Ignacio Ferreras

Join Ignacio for his workshop ‘Visual Story Development for Feature Films‘.

Throughout the workshop you will cover the visual development process, going from the source material through beat-boarding, up to storyboarding. Ignacio will discuss storyboarding with a focus on how visual story development intersects with character and set design, specifically within a feature film development context.


Named one of 10 European Directors to Watch by Variety Magazine in 2012, Ignacio Ferreras has over 20 years of experience in the animation industry. He started off in the mid 90s working as storyboard artist at Klasky-Csupo’s Los Angeles studio on the hit Nickelodeon series Rugrats. After a spell in Canada working as animator for Dreamwork’s Joseph: King of Dreams, he returned to Europe where he continued working as animator and storyboard artist. His 2003 short film How to Cope With Death, commissioned by Channel 4, received numerous awards including Annecy’s Award for Best First Film.

In 2011 Ignacio’s feature directorial debut, an adaptation of Spain’s best-selling graphic novel Arrugas (Wrinkles), premiered at San Sebastian International Film festival. Arrugas went on to win two Spanish Academy’s Goyas for Best Animated Feature and Best Adapted Script, being the first animation film ever to win in a category open to live-action films.