JURY – INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Born in 1968 in Radeberg, Schlecht works as an Illustrator and Filmmaker in Berlin. He studied communication design at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, later on he taught at the animation department of the Film University Konrad Wolf Potsdam Babelsberg. For a couple of years he also worked as Graphic Designer at Moniteurs Berlin. Currently he is a professor of sequential illustration at the University of Applied Sciences Europe in Berlin. Together with Alexandra Kardinar he founded their collaborative label Drushba Pankow. Their illustrations are published in newspapers and magazines like Die Zeit, The New Yorker and Rolling Stone. The two have worked on several books, comics and animation projects as well.
JENNIFER LYNDE BARKER
Jennifer Barker is a film professor and writer. She has published numerous articles on animation and a book on The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film. Her work has focused on cosmopolitanism, modernism, and racial representation, as well as on tilt-shift photography and shape-shifting in early animation. Currently she is writing about early Japanese animation after having lived for a year in Kyoto, Japan as a Fulbright Lecturer. She is an Associate Professor of Film Studies at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.
Stefan Ivancic was born in Belgrade in 1985 and lived in Barcelona from 1991 to 2009. He graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade. His short films have won many awards on domestic and international festivals. He lives in Belgrade, working as an assistant at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. He is the selector of the program for film festivals Pančevo and Locarno.
JURY – DOMESTIC COMPETITION
Boris Poljak, born in 1959 in Split, has worked as a professional cinematographer and director of photography since 1991. He has been awarded at various domestic and international festivals for his work (over fifty short documentary and experimental films, three feature films and over two hundred commercials). He has directed five short films, three of which as co-author with Damir Čučić.
He was one of the organizers of the Parliament of Alternative Film in Split from 1982 to 1988 and one of the initiators of the International Festival of New Film in Split.
Born in 1979, nationalism, violence and democracy form the central critique of Katie’s art practice. Her video installations often focusing upon individuals and communities whose identities are dictated by the state; their agency to self-identify snared between political agendas and Sovereign violence.
Katie was nominated for the 2016 Paul Hamlyn Award and has work in several museum and touring collections. Recent exhibitions include FACT, Liverpool 2018, Kassel Dokfest, Bratislava IFF and Oberhausen & Sarajevo Film Festivals 2017 & 2015 and The Istanbul Biennial 2009.
Maša Peče (1979) is a film curator, festival programmer, critic and book editor, based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is the programme director of KURJA POLT Genre Film Festival (Kinodvor & Slovenian Cinematheque, Ljubljana) and curator of an annual night of erotic cinema KINOSLOGA.RETROSEX. (Kinodvor, Ljubljana). Her writings have been published in film journals Senses of Cinema, Ekran, KINO!, Kinotečnik and Filmonaut. She is a long-time collaborator of the Slovenian Cinematheque, cinema Kinodvor, Kino Otok – Isola Cinema Film Festival and Animateka International Festival of Animated Film.
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 award for the Best film in domestic competition is a festival trophy called Veronica ́s skull and a sum of 250 euros. Members of the jury can present special mentions regardless of the category, provided that they give an explanation for their decision.
The audience gives the award to the best film of Night Of The Living Audience programme. Audience award is a trophy called Vox Veronicae. The author of the festival trophies is the art jewelry designer Tomislav Zidar.