Géza M. Tóth

Oscar-nominated film director, PhD university professor, founder of the KEDD Animation Studio, member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. His artworks „Matches” (2019), „Mama” (2009), „Ergo” (2008), „Maestro” (2005) successfully participated more than 250 film festivals worldwide and were awarded with more than 120 prizes (including, among others, the Interantional Film Festival ”Etiuda&Anima”). His animation film, MAESTRO was nominated to the Academy Awards in 2007 in the Best Animated Short Film category.

In years 2014-2019 he was the Rector of the Hungarian University of Theatre, Film and Television, Budapest.

Now he is guest professor at the Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca 2014-2019. Rector of the Hungarian University of Theatre, Film and Television, Budapest 

Chintis Lundgren

Chintis Lundgren is an Estonian-born animator currently living in Croatia. Self-taught, Lundgren’s body of work includes an assortment of quirky music videos, PSAs and short films featuring a light, absurdist tone along with distinct anthropomorphic characters.

In 2011, Lundgren created her own animation studio called Chintis Lundgreni Animatsioonistuudio and later co-founded Adriatic Animation, an animation studio based in Croatia. Her films (including the award-winning shorts, Manivald (2017) and Life with Herman H. Rott (2015)) have screened at numerous international festivals including Sundance, Annecy, Animafest Zagreb, Hiroshima and Ottawa.

Grzegorz Koncewicz

A graduate of the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and the Departmenty of Journalism and Political Science at the University of Warsaw, he made his debut with the film “Exit”, which was included in the Filmoteka Szkolna (School Film Library) package.

He worked on many animated and feature films as a director, screenwriter, and production manager - mainly in the productions of Serafiński Studio Graficzno-Filmowe (Serafiński Graphic and Film Studio).

Daria Godyń

She graduated from Jan Matejko Secondary School of Fine Arts in Nowy Wiśnicz, where she attended the Artistic Fabrics Studio, and later from the Faculty of Graphics at Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. She received her diploma from the Animated Film Studio.

She is the author of animations titled "Substance" (Substancja, 2016), “Gourmet” (Smakosz, 2017), Millenium (2020). She founded a graphic studio focused on animation - Framesquad studio, and collaborates with the Krakow Animation Center. She works with animated films, narrative drawing and photography.

Maya Yadlin

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, on 8.4.92. From 2009 – 2010, she studied cinema and literature in ”Hadarim high school” and worked at many film sets. From 2014 – 2019 she was a student in “Minshar school of art” in Tel Aviv. Since 2014 she has been working as a freelancer editor. Most of her films are about her family and she plays in them along with her real family members. Her first short film, made at the third year in “Minshar” (2019), was “Fine” which participated in many festivals around the world including Warsaw Film Festival, Filmschoolfest Munich- where it was awarded as the “most original film” + ” the audience's favorite”, and Yadlin herself was nominated as a member of the jury the year after.

Her graduation short film in 2020, “As You Like”, was sponsored by “Rabinovich Foundation" and premiered at "Show Me Shorts Film Festival", New Zealand. In 2021 she directed and wrote the short film “Killing ourselves”, sponsored by “Gesher Film Foundation” and is going to be premiered at “Arava International Film Festival”. In addition, during her studies she produced a number of films for her classmates and made some more short and experimental films, which won several prizes. Today she is filming a short film “Khachapuri Tutorial”, sponsored by “The New Fund for Cinema and TV” and she is writing her feature film. In 2020 she received Grand Prix of the IFF Etiuda&Anima in ETIUDA competition.

Julia Orlik

A graduate of the Lodz Film School with specialization in animated film and special effects. Born in Katowice on February 10, 1996, at present she’s a resident of Krupski Młyn, where all her time-lapse films were made in her family garage. In addition to animation, she is also interested in bloody special effects, film make-up and conducting film workshops with children and teenagers.

She is the author of the films Banquet (Bankiet, 2016), My strange older brother (Mój dziwny starszy brat, 2018) and Quidquid Latine dictum sit, altum videtur (2019), which have been shown and awarded at film festivals in Poland and abroad. Her last etude I'm here (Jestem tutaj, 2020) was shortlisted for the GSA BAFTA Student Film Awards 2021, and has won, among others, Golden Dove at the DOK Lepizig Festival, Grand Prix at the "Etiuda & Anima" International Film Festival, the award for the best animation at the Animafest Zagreb festival and at the Anifilm festival in the Czech Republic and many others.

Ilya Khrzhanovsky

Ilya Khrzhanovsky is a film director, creative producer, member of the European Film Academy.

In 2004 his debut film "4" was released. The film won awards, including Golden Cactus for uncompromising art and Golden Tiger for best film at Rotterdam film festival, prizes for best director at Buenos Aires and Athens film festivals, Grand Prix at Seattle and Transylvania film festivals and others. The film "4" was nominated for the "Discovery of the Year" award of the European Film Academy.

DAU is his second project. It is a multidisciplinary project that combines film, art and anthropology. The project premiered in Paris at the Théâtre du Châtelet and Théâtre de la Ville in 2019. At the same time an exhibition-installation on the DAU project opened at the Centre Pompidou.

The project's two films "DAU. Natasha" and "DAU. Degeneration" were included in the official program of Berlinale 2020. The film "DAU. Degeneration" topped the rating of the international film critics' community at the Berlinale, and cameraman Jürgen Jürges received the Silver Bear with "Outstanding Achievement in Film Art" for "DAU. Natasha".