Jury

Géraldine Baché

France

A very experienced professional with nearly twenty years of activities in culture and events.

Her successful career started in Editions Delcourt, where she specialized in comics. For two years, she worked in the Marketing Department of the UGC Group, one of the largest European cinematography groups and the second largest in France, with responsibilities including movie launch operations, opening new sites and product marketing.

She has been involved with the International Animated Film Festival Annecy and its market for fifteen years. She worked for ten years as an Assistant to the Artistic Director Serge Bromberg and five years as a Head of Projects (Mifa). While working on these posts and organizing selection committees, juries or preparing exhibitions, she has met and cooperated with big names in the animation field such as Ray Harryhausen, Peter Lord, Tim Burton, Henry Sellick or Richard Williams. At present she focuses on young talents, providing direction in early stages of their projects and fostering the production process. Mifa Pitches help them every year to introduce their works to professional audience and to find suitable partners. For the past two years, Animation du Monde has in particular focused on animated films made in countries where the animation is still in its emerging stage.

 

Yu Jie

China

Yu Jie is the chief editor of SMG Shanghai Toonmax Media Co. and the president of Shanghai Toonmax Expo Co. During her 20 years of professional career, she has been working hard on literary creation and management and she has achieved a number of successes. She produced the big movie Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf  and was responsible for its marketing. Additionally, she has participated in the production of more than 20 influential movies and nearly ten thousand of animated television projects. A lot of films, television and animation works, on which she worked as the executive producer and/or general producer, have won nearly 80 awards at home and abroad. Under the major leadership of Yu Jie, Toonmax Media has become a leading animation enterprise of China.

 

Edo Lukman

Croatia                                                               

In 1975, he founded and since than continuously leads the Animated Film School in Cakovec, the popular SAF. With its specific organizational form (operating outside of the school structure), its working forms, its methods, and its unconventional communication between workshop leader and children, SAF anticipates a possible new modality of school education. Thanks to SAF, many animators from all over the world have visited Cakovec where they presented their films and artworks, or participated in the international animated film workshops.

Edo Lukman is a well-known author of different workshop models and he has taken part in more than 100 workshops in Croatia and abroad (Austria, Germany, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, USA...). He made the animated short film Job Well Done for Zagreb-film 1989, the animated sequences for the feature film Floki, Don't Give Up! (2000), animated trailer for the Children Film Festival in Laon (France) and two animated films about problems of trafficking (2004).
He was a member of the jury at the Bourg en Bresse Festival (France) in 1992 and 1996, Zagreb Animated Film Festival in 2002 and 2014, GOLD FISH Festival in Moscow 2003 and 2005, and ROSHFD Film Festival in Iran (2003).
He was awarded by the Republic of France for his contribution in development and promotion of the French culture - Chevalier dans l'ordre des Palmes Académiques (2014) and by the 40th anniversary of SAF studio, Cakovec city council gave him the Live Achievement Award in 2015.

He´s been a member of ASIFA since 1982.

 

Zuzana Alnerová

UNICEF Slovakia

A long-standing employee of the UNICEF Slovakia and later, a member of its presidency. During her career she has focused on the rights of children – she has taken an important part in edifying campaigns to adopt the necessary legal regulations and their introduction to practice. She is a journalist and she is interested in monitoring the impact of the media on children. She has also organised several discussions about this topic.

Her lifelong interest in the world of children and its artistic depiction has led her to membership in the juries of a number of festivals of children amateur ensembles, to the jury evaluating radio drama for children and again to the international jury of the Biennial of Animation Bratislava.

 

 

Martina Frajštáková

Slovakia

She graduated Animation department of the Academy of Performing Arts, Film and Television Faculty in Bratislava and continued the  doctoral studies with the film The Baloon Girl (2015). Her graduation film Terra Nullius (2011) was awarded and screened at many International and domestic festivals. She is focused on classic hand drawn animation an its 2 D digital form too.

She cooperated  on feature The Blue Tiger (Modrý tiger) and Tiger Fight (2011). At present she is cooperating on  upcoming films of  Boris Šima, Joanna Koźuch and Ivana Šebestová. She is a designer of several comic book publications and webcomics. At present is a teacher at the Animation Department of the Academy of Performing Arts  (VŠMU) in Bratislava. 

 

Peter Glocko

Literary Fund, Slovakia

A novelist, author of literature for children and youth, scriptwriter, translator and editor.

Most of all, Peter Glocko is the author of more than twenty books for children and young people, some of which have been translated into foreign languages. A significant proportion of his work is dedicated to the youngest readers – this included pop-up picture books, adaptations of folk tales (Šťastenko and the Black Lord/Šťastenko a Čierny pán, The Waterman and His Golden Ducks/Vodníkove zlaté kačky), modern fairy tales (About the Chimney Sweeper’s Pilgrimage/Ako kominárik svetom putoval). He wrote also books for teenagers, such as I’m not Afraid of Vacations/Ja sa prázdnin nebojím in which he used contemporary teenage slang and included edifying elements from various disciplines.

Hans Christian Andersen’s visit to Bratislava inspired Glocko to write a book called The Pressburg Magic of Mister Christian/Prešporské čary pána Christiana. He has won wide acclaim by adventurous historical novels A Rose for Jules Verne/Ruža pre Jula Verna and Thomas and the Plundering Knights/ Tomáš a lúpežní rytieri, where he also stirred in elements of science-fiction.

He has written scripts for film and television dedicated to the young, including fifteen TV series.

Slovakia’s Literary Fund has nominated him to join BAB’s jury and to present a special award.

 

Géza M.Tóth 

Hungary

Awarded film director, founder of the KEDD Animation Studio, Associate professor at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design,. Worked as a tutor at several foreign institutes and universities (Royal College of Art, London, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad).

As a filmmaker he created short films (ex: Icar, MAESTRO, ERGO, MAMA) experimental art projects (ex: XYZ, The Miraculous Mandarin, The Blubeard’s Castle) and animation tv series (ex: VIVA Channel IDs, Modern Folk-tales). His artworks successfully participated more than 200 film festivals worldwide and were awarded with more than 70 prizes. His animation film, MAESTRO was nominated to the Academy Awards in 2007 in the Best Animated Short Film category.

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