CinéTé filmproduktie is a Dutch film production company that specializes in short animation. Our best-known film is Father and Daughter (Michael Dudok de Wit, 2000), which won 30 international awards including, in 2001, The Oscar for Best Short Animation. Moreover, CinéTé was also involved in shorts made by Paul Driessen, Evert de Beijer and Börge Ring amongst others. Driving force and founder of CinéTé is Willem Thijssen. Since 2014 Nancy Fornoville assists him.
Willem Thijssen (1947) graduated in 1973 from the Dutch Film Academy in Amsterdam, specialising in production and directing. Since 1976 he is primarily active as a producer in different genres: live action, documentaries and especially animation. His most famous films are ‘A Greek Tragedy’ by Nicole van Goethem and ‘Father and Daughter’ by Michael Dudok de Wit. Both films won an Oscar for Best Animated Short, in 1986 and 2001 respectively. Willem also worked on productions by Paul Driessen, Börge Ring and Evert de Beijer amongst others.
Nancy Fornoville (1972) studied Film and Visual Studies at the University of Antwerp. She is new to film production but has extensive experience in project management for online media and mobile applications and a profound knowledge of animation. She started working at CinéTé in 2014 and is the production leader for Mind My Mind. In 2015 she organized the successful crowdfunding campaign for Ticking Away.