Julia Dufek

Artistic assistant Animation program


3D computer animation

Research and Teaching Interests

Analog and digital, static and moving three-dimensional characters and objects. Focus of teaching on the following technologies / software products:

Autodesk Maya (modeling, rigging), Pixologic ZBrush, Vicon Motion Capture, photogrammetry, 3D printing (Formlabs)

Major focus on artistic anatomy: organization of own and external workshops on anatomy.

Short Biography

Julia Dufek was born in West Berlin. With her parents, she spent part of her childhood and teenage years in southern Africa (Botswana, Swaziland), where she earned a International Baccalaureate degree from the Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa (UWCSA). Following her return  to Berlin, she studied Animation at HFF Konrad Wolf in Potsdam and specialized in the fields of puppet animation and 3D computer animation. During this time, she developed a particular interest in the motion ob objects in space. After her graduation, she primarily worked in 3D for various film and cultural projects. Due to her interest in the design of three-dimensional objects, she decided to enroll in the Sculpture program of the Florence Academy of Art in Italy to enhance her knowledge in the field of sculpture. Julia Dufek has been an artistic assistant in the Animation program of Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF since 2012.


Animation artist

2009 ART + COM AG
"Deutsche Welle – 20 Jahre Mauerfall" 
(documentary forDeutsche Welle)
Modeling, rigging, and animation of several digital 3D characters

2007 ART + COM AG
(Museum of Natural History, Berlin)
Lead artist: characters and animation
Reconstruction and animation of 7 digital 3D models of dinosaurs in close collaboration with paleontologist Dr. Remers

2007 CA Scanline Production GmbH/ HerbX Film
"Lissi und der Wilde Kaiser"

3D character animation artist

2006 Chris Creatures Filmeffects
"Zwei zum Fressen Gern" 
(TV film /ProSieben)
Modeling and animation of a digital 3D crocodile

2000 Julia Dufek and HFF Konrad Wolf
(6-minute puppet animation film)
Director, characters and animation

The film was shown at more than 30 international film festivals and received, among others, the following awards:

  • "Filmpreis Verbena" at5. Internationales Kultur & Film Festival, St. Pölten, Austria (August 30, 2002) – 1stPrize
  • 10thInternational Audiovisual Creation Competition, Pamplona / Navarra, Spain (November 12-17, 2002) – 1stPrize
  • X Chilean International Short Film Festival, Santiago de Chile (November 14-21, 2002) – 1stPrize Animation