We are Pleased to Present the Anifilm 2019 Jury Members

We are Pleased to Present the Anifilm 2019 Jury Members

20 | 03

Just recently we have published the names of the films to compete in the International Competition of the upcoming edition of Anifilm. Now, when we also know the names of the games in competition, the time has come to reveal who will be picking the winners of these competitions. Each of our jury member takes part in the festival’s accompanying programme in one way or another – whether with their films, lectures or other programme. Every single one of these amazing personalities thus presents another reason why to visit this year’s Anifilm. 

The jury of the International Competition of Feature Films will include producer and director Anca Damian, author of successful animated documentaries Crulic – The Path to Beyond and The Magic Mountain. The second member of the jury is French producer Ron Dyens, the founder of Sacrebleu Productions, whose portfolio includes a number of festival hits and the feature film Long Way North. Last but not least, there is Anna Vášová, dramaturge and screenwriter (The Websters, Mimi and Lisa) with experiences from the Czech Television, European Broadcasting Union and the Visegrad Animation Forum (now CEE Animation).

The jury for the short and student films competitions will include probably the most famous contemporary Swiss director Georges Schwizgebel, famous for his captivating award-winning films. Second member is the Swedish anidoc specialist Jonas Odell whose work has influenced a whole generation of filmmakers. His style is appreciated also by band such as Franz Ferdinand and U2 – Odell made music videos for them. The third member of the jury for the competition of short films is one of the most successful representatives of the new generation of Czech animation Kateřina Karhánková. Her film The Fruits of the Clouds is probably the most screened and praised contemporary Czech animated film.

The best abstract and non-narrative animations and music videos will be picked by the author of award-winning short films (e.g. Life Lineand Baths) and music videos (e.g. for Basement Jaxx and LCAW) Tomek Ducki and the long-term curator of the DOK Leipzig Festival and the former director of the Filmest Dresden Festival Annegret Richter from the German Association of Animation Film. They will be joined by another German, Max Hattler, a renowned experimenter. He has won many international awards including the Animorpha for his 2017 film Divisional Articulations.

Journalist and researcher in the field of game studies Tereza Krobová will have to find her way through the jungle of all the selected games. She will get help from graphic artist, animator and for the last few years primarily a game developer Jaromír Plachý. He worked on such titles as Botanicula and Chuchel. The third member of the jury of the International Competition of Independet Compuer Games will be the renowned Dutch game developer Adriaan de Jongh who won over the independent scene with his game Hidden Folks (that also won an award at Anifilm).