In Motion London 2023

Pick a slot and then, for 15 minutes, pick the brains of an industry professional! You can talk about anything relevant to your career, whether you want a second opinion on a portfolio, a showreel, or you feel like pitching a project or an idea.

It can also be a request for a piece of advice about where to take things further, artistic wise. We promise to bring the best industry professionals with an open mind and open ear we can get our hands on! Read below and find out who’s joining us!


On the day of the festival, you can head out to the registration desk and pick a slot of your choice. The slots will be allocated on the basis of first-come-first-served. Those eager to pick a second slot will need to cue again.
Between 14:00-15:00 the registration desk will be located next tothe accreditation booth.

After 15:00, the registration desk will be located in the Lower Third space.



  • Studio AKA have a track-record of diverse animation projects and films, with a team of directors and designers focussing on creating stories that stand out in storytelling and design. Known internationally for their idiosyncratic and innovative work, expressed across an eclectic range of projects, they are a multi-BAFTA winning, multi-EMMY awarded and OSCAR-nominated independent animation studio.
    During the session they will be searching for 2D and 3D animators
  • The Line animation studio tackles different kinds of projects from small independent jobs to large commercials and everything else in between. Aside from films and commercials, they have worked on interactive projects, VR, 3D, 2D and motion graphics. More recently they created the music videos for Lil Nas X – Star Walkin’, Hero for Marvel Snap as well as Type S: Chiaki’s Journey II – a micro-series featuring the new Integra Type S from Acura.
    During the session they will recruiting for Nuke compositors and 2D character/ effects animators / art directors



  • Borja Montoro is a character designer extraordinaire that worked on films like Hercules, Tarzan, The Jungle Book II, The Emperor’s New Groove, Zootopia, Moana, Wreck it Ralph 2, Despicable Me 3 and many more.
  • Patrick O’Keefe is production designer at Sony Pictures and art department lead for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. He also worked as a concept artist for EA’s Battlefield Hardline and Dead Space 2 & 3 video games as well as collaborating with Visceral Games, Mercedes, Blind Pictures among others.
  • BUCK are an integrated collective of designers, artists and storytellers, who believe in the power of collaboration—the special alchemy that only happens when working together toward a common purpose. They work with a broad range of clients in the advertising, broadcast, film and entertainment industries.
  • James Baxter worked on titles like The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Spirit, Shrek 2, How To Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda among others. He swiftly navigated from 2D to 3D animation, from hand-drawn to CGI, has seen and embraced many changes within the animation industry.
  • Izzy Burton worked as lead background and vis development artist for Netflix, art director Goldenwolf and collaborated with Passion Pictures, Blue Zoo Animation and Bright Agency, among others. She has also developed her own projects, such as Via.
  • Aaron Blaise left an indelible mark on the hearts of audiences worldwide through some of our most beloved Disney characters. Throughout his tenure, he served as an animator and animation supervisor on iconic films such as Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, and Mulan, cementing his legacy in the animation industry.
  • She Drew That is a collective that aims to develop female (the descriptor including cisgender, transgender and non-binary people) freelancers’ skills and connect them with people in the animation industry to enhance their employability.
  • Animade is a London-based design and animation studio, has made waves over the last ten years with their commercial work brim-filled with whimsy and personality. They work between 2D, 3D, interactive, and more for brands like Apple, Lego, Netflix, Google.
  • Strange Beasts is a full-service animation production studio based in London. They are part of the PASSION group – an independent production company formed in 1987. Their clients include Facebook, Amazon, Coke Studio, BBC 5, Google and Venus among others.