Anna Ida OroszBiography
Anna Ida Orosz is an animation film historian and film curator, co-founder and programmer of PRIMANIMA World Festival of First Animations Hungary.
Anna Ida Orosz (b. 1986, Budapest) graduated as a film historian at the Budapest Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE), Budapest. She is a PhD candidate of ELTE Institute of Art Theory and Media Studies. Her research in animation focuses on Hungarian animated documentaries. She teaches animation history at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (MOME Anim), and since 2012 she has been working as the animation specialist of the Hungarian Film Archive (MANDA). She has been in the organizing committee of the Kecskemét Animation Film Festival since 2009. With Tamás Patrovits, she is the co-founder and programming curator of PRIMANIMA World Festival of First Animations Hungary, founded in 2012.
Jean-Luc SLOCK was born 1956 in Köln (Germany). He studied “Visual Arts in Communication” at Art High School and saxophone at the Music Academy in Liège, Belgium. He worked for music education with “Youth and Music International”. In 1979, he founded Camera-etc animation workshop. For many years, he was an animation workshop leader in Belgium and around the world. Since 2005, he’s the head manager and the producer of all animated shorts made in Camera-etc. In 2003, 2004 and 2005, he taught animation cinema at the Fine Arts Academy of Liège. From 1994 to 2000, he was Vice-President of the ASIFA Workshop Group. He has been Jury member of several international animation film Festivals. Since 2005, he is a Board Member of the CIFEJ (Centre International du Film pour l’Enfance et la Jeunesse).
Born to a Hungarian-Polish family he studied animation at the Moholy- Nagy Unviersity of Art and Design in Budapest (MOME) and at the National Film and Television School in London. He is a director of multi award winnings animated shorts, such as Baths (2013) and Life Line (2007). He is also a creator of music videos and visuals for well known bands like Basement Jaxx or Zhu. He currently lives in Poland, where he collaborated with several animation festivals, took part in production of animated series and other shorts. In 2015 he was also assigned to the Polish Film Institute’s animation jury board.
Mihai got his MSc degree in Public Management and has been involved in film festivals for the last 14 years. He is one of the founders and the director of Anim’est International Animation Film Festival, the only animation film festival in Romania and the biggest in Bucharest, with follow-ups and special editions in various cities of Romania and the Republic of Moldova. He is a short film curator and selector for various international festivals, his main areas being animation, Romanian short film and horror film in general.
Since 2011, Mihai has been a freelance producer of Romanian animation short films, working with some of the best representatives of the new generation of local animators. Effervescent participant in film festivals around the world, enthusiastic supporter of new projects on animation and encouraging bridges between Romanian animators or film directors and major film studios or production companies, occasional collaborating editor of Romanian cultural magazines, occasional though passionate biker in his spare time…
Jiri Nedela was born in 1982 and graduated from Czech Philology – Film Studies, Philosophical Faculty of Palacký University, Olomouc (2002–2009) with the thesis named The Principle of Surrealism in the Film Work of Jan Švankmajer. Concerning his professional activities he focuses on experimental and avant-garde film, video art and animation techniques intended for education – he performs all of them both in form of occasional lectures and as a programme manager at the Festival of Film Animation. He is also a postgraduate student at the Faculty of Education, Palacký University, Olomouc (Department of Art Education). Within the studies, he focuses on the employment of the new media, specifically digital arts into education.
Igor is the mentor of Anibar Student Jury
He was born in 1971 in the Slovenian coast town Koper. He is currently finishing his Masters degree in Media Studies at the Ljubljana Faculty for Graduate Social Sciences Studies. He was a long time co-editor of the only Slovene comics magazine, Stripburger, where he was writing articles and reviews, lecturing on comics history, translating, planning and setting up exhibitions… He is a member of the international editorial board of The International Journal of Animation. He is trying to make a living as a freelance animation film programmer and board member for many different film and contemporary arts festivals in Slovenia. From 2010 he is lecturing on the history and theory of animation film at the University in Nova Gorica. In 2004, he founded the International Animation Film Festival Animateka, where he is the artistic director and organisational co-producer.
Arvan Berisha was born and grew up in Prishtina, where he undergoes his bachelor studies at the Art’s Academy, Graphic Design department. He works as a illustrator and a designer, contributing his professional skills at the creative agency Koperativa. He contributed in a few short animations. He is very active in the street art scene in Kosovo (murals and graffiti). He claims that “Art is a language to awaken the conscience!”
Jehona Berisha was born in 10.07.1995 in Peja. She studies art direction at Prishtina’s Academy of Arts. Jehona has worked in many advertisements, music videos, documentaries, short films, and feature films. With her film “Lost in Hope” she has won “Best inspiring movie” at “Feelmotion” festival in Ohrid, Macedonia. At the moment Jehona is involved in various productions.
Urtina Hoaxha was born in Suhareka, 29.03.1995. She completed her primary primary and high school in her town, whereas she continued her university studies at Prishtina University, Arts Faculty, Graphic Design Department. Urtina’s professional activity is concerned with working mainly as a freelance illustrator, and as a designer at Kokrra.
Gëzim Ramizi was born in Prishtina in 1989. He graduated from University of arts in Prishtina in graphic design. He has been working as a freelance animator, director and graphic designer.
On the 94 th year of the last century, on the first day of July, Drita was born in the city of Gjakova. After growing up and getting big, she headed towards the city of Prishtina to study Printmaking in the Faculty of Arts. Her, having the talent and school offering her the skills, made it possible for her to create Drino. A freelance artist who partially exists throughout her doodles, murals, and her art in general, but most of the time is attached to the everydayness, as a simple grown up lassie that constantly goes after happiness just like everybody else.