Tutors

The tutors for Short Films pitching preparation:

Zsuzsanna Kreif is a freelance animation director and illustrator based in Budapest, graduated from MOME in 2014. Her first film, Limbo-Limbo Travel, co-directed with Bori Zétényi was pitched on VAF, won best short film prize, and also the opportunity to work in coproduction with the French company Lardux Films. The film was finished in 2014, and was selected and awarded on several international film festivals. Zsuzsanna also directed the twelve episodes TV-series Candide for the Hungarian Television, which was finished in 2018. At this moment, she works on a new animated project Dino Doom on Desert Planet.

 

Philip LaZebnik has written numerous television episodes and motion picture screenplays in Los Angeles and Europe, but he is primarily known for his animated features at Disney and DreamWorks. His screenwriting credits include Disney’s Pocahontas and Mulan, and DreamWorks’ Prince of Egypt and The Legend of El Dorado. Philip also wrote the book for the theatrical musical adaption of Prince of Egypt for DreamWorks.

 

Screenwriter and creative producer Phil Parker works on five continents and has developed original content in over twenty countries demonstrating there is a global capacity for new concepts. His clients have included Aardman Animation (the Oscar winning Wallace and Gromit – Curse of the Were-Rabbit and multi-award winning The Pearce Sisters), the Mob Film Company (Terry Prachett’s The Hogfather), Foreseesense (Bach in Brazil – 2016, 16 weeks in German Box office), the UK Film Council, Berlin-Brandenburg Medienboard, PRIME Exchange, and Nord Media. Phil Parker, co-wrote Manou the Swift (2018) and is a co-founder and CEO of BCre8ive, a multiplatform online development company.

 

The tutors for Series / TV Specials pitching preparation:

Agnes Bizzaro works as a consultant for European broadcasters and producers. She started her career in TV production in France and then moved to the public channel, France 2, where she was responsible for the coproduction of animation series. She then worked for the channel M6 (RTL Group) in the fiction department. She is also a content coordinator for Cartoon Springboard, the Cartoon pitching event dedicated to young European talents. She was a jury member at Fest Anca 2018.

Anna Vášová started as a script executive at Czech TV in the 1990s. During that time she worked on several landmark projects including a feature film Kolja – Oscar for Foreign Feature in 1996. She also lectured dramaturgy at the Academy of Performing Arts and wrote scripts for theatre, TV and radio. Later she led the production and distribution arm of Barrandov Studios and then became Director of Programs at Czech TV. From there, she moved to Eurovision/EBU in Geneva, where she spent 15 years mana­ging over 50 international co-productions across 86 broadcasters from 56 countries. Until 2018 Anna led two sectors at the Visegrad Animation Forum (now CEEA Forum). Currently, she is an independent scriptwriter and established an animation company 13ka focusing on scripts, project development and international cooperation. She is also a member of Czech TV Director’s Advisory board , lectures pitching at the Animation Department at FAMU and serves as a FAMU Artistic Board member.


There is no tutoring for the Feature Films category.