• Georges Schwizgebel

    Biography

    Born in Reconvilier, Switzerland, in 1944, Georges Schwizgebel is among the biggest name in contemporary animation. This well-rounded author of 14 short films has seen his work pick up prizes at Cannes, Annecy, Zagreb, Hiroshima, Stuttgart, Ottawa and Espinho. Two of his films-“78 R. P. M.” (1985) and “The Ride to the Abyss” (1992)- rank among the hundred most influential animated films on a list published by the Festival d’Annecy in 2006. The Man without a Shadow (2004), his first collaboration with the National Film Board, garnered 19 international awards. Though he first used rotoscoping (Perspectives, 1975: Offside, 1977), Schwizgebel later traded in this tool for a freer approach marked by the gestural application of colour and the frequent use of geometric shapes (Fugue, 1998; The Young Girl and the Clouds, 2000).

  • Pedro Rivero

    Biography

    Producer, director and screenwriter of the animated movies “Psiconautas, Los Niños Olvidados” (Goya Award 2017 and nominated for the EFA Awards) and “La Crisis Carnívora” (2007), and the animated short film “Birdboy” (Goya Award
    2012). Screenwriter for several animated series for TV and the animated movie “Goomer” (Goya Award 1999).
    Artistic director of ANIMAKOM FEST– Bilbao International Animation Community Festival. Author of theatrical plays and comic books.

  • Gerta Xhelo

    Biography

    Gerta is the Content Producer at TED-Ed. Since joining TED in 2013, she has co-curated and managed the editorial and visual production of 500+ educational videos which have reached nearly 1 billion viewers around the world. Prior to TED-Ed she was the Creative Resource Manager at The Mill, a world leading visual effects studio, where she recruited and developed talent for the 2D department.
    She produces design and animation independently for Kirart and recently started teaching a Career Strategies course at The School of Visual Arts in NY.

  • Tünde Vollenbroek

    Biography

    Amsterdam-based Tünde Vollenbroek lives and breathes animation, 24FPS, 24/7. As co-founder of Studio Pupil she produces animated shorts, series, commercials and music videos, for off- and online platforms. As lead programmer at the KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival she curates shorts, features and industry programs, and tours around the world. As chief European correspondent of animation’s #1 industry source Cartoon Brew she writes about the continent’s industry. Tünde holds a master’s degree in Animation from the HKU in the Netherlands (2012) and is a graduate from the prestigious European co-production training Animation Sans Frontières (2013). The only thing greater than her love for animation is her love for great Italian ice cream.

  • Aneta Ozorek

    Biography

    Aneta Ozorek is film festival programmer, producer and film education expert. She has 15 years’ industry experience in production of film events, educational workshops, exhibitions and festivals on Polish and European market. She programmer of Cinema in Sneakers Film Festival in Warsaw, head of Short Section at Visegrad Animation Forum in Czech Republic and coordinator of Polish Animators Producers Association. This year she’s responsible for promotion of 70-years of polish animations at Annecy, Cartoon Forum, MIPCOM, Cinekid and many others. Polish Ambassador of European Animation Award and Member of European Children Film Associaton.

    Illustrator of six books for children. Member of jury at Berlinale, Odense Film Festival (Denmark), Barnefilmfestiwalen (Norway), Primanima (Hungary), Primanima (Hungary), BUFF (Sweden), ZLIN Film Festival (Czech) and others.

    is film festival programmer, producer and film education expert. She has 15 years’ industry experience in production of film events, educational workshops, exhibitions and festivals on Polish and European market. She programmer of Cinema in Sneakers Film Festival in Warsaw, head of Short Section at Visegrad Animation Forum in Czech Republic and coordinator of Polish Animators Producers Association. This year she’s responsible for promotion of 70-years of polish animations at Annecy, Cartoon Forum, MIPCOM, Cinekid and many others. Polish Ambassador of European Animation Award and Member of European Children Film Associaton.

    Illustrator of six books for children. Member of jury at Berlinale, Odense Film Festival (Denmark), Barnefilmfestiwalen (Norway), Primanima (Hungary), Primanima (Hungary), BUFF (Sweden), ZLIN Film Festival (Czech) and others.


  • Student Jury

  • Maroš Brojo

    Biography

    Student Jury mentor
    Maroš is the artistic director of Fest Anca International Animation Festival situated in Žilina, Slovakia and a programmer of Fest Anca Game Days parallel event focusing on independent digital games. He is the project coordinator of New Talents promotional initiative at Visegrad Animation Forum in Trebon, Czech Republic. As a curator he works at the Slovak Musem of Desing, focusing on digital games and multimedia history, archiving and preservation. He is a member of Slovak Arts Council support program for multimedia and digital games.

  • Jeta Dobranja

    Biography

    Jeta was born in Prizren, she lives and works in Prishtina. She has finished her studies in the Faculty of Arts in the University of Prishtina, graphic design department. Works as an illustrator and graphic designer, and has been part of the “Trembelat” team for a while now.

  • Edvin Susuri

    Biography

    Edvin Susuri was born in Belgrade, on the 20th of June, 1993. After the war, his family moved to Prishtina, where Edvin finished his primary school, high school, and got his Bachelor of Arts degree in the University of Prishtina Faculty of Arts, Graphic Design department. During his studies, he also finished his internship in press, design and illustrations. Finishing his studies, he continued working with the graphic design artists in “Siyov”.

  • Andi Gola

    Biography

    Visual Artist & Filmmaker

    Started working as a graphic designer when he was 16, working for different design companies. Passionate to explore more out of visual arts he found his way to advertising companies, such as ZP Publicis Kosovo, where he worked as graphic designer, art director and later founding his own studio. Andi has produced and directed a lot of well known tv commercials and tv animation for the best companies on the market. Now Andi is focusing on expanding more his way to arts, animation and directing visual stories, shorts and in the future feature films. Born in Gjakova 1991, currently living and working in Prishtina, Kosova.

  • Lunik Berisha

    Biography

    Lunik Berisha was born and raised in Prishtina, where he received his Bachelor Degree in the Art’s Academy, graphic design department. He worked as an illustrator, contributing to the creative animation agency “Siyov”. He has illustrated ever since middle school. He does sketch art, storyboards, as well as short animations that are produced by the agency. He has also contributed as an illustrator in the animated short “Magneti”. He also works as a mural artist.