JURY – INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Peter Cerovšek is actively engaged in the film in various roles: as a film selector, screenwriter, director, critic and publicist. Among other things, he is the director and selector of the short film festival FeKK in Ljubljana and the president of the Kraken Short Film Society. He is in charge of the DIVA Station Archive at SCCA-Ljubljana, Center for Contemporary Arts. He is also co-funder of script workshop ”Kratka scena”, selector of short film programme ”Europe in Short” at the festival Liffe in Ljubljana. He wrote film reviews for Radio Študent and for magazines Ekran, Filmonaut and KINO!.
Filmography (director): Home is Where the House is (Kuća je gdje je kuća), 24′, 2019; Fundaments (Fundamenti), 20′, 2018; We Have All Been Here Since Forever (Vsi smo tu že od nekdaj), 13′, 2016; Trails (Poti), 7′, 2015; The Runner, 6′, 2014
Thomas Johnson (1984) graduated Time Based Media from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff and from New Media Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Aside from making animated films, Thomas creates stop motion performance art works which have featured at numerous festivals.
Filmography: Imbued Life (2019), Simulacra (2014)
Igor Grubić has been working as a multimedia artist since the early 1990s. His work includes site-specific interventions in public spaces, photography, and film. In 2000, he started to work as a producer and author of documentaries, TV reports, and socially engaged advertisements. His work has been exhibited internationally, receiving several awards.
JURY – DOMESTIC COMPETITION
Ivana Bošnjak (1983) graduated from the Graphics Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and Animation at the University in Volda, Norway. Since 2010 has been working on a number of stop motion projects as a model maker, animator and film director.
Filmography: Imbued Life (2019), Simulacra (2014), Crossed Sild (2010, graduation film co-directed with Lea Vidakovic)
Visual artist and filmmaker from Zagreb. She graduated from the Sculpture department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and completed MA Fine Art studies at Central Saint Martins College in London.
Works with a variety of media and art forms including film, video installations, site-specific interventions in public and gallery space and sound. She participated in numerous national and international exhibitions, receiving several awards.
She is the author of several experimental-documentary videos and the co-author (with animator Martina Meštrović) of the animated documentary A Cat is Always Female.
She is one of the authors of the multimedia project City At the Second Glance (Grad na drugi pogled) that explores urban space through the medium of video, within which she also works as a film producer and mentor.
Since 2016. she teaches sculpture and art in public space at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb.
Ana Čigon (1982) is an artist from Slovenia that mainly works in video art, film, animation and performance. She received a BA in Painting and Master Degree in Video at the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and Design. She also received an MA in Interface Cultures at the University of Art and Design Linz (Kunstuniversität Linz) in Austria. Her documentary
films mostly deal with feminist and social issues. Beside the production of documentary films and animations she is also a video artist for theater and an active contemporary visual artist. She presents her works in solo and group exhibitions and film festivals in Slovenia and internationally and received several awards and nominations for her video art and films.
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 and a sum of 250 euros. The author of the festival trophies is the art jewelry designer Tomislav Zidar.