Sébastien SpererProgrammer France
It was in 1999, at a crossroads, when Sébastien Sperer was ingested into the Annecy International Animation Film Festival’s network server.
This child overflowing with infinite dreams ad-libs his way from one specialty to another, programmer, selector, moderator, jury member, speaker, etc. Since 2011 he has been presenting the “Best of Annecy” at similar events, and since 2013 organizing short films screenings in prisons, health care homes, bistros, churches and more.
Wherever he is, his desire is to make animation accessible to all, this medium where anything is possible… a kind of village hang-out where human experience exists unfiltered and unrestrained. With this in mind, he created the Midnight Specials “WTF” programme in 2017. Fascinated by the mobilizing power inherent in the magic of film, his leitmotiv is: «Promoting intercultural understanding through the use of animated film, dialogue and transmission».