Short Films


Hayo Freitag

German director and comic books artist. He directed a numer of short films, among others ‘The Three Robbers’, which won a children jury award MARCINEK at Ale Kino! Festival. 


Hugh O'Conor

He is an Irish actor. He started his acting career when he was ten. His first film appearance was opposite Liam Neeson in the 1985 movie ‘Lamb’. He won Young Artist Awards of 1990 for his role in the film ‘My Left Foot’. Currently, he also works as a director and screenplayer.


Katy Kavanaugh

Lead at Catapult Productions and Artistic Director of Screen 360: Films for Children of the World. Her multi-disciplinary work incorporates the two “motion arts”, Dance and Cinema. Her direction and programming established the Children’s Filmfest at the Mill Valley Film Festival. She annually chairs children and youth programming selections at the San Francisco International Film Festival. She was an original delegate to the first Berlin Talent Campus in 2003.


Anita Kwiatkowska

Graduated from Psychology at the University of Warsaw, she studies animation at the PWSFTviT in (Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre) Łódź. In her short movies she presents modern approach to the traditional animation techniques, creating hipnotising, poetic worlds. She also deals in composting and special effects. 

Tonje Hardensen

She majored in Film Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and has since worked for the Norwegian Federation of Film Societies and the distribution company Arthaus. She was President of the children’s film organisation ECFA from 2007-2013, and was Program Director for the Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund in 2012. Currently she works as a Film Adviser at the industry organisation Film & Kino where she supports importation and distribution of quality children’s films in Norway as well as several school cinema activities