MA Animation 2021 Graduate Femke Koppe as the Wacom Talent Development Award 2021!
Expressed with lightness, Femke's short animation for children titled 'Jij bent de kapitein!' (You are the captain!), addresses the importance of setting boundaries to stop and prevent sexual abuse. In the words of external examiner Erwin van den IJssel, " Femke makes great contribution to today's society while simultaneously displaying a distinct artistic voice".
Handed by Martijn van Oers at the Master of Animation Graduation Ceremony of 2021, at core of award lies the acknowledgment of artists and designers’ potential of expression through animation. While recognizing the excellence of young artists within the creative industries in the fields of animation and design, it rewards their talent of storytelling – a powerful skill capable of evoking the critical reflections and conversations the world needs for progressive change.