After working at the film office for Annecy animation film festival, Guillaume Calop moved to Los Angeles in 1995 to participate to the set up the website Animation World Network ( In 1998, back to France in Paris, he worked for 7 years at CANAL+ as the internet art director. In 2004, Guillaume sat up Chalet Pointu, a production and DVD publishing company. As of today, more than 100 DVD of short films, documentaries and animation has been release through this qualitative and cinephile label. In 2009, Guillaume Calop founded together with Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin and Jérémy Zelnik, the first Les Arcs Film Festival. Since then, he is the general manager of the festival. The three of them are also co-founders of Paris Coproduction Village, a coproduction event taking place during the Champs-Elysées Film Festival, and of FestiCiné, a software for festival management.


Laura Jou started her career as a professional actress, working for successful theater companies, such as those of Julieta Serrano and Héctor Alterio. Her interest in directing and actor psychology lead her to work as a coach for child actors, contributing to wonderful (and award-win- ning) performances in films by Alejandro Iñarritu, J.A. Bayona, and Agustín Villaronga, among others. Laura also directs her own actors studio, in addition to being one of the resident masters of directing at ESCAC. She has directed the short film ‘’No me quites’’ (seen at Mecal Pro 2017) and the feature film ‘’La Vida Sense La Sara Amat,’’ which was produced by Xal, and the premiere of which can be seen in the BCN Film Fest in April 2019. She’s currently working on a feature film.


Bachelor in Information Sciences from the Complutense University, trained as a producer and screenwriter at the Official Institute of Radio and Television in Madrid, and the International Film and Television School of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. He has directed numerous short films and documentaries in Spain and Latin America, and has worked as a producer and screenwriter at La 2 for Televisión Española, in addition to taking on roles in education as a screenwriting and film history teacher. He’s currently directing Versión Española, the first television program that has received the Medal of Merit in Fine Arts, as well as the Espiga de Oro de Honor in the Valladolid Festival.