Evenings with filmmakers: European Young Talents I
Hosts: Ana Šturm, festival programmer (SI) & Igor Prassel, programme director (SI)
In-depth Q&As, giving animators whose films were screened in the competition programmes a chance to present their work in a moderated talk.
A historian and sociologist with a special interest in the invisible affairs of everyday life. Lost in movies, addicted to coffee, ginger and first snow. She watches movies and writes about movies, and organizes events and festivals, so that others can watch movies as well. As a member of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), she participated in several international juries (Liffe, Motovun, Annecy, Karlovy Vary and Berlinale). In May 2020, she became the editor-in-chief of Ekran, a magazine for TV and film.
Igor Prassel was born in the coastal town of Koper, Slovenia, in 1971. In 2002 he started running a monthly series devoted to animated film at the Slovenian Cinematheque, where he now works as a film curator. He has served as a jury and selection committee member at major international animation and short film festivals worldwide. Since 2010 he has been lecturing on the history and theory of animation film at the University in Nova Gorica. In 2012 the Slovenian Cinematheque published his book “The Filmography of Slovene Animated Film 1952 – 2012”. In 2004 he founded the International Animation Film Festival Animateka, where he has since been the artistic director.