The internationally awarded animation filmmaker Antonia Ringbom lives and works in the island of Korpo. Her works, such as Isola, often address life in the archipelago and the complex changing ecology of this environment. Most recently her work has been seen as the title sequence for the newly released 3D Moomin film.
Alongside film production Ringbom has illustrated books for and about children, published in several languages. She co-founded Hango Teaterträff theatre festival in 1992 and has been also an active organiser of art projects, especially for the young. Ringbom has worked in Africa for years, particularly in Senegal and Malawi. She is an important force behind a community cultural centre RIAC in Senegal for years, where she has been developing animated fables with the local youngsters about urgent issues such as environmental concerns and AIDS.
Ringbom has taken part in film festivals around the globe, also as an invited jury member. She has been awarded, for example, for her film about the artist Ellen Thesleff (Montreal 1990).
Arkipellina, Isola & Potato Island