Luca&Sinem is the name of the director duo Luca Schenato and Sinem Vardarli. We are passionate about bringing character driven stories to life with an artful voice in animation. We design, direct and create commercials, short films and original content.
Our films are grounded in character driven storytelling with a raw directing style employing a mix of illustration, 3D and 2D highly stylised animation techniques. Our quirky, lovable and eccentric character designs/illustrations are published/exhibited in various design books/magazines including Moving Graphics, Pictoplasma, Shaffas Toybook. ​​​​​​​
Alongside commercial projects, we create our own independent short films; our first short ‘Fingers Tale’ is selected for the Oscar qualified festivals such as Atlanta Film Festival, SiggraphAsia, Anima Mundi, and screened at major film festivals around the world getting also a VimeoStaffPick. Our commissioned docu-short ‘A pistol against my head’ is shortlisted for British Animation Awards, currently touring the festivals.
As Directors, Luca&Sinem is represented by Blinkink in UK/NorthEurope, Noble in USA and XYZStudios in Australia.
British Animation Awards 2018 (Shortlisted)
Vimeo Staff Pick 2014
Atlanta Film Festival 2014 - Festival Collective Selection (Oscar Qualified)
Toronto Animation Arts Festival International 2013 - Best of Selection
Lucerne International Film Festival 2014 - Showcase Selection
SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 (Oscar Qualified)
Pictoplasma 2013

Official Selections
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 
Animatricks Animation Festival 2018
Future Film Festival of Bologna 2018
London International Animation Festival 2017
Anima Mundi 2014 (Oscar Qualified)
Festival Chilemonos 2013
Animation Block Party 2013
Anibar International Animation Festival 2013
ANIM'EST International Animation Festival 2013
European Animated Film Festival BALKANIMA 2013
Bradford Animation Festival 2013
La Scatola Blu, Italy 2013
MECAL Festival International of Short Film and Animation of Barcelona 2014
Cine-Court Anime Roanne 2014
Northwest Animation Festival 2014
Melbourne International Animation Festival 2014
Imaginaria 2014 
Milano Film Festival 2014
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