Audiovisual Technology Center
A historian by profession, passionate about film. Since 2013, she has been working at the Audiovisual Technology Center as a film production coordinator. She co-creates the CeTA animation studio, dealing with production-related matters, and in her spare time she devotes herself to artistic work on props and stage designs. She collaborated on such productions as ‘Loving Vincent’ or the series ‘Kids of Courage’.
International Animation Festival Fest Anča
Director and a programmer of the only animation festival in Slovakia, the International Animation Festival Fest Anča (since 2018) and screenwriter. Since 2018 director of the International Animation Festival Fest Anča. In 2019 she founded the festival series ‘Pilot’ with the ambition to create a platform for creators, producers, and television, and launched a debate on the state of television production in Slovakia. She is also involved in the animated films’ production as a screenwriter and has collaborated with Martin Smatana on his ‘Rosso Papavero’ (2015) and ‘The Kite’ (2019).
Łódź Film Commission
Since 2014, he has been a member of the Łódź Film Commission team in which he is responsible for international cooperation and the development of animation management tools in Łódź. In addition, he is involved in the ‘Łódzkie Pro Filmowcy’ and participates in the works of the Lodz Film Fund. For over 10 years he has been involved in the cultural life of Łódź; he participated in the organization of international cultural projects such as Fotofestiwal, Łódź Design Festival and LDZ Alternatywa.
Primanima World Festival of First Animations
An aanimation historian, a festival programmer and a curator. She has been on the programming board of the Kecskemét Animation Film Festival (KAFF) since 2009. Moreover she is the co-founder and curator of Primanima World Festival of First Animations, which debuted in 2012 in Hungary. She has been a jury member and curated both retrospective and contemporary Hungarian animation programs for major international animation film festivals including Monstra (Lisbon, Portugal), Animator (Poznan, Poland), Anifilm (Trebon, Czech Republic), Dok Leipzig (Leipzig, Germany), Animateka (Ljubljana, Slovenia), and Fest Anča (Zilina, Slovakia).
His debut movie ‘Rosso Papavero’ (2015) had premiere at Berlinale 2015, was screened at more than 200 film festivals and received 15 international awards. Martin’s last movie ‘The Kite’ won ANIMARKT Pitching in 2017 and since its premiere at Berlinale 2019, it won over 32 international awards. The film was selected to the semifinals of a Student Oscar Academy Awards, moreover was included in the Film Collection of Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA). Martin has launched his own film production company Studio Bororo in Slovakia. Currently, he is working on a new short animated film for children ‘Hello Summer’, which was selected to the Mifa pitches during in Annecy 2020.
An independent producer from Animation People company based in Prague. The studio has been working for 21 years and deals with the artistic creation, commercial jobs, partial animations, and is also a traditional co-production partner, especially for stop motion animation projects. Michal has made over 200 TV series episodes, 10 short films, 2 feature films, and more than 80 animated commercials and music videos. He is the founding member of the Czech Animation Film Association (ASAF), a member of the board of directors of the Association of Czech Producers (APA) and chairman of the Visegrad Animation Forum.
A co-producer and a programmer of the ANIMARKT Stop Motion Forum. Her main tasks at MOMAKIN include searching for movies and television programs for distribution. Also, she coordinates projects promoting Polish animation across the world and organizes cultural events. She was professionally associated with The Se-Ma-For Film Festival, TOYA TV, Multimedia Polska and Klub Wytwórnia. As well as serving as a juror at animation festivals around the world, she is a film selector for the Ibero-American Quirino Awards.
She co-organizes ANIMARKT Stop Motion Forum, where she programs the Masters and Business sections. Her main areas of activity at MOMAKIN are animation distribution in movie theaters as well as education and professionalization of the animation industry. She was associated with the Se-ma-for Animation Museum, which she managed for 5 years, and was involved in the creation and co-organization of exhibitions, workshops and special events. She co-created the educational part of the Se-ma-for European/Asian Express, Junior Se-ma-for Film Festival and the film section of the International Animation Art Festival.