Presenting Jury: Dušan Kastelic


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Dušan Kastelic works as a freelance graphic designer, illustrator, animator, author of comics and programmer of computer games. His first attempt in 3D computer animation and his first short animation film was Perk, a video spot which was conceived in 2002 in a collaboration with the polka-punk band Orlek.His latest animated film Chicory ‘n’ Coffee (Čikorja an’ kafe) kicked off in 2008 at the Festival of Slovenian Film where it received the Vesna Award for the Best Animation as one of the best achievements of Slovene animation and short films in general. Since then it has been travelling around the globe and has received numerous awards: the Pilar Bardem Award at the Cineposible Festival, the Best Animated Film Award at the International Film Festival in San Joaquin, the Best Animation Short and Special Jury Prize at the animation festival Mundos Digitales, the Best Animation at the 22nd Foyle Film Festival, and the Best Film at the Levante International Film Festival.



Established in 2006 by Dušan Kastelic, Bugbrain Studio is an independent multimedia and animation studio based in Zagorje. It is well known for its animated short films that won several international awards, but the studio is also working on animation in computer games and in commercials and it is producing comics and illustrations.

animatorjeva autobiografija
Аниматорова анимирана аутобиографија / Animator’s Animated Autobiography
Slovenia, 2004, colour, 2:45

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Перк / Perk
Slovenia, 2002, colour, 2:45

Цикорија и кафа / Chicory ‘n’ Coffee
Slovenia, 2008, 9:00

Зид уздаха / Wall of Sighs
Slovenia, 2009, 4:00