Meet Your Makers
Alberto Vázquez is an animation director, illustrator and cartoonist. He has written and directed short animation such as Birdboy, Ramiro, sucia rata, Unicorn Blood and Decorado.
Alê Abreu is a Brazilian film director, animator and screenwriter. In 2013, he released “The Boy and the World”, his second feature film.
Amandine Fredon came to cinema through drawing. After studying art, she naturally turned to animation, working mainly at the Folimage studio based in Valence for about fifteen years.
Benjamin Massoubre discovered the richness and diversity of animated cinema in the halls of the Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival. This interest quickly became a passion, then a vocation.
Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi, originally from Japan, is a filmmaker and painter.
Shi graduated from the animation program at Sheridan College where she was fueled by her love of anime/manga, Disney, and Asian cinema influences that can be seen in her work to this day.
Ellen Goldsmith-Vein is the Founder and CEO of The Gotham Group, the only major management/production company in Hollywood owned solely by a woman.
Born 1966. Animation director and producer. After working as an episode director for “Eldoran Series” and “Gundam Series”, he made his debut as a director with “One Piece: Defeat Him! The Pirate Ganzack!” in 1998. Since then, he has directed many original-based works and own productions, including “PLANETES”, “CODE GEASS”, “Jungle Emperor: The Brave Can […]
Henry Selick, p.g.a.
Henry Selick is the director, writer, production designer and producer whose films have defined a generation of animated storytelling.
Inna Sahakyan has directed and produced feature-length documentaries, documentary series, and shorts, for over fifteen years.
Has studied at the Communication University of China and UCLA. The editor and post-production supervisor of Little Door Gods, Tea Pets, Cats and Peachtopia.
Director Joel Crawford is currently in production on Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. He most recently served as director of the DreamWorks Animation feature film The Croods: A New Age and as director of Trolls Holiday Special for NBC. Crawford joined DreamWorks Animation in 2006 and quickly became an integral story artist on Trolls, […]
After 25 years as an innovative short animation director, Kajsa Næss is ready for her feature film debut with TITINA. Næss is known for her playful, humorous and humanistic films.
Born in 1983, she joined MADHOUSE in 2007. She made her directorial debut with the TV series “BTOOOM!” in 2012 and has worked as a production member with MADHOUSE.
Lindsey Collins joined Pixar Animation Studios in May 1997. Collins’ film credits include “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2” and the Academy Award®-winning “Finding Nemo,” and “Ratatouille.”
Celebrated for his detailed spatial designs, use of transparent, airy colors and attention to depth of field, loundraw began his career as an illustrator when he was a teenager, finding early success on online platforms.
With Viking Film producer Marleen Slot thrives to be a nurturing home for talents from all across the world, telling stories for audiences to strongly identify with, by filmmakers with whom she is closely connected.
Director Mascha Halberstad (1973) attended the ArtEZ Art Academy in Arnhem. She made animations for several feature films, including TAKING CHANCES (Berlinale Generation 2012) and HOW TO SURVIVE…
As a co-founder and Creative Director at Cartoon Saloon, Nora Twomey oversees the development of the company’s slate of productions.
Robert Kondo is co-founder and president of Tonko House, a San Francisco bay area based studio focused on creating animated narrative content.
Sara K. Sampson
Sara K. Sampson is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker based in Oakland, CA. While at Pixar Animation Studios, Sara contributed to several features such as the Academy award-winning films COCO and INSIDE OUT.