Gobelins - l’école de l’image
Cécile Blondel, International Relations Manager for Gobelins, l’école de l’image, Paris, started out as make-up artist, specialising in special effects and prosthetics for cinema, theatre and video.
Cécile has held roles lecturing at University of St. Andrews, Scotland (1995-2000), the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London (2000-2005), as well as being International Relations Manager for UK and Ireland at Sciences Po Paris (2006-2010).
In 2010, Cécile was appointed Assistant Director for International Programmes at HEC Paris Executive Education, before moving in 2012 to Gobelins. The school was recently voted number one by www.animationcareerreview.com in its Top 100 International Animation Schools for 2015.
Cécile Blondel is a guest of the festival courtesy of the French Embassy.