Guest list

Juan Antin - Director (03 March 2019)
Juan Antin

Director

Juan Antin has produced and directed over 70 shorts, series and music videos, exploring a variety of techniques like traditional drawing, stop motion, 2D, 3D as well as experimental techniques.


His first feature, Mercano, the Martian (2002) won the Special Jury Award at Annecy. His second one, Pachamama, has been nominated for a Lumières prize and for a César 2019.

Stéphane Aubier - Director (10 March 2019)
 

Director

After studies in animation at La Cambre, Stéphane Aubier started working with Vincent Patar on the 3 short paper cut-out films, the Pic Pic André Shoow. Then came the series A Town Called Panic soon followed by the feature of the same name and a 26 minutes, The Christmas Log, winner of the Cartoon d'Or 2014.


He co-directed the Oscar-winning feature Ernest & Celestine. He is co-signing La Foire agricole.

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Loup Blaster - Director (from 04 to 09 March 2019)
Loup Blaster

Director

Loup Blaster is an audiovisual artist based in Calais. Adept at both traditional and digital animation techniques, her style stands out for the diversity of the mediums she uses, from paper drawings to video extracts. She then reinvents these pictures into short video loops mixed during live performances (VJing).

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Anne Brotot - Director of MoPA (from 05 to 07 March 2019)
Anne Brotot

Director of MoPA

After graduating from EnsAD in 1983, Anne Brotot took part in the first ever Computer Graphics course in France. She then worked on one of the first 3D series, Les Fables géométriques, before looking after the creation of Supinfocom Arles, in 2000. She then spent some time as Director of Supinfocom Valenciennes, before coming back to Arles in 2017 to direct the school that has now become MoPA.

Mark Burton - Director - Screenwriter (from 05 to 07 March 2019)
Mark Burton

Director - Screenwriter

Mark Burton started out at the BBC and was a screenwriter with John O’Farrell for Spitting Image in the 1980s. He then worked with Dreamworks on Madagascar and with Aardman, on Chicken Run, The Curse of the Were Rabbit, Shaun the Sheep and the upcoming Farmageddon.

Paul Bush - Director - Animator (02 March 2019)
Paul Bush

Director - Animator

After studies in Fine Arts, Paul Bush taught himself how to make films at the London Filmmakers Co-op in the 1980s.


He started with frame by frame films in the 90s, using techniques such as scratching on film or animated objects, and has gone on to make several extraordinary works including the feature Babeldom. He has been teaching in many famous schools since 2003.

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Antoine Cayrol - Producer (06 March 2019)
Antoine Cayrol

Producer

After studies in Communication, Antoine Cayrol started his production career in 2005 by creating his first company Fatcat Films. He founded Okio, a production studio for virtual reality in 2014. His VR film Altération was selected in New York, Cannes and Venice in 2017. That same year, he co-founded Atlas V, a production company specializing in immersive content.

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Jeremy Clapin - Director (08 March 2019)
Jeremy Clapin

Director

After a scientific diploma, Jérémy Clapin changed direction for drawing and visual arts at the EnsAD in Paris.


He has made 3 multi-awarded shorts: Une Histoire vertébrale (2004), Skhizein (2009) and Palmipedarium (2012), and is currently preparing the feature J'ai perdu mon corps.

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Louis Clichy - Director - Animator (from 02 to 06 March 2019)
Louis Clichy

Director - Animator

After graduating from the Gobelins school in 2002, Louis Clichy worked for three years at Pixar, animating on such productions as Ratatouille, Wall-E and Up. In 2010, M6 studio called him to direct the feature Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods, with Alexandre Astier. Following its success, he made the second feature Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion.

Anca Damian - Director (09 March 2019)
Anca Damian

Director

Anca Damian wrote, produced and directed the feature The Magic Mountain (2015), rewarded in Annecy and Karlovy Vary. The film went on to be selected in over sixty festivals and won ten prizes. Her feature, Crulic - The Path to Beyond, a co-production between Romania and Poland, won the Annecy Cristal in 2012, along with over 34 other prizes.

Eric Daniels - Animator (from 02 to 06 March 2019)
Eric Daniels

Animator

Eric Daniels was a traditional “pencil and paper” animator, but gravitated towards computer animation in its earliest days. He quickly taught himself to programme, and since then has specialized in combining these two. He has worked on films like Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Tarzan, Treasure Planet, The Princess and the Frog, Wreck-It Ralph, Big Hero 6 and Frozen.

Emma De Swaef - Director (from 04 to 09 March 2019)
Emma De Swaef

Director

Emma De Swaef specializes in stop motion and doll design. She is particularly fond of textiles and has made them her choice of materials to express her creative world. She has recently completed Ce Magnifique Gâteau ! (This Magnificent Cake!) with Marc James Roels, which has already won many awards. Previously, the two worked together on the multi-award-winning short Oh Willy... as well as other short films and commercials.

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Denis Do - Director (07 March 2019)
Denis Do

Director

Denis Do is a filmmaker, born in Paris in 1985, who graduated from Gobelins school in 2009. His first feature, Funan, is a family story taking place in the Khmer Rouge period inspired by events that happened to his own mother. The human dimension of his stories are often influenced by his French, Chinese and Cambodian background.

Mats Grorud - Director - Animator (from 01 to 03 March 2019)
Mats Grorud

Director - Animator

Mats Grorud has animated on various films and made two shorts. He also taught English and animation in a refugee camp in Burj El Barajneh, Lebanon, which inspired him to write the scenario for his feature The Tower by using stories he heard from the refugees and his own experience.

Pierre Hénon - Historian (06 March 2019)
Pierre Hénon

Historian

Pierre Hénon has been a teaching pioneer and coordinator at EnsAD, where he introduced video in the 1970s and created and was director of the computer generated images and special effects post-grad course in the 1980s. He is the author of the recent reference book, Une Histoire française de l'animation numérique.

Marc James Roels - Director (04 March 2019)
Marc James Roels

Director

Originating from live action, Marc James Roels directed the award-winning shorts Mompelaar (2007) and A Gentle Creature (2010). He co-directed Oh Willy… (2012), with Emma De Swaef. This stop motion film has been selected in around 300 festivals and won over 80 prizes including the Cartoon d’Or and a César nomination in 2013. He also co-directed Ce Magnifique Gâteau ! (This Magnificent Cake!).

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Vincent Kesteloot - Director - Animator (10 March 2019)
Vincent Kesteloot

Director - Animator

After graduating from La Cambre, Vincent Kesteloot worked as an animator for Nozon from 1999 to 2006, following on at nWave first as an animator, then lead animator. He also supervised the layouts for Fly Me to the Moon and Sammy's Adventures. Since 2009, he's looked after the direction, writing, art direction and layout supervision on Pirates, Robinson Crusoe and The Queen's Corgi.

Kim Keukeleire - Animator (from 08 to 09 March 2019)
Kim Keukeleire

Animator

After graduating from La Cambre in 1992, Kim Keukeleire worked for a number of famous companies including Passion Pictures, BBC Animations, Aardman, Cosgrove Hall, and Will Vinton. She is specialized in stop motion and has worked on such films as


Frankenweenie, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Sammy’s Adventures, Max&Co, Chicken Run and a host of commercials.

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Tereza Kovandová - Director (from 08 to 10 March 2019)
Tereza Kovandová

Director

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Matthieu Lamotte - Producer (from 04 to 06 March 2019)
Matthieu Lamotte

Producer

Matthieu Lamotte is a producer of documentaries, short films and animation series, and has been the director of aaa production since2005.


His films have been shown on France 5, ARTE, TV5, France ô and the Disney Channel…


He looks after the protection, management and promotion of work by Jacques Rouxel, the creator of the Shadoks, as aaa production has held the production rights since 1973.

Bastien Martin - Director (04 March 2019)
Bastien Martin

Director

After studies in Communication and Performing Arts and stints working in the cultural sector and journalism, Bastien Martin was a production assistant on fiction films before starting at Dérives where he worked on documentaries (Jorge Leon, Benoit Dervaux, Mary Jimenez, etc.). Since then he has been mixing production and writing for documentaries and fiction films. Raoul Servais, mémoires d’un artisan is his first film. 

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Damian Nenow - Director (from 01 to 02 March 2019)
Damian Nenow

Director

A graduate of the Łodz National Film School in Poland, Damian Nenow is known for his innovative style in documentaries, commercials, credits and animated shorts, including Paths of Hate, which has been screened in over 90 festivals and won 25 prizes and distinctions. His feature Another Day of Life was rewarded with the European Film Award.

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Henry Nicholson - Director - Animator (from 03 to 05 March 2019)
Henry Nicholson

Director - Animator

Henry Nicholson is a Cardiff based animator and director. He has worked in stop motion for the last 13 years, as an animator on feature films, commercials, children’s TV series and music videos. He was nominated for a Welsh Bafta in 2007. Captain Morten and the Spider Queen was his first opportunity to co-direct a feature film. He is a lecturer at the University of South Wales.

Vincent Patar - Director (10 March 2019)
 

Director

After studies in animation at La Cambre, Stéphane Aubier started working with Vincent Patar on the 3 short paper cut-out films, the Pic Pic André Shoow. Then came the series A Town Called Panic soon followed by the feature of the same name and a 26 minutes, The Christmas Log, winner of the Cartoon d'Or 2014.


He co-directed the Oscar-winning feature Ernest & Celestine. He is co-signing La Foire agricole.

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Britt Raes - Director (05 March 2019)
Britt Raes

Director

Catherine (2016), Britt Raes' first professional short film, has been shown in 200 festivals all over the world, winning 50 prizes along the way, including Best Belgian Short Film at Anima 2017. She is currently developing a short film for children, writing a feature and has recently presented an idea for a series at Cartoon.

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Margot Reumont - Director (05 March 2019)
Margot Reumont

Director

After graduating in filmmaking from La Cambre, Margot Reumont has made three films, animated on different series and features and co-founded the animation studio Tabass Co with fellow writer-directors.


She is currently writing her next short Câline, which has received development aid from CNC.

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Alain Richard - Director - Animator (from 05 to 09 March 2019)
Alain Richard

Director - Animator

Alain Richard has combined his various skills on different projects: stop motion animator on Olivier Pesch's Le Gardien du nid, 2D and 3D animator, director and supervisor on the Klumpies series and director of the documentary Inklusioun. More recently he worked as animator and second director on Léopold, roi des Belges.

Célia Rivière - Director (08 March 2019)
Célia Rivière

Director

After studying at ESAG Penninghen, the Atelier de Sèvres and Gobelins, Célia Rivière worked for brands such as Hermès or Lalique, and her acclaimed work for France 5 and Cherie HD was rewarded. Her first series, La Cabane à histoires, started in 2015, and won an International Kids Emmy Award. She followed on with La Cabane aux oiseaux, adapted from nine children's books.

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Salvador Simó - Director (05 March 2019)
Salvador Simó

Director

Before writing and directing Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles, Salvador Simo made two animated short films. He started out studying animation and film in the USA and Barcelona, and was then hired as an assistant at Bill Melendez Prod., followed by assistant animator at Disney, Paris, and he has also worked in special effects in London.

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Ben Stassen - Director - Producer - Screenwriter (10 March 2019)
 

Director - Producer - Screenwriter

Starting out as a producer, Ben Stassen joined Little Big One to produce the ride simulation film Devil's Mine Ride, which earned the company worldwide recognition. With Movida Trix, which has since amalgamated to become nWave Studios, he produced and made several ride and Imax films. His first 3D feature, Fly Me to the Moon, was followed by many others among them his last one The Queen's Corgi.


Vincent Tavier - Producer (10 March 2019)
 

Producer

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Cédric Vandresse - Director (from 05 to 09 March 2019)
Cédric Vandresse

Director

After studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Liège, Cédric Vandresse worked as a set painter and designer for stop motion films (Le Gardien du nid, A Town Called Panic, Jacotolocotoc). In 2011, he worked at the Wahoo studio in Liège as a colourist (Le Magasin des suicides) and head colourist (April and the Extraordinary World). He created Mad Cat Studio in 2014 and has recently written and directed Léopold, roi des Belges.


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Sjaak Rood - Director, 09 March 2019