Judge Team

Erik Jasaň

Artistic Director

Erik Jasaň graduated from the Bratislava Conservatory in Music and Dramatic Art. During his studies he performed at the State Theater Košice in the main character of the musical On the Glass Painted (by Ernest Bryll and Katarzyna Gärtnerová). As an actor, he made several short feature films. His films won more than 30 international awards. Erik Jasaň is also the founder of Košice International Monthly Film Festival (KIMFF).
With his film group GOLDEN ART he makes short and feature films. He is currently preparing his first feature film. In year 2019, his short film Happy Marriage was screened in Bengaluru International Film Festival, Academy Award Oscar Qualifying Festival. 

Matej Jánošík


Matej is a university student Academy Of Performing Arts in the field of cinematography. He has made more than 20 short films and won several film awards. Currently he making his first feature film. He works closely with several filmmakers from all over Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

Natália Pavlove

Film Producer

Natalia is a student of one of the oldest film schools in the world, FAMU in Prague. As a student of production she worked on numerous short films. She also worked on the organisation of fim festivals. Currenty she is focused more on development of feature films, distribution and festival strategies.

Dominik Schmidt

Film Critic

Dominik is a independant film director. Recently his film group made a clip for Katarína KS_Loops Šinková, which was officially selected for BeBop festival in New York. Actually, is a student Massmedia communication. He writes most of the film reviews for the festival.

Marcel Smieško


Marcel Smiesko is a Slovak cinematographer currently studying at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. He started with photography, where he won several competitions. Later he discovered the magic of film and cameras. He has several successful student pictures and project behind him. In his work he likes to experiment with shots, especially angles and light.