Writer, playwright and graphic designer, author of popular books for adults and award-winning novels for children and young adults. His books have been translated into many languages. Laureate of the Literary Award of the Capital City of Warsaw, the Astrid Lindgren Literary Competition and IBBY Books of the Year, just to name a few. His novel Arka czasu was dubbed 2015 children’s Book of the Year by Jury der Jungen Leser. For his lifetime literary work, he was awarded the Gulliver in the Land of Giants Award and the Gloria Artis bronze medal. In 2016, the film adaptation of his book Za niebieskimi drzwiami was premiered, and in 2021 a film based on his novel Czarny Młyn will be released in cinemas.
She graduated from the Dutch Film Academy. Her family film ‘Het paard van Sinterklaas’ and the sequel ‘Waar is het paard van Sinterklaas?’ were awarded the Golden Film award.... Frederike Migom
Director and screenwriter. Frederike studied in New York and Paris, and currently lives in Brussels. Her ‘Nkosi Coiffure’ (2015) was supported by the Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF) and has screened at Tribeca and BFI among many other film festivals, winning awards in Valladolid, Washington and Brussels, just to name a few.... Agnieszka Kruk
A script-neurone collider – an internationally-working special agent for script-related matters. Writer, educator, script coach. Agnieszka has co-created about 1200 episodes of primetime TV series broadcast on the largest Polish TV stations....
Writer, playwright and graphic designer, author of popular books for adults and award-winning novels for children and young adults. His books have been translated into many languages. Laureate of the Literary Award of the Capital City of Warsaw, the Astrid Lindgren Literary Competition and IBBY Books of the Year, just to name a few.... James Gardner
A director and screenwriter, James’ works include the short films ‘Barry Glitter’, ‘The Car Washer’ and festival favourite ‘Ferris & The Fancy Pigeon’ (which was shortlisted for Odeon’s ‘Best Short of the Year’ and won the Royal Television Society award).... Ekaterina Bordacheva
Producer, programmer and festival organiser. Ekaterina has sat on juries of such film festivals as the 2014 Juniorfest in the Czech Republic, 2015 Schlingel International Film Festival in Germany, 2018 ZLÍN Doc in Czech Republic.
An educator, translator, film and pop culture critic. She endlessly discusses films and TV series – with viewers (whenever the opportunity arises), with creators (during festivals), with other critics (through the media), with students and most importantly: with children and young adults.... Rebecca Akoun
She completed her studies at Ecole Estienne Superieure des Arts Graphiques (France) and Bezalel Academy of Art & Design (Israel, Screen Based Arts departments). She also took part in a semester exchange programme at the Hochschule Luzern Design & Kunst (Switzerland).... Onur Yagiz
Director, writer, producer. He was born in France to Turkish parents. He had studied literature, theatre and film at the Sorbonne-Nouvelle University (Paris), before directing ‘Patika’ (2013) and ‘Toprak’ (2017)....
A director and screenwriter from the Tricity. He graduated from the international screenwriting workshops of ViSTa Lab Academy in Sokołowsko, Pomeranian Film Workshops and Workshops in Film and New Media Review at the Gdynia Film School.... Matylda Elson
A high school student, theatre and film reviewer at the Theatre Journal (Dziennik Teatralny) wortal. A Finalist of the Philosophy Olympics and the Film and Social Communication Knowledge Olympics.... Zuzanna Dorota
In 2019, she performed with the Teatr bez Nazwy theatre at the Polish National Theatre Feast in Horyniec Zdrój. In 2020, she won the first team prize at the 22. National Shakespearean Festival in Lublin....
Margret is a project manager at the German Children’s Film Association. She holds degrees in English and German Literature as well as in Media Studies. She’s passionate about speculative genres, the extraordinary and – of course – media for children.... Becky Parry
Becky Parry is the Programme Director for the MA Digital Literacies, Culture and Education in the School of Education, at the University of Sheffield.... Agnieszka Sinicka
A programmer, educator and coordinator of educational programmes in the fields of contemporary art and film. She graduated in Art History from the University of Warsaw....
My name is Zosia, I am 11 years old and I am thrilled to be on the jury of Ale Kino! Festival. At home, I help my mother look after our pack of dogs. I am interested in travels and technological innovations.... Krzysztof Matuszewski
My name is Krzysiu, I’m 11 years old. I am the older brother of Zuzia, the son of Karolina and Łukasz and the owner of a chinchilla named Rysio, as well as a big fan of cars and nature. I like watching action films and – as befits an automotive enthusiast – movies about cars.... Jowita Mączyńska
My name is Jowita and I’m 11 years old. I like fantasy and fairy-tale type of books and films a lot. My favourite foods are beets, French fries and all kinds of cakes....
I’m 11 years old and a student of the 6. grade of primary school. I love dancing and drawing, and I’m a huge Harry Potter fan. What’s happening to our planet worries me, so I engage in various awareness campaigns.... Iga Bogusz
I am 12 years old and a student of the 7. grade of primary school in Poznań. I like to read fantasy and science-fiction books, draw and listen to songs from different genres. I’ve played the violin since I was 6.... Agata Przybylska
I’m 13. I read a lot and write stories, and work with the school paper. My interests include learning to play the guitar, singing and acting – I took part in theatre workshops....
Passionate about film in every respect: as a viewer, critic and creator. An amateur photographer and active volunteer at sports and cultural events.... Ada Wójkiewicz
A Finalist of the Film and Social Communication Knowledge Olympics, she also won the second prize in the Wielkopolska Film Knowledge Competition. This year, she has taken up education in film studies and media culture at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.... Zofia Stasina
Eighteen-year-old student of Film Production Organisation at Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School, University of Silesia in Katowice, as well as Cultural Studies at the University of Wrocław....
Painter, film director, film and art teacher, and PhD researcher at FAMU. The short fiction ‘Touch of Concrete’ (2017) is her most recent film.... Tehzeeb Khurana
Founder and curriculum designer at Toon Club (a pioneering and award winning organisation dedicated to teaching the Art of Animation and Visual Storytelling to children and young adults).... Karolina Giedrys-Majkut
A graduate of the Institute of Applied Linguistics at the University of Warsaw and the departments of Cultural Studies and Psychology at the Warsaw University of Social Sciences and Humanities. A coordinator and originator of film education projects (‘Kinoterapia’, ‘Shortcut – small stories, big things’, ‘Good Connections’)....