Born in Rome in 1976. After a degree in Humanities and Arts he specialized in cinema. He has been a free-lance contributor for the organization of cultural activities around Europe, script advisor and film-critic. Since 2007 he worked as short film programmer for festivals as Brest European Short Film Festival, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Festival de Biarritz Amérique Latine, Arcipelago, NEXT, Lakino Berlin, Divan Film Festival, Tirana International Film Festival, and Timishort. He’s voting member of the french Academy of Arts and Technics of Cinema, CESAR. He’s selector of Torino Short Film Market and head of selection of LIM(Less Is More), script lab for low budget films. He actually lives in Romania.
Daria Wiktoria Kopiec
Daria Wiktoria Kopiec, director of live action and animated films, theatrical director. Born on Sept. 26th 1983 in Skwierzyna. Currently a 3rd year student of the Directing Department at The Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy in Warsaw. Graduated with a master degree from the Lodz Film School, the Direction of Photography Department, specialization: Animation and Special Effects (2009). From November 2006 to March 2007 she was founded a scholarship at the Animation Department of Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Visuels – La Cambre in Brussel. Member of the Polish Filmmakers Association (SFP) from 2010. In 2012/2013 consultant for the „Film na Horyzoncie” project, created by New Horizons Association as part of the New Horizons of Film Education programme. New Horizons of Film Education is a project with a long history, focused on film education of a young audience. Created the idea of a workshop and directed an animated film during an international project Se-ma-for European/Asian Express 2011. The project was representing Poland during its Presidency in EU. The starting point for the workshop was a quote from Stanislaw Lem “We do not need other worlds. We need mirrors…” (Stanisław Lem, “Solaris”). The workshop took place in Beijing, Madrid, Tokyo and Paris. From 2013 up till now, she run numerous workshops on animated films for festivals and cultural institutions in Poland and abroad. From 2012 to date cooperates with the Borderland of Arts, Cultures and Nations Centre in Sejny and Borderland Foundation, realizing animated films focused on the multiculturalism and ethnical minorities issues. From 2008 to 2012 director of student theatre. From 2010 to 2012 worked for a postproduction studio PACKSHOT as a colourist (Blackmagic Design: DaVinci Resolve).
Born in Skopje, Macedonia in 1976. He majored Russian and Italian language and literature in Skopje and photography and cinematography in Sofia.
He’s director and producer of many short animated films, including “Round Trip: Mary”, “The Falling Girl” and the music documentary “La route des fils du vent”.
He’s president of the international organisation for animation and animated art – ASIFA Macedonia.