Animated Film Jury

  • Anna Błaszczyk
  • Céline Ravenel
  • Katarína Minichová
  • Kote Camacho
  • Liset Cotera


Anna Błaszczyk

born in 1981 in Łódź/Poland, graduated from the Łódź Film School. Her debut film CARACAS (2006) received many awards at festivals in Poland and abroad. She is a graduate of the European Animation Masterclass in Halle (Germany), where she realized NANNYLESS. Apart from animation, she is also interested in book and press illustration. Her works have been published in magazines such as "Wprost" or "Lampa", and for such publishers as Gdańskie Wydawnictwo Psychologiczne, Operon and Edukacja Polska. Since 2009 she has worked as an animator on the production of the animated feature film JEŻ JERZY.


Céline Ravenel

studied Art and Communication at French university. She worked as special effects woman in a cinema and audiovisual company. Since 2005, she's the artistic director of Ciné-Jeune Film Festival, the first one created in France for young people (created in 1983 at Laon). Now, she's also member of the board of the ECFA (European Children’s Film Association).


Katarína Minichová

graduated from School of Arts and Sciences at Charles' University, Prague with MA in Film and Aesthetics. Initially, she worked as a film critic and theorist specializing in children and youth programs. Her work in television (Slovak Television, STV) ranged from researching children as audience to analyzing feature, documentary and animation programs. She later worked as a producer, executive producer and screenwriter of feature and animated programs, many of which received awards home and abroad. She authored numerous analytical studies and screenplays for television features. She participated as a member of international juries and also conducted international workshops and conferences in the area of film and television creativity for children. For more than a decade she was appointed a member of the Experts Youth Group of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Since 1993, she has been lecturing at the Department of Animation, Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Since 2006 she is Program Director of the Biennial of Animation Bratislava (BAB), International Festival of Animated Films for Children, which is organized by BIBIANA, International House of Art for Children in Bratislava. She was elected vice president of CIFEJ (Centre International du film pour l'enfance et la jeunesse) in October 2009.


Kote Camacho

Born in Oiartzun, 1980. A graduate in Fine Arts by the University of the Basque Country, Kote Camacho has been a comic scriptwriter and artist for Napartheid. He has lived in Bilbao, Madrid and London. He has been a storyboard artist (CAÓTICA ANA by Julio Medem; 28 WEEKS LATER by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo), traditional and 3D animator and he has also worked in post production. He currently lives in Oiartzun, where he has created his first short film for the silver screen, LA GRAN CARRERA.


Liset Cotera

author of many animation projects co-created by children, was born in Mexico in 1962. Since 1993 she has been an active member of CIFEJ (Centre International du film pour l'enfant et le jeunesse) and since the year 1995 has been the Founder and Director of the Children's International Film Festival in Mexico City, making 16 emissions from this festival with the aim to promote and disseminate quality films among children in Mexico. She was part of the Board of directors of CIFEJ from 1999 to 2002 and participated in various festivals as a member of the Jury.