Fri 8 March | 12.30pm–13.30pm | Stage | Free Entry | ONLY IN ENGLISH

Moominvalley series by Gutsy Animations had its Finnish premiere on Yle earlier this year. This new animation has sparked interest in Finland and around the world. Marika Makaroff, the creative director and CEO of Gutsy Animations, is here to talk about the series and the development and research that went into it.

Among the things discussed are the possibilities and challenges of having such a huge written material to draw from as well as the procedures involved in creating the personalities of the characters and building the structure of the story.

Behind award winning drama and entertainment series like The Apprentice and Got Talent. She has worked in Filmlance International as a Creative Director. Her drama concept won the prestigious One Show Silver Price in New York in 2015.