Selection Committee 2017

Hannah Letaïf

Hannah LetaïfBorn on November the 28th, 1987 in Strasbourg, France. Studied "Cinema and Audiovision" in Lycée Stanislas in Wissembourg, Alsace. In 2011 graduated from the Superior School for animation La Cambre in Brussels. During her education there she creates three animation films: "Routine" (2009), "Sentenced to Life" (2010) and her graduation film "I am not a monster" (2011), which wins the grand prix for best animated film in the festival "Une nuit trop courte" in Grenoble (2012) and the jury’s award from the festival Micro&Film (2012) in Aubenas, France. It’s included in the official competitive program in around 40 international film festivals, including Annecy, 2012 and Premier Plan in Angle, 2012. Her debut "A Slice of the country" (2015) was broadcasted on the french channel ARTE. She created the animated openings for the festival Rencontres Internationales du Cinéma d'Animation in Wissembourg.


Nikola Majdak, jr.

Nikola Majdak, jr.He was born in Slovenia in 1972. He has MFA from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, camera department. For the past 20 years he has been a freelance cameraman, animator, director and lecturer.
"Rabbitland" (2013)
"Jelovnik" (Menu) (2000)
"Usamljeni hasisar" (Lonely Hashishman) animation music video for Darkwood Dub (1995)
"Situacija" (Situation) animation music video Darkwood Dub (1997)
"Volim je ja" (I love her) animation music video Vampiri (1992)

"Rabbitland" (2013) was screened at over a hundred festivals around the world. It was awarded the Crystal Bear at the Berlinale and has won other numerous awards.

Gospodin Nedelchev – Dido

Gospodin Nedelchev – DidoDirector, artist, animator and screenwriter in over 40 animated and documental films. Participated in the official selection committees and awarded in a multitude of international film festivals.
Graduated the National academy for theatre and film arts "Kr. Sarafov" with a major in Animation Directing. A doctor in "Cinema Studies and Film and TV Critical Studies", an animation professor in NATFA "Kr. Sarafov". Participated in international conferences, gave lectures and directed master classes in Moscow, Sofia, Uzbekistan, Serbia, etc.
Private film producer, a member of the Union of Bulgarian Film Makers and the Union of Bulgarian Journalists.

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