Producer. IKKI FILMS
Edwina Liard started working in the film industry in 2007 as a production assistant. She then moved to Valencia, Spain in 2009. There she had the opportunity to work for the La Cabina International Medium-length Film Festival as director of International Relations and as a member of the selection committee for the official competition. Edwina still holds the latter position. All these experiences led her in 2011 to create the production company Ikki Films together with Nidia Santiago in Paris. Since then, they have produced animated short films such as “Chulyen, a Crow’s Tale” by Agnès Patron and Cerise Lopez, “Negative Space” by Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter (nominated for the Oscars in 2018) and “Moutons, Loup et tasse de thé…” by Marion Lacourt (premiered at Locarno in 2019). In 2019 they co-produced their first live-action feature film, “Sick, Sick, Sick” by Alice Furtado, selected at La Semaine des Réalisateurs at Cannes 2019. Edwina and Nidia are currently developing projects for feature films and live-action and animation series.
Jorge Sanz is the Culture Technician at the Aguilar de Campoo City Council and has been directing FICA, the Aguilar de Campoo International Short Film Festival for more than 30 years. In addition, he is the coordinator of the International Festival of Performing Arts (Aescena) and the International Meeting of Street Artists (ARCA) which this year celebrated its 26th edition. In 2019 he was chosen as the best cultural manager in Castilla y León, a distinction recognized by Gesculcyl in collaboration with the Cortes de Castilla y León. President and founding member of the Spanish Short Film Coordinator during the years 2018 and 2019. He has also been the Artistic Director of ANIMAR, the first animation film festival in Reinosa (Cantabria) that was held in 2011.
International Sales Manager. DANDELOOO
Melissa Vega has been working in the animation industry for over 10 years, she worked at Planet Nemo Animation and at Televideo (Bogota) managing audiovisual content for a kids online platform. She became a partner at the French distribution and production company Dandelooo where she has been managing international sales for the past 7 years. She represents programs awarded at the International Emmy Kids Awards and Annecy Film Festival, among others. Melissa is now managing Dandelooo’s Barcelona office, as well as the acquisitions and international sales for Latin America, Asia and Middle East.
Head of Content. PLANETA JUNIOR
Paula Taborda dos Guaranys
Paula Taborda dos Guaranys is the Head of Content of Planeta Junior, leading the creation of a solid content portfolio through co-productions, original productions and acquisitions. Taborda dos Guaranys was the creative and entrepreneurial mind behind Globo Group’s children’s channels. She was responsible for putting Brazil on the map of the main child actors, closing several co-production agreements including Puerto Papel, Miraculous: Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, Trulli Tales, Denver, Power Players, Alice & Lewis, Dronix, among many others.