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[ JURY ]

EMMANUÈLE
PETRY

Emmanuèlle grew up in Boston, USA, until the age of 10 and graduated with a PhD in International Literature from La Sorbonne (Paris). Her career in animation started as the Head of Europe for the Canadian production company Nelvana Europe, in charge of co-productions & international sales (“Babar”, “The adventures of Tintin”, etc.) where she gained her first Emmy Award (“Rolie Polie Olie”). After 2 years as Head of Creative Development at Millimages, she joined forces with Jean-Baptiste Wery in 2010 to create Dandelooo in order to develop, produce and distribute worldwide ambitious animation, mostly based on children’s book and/or unique talent. She co-created the hybrid series “The Treehouse Stories” (2nd Emmy Award) and helped co-produce more unique programs (“Mum is Pouring Rain”), along with book-based animated jewels (“Billy the Cowboy Hamster”). Currently developing “A Day with the Dogs”, she just presented the new series “Hold on Gaston!” at Cartoon Forum in Toulouse.

Crédito de la foto: Monxy

JOSÉ MIGUEL
RIBEIRO

Director, illustrator, teacher, and father. In 1992, he graduated from the School of Fine Arts of Lisbon (ESBAL) with a degree in Plastic Arts – Painting. He studied drawing and puppets animation in Lazenec-Bretagne, Rennes and in Filmógrafo, Porto in 1993/4. In 2000, with his 25-minute film “The Suspect”, he received the CARTOON D’Or. In 2012, he founded, with Ana Carina, the Portuguese production film company Praça Filmes. In the last few years he directed the stop motion TV series for children entitled “Home Things” and the short films “Sunday Drive”, “Journey To Cape Verde” and “Fragments”. The latter was selected to the short film competition at the Locarno Film Festival 2016 and received the prize for best documentary in Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2017. In 2022, he finished the production of the animated feature film “Nayola”, with a screenplay by Virgílio Almeida, based on the play “A Caixa Preta” by José Eduardo Agualusa and Mia Couto, which premiered in the official competition at the Annecy Film Festival and received 18 international awards, including the award for best animated feature film at the Guadalajara Film Festival and the award for best Ibero-American animated feature film at the Quirino Awards.

MARCELA  
RINCÓN

Marcela is a social communicator specialized in screenwriting for film and television. She wrote and directed the feature film “Lila’s Book” and the six seasons of the animated series “Guillermina and Candelario”, among other works. She has been a university professor and is involved in various training processes in diploma courses, laboratories and workshops focused on the direction and production of children’s, ethnic and community content. She is founder and project director of Fosfenos Media, a film and television production company based in Cali, Colombia.

WESLEY
LOUIS

Director, designer, and animator. He is founder and director of The Line Animation Studio. He is known for his unique design sensitivity and his dramatic action-led animation sequences. You may know Wes as one of the directors and lead designer for Riot’s “True Damage – GIANTS”. Most recently Wes directed “FAST, AGILE, SHARP” for German bike brand, Izzo. Beyond commercial work, Wes has been responsible for various personal projects with long names, including “Super Turbo Atomic Ninja Rabbit” and “The Mighty Grand Piton”.

ZANE  
VALENIECE

Head of Acquisitions at Latvian Television (LTV). She is in charge of selecting all genre TV series and kid’s programming for LTV channels and online platforms. LTV is the state-owned public service television company and LTV1 is the most popular linear channel in Latvia. Besides the regular film slots, she has also been involved in a broad range of Latvian and international film projects and she is taking care of an annual short documentary film project “Latvian code. Latvia today”, a series of short documentary films that are selected in a contest held by LTV. She has participated in many film festivals as a decision maker for projects. She is passionate about storytelling in the field of animation and about the role of public broadcasting in the media landscape.