French-born writer, director and producer Xavier Picard’s prolific international film career includes over 300 hours of animation with i.a. Jean Chalopin, Hanna Barbera, Luc Besson and Mamoru Oshii. Xavier’s work has been distributed in more than 100 countries by Avi Arad, Bohbot Int., Nippon Animation, TF1 Int. and Freemantle Media. Xavier Picard directed seven animated short films for the French pavillon at the World Expo Shanghai 2010 and he was a faculty member of the prestigious CFT Gobelins Animation University in France. In 2000, Xavier Picard co-founded Pictak with the Japanese Producer Takashi Masunaga. Pictak produces and co-produces animated films and series for worldwide markets. Pictak collaborates with animation studios in Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Canada, as well as with premier 3D and 2D studios in France. Some of Pictak’s most notable co-productions include the series MARCELINO, ODD FAMILY and VALERIAN. His latest film THE PRINCE'S VOYAGE (2019), co-directed with Jean-François Laguionie, was selected in the Fuori Concorso section at Locarno FF.