Jury members – Short film (fiction)

Kristóf Deák

Film Director
Kristóf Deák is a Hungarian film director, screenwriter, film producer and editor who is best known for his work on Sing, which earned him critical appraisal and recognition including the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film at the 89th Academy Awards in 2017.

Michael Harbauer

Festival Director ( SCHLINGEL International Film Festival)
In 1996, Michael Harbauer initiated the International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience SCHLINGEL. What was originally launched as a film week with not more than twelve films, is now one of the most comprehensive platforms for international and national children’s and youth films in Europe. Besides his leading position in managing the SCHLINGEL film festival, Michael Harbauer is head of the non-profit association Saechsischer Kinder- und Jugendfilmdienst e.V., which is committed to educating children and adolescents in terms of film theory and practice. Furthermore, he is film supervisor at the important regulating institutions and advisory boards for film, cinema and television in Germany.

Linda Dombrovszky

Film Director
Linda Dombrovszky has studied at the Academy of Film and Drama in Budapest, Hungary and at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. She graduated in 2013 as a film-and television director. Her documentaries and short films attended and received awards at several festivals.

Jury members – Animation

Aneta Ozorek

Artistic Director (KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival)
Aneta Ozorek is Artistic Director of KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival, film curator and education expert. She has 15 years’ industry experience in production of film events, educational workshops, exhibitions and festivals on Polish and European market. She is Head of Shorts Section at Visegrad Animation Forum in Czech Republic, programmer of Cinema in Sneakers Film Festival in Warsaw and curator of film section of Street Art festival in Katowice. Last year she was responsible for promotion of 70-years of Polish animations at the biggest animation and children’s film events in Europe. Polish Ambassador of European Animation Award and Member of European Children Film Associaton. llustrator of seven books for children.

Katalin Glaser

Animation Director
Katalin Glaser has gratueeted from MOME Anim (The Animation Department of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest) in 2008 and also holds degrees in visual environmental communication and teaching. Her graduation film has won the Jury Award and the Critics's Award at KAFF (Kecskemét Animation Film Festival). She's currently working on the second season of the animated series 'Városi Legendák' (Urban Legends) and practices as a lecturer at MOME since 2009.

Bálint Gelley

Animation Director
Bálint Gelley is a Hungarian animation director and producer. Gratueeted in 2015 from the Animation Department of MOME, he co-founded CUB Animation studio with Bella Szerderkényi. Bálint Gelley has directed several children's movies and currently working on a series based on a popular children's book by Andrea Magyari.

Jury members – Documentary

Manuel Contreras

Film Director
Manuel Contreras was born in Colombia and has worked in documentary filmmaking both independently and for different TV networks. His first feature length documentary film Boys of Buenaventura received several recognitions. He attended the DocNomads Masters Degree which included studies in the Hungarian University of Theater and Film Arts. Now based in Budapest, he works as head of programming of the Budapest International Documentary Film Festival and also as the main programmer of Déli-Doku Budapest. Currently he pursues a PhD degree in arts at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts and is shooting his second feature length documentary film titled The Living and The Death.

Zsuzsa Böszörményi

Film Director
Zsuzsa Böszörményi is a Hungarian film director and producer. She graduated as a Film Director from SZFE University of Theatre and Film Arts in 1991. Her graduation film, 'Egyszer volt, hol nem volt' (One Upon A Time) has won the Student Academy Award. She works as a director and producer of feature films and documentaries.
Tercsényi Klára

Klára Trencsényi

Cinematographer, Film Director
Klára Trencsényi is a freelance director and cinematographer committed to creative and social documentaries. She graduated from the Hungarian Film Academy in Budapest as Director of Photography.
Prior to her first feature length, award winning documentary, Train to Adulthood, she directed three mid-length documentaries. Klara has worked in many international productions as director of photography with Dutch, American and Hungarian directors, and won several awards.
Currently she is shooting her second feature documentary God’s Own Country in India and Israel and teaches film pitching and documentary development in several universities in Budapest.

Children’s jury

Míra Haszán

Children's jury / Live action shorts

Mihály Csejdy

Children's jury / Live action shorts

Sára Római

Children's jury / Live action shorts

Gergő Somogyi

Children's jury / Animation

Luca Alazard

Children's jury / Animation

Benedek Kovács

Children's jury / Animation

Marcell Somogyi

Children's jury / Documentary

Oszkár Babics

Children's jury / Documentary

Evelin Balogh

Children's jury / Documentary