2019 Experts

Belli Ramírez : (Mr. Cohl) Production Management Consultant

Belli Ramírez

(Mr. Cohl) Production Management Consultant

She is highly regarded as a specialist in Animated Film Production. Belli has over twenty-five years of experience in Animation Production Management. She workes for 3 years (2006-2008) in the key role of Unit Production Manager for the film "Planet 51" at Ilion Animation Studios in Madrid, Spain. She has also been the Production Manager in Zinkia Entertainment, working in the first season (2004-2005) and fourth season (2016 - 2017) of "Pocoyo", the most successful Children’s TV Series from Spain. In 2009 she has the great opportunity to gather important experience working “over-seas” for the Oscar-winning company Animal Logic in Sydney, Australia. She works on the CGI Film "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole". From 2011 to date, she works as a production management consultant helping and developing animation projects for different companies. Besides, she has a great foundation in traditional and CGI production methods having worked with: Vodka Talent, Bren Entertainment, Cartoon Network, Neptuno Films, D'ocon Films and, in Hong Kong, for Full Action Limited, among others. She is currently co-founder, consultant and teacher at Mr. Cohl, developing different animation projects.

Carlos Bleycher : Writer & Story Consultant

Carlos Bleycher

Writer & Story Consultant

Scriptwriter, consultant and script editor specialized in animation and children's content with more than 15 years of experience. Among his work as head writter and co-creation, these animated series stand out: "Paper Port" (StopMotion + 2D, 52x11', exhibited in more than 12 countries), "Hostal Morrison" (2D, 26x11', exhibited on Cartoon Network LA), "Horatio and the Plasticines" (Puppets + StopMotion, 52x7' exhibited on Netflix) and the narrative for the video game "Rim Rift" produced by MindForce Game Lab (Sweden). He has also worked as a content generator for TV channels such as Disney xD, NatGeo Kids and Discovery Kids with the series "Martian Soap 2111", "DoggyWorld", "The Papernauts", "Mini Beat Power Rockers" and the 4th season of "Pocoyo", among others. Creator of "Cagemates" series, winner of the MIFA Creative Focus Pitch of the International Animation Festival Annecy 2013. He also has teaching experience at UNIACC University in Santiago, Chile, in charge of the subjects "Storytelling for Children and Youth" and "T.V Scriptwritting". He has imparted his workshop on storytelling and character development in Colombia, Chile, Cuba, Spain and Poland.

Edwina Liard : (kki Films) Co-founder and producer.

Edwina Liard

(kki Films) Co-founder and producer.

She started to work in the movie industry in 2007 as a production assistant. Then she moved to Valencia in Spain in 2009. There she’s had the opportunity to work for The International Medium Length Film Festival La Cabina as an International Relations manager, and as a member of the official competition selection committee. She still occupies the last position. These experiences have led her in 2011 to create Ikki Films with Nidia Santiago in Paris. Since then they’ve been producing animated short films such as “Chulyen, a Crow’s Tale” by Agnès Patron and Cerise Lopez, “Negative Space” by Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter (Oscar nominee 2018) and recently “Riviera” by Jonas Schloesing. They’re also the coproducers of “Sick Sick Sick” by Alice Furtado, a Brazilian live action feature film which premiered in Cannes at the Directors’ Fortnight 2019.

Eva Garrido : (MediaPro) Associate Producer

Eva Garrido

(MediaPro) Associate Producer

She studied film at ESRA and Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris), and at the Business Institute (Madrid). Associate producer in the content area - cinema at Mediapro since 2004 in feature films by Woody Allen, Jean Jacques Annaud, Borja Cobeaga, Isabel Coixet, Alex de la Iglesia, Javier Fesser, Patricio Guzmán, Roman Polansky, Joaquín Oristrell and Fernando León de Aranoa, among others. Previously, she is part of the Tornasol Films team responsible for post-production in films directed by Adolfo Aristarain, Juan Carlos Campanella, Daniela Fejerman and Inés París, Patricia Ferreira. Previously in Fernando Colomo P.C. she participates in productions of Fernando himself as well as Manuel Iborra, Vicente Molina Foix, Alfonso Albacete and David Menkes. She has been a professor at the International Film and Television School of Cuba (EICTV) and the Madrid Film School (ECAM), and jury at CIMA Mentoring.

Guadalupe Arensburg : (Movistar+ Spain) Head of short films acquisitions department

Guadalupe Arensburg

(Movistar+ Spain) Head of short films acquisitions department

Movistar+ Spain Head of the Acquisitions and Programming of Short Films as well as of the selection and development of projects to be produced. She has been member of the jury for international film festivals such as Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival (Argentina), Río de Janeiro Film Festival (Brazil) and Tampere Film Festival (Finland). She has also given lectures and participated in round tables in festivals as Cannes (France), Clermont Ferrand (France), Ludwigsburg (Germany), Toronto (Canada), Tokyo International Anime Festival (Japan), and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Spain), among others. Focused on African Cinema, she has organized screenings for Granada and Barcelona Film Festivals, the Contemporary Art Centre La Casa Encendida, Mujeres por África Foundation (Madrid) and Casa África (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). She wrote the book Cinematografías de África. Un encuentro con sus protagonistas in 2010, published by Casa África.

Iván Agenjo : (Pekaboo Animation) Executive Producer

Iván Agenjo

(Pekaboo Animation) Executive Producer

He started his professional career in 2003 at export departments in different industrial sectors until he moved to Japan as trade consultant in the Economic and Commercial Office of the Spanish Embassy in Tokyo. He entered the audiovisual sector in 2008 through the holding platform Imagina in Madrid, in charge of sales and distribution of a wide portfolio including feature films, adult drama, documentaries and animation, in Asia, Middle East and African markets. Three years later Ivan moved back to Barcelona to lead the animation department at Edebé Audiovisual Licensing, subsidiary of the educational publisher. During this time he was involved in several animation projects and became producer of ‘Four and a half friends’.
In 2015 Ivan co-founded his own company, Peekaboo Animation, with his partner Javier Galán, where they create, produce and exploit animation TV series for children, as well as represent projects from third-party studios. Ivan is now executive producer of series such as ‘I Elvis Riboldi’, ‘Mironins’ or ‘Rocky Kwaterner’. He is also member of the board at ProAnimats (Catalan Association of Animaton Producers) and Diboos (Spanish Federation of Animation & VFX producers), as well as the Spanish delegate at the European federation Animation in Europe.

Paco Rodríguez : (Media Training y Consulting) Consultant

Paco Rodríguez

(Media Training y Consulting) Consultant

He founds in 1990 PPM Multimedia, where he worked for ten years on international distribution, on co-production´s financing, and executive production of some animated series. He has been executive producer of seven feature films with FILMAX ANIMATION and he currently runs MEDIA TRAINING & CONSULTING, a company dedicated to the training and consultancy of the audiovisual and film industry and also digital content. Besides, he collaborates as consultant for ICEX and he´s expert for the European Union´s Media Creative program.

Shamik Majumdar : (The Walt Disney Company) Creative director, animation and live action content

Shamik Majumdar

(The Walt Disney Company) Creative director, animation and live action content

Shamik Majumdar is Creative Director, Animation & Live Action Content, Disney Channels EMEA. His role includes the development of original animated series & creative supervision for shows in production. These include 101 Dalmatian Street, Chip’n’Dale, Counterfeit Cat, Randy Cunningham:9th Grade Ninja, BAFTA awarded #DisneyXDFC Shorts. Prior to Disney, Shamik worked across brand and content for Turner Asia Pacific (Cartoon Network, Pogo, Sesame Street) and Channel [v] (Star India). His work has been awarded for direction, design, writing,  diting and animation. These include a Best of Show at BDA New York, First International Audi Design Award (Dieter Rams, Kenji Ekuan Jury) for an interdisciplinary project.

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