International Competition Juies

Michael Dudok de Wit

Born in 1953, He is a Dutch Animator, Director and Illustrator based on London who Studied in Geneva and Surrey University.

In 2000 his short film “Father and Daughter” won the Oscar, and his recent feature film “The Red Turtle” was nominee in 2016 for Oscar.

He won some prestigious awards like Cesar, BAFTA, Annecy, and Ottawa.

 “The Monk and the Fish”, “The Aroma of the Tea”, “Tom Sweep” are among his other works.


Ferenc Mikulás

Was born in 1940, is one of the main figure in the Hungarian animation film culture. He is the founder and director of the animation film studio Kecskemétfilm and the director of Kecskemét Animation Film Festival (KAFF).

He wrote screenplays and directed short films. From 1970, he began to work on animation films in Pannonia Film Studio.

He is the producer of several animation films and series such as the Hungarian Folk Tales, Water Spider, Wonder Spider, etc.). He has been the member of the jury of several international animation film festivals, including Chiavari, Seoul, Ankara, and Beijing.


Sylvie Bringas

She is born in 1965. Educated as a visual artist in France, then studied animation in England. In 1990s and 2000s, she developed, directed and produced independent animation films, funded by Channel 4, FILM 4, British Council and the Arts Council of England. She is currently working in animation education at the Royal College of Art and the University of Westminster in London, and lectures widely on documentary animation and related practices.

Mahin Javaherian

She graduated in graphic design from Fine Arts Faculty, Tehran University, and also directing animation from Art University. She is an animation director and producer, a teacher and a author in this field, like as compilation of “Iranian Animation History”. Besides being a jury member in many animation festivals, she has achieved many awards in various festivals and been ASIFA founding board member.

Volker Petzold

Was born in 1951 and Studied chemistry, economics and philosophy/aesthetics. He is a Freelance writer, publisher and festival organizer (one of the founders of the Cottbus film festival). Works in several projects, among them children’s and youth film festival “Schlingel”.