Mornings are reserved for talks with filmmakers in the pleasant shade of trees in Šibenik city park, Đardin. That is when our audiences get to meet the festival guests — authors and producers of films in competition, but also the film competition jury. These Artist Q&A’s, moderated by Olga Bobrowska and Michal Bobrowski, have long been a beloved item on the Supertoon festival side dish menu.
Dorotea Radušić / Peacock inn
Carlos Beceiro / Curiosa
Stefania Balzarotti / Violet Noise
Adrián Suchowolski / Don’t Say Sorry – Suko Pyramid
Dina Velikovskaya / Princess Aubergine
Ana Horvat / Musical Socks
Hleb Kuftseryn / Rejection
Tara Klepac / Breaking the ice
Dea Jagić / Only things – Šumski
Ivana Bošnjak Volda, Thomas Johnson Volda / Remember How I Used to Ride a White Horse
Vanda Čižmek / Blue Teddy Bear
Dashka Dementeva / Piano in the Bushes
Carlos Beceiro / Dennis
Danijel Ožaković / Go – Mazde and Rromarin
Lucija Bužančić / Yo-Yo – Rolo
Michal Mikuš / About Not Writing – Cassels
David Maruchniak / Bye Bye – Babasonicos
Olga Bobrowska (PhD of Humanities in Arts Studies obtained at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow in 2020) is a scholar active in the fields of animation studies, film studies and cultural theory, as well as a film culture activist and curator. Her PhD dissertation is dedicated to the problems of ideological discourses of Chinese animated film from 1957 to 1989. She is a festival director and co-founder of the StopTrik International Film Festival (Maribor, Slovenia / Lodz, Poland) and frequently serves as a juror and a member of selection committees. She has authored 10 academic papers published in monographs and journals and over 30 film critiques, and is also a permanent contributor to Zippy Frames, an online magazine dedicated to international art-house animation. She is a co-editor of two collective monograph books, Obsession, Perversion, Rebellion. Twisted Dreams of Central European Animation (2016), and Propaganda, Ideology, Animation. Twisted Dreams of History (2019).
Michał Bobrowski (PhD in Film Studies obtained at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland in 2010) is an Associate Professor at the Culture Studies Institute, Faculty of Humanities, Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin (UMCS) since 2018. In 2012 he authored the book Akira Kurosawa. Artist of the Borderland, and in 2016 and 2019 he co-edited two monographs Obsession, Perversion, Rebellion. Twisted Dreams of Central European Animation and Propaganda, Ideology, Animation. Twisted Dreams of History. Co-author of the book Beyond Cinema Screen. Postmedia Contexts of Animation to be published in 2021. Since 2010, he is a programme director and co-founder of StopTrik International Film Festival (Slovenia/Poland), an event dedicated to the art of stop motion animation. He collaborates with various European film festivals and culture institutions as a curator and activist. He has authored a number of peer-reviewed articles and chapters in books as well as popular film critiques mainly discussing issues of Japanese and American cinema and art-house animated film.