Annick Maes has been tapped to take on the role of general director of Cartoon following the retirement of Marc Vandeweyer.
Maes has already served as the director of Cartoon Forum and Cartoon Movie for the last 20 years. She joined Cartoon in 1999 and was quickly appointed manager to organize the co-production forums. Maes started her career at the Ghent International Film Festival and previously worked in film production in Antwerp.
Vandeweyer created the European co-production events that are Cartoon Forum and Cartoon Movie and was at the head of Cartoon for 32 years.
Vandeweyer said: “Even if Annick becomes the head of Cartoon at a very complicated time in the world today, I have no doubt that she has all the capacities to carry out Cartoon’s activities, to make them evolve in the right direction and to extend the spirit of conviviality that has always been Cartoon’s DNA. She has acquired the confidence of professionals and, above all, she is a great organizer!”