KATARÍNA MINICHOVÁ (2.10.1949-12.8.2019)

BIBIANA, the International House of Art for Children with deep regret informs about the sad demise of our colleague Katarína Minichová. She passed away on Monday 12 August 2019.
Katarína Minichová had lifetime devoted to children and youth film as an author, screenwriter, producer, film critic and theorist. She worked in the Slovak Television (STV), many of her feature and animated programs received awards at home and abroad. She was a member of international film juries and conducted international workshops and conferences. For over a decade she was a member of the Experts Youth Group and the Guarantee Group for Animated Co-productions at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). In 2009 she was elected the Vice President of CIFEJ (Centre International du Film pour l'Enfance et la Jeunesse). In 1993- 2014 she lectured in screenwriting and dramaturgy of animated film at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava.
Since 2006 she had been the Program Director of the Biennial of Animation Bratislava (BAB), the international festival of animated films for children organized by BIBIANA. Under her leadership the Biennial has developed into a festival of European level.

The final farewell for Katarina Minichova will take place on 21 August 2019 at 2 pm in Bratislava Crematory.