Anete Melece was born in Latvia in 1983. She studied visual communication at the Art Academy of Latvia (BA) and animation at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art (MA). She is an illustrator and animation filmmaker currently based in Zürich, Switzerland. Melece created her first animated works while still a student at the Art Academy of Latvia, and these revealed the budding director’s warm sense of humour and love of cut out animation. One of these films, Vilma Doesn’t Work Today / Vilma šodien nestrādā (2007), was her first short to attract global attention; it was followed by The Kiosk / Kiosks (2013), one of the most popular Latvian animated films of the past decade. After that, Melece headed to Lucerne, where her next film, Analysis Paralysis, premiered. In this lecture Anete focuses on her experience as animation director and storytelling trough self-exploration.