Anna Mantzaris is a Swedish Animation Director based in London and Stockholm. 
Her work is often character driven and she loves to mix humour and melancholy.

Her short films, But Milk is Important (2012) and Enough (2017) has won over 50 international awards, including European Animation Awards, Vimeo Best of the Year and Walt Disney and Audience award at Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Her most recent film ‘Good Intentions’ premiered at BFI London Film Festival and was awarded at London International Animation Festival among others.

Anna is represented by Passion Animation Studios, where she directs different types of commercials and commissions, including a Christmas advert for Greenpeace.

Anna has an MA in Animation at the Royal College of Art and recently worked on Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs.


Selected Clients

Wes Anderson
Coca Cola
Matter Magazine

Selected Press

Creative Review
Little Black Book
Design Magazine
It’s Nice That
Creative Boom
Directors Notes
Skwigly Online Magazine
Skwigly Online Magazine
Short of the Week
Cartoon Brew

Elswhere Online

Selected Awards

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN A STUDENT FILM, European Animation Awards, 2018
Lottie Reininger Award, Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, 2018
Vimeo Award - Best of the Year, Comedy, 2019
Audience Award for Best Student Film, Anima Mundi, 2018
Best Student Film, Anifilm, 2018
Audience Award, Fantoche, 2018
Best International Fiction Short Film, Beijing Intl. Short Film Festival, 2018
Audience award for the weirdest & most wonderful film, 34th International Short Film Festival interfilm Berlin, 2018
Audience Award, Best British Showcase, London International Animation Festival, 2018
Grand Prize, Student Film Category, Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival, 2019
Audience Choice Award, GIRAF, 2018
Best Student Film, Northwest Animation Festival, 2018
Grand Prize - Best Student Film, SICAF, 2018
Best European short film, City Council of Gandia, Cortoons, 2018
Grad Prix - Best Student Film, Animakom, 2018
Best Movie (Animation Film), Cinemí Cinemá, 2018
Audience Award, Best Seconds, 2018
Audience Award, Extremely Shorts, 2018
Best Animation, Tres Court International Film Festival, 2019
Canal+ Award, Tres Court International Film Festival, 2019
Silver Prize, 3 Minutes 3 Days Festival, 2018
Audience Animation Award, Mecal Barcelona, 2018
Best Animation Short film, FIAfest, 2018
Best Animated Film, Star Film Fest, 2018
Best Direction, Great Message International Film Festival, 2018
Best Stop Motion Comedy, Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival, 2018
Silver Bundle Award, O!PLA - Oh! People Love Animation, 2019
The Best Animated Short Film, Silver prize, AninetFest, 2019
Third Prize (Animation Category), Mecal Barcelona, 2018
Special Mention, Anibar, 2018
Special Mention, Imaginaria, 2018
Honourable Mention, Concious Cartoons, 2018
Honourable Mention, Anima competition, Etiuda&Anima 2018
Audience Award for Best Short Film, Ottawa International Animation Festival 2013
Walt Disney Award for Best Graduation Film, Ottawa International Animation Festival 2013
Best Animated Short Film (+18 category), Giffoni International Film Festival 2013
Best Student Film, Se-Ma-For Film Festival 2013
People’s Choice Award, Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013
Best Film from an Emerging Artist, Giraf Festival of Independent Animation 2014
Audience Award International Program: Inside the Mind, London International Animation Festival 2014
Special Mention, Sommets du cinéma d'animation 2013
Best Student Film, Animated Dreams 2013
Audience Award, In Short Film Festival 2014
Audience Award, Frame by Frame 2013
Best Student Film, Athens Animfest 2013
Audience Award, Sweaty Eyeballs 2013
Post Graduent Student Jury: Best Student Film, Athens Animfest 2013
Gold Winner Moving Image Student Category, Visuelt 2013
Future Glance, Kort på KinoKino 2013
Best Short Film, Cardiff Independent Film Festival 2014
Special Mention, Anibar - 2014
Stuent Special Award, Anifest 2013
Best Nordic Baltic Student Film, Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2012
Special Mention by Jury Member Chris Robinson, Animateka 2013