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2018

Joan Zhonga

Joan Zhonga is an animation director specialising in stop motion animation with puppets
and plasticine. He’s a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana and has more than 35
years of experience in animation. During his career he’s directed 13 animation films that has
been screened and awarded in many international film festivals such as Annecy, Hiroshima,
Giffonni and Fantoche. In 2006 he collaborated with the master of children’s books,
Eugenios Trivizas, in the film «The two waves», produced by ERT. His latest film,
Ethnophobia, has been so far screened in over 160 festivals and has won 29 awards.
FILMOGRAPHY
- 2016 - “ Ethnophobia” .......................14’ Stop Motion Animation Claymation
- 2009 – “The Meaning of Life”............................15 ‘ Stop Motion & 3d animation
- 2006 - "The Two Waves"......................................9 ‘ 2d &3d animation
- 2002 - “Mr. BLOU”.......... Stop Motion Claymation, series of 30 episodes, 1' each video
- 1992 - “Plastelino”............Stop Motion Claymation, series 25 episodes, 35 '' each video
- 1989 - "The birth of Pinochio"......................... 3 ' Stop Motion, film 35mm
- 1988 - "Rare egg"..........................................5 ' Stop Motion Claymation, film 35mm
- 1987 - "Happy again"................................. 18 ' Stop Motion - Puppets, film 35mm
- 1986 - "Ermir’s toys"................................. 13 ' Stop Motion - Puppets, film 35mm
- 1985 - "The Air and the Kite".......................... 7 ' 2D Animation, film 35mm
- 1983 - "The noise of the Bear"...................... 7 ' 2D Animation , film 35mm
- 1982 - "The Pen and the Paper Plane"......... 8 ' 2D Animation, film 35mm