Quique Rivera is a Puerto Rican artist and award winning filmmaker. His interest in diverse forms of fine arts, led him to start experimenting and teaching himself stop-motion animation, a discipline where sculpture, photography and storytelling would come together into what has become his art medium of choice. Rivera holds an MFA degree in Experimental Animation at CalArts where he received the LAIKA Annual Scholarship 2013-2014 and was a member of the 2013 CILECT Awards Selection Comitee. His films have been screened at multiple festivals internationally including Ottawa International Animation Festival, Black Maria Film Festival, Slamdance, New Orleans Film Festival, Cinefiesta, Raindance, Moscow International Film Festival, New Filmmakers LA and the Havana Film Festival. He was also a juror for the Animation category at the New Orleans Film Festival 2013.