She's been involved with the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and its market where she worked for 10 years as an Assistant to the Artistic Director Serge Bromberg and 6 years as a Head of Projects. She has worked with big names in the animation field such as Ray Harryhausen, Peter Lord, Tim Burton, Henry Sellick or Richard Williams. At present she works with young talents, providing direction in early stages of their projects, fostering the production process and helping them to find suitable partners through MIFA Pitches.
She began her professional career at Acteurs Auteurs Associés in Paris where she joined Président Films as Technical and Export Manager. She later continued in the same position in the Film department at France Télévisions Distribution in Paris. At the beginning of 2005, she joined the CITIA team, where she worked as a Sales Assistant for MIFA before taking on the job of Sales Manager until 2011, then of MIFA's Head of Projects until 2018, in charge of developing and marketing the spaces and events for the film Market.
Trilingual, Christophe Erbes has created and managed many children channels in Europe. He develops brands and writes books, bibles and screenplays for series and films, including OSCAR & HOO with Michael Dudok de Wit. He's a partner in Godo Films production company, curates and hosts several media conferences and the DellucJr Awards for the Best French Independant Films for Children as President of an art house cinema's association. ``I believe we become adult not by forgetting but understanding childhood.``
She is part of Citizen Skull Productions, an independent production company specializing in TV and feature production. She coordinates Citizen Kids, a division of Citizen Skull, focused on children’s entertainment. She is also a creative consultant, some of her clients are Discovery Kids Latin America, Kid Glove Creative, Portfolio Entertainment and Cinema Fantasma. As Vice-President at Starz Animation Toronto, she produced ``9`` and ``Gnomeo and Juliet``. Previously, she had been Sr. Director of Development of Original Series at Cartoon Network.
Meghan is an experienced animation executive currently serving as Director of Development at Cartoon Network Studios. She oversees development from pitch through series greenlight. Previously, she covered series such as We Bare Bears and Summer Camp Island as a current executive at CNS and worked in the Kids &Family department at Fremantle.
Pete directed 5 seasons of The Simpsons, pilots at Disney, episodes of Rugrats and Rocko's Modern Life for Nickelodeon. He was Supervising Director on Family Guy and Adult Swim's Rick and Morty. He was a producer and supervising director on Adult Swim's Hot Streets at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. Today he is Supervising Director at Bentobox.
After a Master in Econometrics in Paris and a year at Columbia University in New York, Delphine Nicolini worked as a producer on documentaries, series, short and feature films in live action. In 2008, she joins the world of animation and becomes head of development and artistic producer at Les Armateurs (Ernest & Celestine; The Swallows of Kabul, Uncle Thomas…). End of 2019, she creates her own structure and works with different Cies as an independant artistic consultant.
At present, he is in charge of the management of Mercury Filmworks´ development teams and of spearheading the move into original programming. He has worked for DreamWorks, Disney, France Télévisions, Tf1, RAI, Teletoon Canada, and Netflix. He ran his own Paris-based company, You and Eye Creative, he served as Vice President of Creative and Executive Producer at Gaumont Animation, he worked as animation director on the Gorillaz music video ``Dirty Harry`` and served as Co-Director for the second season of Cartoon Network’s ``Robotboy``.
Independent producer specialized in animated feature film acquisitions and development with Indie Sales. Her work focuses on international development and pre-sales for the award winning studio Blue Spirit (producer of Oscar nominated feature film “My Life as a Zucchini”) in France and Canada. Eleanor is very proud to be producing Iranian director Reza Riahi’s short film “Navozande”. She is also a founding member and co-vice president of the association Les Femmes S’animent, part of the global Women in Animation network.
Carlos Saldanha is a Brazilian filmmaker and one of the principle creative forces behind the Ice Age and Rio franchises. He is a two-time Academy Award nominee, first for the animated short “Gone Nutty” (2004), and more recently, the animated feature “Ferdinand” (2017). Saldanha continues to develop projects for the Brazilian and American markets.
He's part of the SAE México online teaching team and author of “Setting The Scene: The Art & Evolution of Animation Layout”. He has been working in commercial animation since 1987 in films such as “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”, “Space Jam” and Disney’s “Tarzan”. Fraser has taught at a wide range of universities, colleges and art schools in different countries.
Lawyer at Welaw Consulting. Advisor on international audiovisual law, international co-productions, and administrative requirements. Francisco has been academic coordinator for the Master’s Degree on Film Industry Management at Carlos III University of Madrid, and he is currently giving lectures at universities or film institutes such as ESCAC at Catalunya.
Founder of Pixelatl, an association looking to spark off and promote Mexican creative industries in the world by creating alliances with organisms interested in the audiovisual ecosystem. He has been member of the jury for several animation festivals and he is director of Animotora, a business incubator conceived and designed to identify, teach and support creative entrepreneurs willing to venture to the international industry.
Creator and director of Weird, International Market of Animation, Video Games and New Media Market (Segovia, Spain), which is already in its twelfth edition. He is also the creator and director of the Quirino Awards for Ibero-American Animation (2018-2020). And co-creator and co-director of Bridging the Gap - Animation Lab (2015-2019). He is also Ambassador in Spain for the EAA - European Animation Emile Awards.
Producer of the Quirino Awards for Ibero-American Animation, an initiative that emerged in 2017 to recognize the best of animation that takes place in the region, and to generate links and cooperation between the countries. In addition, she is the coordinator of Weird, International Animation, Video Games and New Media Market, which has been held for 12 years in Segovia, Spain.
Producer specialized in animation with experience in short films for TV, music videos and children's content. He is artistic director of the Pixelatl Mexican Association, where he handles content for the Festival, Ideatoon, Bootcamp, Secuenciarte and VMX Videogame showroom. Freelance animation journalist for publications in the US, Mexico and Spain.
Media researcher and producer focused on digital and audiovisual content for kids. Head of Pakapaka channel in Argentina, she is actively involved in the local and international children’s audio-visuals production with more than 20 years of experience. She has developed contents and formats for different channels and institutions in Latam.
Film producer graduated from INCAA’s film school ENERC. He has worked in the audiovisual industry for more than 15 years, he was part of the production team in many national features and foreign production services carried out in the country, and he worked as producer in TV shows. In 2014, he joined the project development team of the TV channel for children Pakapaka and he is currently responsible for the area.
Director, screenwriter and producer. In 2002 he founded the production company Sólo por las Niñas, today Zumbastico Studios. He is creator and showrunner of animated series, among them Zumbástico Fantástico premiered by Cartoon Network and Puerto Papel, Latin American co-production (stop-motion and 2D). He directed and produced music videos, short films, documentaries and commercials.
Graduated in Information Sciences (UCM, Madrid), Marketing Management (Ashridge Management School, UK) and Executive MBA (Instituto de Empresa, Madrid). Guillermo has developed a professional career deeply linked to the audiovisual sector in production, marketing and distribution of content (Film, TV, animation & digital content). Since September 2012, he has been an executive producer at Big Bang Box, an animation production company based in Madrid and Salamanca, which he founded together with other professionals in the sector, dedicated to animation and video games. Guillermo is a member at the board of Diboos and Pixelcluster, and has a strong commitment to audiovisual education.
He is an Unreal Engine evangelist for Latin America at Epic Games. With 13 years in the games industry as an instructor, developer and entrepreneur, he travels around Latin-America to teach about Unreal Engine 4 and helps developers to create games. He is part of gaming associations and guilds in Latam to improve the industry in the region.
Social communicator and journalist with more than 25 years of experience in television production, he has been general producer of news and opinion programs for private television. General Producer of Canal Capital in the city of Bogota and now delegated producer for RTVC Señal Colombia. He has also worked as a university professor in television genres and consultant in corporate image.
Image and Sound Designer (UBA) and postgraduate in Cultural Management (FLACSO). She was general production coordinator in projects nominated for Emmy awards. In 2015 she joined Can Can Club studio as executive producer, where in 2019 she produced the series Dos Pajaritos, co-produced with Palermo Estudio (Uruguay) and Señal Colombia.
Becho Lo Bianco studied Image and Sound Design at the UBA and Stop Motion Animation with Rodolfo Saenz Valiente. In 2005, he traveled to Barcelona where he apprenticed with Rodolfo Pastor. He is co-director of Can Can Club with Mariano Bergara. The studio has positioned itself as one of the most important in the country in the production of stop motion animation.
Since 2017 she has been Manager of the Animar consortium (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Graduated in international commerce, she consolidates her work promoting Argentine animation and VFX companies. She has been working since 2003 in the sector both in auteur and commercial content.
Since 2001, Nicolas Schmerkin produced or coproduced with his company Autour de Minuit more than 80 animation or hybrid shorts, most of them award winners in major international festivals (Obras, Dix, Flesh, Lonely Bones, A Town called Panic, Peripheria, Decorado, Homeless Home, Empty Places), including the Academy Award Winner Logorama. Autour de Minuit is also producing several animation shows (Jean-Michel Super Caribou, No-No, Freaked-Out) and feature film projects (Unicorn Wars by Alberto Vazquez and The Shadows by Nadia Micault).
Hebe Tabachnik has been a film curator, producer and festival consultant for twenty years, and participated as a juror, project evaluator and panelist in the US, Europe, Latin America, Israel and China. She is Senior Programmer for the Seattle, Palms Springs and Cartagena International Film Festivals, and the Artistic Director for Cine Latino Minneapolis Saint Paul. As a curator and producer; and through her workshops on festivals, film distribution and project pitching she seeks to empower and nurture visionary artists all over the world.
For the last 19 years, Edino Israel has worked in the animation market as Content Creator, Producer, Director, Storyboard Artist, Concept Art, and Character Design artist. In 2018 He founded Ikartoons Animation. This 2021 he directed Catalina La catrina: Especial dia de Muertos a full production for Televisa- Univision- Blim
Augusto Schillaci is a Director, writer and Senior VFX supervisor at Reel Fx Animation Studios. He has worked on multiple projects including Golden Globe-nominated film, The Book of Life and Free Birds.Schillaci is currently writing/directing Reel FX’s first animated short “La Calesita”, a story of the beloved Argentinian merry-go-round operators.
Consultant in production, acquisitions and international sales with more than 10 years of experience in the film industry. Commercial Director of Sola Media GmbH, sales company, specializing in children's films and family entertainment, with an emphasis on animation. Since 2014, she has been a consultant in the Film Marketing Coaching program at FOCAL.
Film director graduated from ENERC. He directed Cómo funcionan casi todas las cosas (2015) and La muerte no existe y el amor tampoco (2020). He also develops formats for children's audiences. He is one of the creators of La Asombrosa excursión de Zamba, Siesta Z and writes the series Petit, based on the work of Isol Misenta.
Executive and general producer of El jardín de Clarilú, Disney Jr. Emmy International Kids Awards 2013 Best Children's Program, Playground, Morko y Mali, Nivis, amigos de otro mundo, Selenkay, fiction for Disney +, Another day at the office for Natgeo, Nivis 3, recently nominated for the Emmy and the series Nada by Cohn and Duprat for Star+.
She is an experienced international consultant specialising in content & talent scouting as well as programming for markets, festivals, worldwide within the children's media industry. She provides broadcasters, world sales and creative producers with a bespoke service to find the right business partners. Viola works currently as programmer for Kids Kino Industry – an international co-production event for kids and youth content based in Warsaw, Poland and as the animation feature programme delegate for the Shanghai International Film Festival.
In her position as Production Manager at Discovery Inc., Soledad oversees the development of original productions for Discovery Kids. She has more than 15 years of experience in media, where she worked as Executive Producer in projects for several networks. Previously, she worked as a Producer at GP Media/BBC WorldWide, developing formats for Telefe, Gourmet.com and TV Pública, among others.