Jury

Radostina Neykova

Radostina NeykovaRadostina Neykova graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts “Kr. Sarafov” with an MFA in Film Studies and Animation Directing.

She is Scientific secretary and Assoc. Professor, PhD in the Institute of Arts Studies at the Bulgarian Academy of Science. Radostina Neykova is 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. She has a solo exhibitions “Children’s illustration” in Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia, Russia and Bosnia and Hercegovina. She makes children’s Animation workshops in Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Russia, Portugal, Italy, Brazil, Macedonia and Germany.

Radostina Neykova is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Film Makers, Animation Guild; ASIFA and ASIFA Workshop Group, Union of Bulgarian Journalists – Film Section; Association of Bulgarian professors and associate professors in cinema “Akademika 21” and Member of the board of directors of Bulgarian Association of Film, Television and Radio scriptwriters – BAFTA.

Fernando Galrito

Fernando GalritoFernando Galrito was born in Samora Correia (Portugal).
Took Cinema, Animation, Video and Theatre Director courses. He graduated in Anthropology has an MA in Culture, Communication and New Technologies and is currently working on his Ph.D. – Animation, From the screen to the stage to the Gallery.

In 2000 he founded and is the artistic director of the MONSTRA – Lisbon Animated Film Festival. Teaches Animation and Artistic Interdisciplinary Project at the Superior School of Design and Art – ESAD.CR (Portugal) since 2000.

Presents lectures on the subject of Moving Images; The Pedagogy of Animation and the relation between Animation, New Technologies, and Other Arts in different national and international Universities and Arts Schools. He’s also a guest teacher and conduct animation workshops in different universities in Europe, America, Asia, and Africa.

Fernando Galrito directs animated films, documentaries and videos, which are shown and premiered at international festivals and televisions. He also directs transdisciplinary projects relating animation, theater, dance, and fine arts.

He coordinates the Moving Image Center of the Gulbenkian Foundation from 1986 until 2005. He’s also a jury member of various international festivals. Collaborates with various magazines, radio and TV programs related to cinema and pedagogy. He is a member of national and international organizations for Animation Arts.

Goran Trifunovski

Goran TrifunovskiGoran Trifunovski is a graduate actor at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts and Master of Film Directing.

During high school he formed his own musical band “Peppermint”, in which is a songwriter, author, composer, guitarist, arranger and vocalist. He is an author and producer of four music albums, with more than 800 songs recorded and produced in his own audio studio and production. He’s author and director of all “Peppermint” music videos. The band has recorded four author album releases and becomes part of Macedonian history with the songs “Girl with the Bicycle” and “But it’s ok” and is recorded in “Macedonian Rock Encyclopedia” by Tosho Filipovski.

He made several audio and video ads for radio and TV. He has written columns in many student magazines as well as in the children’s magazine “Illustrated Entertainer”

He has worked in his own private audio / video studio as a music producer for several alternative music groups and soloists.

Together with Nikola Levandis they published the book “Crazy Stories”, which also has its own author’s comic book drawings and illustrations.

He has acted in several feature films (“Mothers”, “To the Hilt”, “Secret Ingredient”, “Three Days in September”), TV series (“Markovski Family”, “Prespav”) and theatrical performances (“Homo erectus”, “Romeo and Juliet Now”, “Judgment Day”).

Since 2008 she has been working on video editing and graphic design at Radio Television Skopje.