Born in Lamego in 1978, Andrea Basílio is the head of children´s programming at RTP. After graduating from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, she started working at RTP2 on Triunfo dos Porcos, a weekly magazine show; her passion for television started here. She has also worked in cinema as a producer and has been responsible for the content and production of many television shows. Recently, she’s been dedicating her time to the production of cartoons and tv shows for children.
Claudia Bolshaw is a teacher and supervisor of the Department of Arts and Design at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, in Brasil. She holds a Ph.D in design and is a researcher in the fields of communication, arts and culture and, particularly, in animation. She won the best research award at the Festival Internacional de Cinema de Acervo Brasileiro for the film “Luz, Câmara, Animation!”. She was the co-founder of the ABCA, and Jury at the Anima Mundi International Film Festival of Brazil. She’s also head of the Digital Arts and Animation Department at PUC, in Rio de Janeiro.
Olivier Cotte studied classical dance, music and painting. He worked for movies and video as a computer artist, FX supervisor, and director from 1987 to 2002. His works included features in collaboration with, notably, Roman Polanski, Costa Gavras and Leos Carax. He has written over 10 books on animated film, included a worldwide encyclopedia “100 ans de cinéma d’animation”, a book about the Oscar winners, “Secrets of Oscar-winning Animation: Behind the scenes of 13 classic short animations”, several monographs (on David Ehrlich, Georges Schwizgebel), and technical books. He works for international festivals, cinematheques, translates books about cinema and teaches at Penninghen (Paris) and in many countries. He’s also a graphic novel scriptwriter and illustrator.
Born in Lisbon in 1975, he graduated from IADE in 1998 with a bacheler’s degree in Design and Communication. He began working in comics and illustration in 1992 with Marcos Farrajota. Together they created the fanzine “Mesinha de Cabeceira”. In 1997, he founded Edições Polvo with Rui Brito and Jorge Deodato, where Pedro was head of graphic publications. Of the seven comics he published, “Tu és a Mulher da minha Vida, ela a Mulher dos meus Sonhos”, which he worked on with João Fazenda, took center stage after being awarded the Best Portuguese Comic Award and the People’ Choice Award at the Festival BD Amadora 2001. He works, since 1997, with the animation studio Animanostra, where he directed six shorts: “A Estrela de Gaspar” (2000), “O Paciente” (2003), “Sem Respirar” (2004), “Sem Dúvida, Amanhã”(2006), “Fado do Homem Crescido” (2012).
Zsuzsanna Kreif is a freelance animation director and illustrator based in Budapest, graduated from MOME in 2014. At the moment she’s directing the twelve episodes Tv-series Candide for the Hungarian Television, which will be finished in 2017. Her first film, Limbo-Limbo Travel, co-directed with Bori Zétényi was selected and awarded on several international film festivals.