STIFF 2015 jury comprised of two experts and a student of the University of Rijeka will select the winning films in the following categories: Best Fiction Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Animated Film. The audience will also have a chance to vote for The Best Film Award.
Documentary Film Jury:
MARTA BATINIĆ graduated in Philosophy and History from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka. As an active member of Filmaktiv association since 2007 she has been filming, editing and directing, as co-author, short and feature documentary works. She manages educational projects and is a creator of several short stop motion films (which are her fetish), book trailers and one music video. As editor she is involved in many film projects. Although she hardly ever watches TV, she has been working as an editor at a local TV station for two years. Marta is currently working on a film project focused on the subject of sound and plans on moving to England. Sometimes she plays the violin.
ALEŠ ŠUK is an independent filmmaker of Czech descent currently living in Rijeka. He graduated from Prague Film Academy FAMU where he has been a lecturer at the Editing department since 2004. As director, cameraman, editor or producer he has worked on many of his own films. Since 2012 he is one of the founders, organizers and mentors at REFINERI, a platform for the support and development of hybrid AV content in Rijeka.
NIKOLINA HRGA (Student Jury) currently at the end of her studies at the Academy of Applied Arts, Media Arts and Practices (Intermedia).
Fiction Film Jury:
PAULIĆ IGOR was born in Rijeka in 1973. He is currently working as a TV cameraman and video editor. Igor directed and shot several fiction and documentary films, managed a workshop for camerawork and filming. In 2014 and 2015 he worked on the project “ArTVision: A Live Art Channel“ on Kanal Ri broadcasting company, in which he, as co-author, cameramen and editor, made 40 documentary short films about contemporary Croatian multimedia artists. The film „Form is Endless“ about the artist Mirko Zrinšćak will be shown at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival in 2015. Igor received many awards for the documentary films “Bellmaker tončić” (2015), “Return to auschwitz” (2014), “Bus station” (2009) and feature films “Lost” (2013), „Drip“ (2011) and “m&m forever (2010).
DRAGAN RUBEŠA. is a film critic and journalist. Dragan publishes texts in “Novi list”, “La voce del popolo”, “Croatian Film Review” and the program booklet for Cinema “Tuškanac” in Zagreb. A regular collaborator of Art-cinema in Rijeka. Selector of the main program at Subversive Film Festival. Publication: “Body Language: Notes on the Non-Hollywood film” (2005).
TONI JURČIĆ (Student Jury) is currently finishing his 3rd year of undergraduate studies at the Department of Culturology.
Animation Film Jury:
MARTINA PERKUŠIĆ graduated from the Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Central England in Birmingham, After three years of study, she received a BA degree in Graphic Design – Visual Communication and returned to Rijeka, where she founded “Defign” in 2005. “Defign” works with many local and regional companies and small entrepreneurs. Apart from a long collaboration with Ulysses Theater on the Brijuni, it is important to mention her work on “Noise“ (“Buka“), an animated promotional film for Hartera festival, as well as her work with the swimming club Primorje, Publishing Centre Rijeka and cultural associations in Rijeka, which she worked with for many years. Martina designed books, textbooks, theatre and film programs and posters for Croatian and Macedonian clients. She made the animated short film “First Thing” shown at 30 festivals across Europe.
ANA HUŠMAN graduated in Multimedia and Art Education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. She took part in many Croatian and international exhibitions and festivals. Currently she is working as Assistant Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, at the Animation and New Media department. She manages teducational programs and works as mentor at the Restart – School of documentary film. Ana has received both local and international awards for her works, which she exhibited at various events, including the 9th Gwangju Biennale in South Korea, 53rd Oktobarski Salon in Beograd, Medienturm Gallery in Graz, Museum of Contemporary Arts in Budapest, “lucy” bodig & ART ON STAGE, URA, Istanbul, Stuttgarter Filmwinter, IFF Rotterdam, 25 fps in Zagreb, DOK in Leipzig and others. She makes experimental films in which she explores and studies the possibilities of animation, documentary elements in film, voice, articulation and working with amateur actors.
LORIS MATEŠIĆ (Student Jury)
Studying Polytechnics at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Cover photo- still from Eggplant by Yangzi She