Belgium
Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar

Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar

Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar are both cult favorites and leading names in European animation. The pair met as art students, graduating in 1991 from the visual arts academy in Brussels. Their multiple award-winning 20-episode TV series A TOWN CALLED PANIC, in which simple plastic toys get into monumental trouble, has been shown all over the world. Two years of work went into the feature film, which would premiered in the Official Selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Brimming with wry internal logic and a virulent strain of Belgian surrealism, everything they animate overflows with imagination and energy.

Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar
Gust Van den Berghe

Gust Van den Berghe

Passionate about music, Gust Van den Berghe got involved in dance at an early age and performed among others with Praga Khan, the Ballet Royal of Flanders, and Marc Bogaerts. Gust then joined the School of Audiovisual Art of Brussels where he directed his first full-length feature film LITTLE BABY JESUS OF FLANDR, which was selected to compete in the Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010. BLUE BIRD is his second feature film.

Gust Van den Berghe