Frank Mukunday (1983, DRC), born in Lubumbashi where he currently lives and works. Trained in communication at the Institut supérieur interdiocésain Monseigneur Mulolwa, he turned to animation. In 2007, he collaborated with Tétshim, Angelo Nzeka and Trésor Makonga in creating a 2D short film "Mamiwata". From 2010, he continues his collaborations with Tétshim with whom he co-founded the studio Crayon de cuivre in Lubumbashi. Bringing together Tétshim's drawing skills and Frank's video knowledge, the duo creates several animated films such as the experimental essays "Cailloux" (2010) and "Kukinga" (2015), and - most recently - "Machini" (2019) by bringing to life a mixture of materials such as stones, scrap metal, and chalk drawings. Among many other awards, Machini, which has traveled to more than 100 festivals, won the "Best short" at the Festival de Cine Africano de Tarifa 2020 (Spain), the "Zebu D'or Panafrican animation" at the 15th Rencontres du film court (Madagascar), the "Grand Prix International Stop Motion" at the StopTrik International Film Festival 2020 (Canada), and the "Jury's Special Mention" at GIRAF - International Festival of Independent Animation 2016 (Canada).