About Me

Madeleine Duba is a Czech-Swiss award-winning filmmaker based in London.

Madeleine was born in 1973. She has Czech parents and grew up in Zurich, Switzerland. In school she became known as the 'good drawer' which partly compensated for being very shy in class. She graduated with a teachers training certificate in 1994.

After an exchange year at the University of Applied Arts Prague 'Illustration' in 1994, she graduated in 'Communication Art&Design' with a BA at the University of Applied Arts Lucerne Switzerland in 1998, followed with a MASTER at the Royal College of Arts in 2001.

She currently works full time as a freelance artist and filmmaker in London. Madeleine collaborates with film production companies in the UK and Prague, Madrid, New York as a director, animator and art director. As an animation director Madeleine focuses on content that deals with social critical, 'punky' female subjects through surreal, dream-like imagery. She has a little baby daughter that brings her lots of inspiration and experience for life.

Madeleine has directed several short films, music videos, title sequences, including the award winning 'Water?', Gold at the 'Prix Leonardo' in Italy, 'Lattice Award' at the RCA and shortlisted for the BAFTA. Her 3D Studio Max Short 'Hangover' was screened at the L.A. Films Festival and Animadrid. Madeleine has art directed for Sneezing Tree and further on the feature film 'The Experiment' (2004). Her work has been shown on numerous film festivals all around the world. In 2008 the Robbie Williams Music Promo, The 80ies 'Skiving' was in the running for the British Animation Awards. With her short 'Love Notes', she has won the Maple Leaf Award at the Canada International Film Festival in 2009. In 2010 she has completed a 30min NHS Learning DVD, followed by some music videos for international artists such as 'WAPIN' - Chombo Loco featuring Panama Artist O.S.O. 507 and Angolan Artist Garcia Baxe 'Angola', 2011/12 creating a presentation package for the Latin Dance Company 'Salsa Cubana''Ballet Soul' and 'Los de Londres'. In 2013 Madeleine continues her work in 'Media and Communication'.

Madeleine's work is represented in London, New York and Prague. Under the name of DubAnimation she has gained profound experience in the field of animation mixed with live action. She provides a complete visualizing service - shooting boards, storyboards, illustration, animation, mixed with live action, compositing, editing. ‘From idea to output.’

Working on Final Cut Pro, Flash, After Effects, Photoshop and her own hands in classic traditional animation techniques. Madeleine's Illustration Work is her inspiration for her moving image work. Again and again her work gets published in Magazines, Newspapers, Educational Books/DVD'ies and as Children Books. Her vision has been to create highly intricate work inspired by various phases or moments of life.


  • Domestos
  • Twinnings
  • Goliath
  • Nike
  • Adobe
  • Atom Films
  • Voodoodog
  • NonMX TV
  • IMC Films
  • Rotor Productions
  • Brooklyn-Queens Experiment in association with Wisdom Lane Pictures
  • Hypnotics
  • Britshorts
  • Shorts International
  • Magician Pictures
  • Liberations Productions
  • Numerous Music Artists and Many more...
Awards & Screenings For Film&Animation Work
  • Maple Leaf Award 2009 at the Canada International Film Festival
  • Shortlisted for the British Animation Awards 2008
  • 1. Prize Gold Prix Leonardo Certificate at the International Films Festival Parma Italy
  • Short listed for BAFTA UK
  • CBS Jumbotron Time Square New York USA (3 weeks 24/7 screening)
  • Lattice Awards 'Sustainability' UK
  • 48 Cinemas in the UK in connections with BAA 2008
  • British Film Week in Singapore
  • 51st Melbourne Film Festival
  • Cannes Film Festival, France
  • New York Film Festival, USA
  • L.A. International Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA
  • Sarasota Film Festival California, USA
  • Florida Film Festival, USA
  • 37th Solothurner Filmtage, Switzerland
  • Cinema Kultur Panorama Luzern, Switzerland
  • Green Vision Film Festival St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Oekomedia Freiburg, Germany
  • Hamburg Short Film Festival, Germany
  • Animadrid International Film Festival 2001, Spain
  • NonMX TV
  • Short&Sweet
  • Zaragoza World Expo, Spain
  • CO2penhagen Festival
  • Big Chill Festival
  • Atom Films
  • Focal Press (Creative After Effects)
  • and Many More...
Publications for Illustration Work
  • Digital Arts UK
  • Design Week UK
  • Daily Mail
  • IMC Films Spain
  • Schweizer Illustrierte, Switzerland
  • Luzerner Zeitung Switzerland, Switzerland
  • Represented by Adobe UK for illustration and Film Work
  • Augencenter Zurich
  • Berner Woche, Switzerland
  • Jay Mews RCA, UK
  • Comix Festival Luzern, Switzerland
  • Essentials Magazine
  • and Many More..