a freelance director/illustrator and 2D/3D lighting and compositing artist. My clients include Ted-ed Talk, Los Angeles Times, Inserm, and Vogue.

I like to consider myself as -- how my mom tries to make sense of what I do for a living:

Puppet show entertainer in the computer. 


Awards & NominationS

Short of the Week

33th animafest zagre

60th Annecy International Animation Film Festival

Kaboom Animation Festival



 47th STUDENT ACADEMY AWARD® International Animation Gold Medal 

by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. the Oscars® 

short of the Week

vimeo staff pickS

22th VIEW conference grand prix

43th Festival international du court-métrage de Clermont-Ferrand

48th siggraph 

31th animafest zagre



23th New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival

32th palm springs international film festival

7th London International Motion Picture Awards

17th Carrefour du cinéma d'animation au Forum de images

25th FantasiFestivaL

25TH Nantucket Film Festival

29th Festival International Séquence Court-Métrage

48h London International Motion Picture Awards

10th London Lift-Off Film Festival 2020

29th animafest zagreb 

20th Dc Independent Film Festival

4th London International Motion Picture Awards

27th Festival International Séquence Court-Métrage

9th Aniscreen Festival

15th Cortoons Festival Gandia 

10th KRAF festival 

7th CortoKino international short film festival

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