Each year Mundos Digitales granted this honour to one of the animation, VFX or new media industry professionals in recognition to his career and contributions to the world of digital entertainment.

Mundos Digitales team is pleased to announce that the Mundos Digitales 2023 Special Award will be awarded to Juan Cañada, due to his contribution to the Computer Graphics industry.

Juan Cañada
Director of Graphics Engineering

Juan Cañada is the Director of Graphics Engineering at Epic Games, where he leads the graphics development in the Unreal Engine engineering team.

Juan has been passionately working on computer graphics for more than 20 years where he filled different roles, from programmer to lead engineer or executive. After leading the Maxwell Render team at Next Limit Technologies for more than a decade he moved to the US to join Epic Games and lead the graphics efforts for UE5.

His team is working on next generation graphics technology such as Nanite, Lumen, TSR or Real Time Ray Tracing.