Erik Jasaň

Artistic Director/Film Director/Writer

Erik Jasaň graduated from the Bratislava Conservatory in Music and Dramatic Art. During his studies he performed at the State Theater Košice in the main character of the musical On the Glass Painted (by Ernest Bryll and Katarzyna Gärtnerová). As an actor, he made several short feature films. His films won more than 30 international awards.
With his film group GOLDEN ART he makes short and feature films. He is currently preparing his first feature film. In year 2019, his short film Happy Marriage was screened in Bengaluru International Short Film Festival, Academy Award Oscar Qualifying Festival.

Marek Jasaň

Judge Team/Animation Director

Marek is a freelance animator. Even though he studied at a high school focused on mathematics and information technologies, his passion for art has led him to the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, where he graduated with a master’s degree in animation and a short animated film Journey. So far, he worked on several commercial projects, video games and short films.

Dominik Schmidt

Judge Team & Film Critic

Dominik is a independant film director. Recently his film group made a clip for Katarína KS_Loops Šinková, which was officially selected for BeBop festival in New York. Actually, is a student Massmedia communication. He writes most of the film reviews for the festival.

Marcel Smieško

Judge Team/ Cinematographer

Marcel Smiesko is a Slovak cinematographer currently studying at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. He started with photography, where he won several competitions. Later he discovered the magic of film and cameras. He has several successful student pictures and project behind him. In his work he likes to experiment with shots, especially angles and light.