JURY – INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Animator and cartoonist from Krakow, Poland. She has made four short films, a few animated music videos and several short comics published around the world.
Her last film, “Pussy” was awarded the Grand Prix at Tabor Film Festival in 2016. This was the first award for “Pussy” outside of Poland. The film was later awarded at other festivals such as Tabor Film Festival, AFI Fest, DOK Leipzig, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Interfilm Berlin, SXSW and others.
Currently 7th year (eternal) student of Animation at the Polish Film School in Lodz, making her graduation film about depressed squirrel and a young witch – nurse.
Michael Pattison (b. 1987) is a critic, writer, programmer and filmmaker from Gateshead, UK. He is a contributor to Sight & Sound and MUBI Notebook, and is currently undertaking a PhD in film practice at Newcastle University. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, his research responds to questions of urban space, structural film and psychogeography.
Since 2011 editor in chief of 2011 of KINO! magazine and president of the Association for development of film culture Kino!. She edited 20 issues of KINO! magazine, and the books Cinéma contre spectacle by Jean-Louis Comolli and L’Hypothèse cinéma by Alain Bergala. She publishes in magazines, such as Kinotečnik, Ekran, KINO!, NECSUS, contributes to film theory compendiums and prepares educational material for high schools in the programme “Kino-katedra” at Slovenian Cinematheque (where she published Osnove filmske ustvarjalnosti (Foundation of film art). She also holds lectures and leads discussions after film projections. She has completed her PhD in the field of media studies on aesthetics and ideology of Yugoslav New and ‘Black’ film.
JURY – DOMESTIC COMPETITION
Andrija Mardešić (b. 1985) graduated in film and TV directing at the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Arts. He is the author of several short films which brought him critical acclaim at Croatian film festivals including awards and special mentions for his latest work “Two all alone“. He also directed one of the three short films in TV omnibus Short circuits (2014) produced by Croatian National Television.
After graduation he worked as director or writer on numerous TV series: Wind Rose (2011/12), Don’t tell anyone (2014), Whichever Way the Ball Bounces (2015), Y-Generation (2014/15), Zlatni dvori (2016).
His short films include Scream in Darkness (2006), Night Drive (2006) The Damned (2007), Two (2011), Iris (2012), Short circuits (2013.), Two all alone (2016).
Hana Jušić obtained an MA degree in film and TV directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. She also graduated in comparative literature and English language and literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2007 and the same year she enrolled in the Postgraduate PhD Program in Literature and Film. So far, she has written and directed several short fiction and documentary films which have been shown at student festivals, but also some prominent European festivals. She has directed short films “Zimica“ (“The Chill”) (international premiere in competition at the prominent Oberhousen Festival), “Mušice, krpelji, pčele” (“Gnats, Ticks and Bees”), for which she has received the Oktavijan award and the Jelena Rajković award and “Terarij” (“Terrarium”), for which she received the Oktavijan award for fiction film and the Golden Pram award at the Zagreb Film Festival. She has written the script for the feature film “Zagonetni dječak” (“The Mysterious Boy”), directed by Dražen Žarković. “Quit Staring at My Plate” is her debut feature film as a director and screenwriter. The project was developed at the prestigious Torino Film Lab screenwriting workshop (the Script & Pitch and TFL – FrameWork programs), intended for projects in pre-production. The film was premiered at the Venice International Film Festival.
Born, raised and still based in Cologne. Writes about cinema. Presents movies at various places. Teaches film history at Aalto University (Helsinki). Loves being in the countries that once constituted the SFR Yugoslavia, for a number of good reasons.
The author of the Best film in the international competition will receive, along with a festival trophy called Veronica’s Skull (named after an old local legend), a sum of 500 euros. The International Jury will select the best film of the festival from the Best film in each category (animation, documentary, experimentary and short fiction). The other laureates will receive a festival trophy called reAnimated Veronica. The award for the Best film in domestic competition is a festival trophy called Veronica ́s skull and a sum of 250 euros. Audience award (chosen by our audience from programme The Film Night) is a trophy called Vox Veronicae. The author of the festival trophies is the art jewelry designer Tomislav Zidar.