Igor Prassel was born in 1971 in the Slovenian coast town Koper-Capodistria. From 2002 he has been running a monthly series devoted to animated film at the Slovenian Cinematheque, where he is currently working as film curator. He served as jury and program selection member at important international animation and short film festivals around the world.
From 2010 he is lecturing on the history and theory of animation film at the University in Nova Gorica. In 2012 the Slovenian Cinematheque published his book “The Filmography of Slovene Animated Film 1952 – 2012”. In 2004 he founded the International Animation Film Festival Animateka (www.animateka.si), where he has been performing the function of its artistic director ever since.