Director and Animation

Vladislava Plancikova

(1985, Galanta)

Vladislava Plancikova was raised in a small Hungarian village in southern Slovakia. Driven by her interest in stories, history and social context of the people, she enrolled in the Department of Journalism of the Commenius University and achieved her Bachelor’s Degree. She then started Documentary Filmmaking at the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava.

During her study, she has directed several remarkable student films and the ones shown at the European film festivals are : A. Kraus (2010) - Trieste Film Festival ( Eastweek Project - New Talents, Great Masters), Papa (2008) - Festival Early Melons Bratislava and Nasiel by som cvrcka v trave (2009) ( If I Found a Bug In Grass) - Film Festival DOCS, Acko Student Film Festival, nominated best student documentary film.

She has worked as a director for Slovak National Television (STV) on several projects such as the documentary series Children about children (2011) and the publicistic series Roads of Hope (2011). She has also worked for other production companies and charity organisations and directed Uspavanie (2010, Oz Navrat). Her focus is mainly on social documentary filmmaking.

Recently she is working at feature-length documentary:Black and white magic.


Zuzana Cséplő


Zuzana Cséplő was born in Bratislava, Slovakia. After graduating from the Slovak Technical University, she studied Editing at the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) in Bratislava. As a film editor, she has collaborated with a number of leading Slovak filmmakers and worked on projects of various genres. She worked on a number of documentaries: The Last Caravan (Posledná maringotka, directed by Peter Beňovský, 2008), The Border (Hranica, directed by Jaroslav Vojtek, 2009), Ilja (directed by Ivan Ostrochovský, 2010), Velvet Terrorists (Zamatoví teroristi, directed by Peter Kerekes, Ivan Ostrochovský, Pavol Pekarčík, 2013) and feature films: A Sad Waltz (Smutný valčík, directed by Jaroslav Rihák, 1996), A Following Act (Ďalšie dejstvo - Következő felvonás, directed by Mátyás Prikler, 2006), Cinka Panna (directed by Dušan Rapoš, 2009), Thanks, Fine (Ďakujem, dobre, directed by Mátyás Prikler, 2009).

Editor and Animation

Terezia Mikulasova

(1987, Bratislava)

Terezia Mikulasova has been living in the beautiful Devin near Bratislava, Slovakia ever since her childhood and is heavily influenced by her artistic family.

She studied Film Montage at the Film and Television Faculty in the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. During her studying she attended Vancouver Film School for one year and successfully graduated with a Diploma in Classical Animation upon completing her short film : Longing (2011) - Acko film festival 2011.

Professionally she has worked as an editor for many production companies and charity organizations on documentaries such as Uspavanie (2010, Oz Navrat), Cans of time (2012) and feature documentary Gypsies Go to Election (2012).

Now she is living and working in Canada.


Andrej Gregorčok

(1984, Banská Bystrica)

Andrej Gregorčok študuje na doktorandskom stupni Katedry animácie Filmovej a televíznej fakulty Vysokej školy muzických umení v Bratislave. Ako študent vytvoril niekoľko animovaných kraťasov (Lighta 2012, Frankenhand 2011) a momentálne pracuje na svojom debutantskom filme s názvom Nočná. 

Popri štúdiu pracuje aj ako freelance animátor a režisér. Spolupracoval na animovanom TV seriály Mimi a Líza (réžia: Katarína Kerekesová 2012-15), Sneh (réžia: Ivana Šebestová, 2013), Fongopolis (réžia: Joanna Kozuch, 2014), ako aj na propagačných spotoch.


Tomas Kaminsky

(1971, Košice)

Tomáš has been involved with the Slovak media and film industry since 1994. He has worked as journalist, scriptwriter, editor, director and producer for several radio and TV service providers and independent production companies. He has also been involved in numerous documentary projects, and is active in charity projects. In 2010, he founded an independent docu-art production company Mandala Pictures


Short films:

The Little Big History of Mikuláš Huba; Beyond Return; Gypsy European Artist, 26 mins, 1998–2000, Slovakia – Writer, Director, Producer; The Colors of Stones directed by Juraj Jakubisko, 26 mins, 2002, Slovakia – Producer, Script Editor; Sendreiovci. A Gypsy Band on the Road, a docu-soap directed by Jaro Vojtek, 9x26 mins, 2006, Slovakia – Scriptwriter, Producer;

Feature-length documentaries:

The Gypsy Vote directed by Jaro Vojtek, 72 mins, 2012, Slovakia, Czech Republic – Scriptwriter, Producer. The film was awarded with East Silver Eye - Special Mention at IDFF Jihlava 2012;

Felvidek: Caught in Between, directed by Vladislava Plančíková, 75 mins, 2014, Slovakia, Czech Republic – Producer.


Okhwan. Mission Impossible, directed by Marek Mackovič, 80 mins, expected release: 2015, Slovakia, South Korea, UK – Producer. The project was awarded with Best Pitch at Asian Side of the Doc 2013, developed at Dok. Incubator 2013, powered by Dok.Leipzig. Full length documentary about Okhwan Yoon, a Korean law school graduate, who threw away his suit and tie and set up for (im)possible "mission" - to reunify Korea. He visited 192 countries, was hit by a car 6 times, had 5 surgeries and spent 41 days on hunger strike. A hero or a dreamer?

Parallel Lives, directed by Adam Hanuljak, 80 mins, 6 x 26 mins tv series, expected release: 2015, Slovakia, developed at  Doc Tank workshop by IDF, Prague, Czech Republic.

The documentary shows how, in the past, people´s private lives were affected by the practices of secret police and the political power of the communist regime and draws parallels with our present day lives.

Camera Operator

Dusan Husar

(1988, Bratislava)

Dusan Husar succesfully graduated his studies of Cinematography and Photography at the Film and Televison Faculty in the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava.


Debora Pastirčáková

(1990, Michalovce)

Debora Pastircakova at present time studies Directing at the Film and Television Faculty in the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. She is interested in photography. In his work with photography picture she pay attention to intimity of moment while using essence of trivial things.


Igor Baar





Gesa Marten


Editor, Dramaturg, Lecturer

Having studied in Paris and Munich, Gesa Marten then graduated from Cologne University, in Science of Theatre, Film and Television, German Literature and Philosophy (Master of Arts Degree).

As a freelance film editor Gesa Marten has since 1991 edited more than 60 films - feature films including “Fräulein Stinnes travels the world” (2008) or “LowLights” (2009) as well as documentaries including “pereSTROIKA” (2009), “Wo stehst du?” (2011) or „The Order of Things“ (2013). She is very much committed to her work as a dramaturgic consultant specialising in feature-length documentary film (such as “Hoffenheim” (2010) or “Fremd - Foreign” (2011)).

Her work was nominated in 2000, 2004, 2006 as Best Edit at the German Television Award for “Abnehmen in Essen” and at the German Camera Award for “Krokodile”, “Im Augenblick” and “Geschwister Vogelbach” respectively.

In 2005, she received one of Germany’s most prestigious editing awards the Film+ Bild-Kunst Schnitt prize for her documentary “Was lebst du?”. In 2008, she was again nominated for this award for the documentary “Lost in Liberia” and in 2009, she won this award a second time for “pereSTROIKA - reCONSTRUCTION of a flat”.

Gesa Marten has taught at various film schools since 1996 (KHM Köln, ifs Köln, HFF Potsdam, UdK Berlin, ZeLIG Bozen, BFM Tallinn etc.).

She is a member of the European (EFA) and the German Film Academy.

copyright Thekla Ehling


Peter Kerekes

(1973, Košice)

A Slovak documentary director and producer of Hungarian nationality, who does not consider himself to be Hungarian neither Slovak, but citizen of Košice. The most well known movies are: Ladomírske moritáty a legendy, 66 Seasons, Cooking History, Velvet Terorists. Since 2003 has been lecturing at the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava.

Development and production of this film was financially supported by

With financial support ofSlovak Audiovisual FundMinisterstvo kultúry Slovenskej republikyStátní fond České republiky pro podporu a rozvoj české kinematografie
Main partner
of Traveling Cinema
With financial support ofSlovak Audiovisual FundMinisterstvo kultúry Slovenskej republikyStátní fond České republiky pro podporu a rozvoj české kinematografie
Main partner
of Traveling Cinema