Ebele Okoye is a German 2D animation film maker of Nigerian descent based in Berlin.
She studied Graphic Design/Illustration from IMT Enugu, Nigeria before migrating to Germany in the year 2000 for a post graduate course in African Studies from the University of Cologne.
After a Design-study stint at the University of Applied Sciences Duesseldorf, and a traineeship at the West German Broadcasting Corporation, WDR, Ebele Okoye furthered in Animation at the International Film School Cologne .
Upon graduation in 2004, she worked as a studio animator before going independent with own films as well heading international Co-productions one of which is “Anna Blume” winner of the 2007 Robert Bosch Foundation Promotional Prize for Animation. Also a two time winner of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in the category Animation, Ebele does a lot of mentoring for young Animators and animation enthusiasts from the sub Saharan African region. Aside running the Facebook group and online community “The Animation Club Africa”, she is the founder and co-ordinator of Shrinkfish Media Lab (smedLAB), a very young audiovisual training initiative focusing on young artistic talents in the West African region.
She is also fully active as a Web designer, Media and branding expert, while painting occasionally still.