Graduated from film-directing and cinematography faculty of the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts "Kr. Sarafov" in Sofia. She’s an author of documentaries and short fiction films. Her films were presented at international festivals in Poland and abroad and broadcasted in Polish and Bulgarian TV stations. Her photographs were exhibited in Poland and Bulgaria. Currently, she’s working on the feature hybrid film “Love Land.”




Born in 1991 in Jaroslaw,Poland. Author of the comics, animator, founder of Yellow Tapir Films. Graduate of the Film School in Łódź, specialty: Animated film and special effects. He is publishing his comics in Poland, France, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, and Italy. In animation he is mostly focus on documentary. His short animation "A Documentary Film" (2015) was played and awarded on many festivals, i.a. in Seoul (SICAF), Leipzig (DOK Leipzig) and Clermont-Ferrand. Other animated documentaries "The Gentle Giant" (2016) and "Colaholic" (2018). 

After school, he founded his own production studio - Yellow Tapir Films.

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A graduate of film studies and art history at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Film and museum educator. In 2019, she defended the doctoral dissertation "Animated documentary / documentary animation – expanding the boundaries of non-fictional narratives". Film education specialist in Ferment Kolektiv, co-author of educational projects for the cinema chain Multikino. Her articles were published in ‘Quart. Kwartalnik Instytutu Historii Sztuki Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego’ and ‘Images. The International Journal of European Film, Performing Arts and Audiovisual Communication’.




Born in 1992, Kherson, Ukraine. Finished Kherson State Academic Lyceum (faculty of Fine Art) and Kherson State University (Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts \ Master Degree ), and the The Higher School of Art and Design in Lodz (faculty of visual communication, diploma with distinction). Work with illustration, painting, graphic design and photography. Exhibitions: in Ukraine, Poland and Indonesia. Nominations in the eleventh edition of the ART of PACKAGING Competition in Poznan (with projekt: „ecologic packaging for wine” ) in the category "Desire" (packaging for drinks) and nomination in the "Distinction of the Jury Chair" category. Mariia cooperates with the O!PLA Animation Festival (Poland), Rising of Lusitania - AnimaDoc Film Festival (United Kingdom), StopTrik Festival (Slovenia \ Poland), CRAFT International Animation Festival (Indonesia), ReAnima (Norwey), „Dialogi” Animation Festival and others.




Born in 1988 in Moscow. Graduate of VGIK, the Film Studies Department. Ph.D. He’s been publishing since 2005 as well as translating from Polish into Russian. The main subject of his research is art of Central Europe, particularly Polish. Author of the book "Experiment in Polish cinema of 1970’s" (Moscow, 2018) and co-author of the book "I can speak. Cinema and Music of the Thaw" (Moscow, 2020). In 2010-2015 he worked as a film expert at Polish Institute in Moscow. Scholarship holder of Gaude Polonia (2015) and The Center for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding (2017). Since 2015 he’s a senior researcher in the State Institute for Art Studies (Moscow) and a lecturer (film history) in the Russian State University for the Humanities (Moscow). He regularly participates in scientific conferences in Russia and Poland (among others regarding animated film), he was a juror at film festivals in Russia and abroad.

Student Jury


Michalina Majewska


Graduate of Film Studies at the University of Lodz, co-founder of the Doc’n’Roll portal. Interested in the issue of multiculturalism and presenting it in cinema. She is fascinated by documentary films,its evolution and the artist's bond with the protagonist.


Norbert Kaczała


Second-degree culture student (of film studies specialization) at Faculty of Philology of Univesity of Łódź since 2019. He defended his bachelor’s thesis about films of Taika Waititi under the supervision of prof. dr hab. Tomasz Kłys in 2019. Editor of, co-founder and editor of


Oliwia Nadarzycka


Student of MA in Film Studies at the University of Lodz. Enthusiast of documentary and animated
cinema. Active member of the Film Studies Scientific Society, publicist at Society’s official website, supervisor and instructor of workshops on the construction of optical toys. In 2019 a journalist of the Ińskie Point editorial team during the 46th Ińsko Film Summer, and also a member of the student jury of the 9th edition of the StopTrik International Animation Festival in Łódź