Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Katarina Spelicova 

BA [Hons] Animation

I am a Dublin-based artist and animator from Slovakia with a special interest in 2D animation and character design. I aspire to build my skills to breathe life into my animations and make them relatable to the viewer. I loved being able to work on my first own film and being part of a team - I would love to continue working on as many animated projects as possible in the future!


My graduation film is about a female baroque painter, Artemisia Gentileschi. Her story is one of torment and perseverance, something that I empathised with a lot. I was surprised that not many people know of her and her work, so I decided to make a film about her to "spread the word" and make people aware of her amazing story.

Cosy Dens and the People of the Czech Republic

Cosy Dens (1999) is a popular Czech comedy/drama film that has entered the cultural canon of the Czech republic. However, it has been criticised for being historically inaccurate, as it takes place in the 1960s. I am proposing that the film is inaccurate because it reflects the Czech society and its values from when Cosy Dens was filmed. The thesis is an analysis of the film's parts and how they relate to the values of the 1990s Czech republic.