International Jury

Carlos Lascano, Festival BAB

Carlos Lascano

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Carlos Lascano

Carlos Lascano (ARGENTINA, 06/08/1973) is internationally known for his work in animation “A short love story in stop motion”, “Shadow of Blue” and “The Legend of the Scarecrow” have amassed over 20 million online views, and garnered hundreds of film festival selections and awards worldwide, including a Goya Award selection and two Academy Award pre-selections. In 2010 he wrote, produced, and directed a spot for Amnesty International 50th anniversary, the music was composed by Oscar winner, Hans Zimmer and nominated Lorne Balfe. His short film “Lila” has been awarded in more than 160 festivals worldwide and it has millions of views on several platforms on the Internet. Owner of a very personal style, his mixing of digital tools and real objects brought a fresh and organic aesthetic concept to animation and filmmaking. Since 2009 Carlos runs his own production company, “Dreamlife Studio”, which creates and produces advertising and content for television.

Rebecca Akkoun, Festival BAB

Rebecca Akoun

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Rebecca Akoun

Born in 1985 in France, she completed her studies at “Ecole Estienne Superieure des Arts Graphiques”, in Paris. In 2003, she moved to Israel to study at “Bezalel Academy of Art & Design”in the Screen Based Arts departments, from which she graduated in 2011. She took part as well in a semester exchange program at the “Hochschule Luzern Design & Kunst”, Switzerland.

She has worked as an animator on several animated films including “Uncanny Valley” by Paul Wenninger, winning the award for best Austrian animated film in 2015. Her films are shown in film festivals around the world and are destined for distributions. Currently based in Vienna, Austria she completed a new children’s animated film « Shaul and Ivan».

Andrej Kolenčík, Festival BAB

Andrej Kolenčík

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Andrej Kolenčík

Andrej Kolenčík nicknamed Admiral (*3.8.1984 in Bratislava) is a film director and a visual artist. He studied graphic design at School of Applied Arts and graduated from Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava in field of animation. He studied also at RITS in Brussels during his Erasmus studies and made intership at Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. At present he´s working as a freelance film director of fiction, documentary and also animation films, music videos and commercials. As a visual artist he deals with illustration. Besides of that he was also cofounder and program director of well known international animation festival FestAnča for 6 years. In 2014 he was selected for Berlinale Talents. In 2015 he started his own production company Admiral Films.

Halka Marčeková, Festival BAB

Halka Marčeková

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Halka Marčeková

Halka Marčeková works as a dramaturge of programmes for children and the youth in Radio and Television Slovakia, her work is focused on animation. Many animated programmes that she has produced have been awarded at international festivals.

Grand Prix for the best animated film The Fastest Messenger in the Empire at Chicago International Children´s Film Festival (1999)

Animated TV series Mimi and Lisa: Grand Prix for the best TV series at TOFUZI International Festival of Animated Film 2013 in Gergia,

Golden Dinosaur Award for the best TV programme at CICDAF 2013 (China International Cartoon and Digital Art Festival) in Beijing. And at others.

She has been a member of several international juries – Visegrad Animation Forum, Prix Italia, Prix Europe, CEEA and others.

She writes books for children.

Volodymyr Diakiev, Festival BAB

Volodymyr Diakiev

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Volodymyr Diakiev

The executive director of DYTIATKO International Children’s Media Festival. A member of ECFA. The member of the Board of CIFEJ.

A member of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine, a member of Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio, the Head of the Kharkiv Association of Children’s Screen Arts «Dytiatko».

The organizer of the scenario pitching for Ukrainian children’s studios.

Children Jury

Monika Chomová, Festival BAB

Monika Chomová

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Monika Chomová

Monika Chomová is 15 years old and attends J.Hronec Bilingual High School in Bratislava. She has made some animated films at BIBIANA and except animation she also spends her free time creating pictures made by using traditional and digital drawing techniques. She relaxes by listening to musical melodies and by reading a good book.

Barbora Valentková, Festival BAB

Barbora Valentková

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Barbora Valentková

Barbora Valentková is 14 years old and attends a high school. She spends her free time doing modern gymnastics and dancing. She has been attending the BAB Atelier since its beginning and she has been a co-author of five animated films.

Paulína Tessa Mrvová, Festival BAB

Paulína Tessa Mrvová

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Paulína Tessa Mrvová

Paulína Tess Mrvová is 15 years old and has a very close and positive attitude towards art. She has the closest relationship to animation. She has been visiting BIBIANA for some years and she has participated in creating animated films together with other filmmakers.

Martin Valentko, Festival BAB

Martin Valentko

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Martin Valentko

Martin Valentko is 16 years old and attends Josef Vydra School of Applied Arts. Since the third class he has been attending the creative workshops at BIBIANA and in the future he would like to study animation and work in this field professionally.

Ema Kissová, Festival BAB

Ema Kissová

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Ema Kissová

Ema Kissová is 16 years old and since she was a child, she has inclined to art. She has participated actively in making films with other children at BIBIANA. Currently, she dedicates herself to ceramics.