Ricardo Blanco 

Ricardo Blanco was born in Lisbon in 1972. Worked in illustration, comic strip and graphic design. He began his animation career in 1997 at Animanostra. In 2010 he moved to Vila Nova de Gaia to work at the company Bigmoon Entertainment Studios, as an illustrator, UI Designer, texture artist, cut scenes, storyboard artist and concept artist in animation and video games. Since 201 he has been a member of the jury for the annual film and multimedia competitions of Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual.

 

 

Thomas Renoldner 

Born in 1960, in Linz, Austria. Since 1975, he practices activities in the areas of drawing, painting, music, film, among others. Studied Psychology and Educational Theory between 1979-89 in Innsbruck and Salzburg, and between 1989-98, studied in the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna. Since 2003, Reinhold teaches animation at Arts University in Linz, SAE Vienna. Founded the One Day Animation Festival, in 2004 (including, since 2011, the Best Austrian Animation Competition).

 

 

Pedro Vergani

Pedro Vergani studied at the Gobelins animation school, in Paris and spent a semester at CalArts in Los Angeles; worked at the Cartoon Saloon in Kilkenny, where he was one of the responsible for the animation design of “Song of the Sea”. He also worked with Rovio in the animation series Angry Birds and was the art director in the animation studio Golden Wolf, where he participated in several projects for Disney, Cartoon Network… Nowadays Pedro works at Google in London.

 

 

Junior Jury

 

Artur Nunes 

Born in Lisbon, on January 25th 1999. Since very young he has shown interest in the world of movies and animation. A D. Dinis High School student, Artur spends his time doing what he likes the most, hanging out with his friends, playing video games and studying more and more about animation.

 

 

Ana Carolina Blockveld 

Ana Carolina Blockveld, 18, attends the last year of the Audiovisual Communication Course – Specialization in Multimedia at Escola Artística António Arroio. During her free time, she participates actively in the cineclub Edgar Sardinha (in the school António Arroio) and in fanzines with and without lucrative ends. She is currently working on her first animated short film.

 

 

Cecília Faria  

Cecília Faria was born on December 30th, 2000, in Lisbon. She attends the last year of sciences at Escola Secundária de Camões, but she has always had a passion for the arts. She joined the Camões Film Club, promoted by the Association Os Filhos do Lumière. In 2017, she directed a short-film and presented it to other young people in the French Cinematheque, in Paris. Some of her favorite filmmakers are Bergman, Yasujiro Ozu and also Tarantino.