Shortlist Judge

Laura Yilmaz


Laura Yilmaz is an art/animation director and animator specialising in 2D and hand-drawn animation, formerly on staff at Buck LA. Her professional work spans commercials, film, TV, and increasingly, games. She is an alum of the 2019 Sundance New Frontier Story Lab and 2016 Stugan Indie Game Accelerator. Laura is now Programme Director of Animation & Visual Effects at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, where she lives with her husband and two ungrateful cats.