Dunja Janković is an artist whose interdisciplinary work includes intuitive collaging, immersive installations, comics as abstract narration, interdisciplinary experiments and screen printing. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb (Croatia) and the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is a member of the Croatian Association of Fine Artists (HDLU) in Zagreb and Rijeka, and Croatian Association of Independent Artists (HZSU). Her work has been published in numerous magazines and exhibited worldwide. Dunja is the founder and organizer of the ŠKVER art project (skver-art.com) in Mali Lošinj, Croatia, one of the organizers of international comics festival THE PROJECTS (Portland, Oregon) and lecturer at Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland. Since 2014, she has been heading a screen printing studio and atelier at Lošinj island located inside an old canned sardines factory, as well as a screen printing production called POLA POLA.
Eva Cvijanović is a filmmaker and animator based in Montreal who is compelled by the storytelling potential of environments and character. Eva often works with materials such as felted wool, watercolors and pastels, while being fluent in digital media. Her most notable venture was directing the NFB-Bonobostudio stop motion short Hedgehog’s Home, which distinguished itself internationally, screening at over 80 festivals and winning over 30 prizes. She is currently expanding horizons with the Montreal animation collective Astroplastique.
Joni Männistö is a filmmaker and animator born in 1981 in Finland. After graduating from the animation department of the Turku Arts Academy in 2011, he became an active member of several Finnish animation collectives that work on both commercial and artistic projects. The collective work includes animated films as well as art installations for exhibitions. He currently lives and works in Tallinn as a freelance artist. In addition to film making, Männistö has worked as a visiting teacher at the Turku Arts Academy and is a co-founder and artistic director of Turku Animated Film Festival.
Ante Filipović-Grčić. Born in 1969 in Split. Graduated from the Faculty of Textile Technology at the University of Zagreb, majoring in Textile and Clothing Design. He has been a graphic designer from 1997 to 2003 and from 2010 to present, which led to opening his own design studio, 2FG. He is a member of the Croatian Designers’ Association and collaborates with various cultural and other public institutions, mostly in Sibenik, where he lives. He is the author of many noted visual identities and posters, some of which have been included in major world exhibitions and catalogs. He has been hired several times to curate exhibitions as part of the FALIŠ festival program. He was in charge of graphic design of many exhibitions, most notably that of the Museum of the City of Šibenik permanent collection.
Vuk Jevremović(1959, Frankfurt on Main, Germany) has a degree in Architecture from the Technical University of Belgrade (ex Yugoslavia) in 1984, and in 2002 he received an MA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany, as a student in the class of Joseph Kosuth. His introduction to the world of animation happened after a casual encounter with the renowned animator Nedeljko Dragic from Zagreb. He joined the animation course Dragic was holding and fell in love with moving images forever. His first animation, “The Wind Subsides”, was based on a cheetah in motion. It was shown all over the world and won 2 Grand Prix and 17 other awards. The next film, inspired by a R. M. Rilke poem”Panther”, was also successful. It won 15 international awards and in 1998 ended up in the final round of candidates for Oscar in the Best Animation Short category.
Luka Vucić was born and raised in Croatia. After finishing High school for applied arts and design in Zagreb, went on to study design in Zagreb. After graduating from University, he worked in an advertising agency for a few years. Luka then began freelancing, which he still does. Now he’s got his toes in illustration, guerilla art, music, acting, set design, film, industrial design and stop motion.
Martin Babić, who lives in Zagreb, his hometown, is an animator who also does a lot of other stuff. He attended the Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts, which was an unforgetable experience for him, and has a degree in Animation. Since graduation, he has made his debut with the film “Jure Grando – Štrigun iz Kringe” and participated in the production of several other films. He is currently finishing his second animated film “Balada o fruli i ogrlici” (The Balad of the Little Flute and the Necklace). He facilitates animated film workshops for children and youth in collaboration with a variety of organizations.