UEM Professor receives a Goya for the animated film Wrinkles

02/03/2012


UEM Professor receives a Goya for the animated film Wrinkles

Manuel Cristóbal receives another Goya and a nomination for Best Producer of Animated Productions at the Cartoon Tributes

Manuel Cristóbal is a well recognized figure in the field of audiovisual production. He earned his undergraduate degree in Audiovisual Communication from Universidad Europea de Madrid and diplomas from ARTTS International in Great Britain in Film and Theatre Direction and from the Erich Pommer Institute in Berlin in Entertainment. He has been recognized on several occasions by groups like the MPAA in 1996, the Nipkow Programme of Berlin in 1997, the European Film Academy in 2000 and in 2007 was chosen by Variety as one of the 60 personalities at the Cannes Film Festival.

In his early career he was the coordinator in the Media Business School, a director at AGAPI and producer of short films. Between 1999 and 2005 he worked at Dygra Films as executive producer of the animated features The Living Forest (2001) and Dreams of a Night in San Juan (2005). During 2005 and 2006 he worked at Zinkia as director of development and distribution for the animated series Pocoyo and Shuriken School.

In Septeber 2006 he created Perro Verde Films, which has produced four feature films: The Missing Lynx, The Dead Go Fast, The Night the Rain Stopped, and Going Nuts. He has won three Goyas, two of them for the animated 2D Wrinkles, based on the comic by Paco Roca and has as background the feelings of older people who are far from the main roles that life gives.