NADJA ANDRASEV is a Hungarian animation filmmaker with an MFA from MOME Buda-pest. She is an alumna of Animation Sans Frontiéres and the Open Workshop residency. Her films were screened in competition at numerous festivals and received over fourty awards. The Noise of Licking, her graduation film, premiered at the Cinéfondation Selec-tion in Cannes, winning the Joint Third Prize. Symbiosis, her first professional film, received the Jury Award for Best Animated Short at SXSW. As a director she likes to address personal topics involving obsessions, voyeurism and sex.
KATA GUGIĆ graduated in Fashion Design from the Faculty of Textile Technology, and Animation and New Media from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Her graduation film Cockpera was screened and awarded at numerous film festivals worldwide. She is based in Zagreb where she works in the fields of animation, set design and costume design.
KRSTE GOSPODINOVSKI is a Macedonian director and animator. He studied painting at the National Art Academy – Sofia and he’s currently doing his Ph.D. in cultural studies\animation. He is an Associate Professor and head of the animation department at the University of Audiovisual Arts – Europa Prima – Skopje, and one of the founders of the festival for European short animated films, Flipbook Film Festival in Skopje. His short animated films, Gottlieb (2018) and Snakelet (2020, co-directed with Zharko Ivanov and Kristina Gacova) were screened at over 40 festivals and won several awards.
KATRIN NOVAKOVIĆ has a BA in Film and Video from the Arts Academy of the University of Split and an MA in Animation and New Media from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Since then, she has been making music videos and commissioned films in stop motion and in 2015 she completed an internship at Trikk17-Animationsraum Studios in Hamburg, Germany. She has won several awards for her student films shown all over the world and distributed by Bonobo studio and Zagreb film. She was a jury member at the European festival of animated film Balkanima 2018 and a selector for the World Festival of Animated Film Animafest Zagreb 2020. At the Baltic trail residency in Latvia within the EU project “Future DiverCities” she began doing visual performances and since 2019 he has been facilitating stop motion workshops for children and adults.
STJEPAN BARTOLIĆ ŠTEF was born in 1967 in Zagreb. Until 2018, he was a member of the Croatian Society of Film Workers (HDFD), and he is still a member of the Croatian Association of Artists of Applied Arts (ULUPUH) and the Croatian Association of Independent Artists (HZSU). He received an award for illustration in 1996 at the Vinkovci Comics Salon, and in 2003 was the recipient of the SFERA award. Sometimes he goes out on the streets of his city and when people notice him, they shout, “There goes an animator!” Others answer, “That’s an illustrator!”, and others still conclude “That’s a comic book artist!”. But some kid always shows up out of nowehere and shuts them all up: “No, that’s Štef!”
OKOs paintings, wall paintings and installations have been shown in galleries and museums such as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, e-flux in New York, and the European parliament in Brussels. Her mural is a part of the official collection of paintings of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb and so is her interactive video/wall work “Don’t follow the white rabbit” for the permanent collection of the same museum. Her mural work “Equilibrium” is part of the permanent art collection of the seat of Central European Bank in Frankfurt. Simultaneously she also realizes projects in the public space, and her work is embedded within the urban street culture. Born in Yugoslavia, raised in Croatia, she lives between London and Zagreb.
VLADIMIR LUKAŠ (1978) is Macedonian muiltimedia artist and writer based in Skopje. His works include drawings, collages, experimental comics and animation. He has two dogs: Winnie the Pooh and Bugsy Bunny.