Bajko I. Hromalić (Croatia)
Film editor from Zagreb, born in 1953. Since 1974, he has edited a large number of documentaries, commercials
and animated films that have been screened at many international festivals, many of which have received awards
and accolades. Film editor assistant on the feature film "The Beach", directed by Branko Milosevic. Editor of the
animated film "Wiener Blut" that won the Grand Prix in Banja Luka.
He has edited animated films directed by: Vladimir Tadej, Nedeljko Dragic, Borivoj Dovnikovic - Bordo, Ljubica Haidler, Danijel Suljic, Tomislav Gregl, Ana-Marija Vidakovic, Zlatko Bourek, Pavel Stalter and others. In many films he also worked on creating sound effects for music design. He participates in the realization of the Animafest Zagreb Festival, Days of Croatian Film and as a program selector and member of the Artistic Council of the Festival of Croatian Animated Film (FHAF).
In addition to editing films acitvities, he also works on the preservation and restoration of film heritage in Zagreb film. He is a member of the Croatian Society of Film Professionals (HDFD) and a member of the Croatian Branch of ASIFA, an international animated film association.
Saša Rakezić (Serbia)
Since the early 1990s Sasa Rakezic, who draws comics under the pseudonym
Alexander Zograf, became famous not only in Serbia, but also in countries where
collections of his comics were published, with a total of some fifty issues
appearing in the USA, Italy, France, The United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain, Japan,
Germany, Greece, Poland, Hungary, and elsewhere. He is the guest of numerous
comic book festivals, as well as artistic events in general (the author of catalog for
the Serbian Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale). He also presented his work at
solo exhibitions in numerous galleries around the world, from Rome and Paris to
From the beginning of 2003, Alexander Zograf publishes two pages of comics in the Belgrade-based weekly Vreme, collecting these materials into comic book collections of which the latest is titled Encouragement. In 2018, this author appears as the lead narrator and explorer in George Markovic's documentary-feature- animated film, The Last Adventure of Cactus Bato.
Tanja Šljivar (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Dramatist, born in 1988 in Banja Luka, SFR Yugoslavia. She holds Bachelor's and Master's degree in dramaturgy from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. She also completed her master's degree in applied theater studies in Gisen, Germany. She is the author of six full-length plays, as well as three short plays, which have been published in theater magazines, various anthologies, and have been performed and publicly read in professional theaters in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BNP Zenica), Serbia (Atelje 212, Uzice National Theater), Croatia, Poland, Austria, Spain, Albania and Germany (Deutsches Theater Berlin, Schauspielhaus Stuttgart, Dortmund Theater, Paderborn Theater). Also writes and publishes short stories, radio dramas, film scripts (The Celts directed by Milica Tomovic), and theatrical texts. She has won several awards for dramatic writing, including the latest Steria Award in Serbia, the MESS market award in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the nomination for Retzhofer Dramapreis in Austria. Her plays have been translated into a dozen languages, and she has been a guest of literary residency programs in Graz, Vienna and Pristina. She has been invited to residential literary programs in Split (Reading Balkans) and Vienna (Kultur Kontakt) for 2019. She is currently working as drama acting director at the National Theatre in Belgrade.