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about the jury

Rachael Byrne earned a Bachelor of Arts with a specialization in Film, French and English Literature from the University of Sydney, Australia. In 2013, Rachael moved to Mexico City to be a producer and founding partner of Maliarts Studios, a creative studio dedicated to the production of animation, film and graphic content. Previously, Rachael worked in films such as The Lego MovieMad Max Fury Road and Happy Feet 2.

Shorts, series, documentaries and commercials produced by Rachael have won awards in several countries and been translated into more than 10 languages. In 2021, Rachael became Managing Director of Psyop Mexico, a studio with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Hamburg and Stuttgart, internationally recognized for its work for more than 20 years.