Joana Schliemann
Joana Schliemann is the founder of Schliemann Residency Provence and the initiator of SAR. Her work in the arts for over 25 years in Munich, New York, Los Angeles, and London comprises publishing, film, co-producing and marketing of cultural television, including ITV’s Southbank Show. The author of 'Verrückt nach Troja' (Crazy for Troy), a children’s biography of Heinrich Schliemann, Joana is currently developing a portfolio of film and TV projects, as well as producing XR experiences with Shezad Dawood Studios.
Luce Grosjean
In 2014 Luce Grosjean founded Sève Films, a distribution company which promoted student films in animation festivals, as well as young talented directors. In 2017, she joined forces with Miyu Productions launching Miyu Distribution, specializing in festival short film distribution and international sales. 2018 was a great year for Miyu Distribution’s line-up which includes Oscar nominated "Negative Space" and "Garden Party”, "Bloeistraat 11” which won Annecy's Cristal and "I'am Going Out for Cigarettes” got a top prize in Locarno.
Tony Guerrero
Tony Guerrero is a producer of exhibitions and artists residencies. Since the 90’s he has worked on numerous Biennales: Venice, Shanghai, Lausanne. He was Executive Director of Whitebox Art Center, NYC. Previously he was the Director of Visual Arts at FIAF, NYC organizing exhibitions, film series and screenings. For 17 years at MoMAPS1, NYC, he was Director of Exhibitions & Operations and Director of the National & International Artist Residencies. He produced over 200 major exhibitions. From inception and for 10 years, Guerrero produced the Young Architects Program, the Warm Up, series, and the WPS1 Art Radio broadcasting boat at 2 Venice Biennales. In mid 90’s, he was Director of Operations at The American Center, Paris. Earlier he was the head of the Curators Residency “L’Ecole du Magasin”, at CNAC, Grenoble, France. Since 2016 he joined the Luma Foundation in charge of Special Projects where he collaborated with Julian Schnabel on his film “Eternity’s gate”, recently he was working with Tony Gatlif’s on his film“Tom Medina” (working title) in charge of co-production for Luma.
Chrystel Poncet
Following a career of 25 years in TV broadcasting, Chrystel Poncet launched MaGic C with the desire of widening the scope of content available. Her privileged field of action concerns youth/teens fiction Tv series and animation of all genres for all ages. She works as creative producer with partners who share her vision: Andarta Pictures “Ewilan’s Quest”(France Tv) and “Baïdir” / Maybe Movies “Zombillenium” and “Calamity”, the TV series / Millimages “Virtual Past” (Canal +) / Les Films du Tambour de Soie: “A AI, a legend in Polynesia” (France Tv). Among her other activities, she collaborates as consultant with producers in the editorial development and/or financing phase. MaGic C also advise broadcasters/SVoD services and governmental bodies in the deployment of their projects. Chrystel participated in the coming of the CartoonNext in Marseille ans she is an active member of SudAnim.
Mathieu Rey
Graduated in 2005 from the Supinfocom Arles school, Mathieu Rey spent a year in Paris in VFX studios before returning to the south of France and settling down as a freelance 3D graphic designer. Teaching 3D at Supinfocom from 2006, then 3D supervisor on Supinfocom, Mopa, and now the school of new images. After several years of 3D supervision on 3D feature films, in 2010 he founded Tu Nous Za Pas Vus Productions Arles with two partners Marc Rius and Thomas Giusiano, a production company in which he artistically and technically supervises the company's projects (the television series "Les légendaires", "Team Dronix", "Gus le chevalier Minus" among others). In 2020, he founded TNZPV Annecy with Marc Rius, Thomas Giusiano and Ludovic Habas.
Eleanor Coleman
Eleanor Coleman is a Paris based American producer who has worked for over 25 years in the European animation community. Her career began with a 15-year tenure at TF1 in France as head of in-house production and business development across all platforms for children. Since leaving TF1, Eleanor works independently in animated feature film acquisitions and development with Indie Sales, where she has built an innovative prestigious lineup including the Oscar nominated film My Life as A Zucchini by Claude Barras. Her cartoon television work concentrates on international business development and pre-sales for the award-winning studio, Blue Spirit in France and Canada. Eleanor is very proud to have produced Iranian director Reza Riahi’s handmade stop motion animated short film NAVOZANDE (The Musician) -world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2020 in the official Short Cuts competition. Eleanor is also a sought-after expert sitting on numerous national and local film and broadcast funding commissions in France, as well as a seasoned speaker, moderator, mentor, jury member and instructor at many international animation events, festivals and schools. Eleanor is a founding member and co-vice president of the French association Les Femmes s’Animent, part of the global Women in Animation network dedicated to gender parity and conscious content production. Finally, Eleanor devotes as much time as possible to Vipassana meditation and promoting Tostan, a key human rights NGO in West Africa dedicated to improving the lives of girls, women and their communities in 5 West African countries.
Maria Finders
Maria Finders is the curator of Luma Days for Luma, Arles. She began a 30-year career mixing art, business and technology. In 2002, she joined Art Basel to create and develop Art Basel Conversations which she directed in Basel and in Miami Beach (2002- 2008) together with Hans Ulrich Obrist. After joining Brunswick Arts as European Director, she was their Strategic Consultant in Communications and Culture, organising the Global Art Forum for Art Dubai (2007- 2009). In 2005, Maria Finders began a decade of projects for the Venice Biennale: she was Art correspondent in 2009 for Daniel Birnbaum and Architectural Correspondent for Rem Koolhaas in 2014, as well as for ten national pavilions including those of Saudi Arabia, Israel, Greece, Spain, the UK, ADACH… Also in Venice she followed the Axel Vervoordt project sin the Fortuny Palazzo, from the conception of Art Tempo in 2007 until TRA: Edge of Becoming in 2011. After creating the international Symposium A2B, Architecture to Basel in 2001, for the Messe Basel Swissbau. she worked on the strategy and campaign for the Aga Khan Architecture Award and for the Mies Award. Between 2011 and 2014, she was part of the Rem Koolhaas team at OMA/AMO as Director of the Cultural and Creative Council, developing a project with and for the Galeries Lafayette and Lafayette Anticipation.
Korina Gutsche
Korina Gutsche is a ‘green’ consultant, teacher, speaker and advocate for sustainability and the environment in media production since 2012. Korina teaches seminars for professionals and students alike on sustainable film making all over Germany and freelances as production manager. Korina’s professional habitat is nature- and environmental film festivals, bringing attention to global issues trough films such as the global climate crisis and achieving the 17 sustainability goals. Korina has over 30 years of experience as project manager, environmental engineer, and communications expert. As a student she was an activist for the green grassroots movement ‘Arche’, helping to launch the Green Party of the former GDR (EAST Germany). In 2018 and 2019 she focused on transforming German art house cinemas to more eco-friendly organisations. From 2014 to 2019 she initiated and taught youth film-workshops on green-storytelling and climate-friendly film production, winning the GREEN SCREEN, 'Green Junior Report’ award in 2018. 2013 to 2019 Korina was the curator for the eco-friendly ‘Bike-screenings‘ at UFA Fabrik, Berlin and the International Ocean Film Festival CINEMARE. Korina sits on various sustainability expert panels and serves as Jury member at several film festivals. She is an activist for peace, biodiversity, and oceanic conservation Her Motto is: We love making movies
Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck
Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck is an artist, film maker, curator, and festival judge who lives in Berlin. She creates video installations for exhibitions, stage performances and concerts, among others at Bauhaus Archiv Berlin, Hygiene-Museum Dresden, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Humboldt Lab, the Berlin Philharmonic as well as opera houses in Berlin, Frankfurt and Zürich. For over 20 years Anna features as a film programmer, moderator or panel participant at various short film festivals such as Pictoplasma, ITFS - Int. Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart, and served as member of the jury for the Szpilman Award for Ephemeral Art, Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis, Fantoche - Int. Animation Film Festival Baden, VIS Vienna Shorts, Regard Quebec, Tel Aviv Int. Student Film Festival, Filmfest Dresden. Since 2019 Anna is heading Berlinale Shorts, the official short film competition of Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival.
Jeanette Jeanenne
Jeanette Jeanenne is a Latin American filmmaker based in the United States. She is the Co-Founder and Director of GLAS Animation, a non-profit organization dedicated to independent animation. She received her MFA at CalArts in Film/Video. She is currently a director and producer at B&B Pictures, is a part of the international animation collective Late Night Work Club, on the board of directors of ASIFA-Hollywood, on the advisory committee for LXIA, and a programmer at Slamdance Film Festival. In the past she has worked with LA Film Festival, Glamour Magazine, and Short of the Week. She is currently directing and producing several short form projects with FX Networks and is a director on the new Crypt TV series Woman In the Book.
Nina Marenzi
Nina Marenzi is the Sustainable Angle, Founder and Director in London.While Nina was researching for her dissertation ‘Organic Cotton: Reasons Why the Fashion Industry is Dragging its Heels’ for her MSc in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development at Imperial College, she interviewed numerous fashion designers, representatives of the textiles industry, and NGOs. As a result, the need for curated sustainable textiles showcase became apparent and the Future Fabrics Expo was born. Nina has previously worked as a consultant on various environmental policy initiatives and set up The Sustainable Angle in 2010 to initiate and support projects aimed at reducing the environmental impact of industry.
Edward L. McDonnell
Edward L. McDonnell is president of Maple Shade Films, the production company he formed in 2001. He has since produced such films as the Oscar-nominated thriller Sicario, starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, and Josh Brolin; the Oscar-nominated thriller Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal; Original Sin, starring Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas; romantic drama A Walk to Remember, based on the bestselling Nicholas Sparks novel; Shanghai Knights, starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson; and Catwoman, starring Halle Berry. Collaborating with executive producer Steven Spielberg, McDonnell was executive producer of the mystery thriller Eagle Eye, starring Shia LaBeouf. Joining forces with Paul Junger Witt at Warner Bros., McDonnell produced such movies as David O. Russell’s topical Persian Gulf War action adventure Three Kings, starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg, and Christopher Nolan’s mystery thriller Insomnia, starring Al Pacino and Hilary Swank. He also served as producer on the family film Racing Stripes, starring Hayden Panettiere. In recent years, McDonnell has branched out into producing episodic television. His credits include Counterpart, starring J.K. Simmons; The Mosquito Coast, starring Justin Theroux and Melissa George; and is currently in production on the limited series Shogun for FX on Hulu. McDonnell began his career in entertainment at United Artists and MGM, then moved on to Paramount, where he was an executive for nine years. Working with Henry Winkler, he was involved in such pictures as Young Sherlock Holmes before leaving to work on several films with Steven Seagal, including Under Siege and Under Siege 2, Dark Territory, On Deadly Ground, and Glimmer Man.
Richard Wu
Richard Wu is an entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience in the gaming industry. While completing his Media Studies from New School in 2006, he co-founded Seed Studio, an indie game studio with its headquarter in Taipei, Taiwan and an office in California, United States. Seed Studio provides game development services to companies across the globe, including Sony, Microsoft, BBC, Disney Interactive, THQ, and WWE. Richard collaborates with these clients to develop multiple hit titles across many genres spanning from sports games (such as WWE Wrestlefest, UFC Personal Trainer, and MLB The Show), simulation games (Sony PlayStation 3’s Railfan: Taiwan High Speed Rail), to family friendly games (such as Disney's Epic Mickey, Disney's Cars, Disney’s Where’s my Water, and BBC’s Doctor Who Legacy mobile game). Subsequently, Richard co-founded Compulsion Games in Montreal. It produced games such as Contrast, which won the Canadian Videogame's Award for best Indie Game and Canadian Videogame Award's Game of the Year (2013); and We Happy Few, which was nominated for Best of E3 Independent Games (2018).