6-10.12.2023 / Białystok

Meet the Young Jury!

Meet the Young Jury!

The Young Jury will select the best film from among the films participating in the national competitions of the 17th edition of our festival. The jurors will also learn the secrets of creating a film and an information blog, with a film critic and a blogger Krzysztof Spór as their guide!

Krzysztof Spór (the jury president)
Journalist dealing with broadly defined film and media issues, promoter and animator of film culture. Co-founder of the Stopklatka.pl portal and its editor-in-chief in the years 2000-2013. Winner of the Jan Machulski Award for lifetime achievement for Polish independent cinema. Juror of numerous film competitions at national and international festivals. Since 2013, he has been the artistic director of the Film-Music-Painting Festival ”Summer with Muses” in Nowogard. With his knowledge he supports among others: Krakow Film Festival, Dąbskie Film Evenings and Ińskie Film Summer. At the Castle of Pomeranian Dukes in Szczecin, he works in the team managing the West Pomeranian Film Fund “Pomerania Film”. In the monthly magazine “Kino”, he runs the sections “Varia” and “Premieres”. In the “Film Magazine of the Polish Filmmakers Association”, he publishes materials about the cinema market in Poland. Author of the film-information blog “Spór w kinie” (sporwkinie.blogspot.com), for which he received the PISF award in 2017 in the category of Film Publicism on the Internet. He specialises in topics concerning Polish cinema, writing about the festival market, box office, cinema classics, documentaries and genre cinema. He watches several hundred feature-length films a year and strongly prefers screenings on the big cinema screen.

Zofia Ginszt
A student of the Secondary School no. 2 in Białystok. A cat lady and photographer in one, in her free time a horror film and cartoon maniac.

Maria Kiszło
Student of English Philology at the University of Białystok and the Warsaw Film School. Currently a ticket agent at the cinema, she learned about life through cassette and television film screenings.

Wiktoria Obuchowicz
Student of piano and composition at the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz. She is looking for interesting stories and combinations of various fields of art in her life, mainly music, film and visual arts.

Ivan Savaryn
Student of the Teachers of Underground Education Secondary School no. 7 in Białystok. Originally from Ukraine, he has been living in Poland for some time, learning more about the local culture. He is interested in film, animation, as well as history and ways of telling it.

Jagna Samojlik
Student of the Secondary School with Additional Belarusian Language Classes in Hajnówka. Fan of indie music, forest walks and podcasts. In her free time, she shoots short stories in which she casts her friends.

Spór w kinie
During ŻUBROFFKA, Krzysztof Spór will try to shed light on the nature of his work, the challenges and difficulties it entails, the sacrifices and joys it brings. He will also talk about what we have not written, why cinema, where it is going and whether we are totally doomed to Netflix. There is no doubt that everyone has to find their own way to their passions, but it is useful to know the different points of view leading to making one’s dreams come true. This will be a casual and tentative workshop meeting, entitled, it can’t be otherwise… “Spór w kinie”!