ANA NEDELJKOVIĆ (Serbia)
She was born in Belgrade in 1978. Graduated from painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Arts in Belgrade and has acquired PhD in art practice from the same faculty in 2012. She is visual artist working in media of drawing, installation, animated film, and is active in the field of art education. Her first film "Rabbitland" (2013), which she directed together with Nikola Majdak, was awarded the Crystal Bear at the Berlinale. Also, this film received many other awards and was screened at over a hundred festivals around the world. Their second film "Untraveled" was also screened at numerous festivals including Berlinale, Annecy and Sundance, qualified for an Oscar and nominated for an Annie Award in Los Angeles. Their new animated film "About Money and Happiness" was premiered at the Locarno Film Festival in 2022, and then in Annecy in numerous other festivals. They are currently working on the development of a project for their first feature animated film "New Rabbitland".
KREŠIMIR ZIMONIĆ (Croatia)
He was born in 1956 in Đurđenovac. He finished elementary school in Vinkovci and the School of Applied Arts in Zagreb and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Since the mid-seventies, he has been working as an illustrator and author of comics, and he was a member of the avant-garde comic group "Novi Kvadrat". He has been working professionally on animated films since 1979, initially as an animator and main artist, and since 1983 he has been directing independently. He is the author of a dozen animated films and he signs about fifty as a supervisor, producer or art director. He published comics and illustrations in more than 50 newspapers and magazines, illustrated about 30 books and published eight collections of comics. He is the author of several posters, catalogs and texts about comics and animation. Zimonic was the editor-in-chief of the comics magazine "Patak", the graphic and art editor of "Modra laste", the artistic director of the Comic Salon in Vinkovci and one of the founders and president of the Croatian Society of Comic Authors. He was a presenter and mentor at numerous comics and animated film workshops. Created programs and worked as an artistic director and producer of Zagreb Film and. He is many years standing as member of the Council, and later artistic director of the World Festival of Animated Film in Zagreb (Animafest). Producer of animated films in the artistic organization Anima and producer of the television documentary series "Comics in Croatia". He exhibited at numerous exhibitions, and for his work on comics and animated films received several awards and recognitions, including the Vladimir Nazor Award and the Order of Danica Hrvatska with the image of Marko Marulic for special contributions to culture.
TAMARA MAKSIMOVIĆ (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Graduated from the Academy of Arts in Banja Luka, at the Department of Animated Film. Her graduation film "Wheel of Life" competed at more than twenty international animated film festivals and won five awards. For the last five years, she has been working in the field of animation (short films, animated series, music videos, video games, commercials) and collaborates with other authors on creative projects independently and as part of the production company AEON Production. She is part of the "Animacikl" project and a member of the animators' association in RS (DARES). She is a passionate dancer and percussionist. In her works, she deals with topics from the field of spirituality, psychology and mysticism. She is currently working on her second author's film "Živa", in which she combines dancing and animation skills.