Graduate of Louvain University with a Master’s degree in Social Science. In 1978, he became involved with Jekino, a non-profit organization promoting quality films for children. In 1989, he founded European Youth Film Festival in Antwerp.... Monika Górska
Chief film education specialist at the Andrzej Wajda Film Culture Centre, coordinator of the children’s film workshop Trampolina do Kina. Graduate of cultural studies (University of Warsaw) and photography (Łódź Film School).... Pantelis Panteloglou
He studied Social Anthropology in Athens, obtaining a Masters’ degree in Social Exclusion and Minorities. Since 2003, he has worked in various creative and organizational positions in the audiovisual sector, cinema and theatre....
Director and producer of feature films. Sebastian earned a master’s degree in German literature, history and psychology at the University of Hamburg and a diploma in feature film directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg. He is a member of ECFA, BVR and EFA.... Marta Karwowska
Graduate of the Directing Department at the Łódź Film School and the Institute of Sociology at the University of Warsaw. Director of the children’s adventure films Tarapaty and Tarapaty 2. Currently preparing her third feature film, Fanfik, for Netflix.... Jitendra Mishra
Internationally acclaimed filmmaker, producer, promoter, festival director of SIFFCY – a Smile Foundation initiative. Committed towards meaningful cinema, Jitendra has already been associated with the production, distribution and promotion of more than 110 films....
Film journalist. She hosted such programmes as the MediaTOR-awarded programme ABC of pop culture and Klub Trójki at Radio Trójka. She hosted the Film News+ magazine at Canal+ for several years. She now works in Radio 357. / Photo by Honorata Karapuda... Daniel Lundquist
He graduated in arts administration. He has worked in various positions at the Swedish Film Institute and the Culture Department of the City of Malmö. In 2009, he started working with BUFF Film Festival, an international film festival for children and young people in Malmö.... Anu Aun
She graduated in TV and Film Directing from the Baltic Film, Media and Arts School. Screenwriter and director of feature films, short films and documentaries. Anu’s latest feature Phantom Owl Forest became the most viewed Estonian film of 2018....
His thesis short film Where the Summer Goes premiered in the Berlinale Shorts competition, was shown in over 40 countries and venues and received awards and honourable mentions at San Sebastian, Tel Aviv and Vila do Conde.... Marit Weerheijm
In 2016 she graduated as a director of fiction films from the Netherlands Film Academy with her short film When Grey is a Colour. This film won the prestigious Student Academy Award, two jury awards at TIFF Kids and won the CILECT prize.... Paweł Kleszczewski
The animation filmmaker and visual artist from Szczecin graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. He founded Konik Film Studio together with Katarzyna Zimnoch....
She has worked in the film and cinema industry for over 25 years. Since 2003, she has co-managed the Rialto cinema in Poznań. Co-creator and coordinator of the Wielkopolska Edukacja Medialna.... Artur Lecybil
For 15 years, he has been associated with the Iluzja art-house film theatre in Częstochowa, where he has been responsible – among others – for coordinating the New Horizons of Film Education programme.... Agnieszka Piotrowska-Prażuch
She graduated in film studies and is the deputy manager of Amok art-house film theatre in Gliwice. She has initiated and carried out many projects in the field of broadly understood film education....
This year’s graduate of the Secondary School of the Presentation Sisters in Rzeszów. She is passionate about innovative, unconventional trends in cinema, especially the French New Wave and postmodernism.... Filip Kirow
A passionate cinema lover. Finalist of the Filmsteria film festival and winner of the 11. edition of the Film Knowledge and Social Communication Olympics. He was also awarded a distinction in Portrait – a national photography competition.... Adrian Michalski
Winner of the Film Knowledge and Social Communication Olympics and an amateur filmmaker. He made his first films together with friends already in primary school. He has directed two short films....
A graduate of High School no. 5 in Bielsko-Biała, student of Law at the University of Silesia. Passionate about philosophy as well as Polish and East Asian cinema. On a daily basis, he masters his skills in film editing.... Katarzyna Ogrodnik
This year’s high-school graduate from Wrocław, Katarzyna is always on the lookout for her film favourites. She loves good science-fiction and clever plot twists, as well as the soundtracks of Mansell, Djawadi and Morricone.... Martyna Kaczorowska
Fascinated by cinema since she can remember, Martyna has taken particular pleasure in exploring more and more areas of film art reception. Her greatest achievements include taking part in the Stories of the Future....
She has just started the fourth grade. A fan of cooking and archery, she is interested in history, particularly the Middle Ages. She likes listening to everything: audiobooks, radio shows, stories, people, sounds and music.... Patryk Olejniczak
He graduated from the fourth grade in a sports class with distinction. A volleyball player and a passionate fan of automobiles. In his free time, he enjoys playing computer games.... Maja Chojnacka
Her greatest passion is horse-riding. In her free time, she listens to music – especially pop and k-pop – reads books, rollerblades and runs. She also loves watching films.... Zuzanna Matysiak
In her free time, she enjoys swimming, playing badminton, writing poetry, spending time with animals and with her friends outdoors. In addition, she often goes to various cinemas and theatres in Poznań.... Marcin Skrobała
He loves making his own films. He attended a film camp in the summer and takes animation classes during the school year. His favourite film series are Minions, Mr. Bean and Harry Potter.... Milena Lis
She really enjoys drawing graphics, creating posters and collages. She enjoys watching films at home and in the cinema, reading books and playing the ukulele. Milena is interested in film production.... Ewa Kromuszczyńska
A student of the Poznań Choir School. She sings a lot, but likes to spend her free time watching films and reading. Ewa particularly enjoys screen adaptations of books, where she can look for differences and similarities.... Barbara Przybylska
She fell in love with films and books when she was still a toddler. She loves old Polish classics such as The Saragossa Manuscript and The Doll. A great fan of The Fearless Vampire Killers.... Agnieszka Kuzdra
She enjoys drawing, constructing things, as well as designing and sewing clothes for her dolls. Agnieszka feels really great during drama classes. She is passionate about Harry Potter....
He trains football and enjoys water sports such as wakeboarding and skimboarding. In his free time, he plays computer games, builds with Lego blocks and jumps on a trampoline.... Weronika Kuzdra
An eight-grader passionate about contemporary dance, roller-skating and learning Spanish. She enjoys reading and breaking her own Rubik’s cube records. She loves animals.... Michalina Grześkiewicz
She loves to read and watch films, but dance is her greatest passion. Being avidly interested in what is happening around her, she would like to become a journalist. She likes to travel.... Stanisław Brożyński
A student at the Primary School no. 33 in Poznań, currently a fifth-grader. His passion is building with Lego blocks. He loves playing Minecraft and car racing games. He is learning to play the drums.... Jagna Przybylska
She is 10 years old and a fan of the Ale Kino! Festival. She goes to music school and is learning to play the cello. She enjoys reading books and comics. Jagna would like to become an actress.... Małgorzata Jakubowska
She loves watching films and looking after animals – she has three dogs, a cat, a hamster and hens. Together with her brother, she also helps her dad with the bees. She spends her free time drawing.... Maria Bulińska
She lives in Murowana Goślina and is a fifth-grade music student. Maria is passionate about drawing. She also loves to read, meet her friends and listen to music.... Łucja Wiatr
She comes from a family of film freaks. She has been in the audience of every edition of Ale Kino! since she was five. A scout, volunteer and horse lover. An active member of the community.... Hanna Leśnik
She lives in Zbąszyń and attends the eight grade at A. Fiedler Primary School. In her free time, she plays violin in a folk band, cultivating the traditions of Region Kozła.... Helena Witkowska
A student at the Ursuline Sisters UR Primary School in Poznań. She is very fond of music and film-making. She took part in the Animator of Tomorrow – animation film-making workshops....
Screenwriter and author of works for children. She is a German teacher, pedagogue and tutor. Ewa also studied screenwriting and directing, and has worked for Canal+ TV station for several years. She has created numerous animated and educational series for children and written over a dozen books for young readers.... Johanne Helgeland
She is a Norwegian director educated from the Norwegian Film School. Johanne has directed shorts, music videos and TV-series, and is an experienced commercial film director.... Stefano Cipani
He grew up in an artistic environment. During four years at the University of Bologna where Stefano studied Film History and Criticism, he became a part of theSPONKstudios. After his graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to become a Master of Film Making....
Jonathan graduated from the Dutch Film Academy in 2012. He made children programmes, as well as a couple of short films. His first feature film “Fashion Chicks” is a really colourful high school film. For his second feature “The Club of Ugly Children” he created a completely grey world.... Jakub Popielecki
He graduated in film studies from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Journalist of the Filmweb portal. He published, among others, in Przekrój, Ekrany and Dwutygodnik. He co-organized three editions of the Polish Short Waves Film Festival.... Julia Jarl
She is festival director at BUFF, Sweden’s major film festival for young audience. BUFF wants to strengthen children and young people’s opportunities to take part in qualitative film experiences, their ability to deepen their knowledge of film and to express themselves with moving images....
She earned her MFA in Film Studies at the La Sapienza University. From 2003 to 2010, she worked as first AD and for many Italian directors. In the same years, Isabella wrote and directed eight screenplays.... Aleksandra Ławska
She is a graduate of Cultural Studies at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Since 2018, she has been closely associated with the Cultural Education Foundation “Ad Arte”, where she has handled national and international film and educational projects.... Lia Bertels
She is an animation film director. After an internship in illustration at St. Martin School in London, she decided to begin animation studies at ENSAV La Cambre in Brussels, where she quickly found her mode of expression – a personal, sensitive and contemplative style influenced by her observation of humanity....
Film producer, manager of cultural projects, board member of UNI-SOLO Studio, member and co-founder of Dziki Bez Film Association, co-creator and coordinator of the Abstract Thought Festival and other educational initiatives, expert, and cultural animator.... Catarina Ramalho
Director, producer and programmer at PLAY – Lisbon International Kids Film Festival since its foundation eight years ago. She has been working in production and coordination of several projects in TV, cinema and performing arts.... Yvonne Augustin
She graduated from the Film Studies department of the University of Zurich with a PhD. Since 2013, she has been a member of the Zurich Film Festival team where she is responsible for the Educational Programme “ZFF for Kids” as well as for Public Affairs....
She studied Visual Communication at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and Escola de Disseny I Art Barcelona. Since 2007, she has specialized in script development and dramaturgy of content for young audiences.... Agnieszka Powierska
Film educator, university lecturer, doctor of humanities in the field of arts. She gained her educational experience working, among others, with the National Museum in Poznań and Wandering Film Experts of the School Film Library.... Pavel Bednarik
He graduated in Film Studies and Philosophy from Palacky University in Olomouc. He has recently worked as an independent consultant and Chairman of the Board of Association for Film and Audiovisual Education....
Ania is 11 years old and passionate about horse riding and swimming. She also plays tennis. In her free time, she watches films, mainly adventure and fantasy movies.... Zosia Tomasik
Zosia is 10 years old and enjoys school drama, art and Polish classes. In her free time, she watches TV series, draws and reads.... Iga Mordarska
Iga is a 6th-grader. She is interested in horse riding, travelling and computer games. She likes watching crime films and loves anime.... Julia Kubaś
Julia is 11 years old and loves horse riding. Her strength is logical thinking. Filmwise, she enjoys watching adventure and horror movies the most.... Wojtek Kopka
Wojtek is 13 years old and interested in music. He plays the ukulele, guitar, piano and accordion. He also likes to compose himself, especially for a violin and piano duet.... Katharina Engelien
Katharina lived in London for most of her life, but two years ago she moved to Poland. She loves cinema, time spent with her dog Duke and computer games.... Bartosz Buchwald
Bartosz is 12 years old. He plays the guitar and is interested in metal music. He’s also into computer games and basketball....
Helena is a 6th-grader. She loves watching films, as well as talking about them. Her favourite school subjects are Polish and Maths.... Maja Rajchowiak
Maja is 11 years old and has a black dog whose name is Tokio. She loves taking him for walks and playing together. In her free time, she draws and paints.... Mateusz Kociołek
Mateusz is 12 years old, and he has a dog called Luck, a spider called Venessa and two colonies of beetles. His main interests are geography, history and biology. Mateusz trains athletics and tennis.... Stanisław Jankowski
Staś is in 6th grade. He enjoys spending time outdoors – riding his bike or skateboarding, and recently also climbing....
Cinema and music enthusiast, a connoisseur of Polish traditional dumplings who studies Psychology at the Jagiellonian University. Passionate about street photography. Mateusz has made his own short films – a grotesque creation of post-pandemic reflections – Horror vacui 2020 and Untersberg, czyli dzieje czerwonego Papy.... Julia Palmowska
Student of the final grade of high school. Passionate about cinema, music and literature – in her free time, she writes about them online under the pseudonym Palma kulturalna and talks on podcasts Inna Kultura (Other Culture) and Polskie Podwórko (Polish Backyard).... Julia Jadzińska
Winner of the Film Knowledge and Social Communication Olympics, student of Applied Sociology at the University of Warsaw....
Graduate of Bolesław Chrobry High School in Wrocław, a publicist and photo editor for the daily paper Trybuna, and an independent film reviewer.... Jakub Borkowski
He studies Film and New Media at the Jagiellonian University. For many years, Jakub has been interested in audiovisual art – from theoretical, as well as practical point of view.... Bruno Bednarski
A graduate of High School no. 13 in Szczecin, he studies at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School. Author of short, hand-drawn animations....
Culture and film expert, a graduate of the Institute of Audiovisual Arts at the Jagiellonian University. Co-founder of the Youth Film Academy in Nowy Sącz. Double winner of the National Film Speakers Competition 2011 (Main Award, Audience Award).... Agnieszka Piotrowska-Prażuch
She graduated in film studies and is the deputy manager of Amok art-house film theatre in Gliwice. She has initiated and carried out many projects in the field of broadly understood cultural education. Juror at international film festivals for young viewers.... Artur Lecybil
Political scientist by education. For 15 years, he has been associated with the Iluzja art-house film theatre in Częstochowa, where he’s been responsible for coordinating the New Horizons of Film Education programme. Organiser of film screenings for young viewers, as well as fringe events (e.g. workshops, animations, field games, artistic activities)....
Film expert, film educator, head of Studio cinema and manager of the Film and Photography Workshop at the Municipal Cultural Centre in Opole, lecturer at the Connoisseur Cinema programme of Opole’s Helios cinema. Passionate about classical films.... Lidia Latusek
Polish language teacher at Parnas Primary School in Wrocław. Film educator since 2011. Member of the ZEF Film Educators Team.... Bolesław Drochomirecki
A mathematician by education, he has been actively involved in the cultural scene of Opole since the early 1970s. For many years, he was head of Studio cinema in Opole, as well as creator and executor of the Opole New Horizons film education programme....