Kajsa Næss is one of Norway’s leading animation directors and her short films have won wide acclaim and prestigious awards. After graduating in 1996, she founded Mikrofilm together with Lise Fearnley. Her work has been presented at festivals around the world such as Clermont-Ferrand, Annecy, Dok Leipzig, Chicago International Children’s Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival. Among her credits are Leonide Shower, Deconstruction Workers, It’s Up to You, and It Was Mine. Kajsa is now developing her first feature film. In 2006 Kajsa co-founded the Norwegian animation festival Frame by Frame. She also teaches animation at Westerdals School of Communication. Kajsa is invited as part of the celebration of Mikrofilm’s 20th anniversary, and will be in the panel about the studio and making film about personal stories.