About me

Hey ! I'm a cinematographer, story artist and editor with a Master of Art Direction in animation & VFX from ECV Bordeaux.

Growing up in North Africa I've always been passionate about animation, photography and films. When I discovered that there was an industry behind the animation movies I loved, I decided to move to France to start my journey in art school. During my 5 years program, I learned the art of character performance and storytelling in animation taught by experienced professionals who work at the forefront of traditional, CG and independent animation.

After working as a 3D character artist on a Netflix TV show in 2018, I decided to switch my CGI softwares for my camera and teamed up with a former National Geographic documentary producer to work on The Bardia; an anthropological and conservation documentary film for 3 years as a producer and cinematographer.


The “The Bardia” is currently selected at 13 festivals in the US, France, Morocco and Danemark and won 2 awards - Best Short Documentary at the Cannes Short Film Festival and Award of Excellence at the Impact DOCS Award.


Since then, I worked as a director, producer, cinematographer, story artist and editor on a variety of short films, promotional videos, video clips, TV Shows and documentary. My work as a cinematographer has screened at festivals including Savannah Film Festival, Mountainfilm, New Orleans Film Festival and Maryland Film Festival among others and won the award of the Best Director Of Photography at the Golden Giraffe Film Festival in 2022.

I am also very involved in the environmental cause and work as a volunteer video producer for the Jane Goodall Institute France.



From my background as a director, cinematographer and CG artist, I retained a taste for telling stories through meaningful compositions, camera mouvements, set design, staging and lighting, that I now like to use in artistic challenges.

You can reach me at iftane.taka@gmail.com

Check out some more of my personal 2D & 3D work on my Artstation page or my Instagram.

Thanks for dropping by !