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Benoit Berthe Siward

Benoit Berthe Siward

CEO at The animation Showcase

London, UK

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Emerging figure in the animation scene, Benoit Berthe founded his company promoting animation in the world at the age of 27 years old. International Public Relation Manager at The European Animation Awards (Emile Awards, Annie Awards equivalent in Europe), he also runs "The animation Showcase" screenings in London and advises more than 50 different companies and projects holders in the animation industry.

Graduated in 2013 with a Master of Digital Direction in Supinfocom leading school in 3D animation, his own experience as a director of animated short films led him to distribute his own films in festival. With 250 selections, his student films have been screened all over the world, multi-awarded, bought and screened in French theaters for one year before long features. He has run 3 crowdfunding campaigns for animated short films, and raised more than 200 000 $ for animated projects.

This experience helped him to understand the festival network and the importance of showcasing animation films to a wide audience. He has been involved in the diffusion of 4 shorts as a publicist, two of the shorts have been qualified to the Academy Award race in 2017 and 2018.

Supervisor at the production company "Picasso Pictures" in Soho, and 3D artist at Nexus Studios in London, Benoit also works on a side as a curator and editor for a talent scout magazine and is advising the Vimeo Staff Pick curating team for 7 years.

Invested in many associations and organizations, he founded in 2011 the Supinfocom Student Organisation, his university screening club association, he is an active member of The European Emile Animation Academy, Official Jury at VOTD, and for the UNESCO's project "Andimation".