International short film festival from Poznań, Poland.

Jury

International Competition

Marta Prus

Marta Prus holds a degree in film directing, is a current PhD candidate and a lecturer at Łódź Film School. She has received the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Award twice for outstanding achievements in her artistic output, as well as Wiesław Nowicki Award for the most promising young filmmaker. Nominated for Polish Film Awards: Eagles 2019. In 2018 she was selected by Variety magazine as one of the 10 European filmmakers to watch. Author of such awarded films as Vakha i Magomed (2010), Osiemnastka (2012), Mów do mnie (2015), Ciepło-zimno (2017) and Over the Limit (2017). Her films have been screened at hundreds of film festivals. She creates cinema d’auteur.

Gerald Weber

Born 1965 in Vienna, Austria. He studied history, geography, philosophy and film studies in Vienna and Barcelona. co-founder of “projektor – discussion forum on film, video and new media” and co- organizer of the international symposium filmSUBJECTtheory. since 1997 permanent staff member of sixpackfilm, international distribution & sales agency of Austrian short and experimental films and videos. He is curator of numerous film programs in Austria and for Film Festivals, Cinematheques and other venues worldwide. Since 2004 deputy CEO of sixpackfilm. Lectures, hosting of filmtalks & workshops on film curating, independent film programming and writing on film and media.

Ioakim Mylonas

Ioakim Mylonas was born in 1977. He studied BA (Hons) Communication with Film at Anglia Polytechnic University of Cambridge. He went on to do his MA in Film Directing at Northern Film School in Leeds where he graduated with distinction. His short films Chronos, Pharmakon, Oedipus and Greenhouse have participated in many film festivals around the world winning awards, with Pharmakon being the first Cypriot official participation in competition at Venice Film Festival. He is the Festival Director of ‘International Short Film Festival of Cyprus’. Member of the board of Directors Guild of Cyprus. Member of the European Film Academy.

Polish Competition

Tomasz Kolankiewicz

Film expert, film historian and film programmer. Since 2020 he has been an artistic director of Gdynia Film Festival. He has worked for Polish National Film Archive, Nowy Teatr in Warsaw and many film festivals. Between 2008-2017 he was a member of film editorial office at TVP Kultura TV station. Publisher, director and host of television programs focusing on film. Author of several hundred television and several dozen cinema film reviews.

Peter Cerovšek

Peter Cerovsek is actively engaged in the film in various roles: as a film selector, screenwriter, director, critic and publicist. He is the director and selector of the FeKK Ljubljana Short Film Festival, and the president of the Kraken Short Film Promotion Society. He is also a selector for the short film program “Europe in Short” at the festival Liffe in Ljubljana and the head of the DIVA Station Archive of experimental film, video and new media. He wrote film reviews for Radio Student and for magazines Ekran, Filmonaut and KINO!. He directed several short films that received international recognition.

Suzy Gillett

Suzy Gillett studied filmmaking at St Martin’s College of Art, London and lived in Paris for several years. She has been engaged with independent cinema for over three decades in various roles, as a programmer of film festivals, a producer of international film labs, a teacher of Film Curating at the Barbican Centre, and experimentation in documentary at ESAV Marrakech. She has served in the jury of Ciné Maubit, Cap Spartel, Lago Film Festival, Gabes Cinema Fen, Tunisia. She is currently in development with Chéramy which has received funding from France CNC, Région Nouvelle Acquitaine and Procirep-Angoa.

Polish Experimental Film Competition

Ewa Szabłowska

Ewa Szabłowska is an art historian and a film curator. She is involved in New Horizons Film Festival, where she runs two sections – “Visual Front” where film intersects visual art and “Third Eye”, a feminist section dedicated to female voices in cinema. She is a curator of New Horizons’ art and exhibition program. She publishes articles on arts, film and culture.

Piotr Bosacki

Piotr Bosacki graduated from the University of Fine Arts in Poznań. He is a lecturer at his alma mater in the Intermedia Department. He is a co-creator of an art group called PENERSTWO. He works in the field of visual art (particularly animation), music composition and literature. He published The Arrangement of Elements (2012), a theoretical discussion of art pieces as linguistic constructions.

Marina Kožul

Marina Kožul has worked in the field of short films and alternative cinema for fifteen years developing audiovisual projects, curating, and publishing. Within the Croatian non-profit organization, 25 FPS Association for Audio-Visual Research, whose main project is 25 FPS Festival, an international film festival showcasing experimental, innovative and artists’ film and video, she works as one of the film programmers and producers. 

She has curated programs for festivals, art cinemas in Zagreb and other Croatian cities, and campaigned for experimental film and animation at European and international film and media events and markets. She served as a member of several international juries for festivals such as the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Festival des cinémas différents et expérimentaux de Paris, Diagonale Graz, Sarajevo Film Festival, Hamburg Short Film Festival, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Courtisane Ghent, Uppsala Short Film Festival, Le Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal, among others. Since 2012 she works for the International Film Festival Rotterdam as a mentor for short films.

Dances with Camera

Mary Wycherley

Mary Wycherley is a director whose work spans live performance, the moving image and festival-making. Interdisciplinarity is a key feature in her work, with collaborations connecting widely across a range of artists and contexts. Her work is experienced on stage, in cinematic and exhibition contexts, with work presented and commissioned both in Ireland and internationally for venues, galleries and festivals. Mary is co-founder and artistic director of Light Moves Festival in Limerick. Her national and international teaching in dance, film and interdisciplinary creative process spans University level, professional masterclass and individual mentoring contexts.

Wojciech Mochniej

Wojciech Mochniej is a dancer, choreographer, video artist, producer, and teacher. Since 1994 he has been co-founder and co-artistic director and of W&M Physical Theatre, with Melissa Monteros. He has been full time dance faculty at the University of Calgary for almost 25 years. With Melissa Monteros, he co-founded the Wilddogs International Screendance Festival which is presented in 3 locations across Canada and the USA. He was an original member of Silesian Dance Theatre, Poland, (1991-1994). Mochniej has been an artist in residence for the Bruckner Conservatory, Austria, and for many festivals in Poland and abroad. He created work for “So You Think You Can Dance” Poland. In Calgary, he was a member of Theatre Junction’s Resident Company of Artists based at The GRAND. He has studied with and performed in the work of a number of prominent New York artists including Anna Sokolow, Talley Beatty, Mark Haim, Stephanie Skura and Risa Jaraslow.

Anna Alexandre

Anna Alexandre is a producer, author and artistic director. She runs DAN.CIN.LAB, an international artistic platform dedicated to dancefilms targeting societal issues. Anna is also leader of mAPs – migrating Artists Project, a groundbreaking process created with Coorpi, Tanzrauschen, Malakta and MØZ, around a 5-dancefilm collection about POWER with the support of Creative Europe and National Ministries of Culture.

She co-signs in 2019 with Anthony Faye the creative documentary “Moving Bodies” about young disabled dancers, and shoots “Reed” in 2020, a physical journey through three migration intimate stories.

Youth Jury

Dobrochna Walczak

I am a second year student at High School No. 1 in Poznań. I’ve always been interested in creating storylines, picking them out from everyday life and turning them into fiction. At first, I would write short stories, yet later on I have moved on to film. I’m dreaming of studying at Łódź Film School. My main role models are Jorgos Lanthimos, Darren Aronofsky and Nicolas W. Refn. I am currently exploring the creative side of film at STA acting studio in Poznań.

Pola Nowacka

My name is Pola and I’m an extroverted dreamer. Even though I intend to focus on science in the future, creative expression is something I enjoy the most. I love to paint, write, read, see plays at the theatre or ballet shows at the opera and of course – watch films. I love nature, and spending time among close family and friends makes me forget the sorrows and difficulties of the reality we are facing right now. I try to look at the world though pink sunglasses though, since its my favorite color.

Karolina Majchrzak

In cinema, I look for pieces that are complete. I am fascinated by the works of women such as Greta Gerwig and Céline Sciamma, while Studio Ghibili holds a special place in my heart. I love cinema for its ability to cross boundaries and put an emphasis on what’s important. Besides films, I am also interested in dogs and vegan food. Currently, I am a student at High School No.4 in Poznań.