The second of the series of workshops in partnership with the Animation Festival Network will take place at the Animateka International Animated Film Festival in Ljubljana from 28 November to 2 December, 2022. Six promising international film journalists and critics will work with tutor Michael Pattison on reviews, interviews, industry stories and essays focused on the animation scene. These articles will be published on Cineuropa and Zippy Frames.
GoCritic! Participants at Animateka 2022
Nikola Jović is a senior undergraduate in the Department of Philosophy and a film critic from Novi Sad, Serbia. He was one of the members of the Young FIPRESCI Jury at the 37th Warsaw Film Festival, as an extension of FIPRESCI's Warsaw Critics Project. As a film critic, he's been a full-time contributor to the UK website Eye For Film and the Serbian site Fantastični vodič. Over the years his articles have been featured in many different publications, such as Film New Europe, IonCinema, Nova S, Oblakoder and others.
Originally from Serbia, Milena Pantović moved to Ljubljana after high school and became a Cultural Studies student who eagerly explores religion, music, art and culture in general that garnered her knowledge and skills when it comes culture, communicating and creativity. This year she participated in the Summer Film Camp at Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, and previously she took part in acting workshops at the Glej theatre in Ljubljana.
Sara Šabec is a programmer for ZOOM Youth Film Festival and City of Women Film Programme in Ljubljana. She is also involved in film education and training at Kinodvor and collaborates with Kino Otok Izola, Kinoteka, Cinemini Europe and Muving Cinema project. She writes pedagogical texts for Animateka, Demiurg, the Slovenian Animated Film Society and Kinodvor.
At the age of 20, Levan Tskhovrebadze won the Georgian National Film Center's Write About Georgian Cinema competition. He took part in the Film Critics Campus at the Udine Far East Film Festival in 2021, and was a member of the Young FIPRESCI Jury at Warsaw Film Festival in 2019. He is the international programme coordinator at Kutaisi International Short Film Festival and co-editor of the Georgian online film magazine cinexpress.ge and has written for Senses of Cinema, Film New Europe, Film International, Eye for Film, IonCinema, Eastern Kicks, Asian Movie Pulse, Fipresci.org, High on Films and Duart.hr.
Miha Veingerl is a Slovenian-born, Austrian-based film critic, journalist and curator. His texts were published in Cineuropa, Nisimazine, Ekran, Koridor and Uncut, among others. He is a member of Slovenian FIPRESCI.
Andreea Vraja is a graphic designer, a former radio journalist, lifetime movie fan and co-founder of Cinefilia.ro, a Romanian blog that creates content and reviews about movies and series - and also creates and manages all social media pages affiliated to the project, for the past four years. Full of passion and curiosity she approaches most of the cinematography genres, but is more fond of the history of animation. Fascinated by the world of motion pictures, she spends a lot of time documenting the industry. With a strong educational background in journalism, multimedia and audio-visual production, her commitment to self study and research is visible in her texts as she is on the path to become a Romanian film critic. In June 2022, at TIFF (Transilvania International Film Festival), the Cinefilia project got the special mention at the Alex Leo Șerban Scholarship.