Kibwe Tavares

Director, Factory Fifteen

About Kibwe


Kibwe Tavares grew up South London, He has always had an interest in Animation from a young age, and takes inspirations from comics, manga and sci fi books. After studying a Masters degree in Engineering, and a second Masters in architecture he founded Factory Fifteen with fellow graduates from the Bartlett School of Architecture.
His latest short 'Robots of Brixton' and its accompanying artwork have been exhibited around the world in various film festivals such as Sundance, SXSW. Onedotzero, Arts Electronica, Alpha-ville, The Creators Projec, Africa International Film Festival, Rushes Short Film Festival, and over 50 more. It has won a range of Awards from the RIBA silver Medal to a special Jury prize at Sundance. Kibwe will be a TED Fellow 2013 and giving a talk at next years TED conference on visual story telling. He is currently directing his next short Jonah due out early 2013 which is supported by Film 4, the BFI & Shine pictures

TED Conferences

TED Fellows Retreat 2013, TED2013