Manuel Cristóbal

Manuel Cristóbal

Producer and Producer of Marketing & Distribution

Madrid, Spain

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About Manuel

Audiovisual Producer, graduated in Audiovisual Communication at the UEM, graduated in directing at ARTSS International UK and in the Entertainment Master Class at the Erich Pommer Institute in Berlin. Since 2001 has produced eight feature films for the international market, five of them in animation, and has won four Goya awards in the best animation feature category.

After working in AGAPI as manager and in the Media Business School as coordinator joins Dygra Films in 1999 as executive producer in the films The living forest (first CGI animation film in Europe) and Midsummer Dream. In 2005 joins Zinkia Entertainment as development and distribution director with the series Pocoyó and Shuriken School.

In 2007 creates Perro Verde Films and has produced five feature films: The Missing Lynx with Kandor Moon presented by Antonio Banderas, Lost in Galicia, The night that stopped raining, Going Nuts and Wrinkles based in the comic book by Paco Roca, directed by Ignacio Ferreras and considered one of the most relevant animatons films in 2012. In 2010 he launched with Milrayas the App Contoplanet. In 2013 produces and launches the 3D documentary feature film Bullrunning in Pamplona and develops for Sunflower Graphics the animated series Planet-Play. In 2014 creates the company Dragoia Media to produce ambitious animation films for the international market.

He is Secretary of the board in CARTOON, member of the board in the Spanish Film Academy and DIBOOS, he is also member of the European Film Academy, visiting professor at the Jilin Animation Center in China and digital production teacher at the U-TAD University in Madrid.

En 1996 got one of the 12 European scholarships granted by the MPAA and entered as intern at UIP, in 1997 was the first Spaniard selected for a grant of the Nipkow Programme in Berlin, in 2000 was selected by the EFA in its new talent programme in Iceland, in 2007 was selected as one of 60 personalities of the Cannes Film Festival by Variety and in 2008 selected producer in the move by European Film Promotion. In 2012 got the CARTOON Tribute as best animation producer of Europe.


  • Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

    Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (2018)
    Film Producer

  • Memorias de un hombre en pijama

    Memorias de un hombre en pijama (2018)
    Film Producer

  • Encierro 3D: Bull Running in Pamplona

    Encierro 3D: Bull Running in Pamplona (2012)
    Film (Documentary) Producer The Festival of San Fermin, Pamplona, Spain is a deeply rooted week-long celebration of traditional and folklore events. It's most famous event is the Running of the Bulls. Each morning for 8 consecutive days thousands people run a few steps ahead of six, 2000-pound charging bulls on the way to the Bull Ring through four narrow streets of old Santo Domingo.

  • Arrugas

    Arrugas (2011)
    Film (Animation and Drama) Producer Based on Paco Roca's comic of the same title (2008 Spanish National Comic Prize), WRINKLES is a 2D animated feature-length film for an adult audience. Wrinkles portrays the friendship between Emilio and Miguel, two aged gentlemen shut away in a care home. Recent arrival Emilio, in the early stages of Alzheimer, is helped by Miguel and colleagues to avoid ending up on the feared top floor of the care home, also known as the lost causes or "assisted" floor. Their wild plan infuses their otherwise tedious day-to-day with humor and tenderness, because although for some their lives are coming to an end, for them it is just a new beginning. Written by Production company

  • Los muertos van deprisa

    Los muertos van deprisa (2009)
    Film (Comedy) Producer Add a Plot »

  • La noche que dejó de llover

    La noche que dejó de llover (2008)
    Film (Drama) Producer Over one night at a his local bar, an armchair philosopher falls for a young woman.

  • Santiago de sangre

    Santiago de sangre (2008)
    Film (Short, Horror and Romance) Producer Add a Plot »

  • El lince perdido

    El lince perdido (2008)
    Film (Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy and 1 More) Producer A group of animals look for a way off of an eccentric billionaire's own personal Noah's Ark.

  • Gritos en el pasillo

    Gritos en el pasillo (2006)
    Film (Animation, Action, Horror and Thriller) Producer A prestigious fairytale illustrator is hired by the psychiatric hospital director. His job there will be to decorate the hospital walls with his drawings to improve the place's atmosphere. It seems like an easy task but things get complicated when the sketcher discovers a dark corridor from where chilling screams come out. Written by Juan José Ramírez Mascaró

  • El sueño de una noche de San Juan

    El sueño de una noche de San Juan (2005)
    Film (Animation, Drama, Romance and Adventure) Producer Add a Plot »

  • The Living Forest

    The Living Forest (2001)
    Film (Animation, Family and Fantasy) Producer Except when there's people around, the mysterious woods of Cecebre resound with the conversation of the various animals and even the oaks, chestnuts, birches and weeping willows. But men plant what seems a leafless tree, actually a telephone pole, which also sprouts a mouth but speaks like his human makers. A scientist decides to catch one mole, Linda, for his dissertation, but his bossy wife, a 'fashionable' woman, takes it and wants them all to make fur-coats 'now mink is out'; Linda's lover Furi escapes, learns the truth which the trees heard from the telephone wires and sets out to the rescue in the human world, where everything natural is abused... Written by KGF Vissers

  • El disco

    El disco (1995)
    Film (Short) Producer Add a Plot »

  • ...Que ciento volando

    ...Que ciento volando (1995)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Evilio.

    Evilio. (1992)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Horror) Camera and Electrical Department Evilio, a deranged, knife-wielding maniac abducts three pretty young women and drags them to an abandoned building. He tells his bound and helpless captives that he will call their families one by one - if someone answers the phone, that captive will live; if not, a gruesome death awaits. Written by Anonymous

  • Dragonkeeper


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