We present you the 7th Animator fest's magical six, who will carefully be wathching and judging films chosen for the official competition selection. In the category for films made for children and youth the jury members are Radostina Neykova (Bulgaria), Andrea Martignoni (Germany) and Stevica Živkov (Serbia), and in categories for children and youth's film creation: Maria Lendova (Russia), Iva Ćirić (Serbia) and Mladen Đukić (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Andrea Martignoni

Was born in Bologna (Italy) in 1961, graduate in Musicology with a thesis on soundtrack in animation and in Geography with a thesis on soundscape. He is a performer, sound designer, historian in Animation. He has created soundtracks for several short animated films by Blu, Saul Saguatti, Michele Bernardi, Pierre Hébert, Virgilio Villoresi, Roberto Catani, Petra Zlonoga, Vessela Dantcheva, Boris Pramatarov, Ivan Bogdanovic, Soetkin Verstegen, Izabela Plucinska among others. He taught history of animation in Fine Arts Palermo, and in IULM University in Milan. He works closely with several international festivals all over the world with masterclasses, workshops, lectures on topics related to animation and soundtrack. He is often invited to international juries and selection committees in international festivals. Carries out workshops together with Basmati A.C. and Ottomani Cultural Association and promotes the Italian animated film internationally. In 2010-2016 he curated with Paola Bristot ANIMAZIONI a collection of four DVDs, about Contemporary Italian Animation. He won the Golden Reiter for the best soundtrack to the 23th edition of the International Short Film Festival FilmFest Dresden 2011 and ASIFA Italia Award in 2010.

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Radostina Neykova

Graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts “Kr. Sarafov” with an MFA in Film Studies and Animation Directing. She is Assoc. Professor, PhD in the Institute of Arts Studies at the Bulgarian Academy of Science and teaching “Dramaturgy of animated film” and “Animation techniques” in the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts “Kr. Sarafov”.  Radostina is the director of the awards wined animated shorts. And illustrator of children’s books in Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has a solo exhibitions "Children's illustration" in Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia and Bosnia and Hercegovina. She makes children's Animation workshops in Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Russia and Germany. Radostina Neykova is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Film Makers, Animation Guild; Union of Bulgarian Journalists - Film Section, Association of Bulgarian professors and associate professors in cinema “Akademika 21” and Bulgarian Association of Film, Television and Radio scriptwriters - BAFTA.

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Stevica Živkov

Born in 1951 in Jarkovac, Serbia. Obtained a degree in printmaking in Bucharest. Scriptwriter, animator and animated film director. Author of 7 animated films. Has taken part in the making of 3 feature length films.

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Iva Ćirić

Born in Belgrade in 1983. In 2009, she graduated from the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade, Printmaking and Book Design module. Primary fields of work and interest: illustration and animation. Member of the Artist Association ULUPUDS and one of the founders of Animation Filmmakers' Association UFAS. Works and lives in Belgrade. After graduation, she continued her education through Interdisciplinary PhD studies at the University of Arts in Belgrade, department for Digital Art with the her final project in 2015 being a PhD artistic project Cyclophony - digital dynamic collage. As of 2011, she is an assistant professor of Animation at the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade, and a guest lecturer at the SAE Institute in Belgrade.

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Marija Lendova

Was born and grown up in Siberia, in a big city called Novosibirsk in the middle of Russia. There is nо bears on the streets there, and people don’t play balalaika at every corner. Novosibirsk – the third largest city in Russia with a huge and diverse culture. Has a higher education in the field of culture, service and tourism, as well as Presidential Education in the sphere of top management. Is the director of the State Institution of Culture for Cinematography of the Ministry of Culture of  Novosibirsk region, develops and promotes cinematography in all its directions, professional, youths and children’s. Is the head of the international children's animation project “Mult-Most. Russia-Serbia”, co-ordinates festivals of youth cinema, festivals of documentary films in the territory of  Novosibirsk region, as well as a permanent member of the jury of many of them, promotes young filmmakers in Russia and abroad. ‘Children's animation takes a special part in my heart, because in the deep of the soul I’m still a child.  And I enjoy to be a part of them, because I learn from them the immediacy and ease in implementing the most daring and unusual ideas.’

marija lendova

Mladen Đukić

Director and animator from Banja Luka. Author of numerous short films, TV series, music videos and commercials. Associate professor at the Academz of Arts in Banja Luka and owner of Aeon production. Currently working on introducing new technology as well as educating children and youth in different fields of animation. Husband, father and son. 

mladen djukic