Yaprak Morali was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1976. After getting her BA in Banking and Finance, she went to study character animation at the Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. Since then she has worked in Istanbul, Ankara, Copenhagen, Milan, Budapest, London, Munich, Bombay and Oslo for various projects for the small and big screen as a 3D animator, classical animator, storyboard artist and character designer.
Yaprak is also the author and illustrator of preschool books, published in Turkey.
She manages the animation festival Frame by Frame in Oslo and is a member of the Fredrikstad Animation Festival’s board.
She occasionally gives lectures about animation and works as a moderator for festivals.
With fifteen years of experience in the animation industry, Yaprak lives in Oslo with her Norwegian husband and works at Qvisten Animation.
Yaprak will be this year’s festival moderator.