▼ EN: Kelzang Frédéric Ravach,
Luso-Franco-Belgian, is the youngest son of a Portuguese mother and a Belgian father. Born July 20, 1987 in France Provencal within a Buddhist community. Until 10 years old, he was called Kelzang, and was raised far from society. Accompanied by about 30 children in permanent contact with nature, the community education was directed to rural activities, Buddhist practices, and martial arts.
At age 11, he joined his parents in Loulé, a small town in southern Portugal. There he attended the school under the name of Frédéric Ravach and embraced the urban Portuguese lifestyle, while developping a fascination for Arts.
At age 18 he moved to Beja, a small town, where he achieved a degree in Fine Arts and Multimedia. As a final course project, directed his first animated short, « Organic Machine » (Official Selection of Young Filmmakers, Cultural Week of Coimbra.)
At age 21, Kelzang Frédéric Ravach moved to Brussels, in order to study animation in ENSAV – La Cambre. Developped several projects, including the set design and videography of the play « OKO« , by T-d’U company. For that, he traveled three months in Slovakia.In collaboration with Noamir, he created various animations for the opera « Lupus in FABULA« , directed by Caroline Leboutte and funded by the European Community. Thereafter he directed several micro-documentaries, » Bacalhau com todos, » « Noamir« , « Tree Feet« , also working as an editor for Speaky TV.
Today, at age 25, Kelzang Ravach directs his first short film « Shua – The boy who was never born. »