One of the most prominent representatives of modern animated cinema in Switzerland. After graduating from the Zurich University of the Arts, she worked as an independent animation filmmaker. Her works such as Circuit marine(2004), Tarte aux pommes (2006), Valise(2009), Au coeur de l’hiver (2012), Messages dans l’air (2015) have been presented at numerous film forums around the world and have won prestigious international awards. She has been a jury member at a number of animation film festivals.
He was born in Zagreb, Croatia. After graduating from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, he worked as a lecturer at various universities such as the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and the University of Art and Design in Linz. Since 2011 he is the artistic director of the ANIMAFEST World Festival of Animated Film in Zagreb. He also works as an animation filmmaker, illustrator, sound engineer and musician. His films have been screened and awarded at a number of international film festivals. He has been a member of the jury of prestigious international film forums.
He is a graduate of the National University of Arts in Bucharest. His works include paintings and sculptures, and at a later stage he also worked in the field of special effects and videos. His debut animated film „The Blissful Accidental Death“ (2017) was awarded the Grand Prize of the CINANIMA Animation Film Festival in Espinho, Portugal, the Grand Prize of the International Animation Festival in Hiroshima, Japan, the Jean-Luc Xibera Prize at the Annecy Film Festival, France and was among the nominees for the Oscars.
She has been working in the field of management and distribution of animated films and content for children for more than ten years. She began her career as head of sales and festival activities at the animation studio Kino Atis, where she became known as a producer of Star Dogs. Her main activities include the creation, management and implementation of media strategies in the territories of Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Baltic States. In 2017 she was invited to join the media team of Animaccord / Masha and the Bear, where two years later she was appointed head of the company’s global scale media strategy.
Associate Professor of Fine Arts at NBU (subject Ceramics) and Doctor of Egyptology. Monika Popova is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists, the Bulgarian Institute of Egyptology and the Bulgarian Egyptological Society.
Her main research interests are in the fields of: ceramics, painting, Egyptology, symbolism of the image, symbolism of written signs and performance. So far she has presented over 40 solo exhibitions and participated in over 100 group exhibitions in the country and abroad.