Laura Aldofredi is an Italian animation filmmaker, producer and illustrator based in the Netherlands specialized in animation and illustration for children.

Her artistic work recalls the dreamlike and fantastical world, which is a fusion of fairy tale elements, subtle magic, genuine enthusiasm for Nature and focus for small, intimate details.

Laura graduated as a MA with honors in Illustration at Ars in Fabula (Italy) and as a MA in Animation at AKV St. Joost (Netherlands).
Since the completion of the Master studies, Laura has been working as a director and illustrator freelancer, and she also covered production roles within several departments, such as in development, 2D animation and VFX.
She is also a guest lecturer at the MA Animation at AKV St. Joost Academy.

At the moment she is working on the early development of her next short film When the Sun Rises.



BA, Painting, Academy of Fine Arts Brera (Milan, Italy)
Postgraduate Studies, Painting, Academy of Fine Arts Jan Matejko (Krakow, Poland)
MA, Editorial Illustration, Ars in Fabula – Academy of Fine Arts in Macerata (Italy)
MA, Animation, AKV St. Joost – Avans Hogeschool (Den Bosch, The Netherlands)


Chasing Stars, short film, 2019, NL – director
Flora, commissioned film, 2020, ES and NL, – director
Best Birthday Ever, feature film, 2021, NL, DE and SE – 2d animation and layouts coordinator
Twee Kleine Kleutertjes, feature film, 2022, NL – 2d animation consultant and coordinator
Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood, Netflix feature film, 2022, USA and NL – compositing coordinator
Fox and Hare Save the Forest, feature film, tbr, NL, BE, LU – design, storyboard coordinator and animation production manager
When the Sun Rises, short film, tbr, NL (in development) – director
Benjamin Bat, feature film, tbr, NL, LU – assistant to voice and casting director

Film Festivals:

*International Student Animated Film Festival Animafantasia (Romania, 2020)
*Sardinia Film Festival (Italy, 2020)
*KidzCinema (India, 2020)
*Flickfair (United States, June 2020)
*Cartoon Club International Festival of Animation Cinema (Italy, 2020)
*Festival BAB Biennal of Animation Bratislava (Slovakia, 2020)
*Forest Film Club (UK, 2020)
*Chaniartoon (Greece, 2020)
*Banjaluka (Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2020)
*Cinanima (Portugal, 2020)
*Animate (Australia, 2021)
*International Film Festival for Children and Youth HERO (Russia, 2020 and 2021)
*Bergen International Animation Festival ReAnima (Norway, 2020)
*Greek Documentary Festival Docfest – Children Program (Greece, 2020)
*Zubroffka International Short Film Festival (Poland, 2021)
*Euroshorts Young Filmmakers Festival (Poland, 2020)
*Icona Ionian Contemporary Animation Festival (Greece, 2020)
*Animafest Gdansk – 6. International Animation Film Festival (Poland, 2020)
*Monstra Lisbon Animation Festival (Portugal, 2021)
*International Film Festival Assen (Netherlands, 2021)
*International Filmmor Women’s Film Festival (Turkey, 2021)
*Mecal Pro 2021, Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival (Spain, 2021)
*Athens Animfest (Greece, 2021)
*Wench Film Festival (India, 2021)
*T-Shirt Animated Film Online Festival (Germany, 2021)
*Petit Pavè Festival de Cinema Independente de Curitiba (Brazil, 2021)
*Il Cineclub dei piccoli – Concorso Nazionale di Cortometraggi d’Animazione (Italy, 2021)
*FestPro Film Festival (Russia, 2021)
*16th Anim!Arte – International Student Animation Festival of Brazil (Brazil, 2021)
*Florida Animation Festival (USA, 2021)
*International Short Film Festival Middelburg (Netherlands, 2021)
*Kino Festival Light of the World (Russia, 2021)
*Cactus International Children’s and Youth Film Festival (Italy, 2021)
*Animex Awards (UK, 2021)
*Neum Animated Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2021)
*VAFI & RAFI- International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival (Croatia, 2021)
*La Guarimba Film Festival (Italy, 2021)
*Zebra Animation Festival (Slovenia, 2021)
*Madeira Curtas – Short Films Contest (Portugal, 2021)
*FiaFest (Colombia, 2021)
*BAICFF – Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival (USA, Ireland 2021)
*Vasteras Film Festival (Sweden, 2021)
*15th Animart Festival – Student and Youth Audiovisual Creativity (Greece, 2021)
*Flipbook Film Festival (Macedonia, 2021)
*International Film Festival for Children and Youth – ZINETXIKI ZINEMALDIA (Spain, 2021)
*Patmos Cinema Festival (Greece, 2021)
*Warszaw Animation Film Festival (Poland 2021)
*Alexandre Trauner Art/Film Festival (Hungary 2021)
*17th Athens Digital Arts Festival (Greece, 2021)
*FEST New Directors New Films Festival (Portugal, 2021)
*Balkanima European Animated Film Festival (Serbia, 2021)
*KINOdiseea International Children Film Festival Romania (Romania 2021)
*Cartoons on the Bay, Pulcinella Awards (Italy, 2021)
*Moinho Cine Fest (Portugal, 2022)
*Cambodia International Film Festival (Cambodia, 2022)
*Festival Hongerige Wolf (The Netherlands, 2022)
*International Short Film Festival Middelburg (Netherlands, 2022)


*W Pewnym Teatrze Lalek, Wydawnictwo Dreams (2013, Poland)
*Gli Occhi Ciechi delle Madri, author Sara Maggi (2018, Italy)


*XXX Premio Firenze – Award City of Florence
Award for Literature, 2012
*XXXII Premio Firenze – Award City of Florence
Finalist for Painting, 2015


*XXXII Premio Firenze, Painting (Palazzo Bastogi, Firenze 2015)
*Mondi Possibili, Illustration (Venice, 2016)
*Espejos del Viento, Illustration (Mexico City, 2017)

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