Jury

CutOut Fest 2017

Narrative

Rachael Byrne

Rachael Byrne received a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Film and French & English Literature at the University of Sydney, Australia. Since then, Rachael has worked on animated & live action projects across advertising, film and TV, acquiring global experience in creative industries. Her filmography includes Happy Feet 2 (2011), The Lego Movie (2014), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The Inksect (2016) Cómo Filmar Una XXX (2017), Sentido (advanced development) and El Gus (development).
In 2013 Rachael moved to Mexico City to join the founding team as Producer of MaliArts, an Animation & Design studio.

Carlos Narro

Graduated from Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos, Carlos has been a teacher at the Faculty of Arts and Design since 1977. He has produced more than 40 documentaries and 4 independent fiction films, and he has a long history in the organization and conduction of film clubs, as well as in the coordination of cultural and academic activities. He has founded and directed publications such as Butaca, Pantalla and Rúbrica, and was also part of the Collective Management of Testimonios magazine. Throughout his teaching career he has directed numerous theses, both in the Faculty of Arts and Design and in the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences; he is the author of texts on film, photo, engraving and painting that have appeared in various publications; he has been part of several Judging Committees and is currently the Deputy Director of Cultural Extension at Radio UNAM.

León Fernandez

León Fernández (Monclova, Coahuila, September 4, 1976) studied visual arts at the Florence Academy of Art, and animation at the Audiovisual Arts Center in Guadalajara. He has been involved as art director, animator, sculptor and producer in several animated short films in Mexico. In 2011, he made his first stop-motion short film (Mutatio), which earned several awards in festivals both inside and outside the country.

With his short films The Hearts Workshop (2016) and The Aeronauts (2016) he received a double nomination for the Ariel of the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences, being The Aeronauts the one that finally won the award. He is the co-founder of HUMANIMALIA STUDIO, a company that offers animation and stop-motion puppet making services.

Student Film

César Moheno Plá

Born in Puerto Rico (1984), César is a founding member of Llamarada, an animation studio where he has produced projects for the diffusion of culture and education. Since 2008 he has produced different author animation projects including 30 animated short films, 7 of them winners of the National Competition of Short Film Projects. Several of these short films have won awards at international and national festivals. He has also participated as a jury of animation for the National Competition of Short Film Projects (2012) and the Channel 22 call for support to independent producers (2012).

Alejandro García Caballero

Born in Mexico City in 1983, Male is director of animation and conceptual director. In 2009 he founded with other animators the study Llamarada. Among Alejandro García’s filmography is Sin juicio (2010), Las tardes de Tintico (2012), winner of the 10th Morelia International Film Festival in the category of best animated short, Santolo (2013), a short film made for the Ciudad Intervenida project and winner at the Animasivo 2014 festival in the category of best national short, and El jardín de las delicias (2015).
Male works as an animation teacher at the SAE Institute of Mexico and at the University of Morelia and he has participated as a jury in different national film and animation festivals, as well as given lectures around the country.

Arturo “Vonno” Ambriz

Arturo "Vonno" Ambriz, graduated with honorary mention from Centro de Diseño, Cine y TV, founded the studio Cinema Fantasma with his brother in 2011. His 30-minute stop-motion short film, Revoltoso, was supported by Guillermo del Toro and has participated in more than 50 festivals around the world. He has directed pieces for Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Mattel, Band of Horses, WhoMadeWho, among others. He is currently working on the pre-production of the stop-motion feature La aprendiz del fénix, directed with his brother, Roy Ambriz.

Experimental, Music Video, Advertising Spot y Title Sequence

Esteban Azuela

For Esteban Azuela, working with the movement within the image has getting him involved in animation, cinema, installations, and live projections with musicians. Founder of Viumasters studio †. He has received a scholarship from FONCA /Young Artists Program and recently became part of the NFB´s Canadian Hothouse Program, among many collaborations with local artists.

Rolando González

Rolando González Arreola is creative and visual director of muv, creative studio where he establishes the artistic concept and visual style of each project, as well as the improvement of the workflows. As a visual artist, his work moves on two central concepts: visual economy and the use of light as a medium, reinterpreting the forms of his pieces to bring life with animation and interaction.
He has stood out for the design of interactive installations at festivals such as La Calaca Festival 2014 (San Miguel de Allende, Gto.), Quadrant 2014, 2015 and 2016 (Mexico City), Animasivo 2015 (Mexico City), FIMA 2015 (Morelia, Mich.), Los Cabos International Film Festival 2015 (Baja California Sur), among others; and he was one of the guests at the 2015 International Mapping Festival in Morelia as a speaker at the discussion board "The Future of Videomapping", as exhibitor of the video mapping sculpture Apeiron, and Estar, a sculptural piece intervened with light. He currently teaches at Centro de Diseño, Cine y Televisión.

Roberto Andreu

Graphic designer graduated from UAM Azcapotzalco, with more than 10 years of experience in different areas of the graphic arts, such as motion graphics, animation, illustration, and lettering. He is currently Art Director at Memoma Estudio, a Mexican animation studio where he has worked for clients such as Nike, Adult Swim, Discovery Networks, Cartoon Network, among others, for whom he has developed various projects, always trying to link his process to the letters and the typographic study.

A lover of letters, Roan is fond of studying their structure and composition in order to be able to communicate convincing messages through the play of forms with which it is possible to shape the identity that a text or a simple letter can have. His work has been recognized worldwide, obtaining awards and publications in different spaces such as Stash, Promax BDA, Promopress, Computer Arts, among others, and it has led him to give talks and workshops at different festivals, such as CutOut Fest, Picnic Arts Media, DeHache, among others.