Noella Borie


Noella B. David was born in Paris and raised near Geneva, Switzerland. She later went on to spend a year in Tokyo, where she attended the renowned language school Naganuma, and expanded her multi-lingual fluency to French, English, Italian, and Japanese. In 2006, Noella earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Parsons New School for Design and has been living in the Big Apple ever since. Noella is an accomplished and dedicated traditional animator who made her debut as Lead Animator on the independent film “Everyday Sunshine;" a documentary about the rock band Fishbone. More recently, Noella acted as Lead Animator on the film “Riot on the Dance Floor". She also assisted in the creation of Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata's award winning short film, “Something Left, Something Taken".

Noella has won many prestigious awards for her work and has been featured in numerous festivals throughout her career. Fresh out of college, her first short film, “Faceless Neil in The Face Shop," won awards of excellence for best animation. "The Face Shop" was screened in many renowned festivals such as Big Apple Film Festival in New York, International Film Festival in Vancouver, and The Short Corner of the famous Festival de Cannes edition. “Faceless Neil" was labeled Most Marketable Project at Film Com, Nashville in 2011. She also spent time working with award-winning director Signe Baumane on her feature film “Rocks in my Pockets." Noella's latest short film, “Out of the Darkness," won several awards for best animation in various festivals, including the La Femme Film Festival in 2014 and the Best Short Film award in Barbara International Film Festival, among others in 2015.

Noella has fine-tuned her artistic skills and style through her development of the unique skill set necessary for traditional animation, which requires artistic ability as well as craftsmanship. She lives to make films, bringing back the hand-drawn quality that makes them so unique and beautiful. Noella works as a Freelance Animator and Director, specializing in traditional animation for Click3X in NYC, and is currently developing her next project, which she aims to make into an animated stop-motion feature film.

Awards and Official Selection

Reel Music Film Festival, USA ('10)
New Jersey Film Festival, USA
Frozen River Film Festival, USA
Oxford Film Festival, USA
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, USA ('10)
Beloit International Film Festival, USA ('10)
DOCNZ – Documentary Edge Film Festival, USA ('10) Selected for
Macon Film Festival, New Zeland , ('10) Riverside International Film
Festival, USA ('10)
Iowa City Documentary Film Festival, USA ('10)

THE FACE SHOP ( Director and Lead Animator ) Parsons Animation Festival 2009 and 2010
Official selection Big Apple Film Festival, NY, ('10)
Official selection Animated Object, Alberta, Canada, ('11)
Official selection Festivus Film Festival, Denver, CO, ('11).
Official selection LA film festival ('11)
Award for Best Animation with “The Face Shop" at Big Apple Film
Festival ('10)
Award for Best Animation at Festivus Film Festival, Denver ('11)
Award for Best Animation at Next TV entertainment competion, ('11)
Award of Excellence, Canada International film Festival ('11)
Award for Best Animation at Long Island International Film Expo ('11)
JURY AWARD in Animation category of 5th edition of Chinh India Kids
Film Festival ('11) Selected to “Short Corner" at Festival de Canne,
France ('11)
Selected as most marketable project at FilmCom convention, Nashville,
TN, ('11)

OUT OF THE DARKNESS (Director and Lead Animator)
Official selection and Award for Best Animation at LA film Festival, CA ('14)
Official selection Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival, CA ('14)
Official selection Viewster Online film festival, CA ('14)
Official selection Big Apple Film Festival, NYC ('14)
Best short award Winner, CA ('14)
Section 5 Winner AnimazSpot, CA ('14)
Official selection Santa Barbera Film Festival, CA ('15)
Official selection Dead By Dawn Film Fest, Edinburgh, UK ('15)
Official selection ASIFA east Jury screening, NY ('15)
Official selection Italian Molisecinema Festival, Italy ('15)

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