Special guest


Priit Pärn / Estonia

Priit Pärn has been active as a caricaturist and illustrator since the end of the 1960s, and increasingly worked as a freelance graphic artist since the early ’80s. From 1976 to 1994 he worked as an art director and animated fılm director at the Joonisfılm animated fılm department of Tallinnfılm Studios, and from 1994 at Eesti Joonisfılm Studio. Priit Pärn has made 12 animated fılms up to 45 minutes, as well as a host of short fılms, commercials, etc., for which he has received more than 80 awards at international festivals. He also received the “ASIFA Life Achievement Award” in 2002, and another four life achievement awards at various festivals. Pärn has also taught over the past 20 years at fılm schools, and has conducted workshops in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, Holland, France, England, Turkey, Australia, Canada, Croatia, China and Japan. From 1994 to 2007 Pärn was the artistic director of the Animation Department of the Turku Art Academy in Finland, and in 2006 became the head of the Animation Department of the Estonian Art Academy. Pärn has been a member of European Film Academy since 2008.


Jiří Barta / Czech Republic

Jiří Barta is one of the great inspiring fıgures of both Czech and world animated fılm. His work has regularly won the Grand Prize at prestigious fılm festivals; indeed, fılms such as The Pied Piper (Krysař) and The Vanished World of Gloves (Zaniklý svět rukavic) are among the treasures of world animation. Since 1993 he has been the head tutor of the Studio of Film and Television Graphics at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. In 2001 he was appointed a professor. In recent years, Jiří Barta has focused extensively on creation to order, for example, animated advertisements, MTV logos, illustrations on DVD, etc. He also graphically cooperates with Prague theater and fılm productions. In 2006 he released his fırst computer-animated short fılm, and on March 5, 2009 he released a new puppet-animated feature fılm aimed at a younger audience.

Anča Award and Anča Student Award Jury


Tomm Moore / Ireland

Tomm Moore is co-founder and creative director of Cartoon Saloon. Over the company’s history, Tomm has worked as director, art director, storyboarder, animator and illustrator on a range of projects from commercials to service work for feature films and TV series, as well as a number of short film projects. Tomm has directed two Academy Awards Best Animated Feature Nominees: The Secret of Kells and the spiritual follow-up, Song of the Sea. Tomm divides his time between the development of his latest project Wolf Walkers, and pre-production on The Breadwinner. This feature film, based on the bestselling novel by Deborah Ellis, will begin production later this year. Tomm Moore received the Directors Guild of Ireland and America Finders Series Award in 2008, and the European Director of the Year award at the Cartoon Movie in 2009.


Tünde Vollenbroek / Netherlands

Tünde Vollenbroek graduated from the HKU in the Netherlands as a 2D animator in 2012. She is currently the head of programming at KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival, a producer at Studio Pupil and The Drawing Room, and feature writer at Cartoon Brew. When not abroad for festivals and tours, Tünde spends her free time with her Cintiq in Amsterdam. 


Alexandra Hetmerová / Czech Republic

Alexandra Hetmerová was born in 1986 in Kroměříž. She is a 2013 MA FAMU Animation graduate. During her studies she completed an internship at the animation department of the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn under the leadership of Priit Pärn and Ülo Pikkov. She worked as a program selector for the Anifilm festival in Třeboň in 2012 and 2013. During her studies she directed six short animated films among which the last two Swimming Pool (2010) and Mythopolis (2013) won several important international festival awards. Since graduating, she has worked as a freelancer director, animator, illustrator and artist.

Anča Music Video Award Jury


Mari-Liis Rebane / Estonia

Mari-Liis Rebane, born in Tallinn, is an artist and festival director working in audiovisual production, illustration and moving image. Since 2011 Mari-Liis has been working for the International Animation Film Festival Animated Dreams, the oldest and biggest animation festival in the Baltics. Promoting visual culture and expanding the definition of animation has become her main mission. She occasionally contributes to several Estonian culture magazines and newspapers as a film and music journalist. Apart from festival organising, Mari-Liis is also known as Vul Vulpes – a singer and producer working with electronic soundscapes, aiming to combine her musical ambitions with animation as much as possible.


Guillaume Pouchoux - Desaxismundi / France

Desaxismundi is a French generative artist and creative developer, which since 2006 has tirelessly visualized things thanks to an ever-growing range of real-time techniques. His work ranges from graphic/motion/interaction design to projection mapping and massive audiovisual installations. Always at the border between art, sciences and technologies, desaxismundi gives shades to light and carves emptiness to make chaos and complexity emerge.


Ygor Marotta / Brazil

Ygor Marotta is a 28-year-old Brazilian performer, painter, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, video artist and experimental musician. He strives to express himself through all kinds of media to captivate all the senses. Since 2009 his inscriptions “Mais amor por favor” (“More love, please”) have filled the streets of São Paulo, and have travelled on thousands of posters around the world, reminding people of the most beautiful thing in life: love. The sentence has turned into the main inspiration of all his work. In 2010 he met the artist Ceci Soloaga, and they formed the audiovisual duo vjsuave. Together they dedicate themselves to videomapping, VJing, visual design created and animated in real-time, audiovisual performances, and installations.

Anča Slovak Award Jury


Mária Ferenčuhová / Slovakia

Mária Ferenčuhová is a film scholar, translator and poet. She teaches Documentary Film Theory, History and Rhetoric at the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. She translates poetry, prose and non-literary texts from French. She has published three books of her auteur poetry, Skryté titulky (2003), Princíp neistoty (2008) and Ohrozený druh (2012), and the monography Odložený čas. Filmové pramene, historiografia, dokumentárny film (2009).


Jan Naszewski / Poland

Jan Naszewski studied languages and EU studies in Edinburgh. He started the New Europe Film Festival, which focused on films from the new EU member states. Jan has worked in film sales since 2008. After 2 years of working for a London-based short film sales company, in early 2010 he set up his own, Warsaw-based boutique sales company New Europe Film Sales, which sells short films and art-house feature films. 


Eliška Děcká / Czech Republic

Eliška Děcká is in the 3rd year of her PhD studies at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Her dissertation research focuses on contemporary independent auteur animation, and its production and distribution. As a programmer she cooperates with several festivals in the Czech Republic and abroad, and she publishes her articles (not only about animation) in several academic and socio-cultural periodicals. She is a member of the Society for Animation Studies, and she regularly contributes at its conferences. At the end of 2014 she founded the non-profit organization AniPromítačka, which strives to raise awareness of independent auteur animation by organizing thematic projections at non-conventional screening venues outside movie theatres. 

Fest Anča New Talents Jury


Zuzana Gindl-Tatárová / Slovakia

Prof. Zuzana Gindl-Tatárová, ArtD. is a graduate of the Department of Screenwriting and Script Editing of the FAMU in Prague. For ten years she worked as a script editor at Koliba Film Ateliers. She has written numerous TV and radio screenplays, and has participated in the production of twelve feature films. In 1987 she was awarded at the Festival of Czechoslovak Film for The Sixth Sentence (Šiesta veta) screenplay, which was directed by her long-time collaborator, Štefan Uher. She has also worked with other renowned film directors such as J. Jakubisko, V. Balco, S. Párnický and M. Šulík. Since 1990 she has been lecturing at the Film and Television Faculty, VŠMU in Bratislava, being appointed vice dean for international affairs of the Faculty in 1995. She also taught at the Department of Journalism of the FFUK in Bratislava, and worked as an external lecturer at Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín for thirteen years. She spent a year at New York University, the Tisch School of Arts. Since 1998, she has been working as a lecturer in numerous countries. From 2002 till 2007 she was the president of the Slovak Film and Television Academy. Zuzana is also the founder of The Sun in a Net national film awards. Between 2004 and 2012, she worked as a GEECT executive member, and for three years she worked as a MEDIA programme expert. She was the Slovak representative on the EURIMAGES Board of Management. In 2014, Zuzana was awarded the prestigious international CILECT Teaching Award for outstanding work in the area of film, TV and media pedagogy. Currently she dedicates herself to dramaturgy, film criticism and short-story writing.


Michaela Pavlátová / Czech republic

Michaela Pavlátová is a director of animated and live action films from the Czech Republic. Her films have received numerous awards at international film festivals, including an Oscar nomination for Words, words, words (Řeči, řeči, řeči). The film Repete has also won a series of awards, including the Grand Prix at the International Animation Festival Hiroshima and a Golden Bear in Berlin. Her last film Tram has also been travelling the world, winning the Annecy Crystal in 2012 as well as other awards. Michaela has an extensive range of activities: she has directed two live action feature films and is currently preparing another, though she continues to be active in animation. She has created animations for several theatre productions in Prague, and is working on her new animated film. Michaela also teaches at Prague’s FAMU, and leads master classes and workshops at various universities and festivals around the world.


Martin Vandas / Czech republic

Martin Vandas is a graduate of film production at FAMU and the Film Studies Department at Charles University in Prague. He is a member of the European Film Academy, a founding member of the Association of Czech Animation, and a Czech State Cinematography Fund expert, actively cooperating on the Visegrad Animation Forum project. He works as a producer of animated, live action and documentary feature films, as well as TV programmes. His company MAUR film is the main producer of animated feature films such as Fimfarum 2 (2006), Fimfarum – The Third Time Lucky (2011), as well as the internationally recognized One Night in the City (2007). The company has also produced short films (Tree, Time Rodent, New Goodness) and TV programmes (educational animated series NEzkreslená věda and Dobrodruzi poznání). As well as being a producer, Vandas is a father, runner, reader, film poster enthusiast, and an all-round film lover.
Michaela Pavlátová (CZ)


Jan Maxa / Czech republic

Jan Maxa (1964) has worked in the Czech Television since 2012 as a director of content and format development. He leads a team
of creative producers and he is responsible for all the creation of new content for the ČT1,ČT2, ČT :D and ČT Art. From 2007 to 2011 he worked for the CME media group, fırst as a programme project manager of the TV Nova and later as the head of production of TV Markíza and fınally as the head of development at MediaPro Entertainment, which involved supervising the development and production in all the countries where CME was operating (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania).


Tibor Búza / Slovakia

The programme director of Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS) Tibor Búza (1968) worked as a programme and executive director of Radio Expres between 2000 and 2006. He has long-time experience with public media. From 1998 to 2000 he was the head of the news and journalism department at STV, from 1995 to 1998 he worked for the Slovak Radio, fırst as an editor and later as the chief editor of news at the regional studio in Košice.

Fest Anča Game Days


Grzegorz Miechowski / Poland

Grzegorz Miechowski is the CEO of 11 bit studios. In 1993 he developed a Teenagent adventure game which was a notable success in Poland. He is a veteran of the Polish gaming industry, and the author of the main concept of This War of Mine game.


Pawel Miechowski / Poland

Pawel Miechowski is a senior writer in the 11 bit studios team. He has been connected to the games sector since secondary school: first as an animator, later as a tester, and eventually as PR manager and author of game dialogues, texts, and plots (Metropolis and other games currently being developed by 11 bit studios).


Denis Mikan / Austria

Denis Mikan is half of the Viennese independent game studio Kunabi Brother, alongside his brother Davor. Blek, an award winning puzzle game for iOS and Android, is their first game. Along with his programming work, Denis has written short stories for various anthologies and literary magazines. His novel “Emil” was published in 2002. He also knows how to build a bicycle wheel.


Marek Rosa / Czech Republic

Marek Rosa je zakladateľ a výkonný riaditeľ Keen Software House, nezávislého herného štúdia, ktoré je známe early-access sandboxovými bestsellermi Space Engineers (viac než 1,5 milióna predaných kópií) a Medieval Engineers. Marek začal svoju kariéru ako programátor a časom sa prepracoval na vedúcu pozíciu. Po úspechu dvoch spomenutých tituloch si mohlo dovoliť investovať 10 miliónov dolárov do vývoja nového výskumného projektu „General AI,“ zameraný na vývoj umelej inteligencie, ktorá by sa vyrovnala ľudskej inteligencii.    


Ivan Kozmon / Slovakia

Ivan Kozmon is a graphic designer, illustrator and animator from Bratislava. After a couple of years working in advertising, a year ago he started to develop his first PC game in a four-member team.


Michael Tisler / Austria

Michael Tisler took an exemplary entry point into his gaming career by applying for a job as a tester at Cliffhanger-Productions. After half a year he became a game designer, and since then has successfully published three games for various devices and platforms. In addition, he is an organizer of the Central European Games Conference, which takes place for the second time in Vienna on January, 2016.


Filip Fischer / Slovakia

Filip Fischer swims in the gaming business like a fish in water. He is an entrepreneur and mentor focused on the games industry. He has 10 years of exec experience while co-founding several businesses, e.g. PIXEL FEDERATION and Charged Monkey, as well as Game Dev Hub, the platform supporting game developers.


Richard Masa / Hungary

Richard Masa was born in the former Yugoslavia, and had a happy childhood with comics, movies and games. He graduated from the Hungarian Fine Art Academy as a painter and art teacher. Since then he has worked as a concept artist, animator and director on multiple game projects in numerous companies. In between he has developed Gray Matter with Jane Jensen in his own Tonuzaba Entertainment game studio. In 2013 he established his newest indie game company, the Invoker Studio.


Łukasz Kubiak / Poland

Łukasz Kubiak has worked in marketing and sales in the gaming industry. Bartosz Moskała has been responsible for business development and project management in the gaming industry. Five years ago they founded IMGN.PRO – a gaming publishing house and business development agency for the industry. After nearly two years of development, they published Kholat in June 2015 - a self financed adventure-horror game, with Sean Bean as the main narrator.


Filip Janega / Slovakia

Filip Janega is a founder of the indie game studio Dreamventory – PJF. He has been working in game development for the last eight years, and also has experience in game graphic design and animation for PC and mobile devices. As a game designer and art director, he has been the head of development of the Splash Blades Game.


Attila Lőrincz / Hungary

Attila Lőrincz designs, animates and copy-writes in the POSSIBLE Budapest Studio. Currently he is building the company’s own multi-divisional content manager & PR team. Zsolt Varga is the art director of POSSIBLE CEE, with many years’ experience in graphic design: creating visual IDs, and online & offline illustrations for several major brands.


Vladimír Kudělka / Czech republic

Vladimír Kudělka was born in 1985 in Brno. He studied at the Atelieur of Multimedia of the Faculty of Fine Arts BUT in Brno. During his studies he continually moved from the creation of interactive installations to videogames, which he considers a medium yet to be fully explored. In the last two years he has been working on the title Rememoried, under the independent studio Hangonit.   


Pavol Buday / Slovakia

For more than 10 years he was the editor in chief of the leading website in Slovakia covering video games on daily basis. With his journalistic background and network of contacts, Pavol now helps game developers to tell their stories. This year he co-founded the non-profit organisation Game Dev Hub focused on supporting and strengthening the community of game developers from Central Europe.



Olga Pärn / Belorussia, Estonia

Olga Pärn (born Olga Marchenko) graduated from the Minsk Lyceum of Art in 1994 and from the graphic arts department at the Byelorussian Academy of Art in 2000. She has worked as an art director and animator (specialising in sand animation) in the animation department at Belarusfilm Studio from 1996 to 2003. From 2003 to 2005, she attened a course in film directing at the La Poudrière animation school in France. Olga Pärn lives and works in Estonia since 2006. She is married to Priit Pärn.


Tomek Ducki / Poland

Tomek Ducki – free spirit of art – studied and worked in Hungary, France, Ireland and UK, but finally ended up in Poland. His main fields are animated shorts, music videos, posters, and so on. His most known short, Life Line was awarded more than twenty times, including a Cartoon d’Or nomination. He is currently preparing an animated series for adults called Don’t You Want Me and in 2013 he finished his short film Łaźnia.


Andrus Raudsalu / Estonia

Andrus Raudsalu has been on the front-line of media industry in the Baltic states for more than a decade, co-founding and being the CEO of the largest internet media company in the region – the Delfi Group. Since 2011 Andrus serves as a producer and a CEO in Nukufilm. He has produced 13 animated shorts and one animated feature – Lisa Limone and Maroc Orange (directed by Mait Laas). The second feature - Morten On The Ship Of Fools (directed by Kaspar Jancis) is currently in production and will be released in 2016. Andrus is the chairman of the Estonian National Film Producers Association and a member of the board of the Estonian Film Cluster and the Estonian Chamber of Culture. He is also serving on the board of the Audiovisual Arts Fund of Estonian Cultural Endowment - one of the primary institutions financing audiovisual production in Estonia.


David Buob / Germany

David Buob was born in 1972 in Calw, Germany. Between 1992 and 1994 he studied architecture in Kassel. From 1994 to 1997 he attended Vocational training as stonemason in Kassel. From 1998 to 2003 he attended Study of Sculpture at Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden. From 2001 to 2002 he studied at Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna under Prof. Renee Green. From 2003 to 2005 he was a master student at Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden under Prof. Lutz Dammbeck. In 2011 David completed his film Das Haus - a hand drawn animation combined with 3D computer animation, wor which he was awarded on numerous festivals in Europe and USA. David Buob lives and works in Dresden and Berlin.


Dorota Chmielewska / Poland

Born in 1986, Dorota graduated in Psychology at Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw and studied Graphics at the Faculty of Arts, University of Technology and Humanities in Radom. As a student, she volunteered at the Film Festival Era Nowe Horyzonty and Warsaw Film Festival. Since 2013 she has cooperated with Studio Miniatur Filmowych as an assistant of production. Dorota is the local coordinator for Visegrad Animation Forum.


Anna Vášová / Czech Republic

Anna started in Prague in early nineties as a film and TV script executive and commissioning editor in the Czech TV.  During that time she worked on several landmark projects (Fany, Kolja, Angel of Mercy, End of Long Vacation, Maigret w/ Bruno Cremer etc). She also lectured on dramaturgy and stage directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and wrote scripts for TV and radio. Later she headed the production and distribution department of Barrandov studios and then became the Programme Director at Czech TV. From there she moved to Eurovision/EBU in Geneva. During her 15 years at the EBU, Anna led various programe sectors and managed over 50 international co-productions of all genres across 86 national broadcasters from 56 different countries. In 2014 Anna returned to Prague. Since then she works independently as a member of the Czech TV Director’s Advisory board and as a scriptwriter, script editor and coproduction expert.


Katarína Minichová / Slovakia

Katarina Minichova graduated from School of Arts and Sciences at Charles’ University, Prague with MA in Film and Aesthetics.  Initially, she worked as a film critic and theorist specializing in children and youth programs. Her work in television  (Slovak Television, STV) ranged from researching children as audience to analyzing feature, documentary and animation programs. She later worked as a producer, executive producer and screenwriter of feature and animated programs, many of which received awards at home and abroad. She authored numerous analytical studies and screenplays for television features. She was a member of international juries and conducted international workshops and conferences in the area of film and television creativity for children. For over a decade until 2002 she was appointed a member of the Experts Youth Group of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Since 1993, she has lectured on screenwriting and dramaturgy at the Department of Animation, Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. She was elected Vice President of CIFEJ (Centre international du film pour j´enfance et la jeunesse) in 2009 and has served on its board since 2012. Since 2006 she is the Program Director of the Biennial of Animation Bratislava (BAB), International Festival of Animated Films for Children, which is organized by BIBIANA, International House of Art for Children.


Alexandra Strelková / Slovakia

Alexandra Strelková studied International Relations and Diplomacy at the University of Economics, Bratislava, as well as English and German Studies at the Comenius University in Bratislava and at the Regensburg University, Germany. From 2002 until 2005 she was working at the Programme Department of the International Film Festival Bratislava and from 2003 to 2004 at the IFF Karlove Vary. She has been working as the director of The National Cinematographic Centre of the Slovak Film Institute (NCC of SFI) since April 2005. The NCC of SFI concentrates on the presentation of Slovak movies at home and abroad, at international film festivals, fairs and other events; their work includes promotion of Slovak film heritage administered by SFI, as well as new pieces and work with oncoming projects.


Joni Männistö / Finland

Joni Männistö is an animation filmmaker and animator born in 1981 in Nakkila, Finland. After graduating from the animation department of Turku Arts Academy in 2011, he joined two Finnish animation collectives, Paperihattu and Turun Anikistit. His filmography includes Katiska (The Trap, 2008) and Kuhina (Swarming, 2011) which was screened at numerous festivals all around the world and was awarded several times. Electric Soul is his first professional film.


Gonzalo Suárez / Spain

Gonzalo is a Madrid-born, 28-year-old film journalist. He has been working for Cineuropa and has covered film festivals and industry events all around Europe since 2010. He started reporting for in 2014 and he coordinates the Creative Europe-funded film literacy project Fred at School on a national level.



Peter Budinský / Slovakia

Peter Budinský graduated in animation from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. During his studies he created several short animated movies, which were awarded at many international film festivals. After the studies he worked as a freelancer and participated in several projects of short animated cartoons. He is also one of the founders of Fest Anča. In 2013 he founded the animation studio Plutoon, which is currently developing the feature-length movie Srdce veže (The Heart of a Tower).


Jana Černík / Slovakia

Born in Bratislava and grew up in Hamburg, she graduated in Applied Cultural Studies with a focus on film. She has worked in various fields in the German and Czech film industry. From 2002 until 2013 she was the director of the Czech Film Center, where she focused on the development of Czech projects and the training of film professionals. In 2013 she became one of the two managing directors of the German Short Film Association, the representational body for short films in Germany and abroad. Since 2013 she has also collaborated with the training platform Midpoint on a special training module focusing on film schools.


Iulia Blaga / Romania

Iulia Blaga is a freelancing Romanian film journalist & critic. She is a contributor of Film New Europe, Radio Romania Cultural, Harper's BAZAAR Romania,



Agnieszka Słaboszewska / Poland

Agnieszka Słaboszewska is a Director of Se-ma-for Museum of Animation (Lodz, Poland) and practicing as a bankruptcy trustee. She graduaded from the University of Lodz – Finances and European Studies. She also finished London School of Public Relations.


Julian Gallese  / Costa Rica

Julian is an artist born in San Jose, Costa Rica, 1992. The unknown is his recurrent theme. His work is a constant exploration of the subconscious. His drawings and storytelling brings up the absurd, in an approach that honours irrationality over technique. His primitive style is far from naive, though it is up to the beholder. In 2014, he started his studies at the Vancouver Film School where he made his debut short film, Ménagerie.


Kristjan Holm  / Estonia

Born in 1976 in Tallinn, Estonia. In 1999 he graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts as an interior designer. At that time the fact that a room is limited by four walls started to trouble him. An unexpected discovery that film frames also have four walls gave him the final impulse to change the field of his work and dedicate his life to investigating the ties between frames and walls.


Piotr Kardas  / Poland

Piotr Kardas (1984) studied Film Theory and New Media at the University of Łódź, Poland. In 2008 – 2010 he was the program director at one of the most famous art-house cinema in Poland (Charlie Cinema, Łódź). In 2010 - 2011 he worked for Se-ma-for Film Production as a chief distributor and for the Se-ma-for Film Foundation. He was a program director of two first editions of Se-Ma-For Film Festival (2010-2011). Initiator and program director of the Se-Ma-For European/Asian Express 2011 and Se-Ma-For FF On Tour. Besides, he co-organizes several other cultural events that help promoting animated film in Poland and abroad.



Mariebeth Aquino / Austria

Mariebeth Aquino has dedicated herself to supporting and advancing the game development industry and to strengthening and evolving the community in Austria. She is the chairwoman of Games Austria, the Association for the Advancement of Game Development.


Mariaelena Urso / Italy

Pracuje ako projektová manažérka sociálnych a kultúrnych projektov a administratívna koordinátorka kultúrnych a sociálne zameraných asociácií. Od roku 2011 sa organizačne spolupodieľa na medzinárodnom festivale krátkych filmov Magma-mostra di cinema breve v talianskom Acireale. Zároveň organizuje rôzne kultúrne podujatia, zamerané na hudbu, film a tanečné divadlo. 


Olga Bobrowska / Poland

Olga Bobrowska was born in 1987. She is the director of the festival of stop motion animation StopTrik International Film Festival (Slovenia/Poland). She is also a PhD. candidate in Film Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. She conducts a research on Chinese animated film in the period between 1957 – 1989, focusing on the junction of art and ideology in film production.


Juraj Krasnohorský / Slovakia

Juraj Krasnohorský is the director of the feature film Tigers in the City and of the awarded short X=X 1. Both films were distributed in Slovak cinemas. He works as a director and creative producer in the production company Artichoke. He is also the director of documentary films, commercials and music videos. Currently he is working on an original series for teenagers L.A.B., commissioned by the public Slovak television RTVS. For 14 years he lived abroad in Geneva and Bilbao, where he studied science, and then Paris where he studied film. In Paris, apart from film directing, he also taught film acting at the prestigious drama school Cours Florent. As a creative producer, he participated in the Maia Workshops, Midpoint and several other international workshops.


Gerd de Kinderen / Belgium

Gerd de Kinderen studied at School of Arts Ghent, Belgium. He has made seven short animated films. His last one is called Printbird (2015).


Jasmine Elsen  / Belgium

Jasmine Elsen was born in 1991 in Belgium. She studied at RITS Brussels, at the department of animation film. In her third year she went on Erasmus at VŠMU Bratislava, where she made her bachelor film Half bábka, her first real film. This year she started studying her MA degree at La Cambre, Brussels.


Michail Adamis / Greece

Michail Adamis (1980) studied environmental art, painting, comics and printmaking in the University of Art & Design of Helsinki and graduated at Athens School of Fine Arts, where he studied painting (2008) and printmaking (2013). Since 2006 he has been organizing concerts and he composes and plays live music under the name Adam_is. In late 2012 he founded Zombie Penguin & the Glory Holes, an experimental improvisation eco-punk sonic performance group and the concept of Noise-operas. He lives and works in Athens.



Pavel Barák / Czech Republic

Pavel is the chairman of České hry, non-profit organization which helps Czech game development companies. He is also co-founder of indie game studio Handjoy and has more than 10 years of experience in the video game industry.


Barbara Trnková, Tomáš Javůrek / Czech Republic

The beginnings of the artistic duo & dates back to 2009, when Barbora Trnková with Tomáš Javůrek met during their studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts. They have developed a number of projects together (Generation of princesses, since 2011; BLACK, since 2012, AnnaMarie, since 2012), which have been presented at different venues and in various institutions (House of Art in Opava, 2012; Corpus Christi Chapel in Olomouc, 2012; Brno City Museum, 2014 ) and which continue to live their lives in the cyberspace. Here you can also find the ScreenSaverGallery, created in 2013, an experimental platform for the presentation of contemporary art. However, Barbora Trnková & Tomáš Javůrek also participate in running the local scene as co-curators of Umakart gallery.


Andrej Gregorčok / Slovakia

Andrej Gregorčok (1984) works as a freelance director and animator. In 2012 he finished his MA degree at the Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) in Bratislava, at the Department of Animated Film. His graduation film Lighta and his film Frankenhand were screened at numerous local and international festivals. As animator and compositer he cooperated on the films Snow (Ivana Šebestová), Fongopolis (Joanna Kozuch), Felvídek (Vladislava Plančíková) and on the series Mimi and Lisa (Katarína Kerekešová), among others. Currently he is a PhD candidate at the Department of Animated Film of the Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) in Bratislava. He is working on his debut film Insomnia.


Daniela Krajčová / Slovakia

She dedicates herself mainly to hand-drawn animation. As a PhD student at the Academy of Performing Arts, she seeks the justification of animation in the visual arts. She thinks that not only the animation itself is the result of her work, but also the material created during its production (drawings, paintings).  Daniela´s animation doesn´t always tell a story, although she strived to create narrative films during her studies at the Academy.


Veronika Kocourková / Slovakia

In 2013 I graduated in Animation from the Department of Animation of the Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava. During my studies I created the films Láska na prvý pohľad (Love at First Sight) and Ako vzniká tornádo (Story of a Tornado) that have been screened at festivals worldwide (from Czech Republic to Australia). Since I finished school, I have been inventing new things, animating and working on projects that I´ve found interesting. Among other things, I´ve animated the pilot episode of the documentary series Prvá (directed by Zuzana Liová), a commercial for an electric car by Nissan and a spot for The Week of Slovak Film. At the moment I am working on a series for children called Tresky Plesky and many other projects, which I am very happy about.  


Anna Vančurová / Czech Republic

Anna Vančurová was born in 1990 in Šternberk, Czech Republic. She studied at Tomas Bata University in Zlín. After trying various animation techniques, she created an original concept of textile collage in computer cut-out. Her film Fascinating life of Nightcreatures is her master´s degree graduation film at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Besides animation she dedicates herself to graphic design and illustration.


Dávid Štumpf / Slovakia

Dávid Štumpf is a former student of animation at the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava. He currently works as a freelance animator.

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