6-10.12.2023 / Białystok

Meet the Jury of the 17th ŻUBROFFKA International Short Film Festival!

Meet the Jury of the 17th ŻUBROFFKA International Short Film Festival!

The short films in the three Polish and two international competitions will be judged by an international Jury consisting of Bialystok-based director Hanka Nobis, award-winning Hungarian animator Réka Bucsi and Lithuanian director and cinematographer Vytautas Katkus. In addition to the festival’s Grand Prix, awards and prizes in each of the competitions, the Jury will award special prizes for the best: Animation, Documentary, Fiction, Cinematography and Music.

Vytautas Katkus (Lithuania)
Lithuanian director and cinematographer. He directed three short films: “Community Gardens” (Cannes FF Semaine de la Critique, 2019), “Places” (Venice FF Orrizonti, 2020) and “Cherries” (Cannes FF Official selection, 2022). “Community Gardens” won honorable mention (Eastward Window Competition) and New Europe Film Sales’s Talent Award in ŻUBROFFKA in 2019.

Réka Bucsi (Hungary)
Hungarian animation filmmaker, born in Germany. Her film “Symphony No. 42” was shortlisted for the Oscars in 2014 for Best Animated Short. Her personal films were screened at various film festivals all over the world, including all three of them premiering at the Berlinale Shorts Competition (2014, 2016, 2018) and further playing in competition twice at Sundance (2015, 2016), Ottawa, Annecy, AFI Fest, BFI London Film Festival and twice at SXSW (2016, 2018). Réka’s short film “Love” was nominated for Best Short Film at the European Film Awards in 2017. She served on 15 international film festival juries, including the Berlinale Shorts International Jury 2020, Animafest Zagreb 2020 and Sarajevo Film Festival 2022. Réka became a European Film Academy member in 2017 and an AMPAS member in 2021.

Hanka Nobis (Poland)
Born in Bialystok, Poland. In 2009 she began working in both film and theatre, where she performed, created video installations and costumes. In 2016, she started her project in Wajda School. Nobis’ first feature-length documentary „The Right Boy” (2022) premiered at IDFA as a Swiss-Polish co-production between First Hand Films and Offhand with HBO Max and ARTE.