Presenting the jury!
The jurors of this year’s edition of Animateka are:
Dalibor Barić (Croatia), animator, director
Olga Bobrowska (Poland), director, StopTrik International Film Festival
Paola Bristot (Italy), director, Piccolo Festival dell’Animazione
Kamila Dohnalová, (Czech Republic) producer and coordinator for industry at Anifilm
Andrej Štular (Slovenia), multimedia artist, comic artist, animator, puppeteer
Find out more about them below.
Dalibor Barić (1974) is a multimedia artist from Zagreb. He makes short experimental and animated films, music videos, festival trailers, installations, graphic novels, drawings and cut-outs. He is also a music composer.
Olga Bobrowska (1987) obtained a PhD in Film Studies from the Jagiellonian University (Kraków, Poland) in 2020. She has written about Polish and Chinese animation for Polish and international periodicals and edited volumes. She is the director and co-founder of StopTrik International Film Festival (Maribor, Slovenia; Lodz, Poland), and also a frequent collaborator of other festivals, including Animateka. Her curated film programmes were presented at various international festivals and events. She also served as juror for festivals such as Tricky Women/Tricky Realities (Vienna, Austria), Animafest Zagreb (Croatia), CyberSousa (Xiamen, China), Blow-Up Film Fest (Chicago, USA). Her reviews were published in film magazines such as Kino, Ekrany and ASIFA Magazine. She is a permanent collaborator of Zippy Frames, and has she co-edited two books: “Obsession Perversion Rebellion. Twisted Dreams of Central European Animation” (2016) and “Propaganda, Ideology, Animation. Twisted Dreams of History” (2019).
Paola Bristot (1961) graduated in Drama, Art and Music Studies in 1985 and specialized in Art History at the University of Bologna in 1991. She is a Professor of History and Languages of Contemporary Art at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venezia. As the president of the Viva Comix association, she organizes exhibitions of comics, illustration, animation and visual arts. She has been the Artistic Director of the Piccolo Festival Animazione since 2007. Together with Andrea Martignoni, she curated the anthology Animazioni (2010-19, 6 volumes, Viva Comix, Ottomani). As an art director, she produced the experimental film Re-cycling (Arte Video, Viva Comix 2014, new version in 2019). She is the curator of the studiovivacomix in Pordenone, where she also lives and works.
Kamila Dohnalová is an independent film producer based in Prague, Czech Republic. Besides brining to life animated and live action projects within her production company Last Films, she is in charge of the industry programme at Anifilm IFAF and pre-selecting films for Karlovy Vary IFF. Kamila graduated from the Charles University and from FAMU, where she produced more than twenty films including Happy End (2015), an Academy Awards-shortlisted animated black comedy that premiered at La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes, or Peacock (2015), a Sundance-awarded short fiction. Kamila has a solid film festival and art-house film distribution working experience, and has also worked for the Czech Television and the National Film Archive. In 2016, she co-founded the Silk Films production company, where she produced a Czech-French short mystery drama Figurant (2019) featuring Denis Lavant. Kamila loves mountains, particularly in winter, and enjoys travelling by train.
Andrej Štular (1967) is an artist working across disciplines, dividing his time almost equally between illustration and comic art, painting, sculpture, photography and film, puppet and set design. Štular has exhibited his multiple award-winning work in solo and group exhibitions in Slovenia, and participated in a number of international festivals (in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea, Latvia, Macedonia, Morocco, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, etc.). His published bibliography lists six books: Lustri (2000), Kompost (2008), Živa sem! (2011), Bežimo, svet se podira! (2014), Kronike (2015), Medved (2019).
In just a couple of days, we will announce this year’s programme in full!