In the frame of the 40th World Gallery of Cartoons – Skopje 2012, the international jury has been formed:
MIDHAT AJANOVIC – AJAN, Sweden (President)
ANA von REBERUR, Argentina (member)
RUDY GAYSENSE, Belgium (member)
LENG MU, China (member)
MICE JANKULOVSKI, Macedonia (member)
Short CVs of the jury members:
MIDHAT AJANOVIĆ – AJAN, Sweden
Midhat Ajanovic Ajan is an author and film maker bornin Sarajevo (Bosnia) in 1959. He studied journalism in Sarajevo and filmanimation in Zagreb (Croatia). Between 1984 and 1992 he directed seven animatedshort films. Since 1994 he is living in Gothenburg (Sweden) where he obtained a degree ofDoctor of Philosophy in Film Studies. He teaches animation at various Swedish film schools and writes regularly aboutfilm and animation.He has published many books in various genres and in several languages. Some ofhis books deal with history and theory of animated film. His most recent booksare Den rörliga skämtteckningen (Optimal Press, Gothenburg 2009) in Swedish,Karikatura i pokret (Hrvatski filmski savez, Zagreb 2008) in Croatian andAnimazione e relismo (Animation and Realism”, Cuem, Milan, 2006) in Italian.He worked as the organiser and artistic director ofthe festivals in Podgorica (Montenegro), Zagreb (Croatia) and Eksjö (Sweden)and was the member of many internationally juries.He also did some work in thefield of literature, journalism and newspaper’s cartoons. For his work, he gotvarious rewards at significant festivals and exhibition world-wide.At the WorldFestival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb 2010 he was awarded with Award forSpecial Contribution to Animation Research.
ANA VON REBEUR, Argentina
Ana von Rebeur is a cartoonist and journalist, authorof more than 30 books published in all Latin American countries and Spain. She works in radio and television and is the author of comediesfor theatre. Ms. von Rebeur is a member of Cartooning for Peace,Cartoonist´s Rights Network and she is president of theArgentinian branch of the Federation of Cartooning Organizations(FECO). The recipient of twelve international cartoon awards she also has juried many international cartoon contests and festivals inBrazil, China, Bosnia, etc. Ms. von Rebeur lives in Argentina.
RUDY GHEYSENS, Belgium
Rudy Gheysens was born in 1946 in Oudenaarde,Belgium. He attend course of secondary teacher training – plastic arts - inGhent. He is the founder and chairman of the “EUROPEAN CARTOON CONTEST”, aworldwide known biennale cartoon contest that’s held since 1978 in Kruishoutem(Belgium). Since 1994 he is president ofthe society “EURO-KARTOENALE”.In 2005 he founded the EUROPEANCARTOON CENTER (ECC) in Kruishoutem-Belgium. The ECC wants to promote thecartoon and caricature as being a present day form of art. With differentexhibitions and cartoon activities it promotes contacts between cartoonists ofall over the world. In June 2007 Rudy’s dream came through with theinauguration of a brand new building to house the European Cartoon Centre.He was member of jury on manycartoons’ festivals and contests in many countries, such as:AZERBAIJAN / Baku; BELGIUM / Alter, Antwerp, Beringen, Bokut, Harlbek, Ghent, Kapalen,Knock-Hest; BULGARIA / Ruse; CHINA / Beijing, Gijang; GREECE / Athens; ISRAEL / Haifa; POLAND / Satiricon, Warsaw; RUSSIA / Surgut; SERBIA / Zemun; TURKEY / Bursa.He has organizedmany cartoons’ exhibitions in different countries: Argentina,Belgium, Italy, France, England, China, Bulgaria, Ukraine and others.
LENG MU, China
Mr. Leng Mu, a well- known cartoonist from China. Heis a professional cartoon teacher. Hewas born on Nov 8, 1966. He began his create cartoon in the Nanjing Instituteof Arts in 1988. till now, he has published over 8,000 humorous paintings andcartoons in important newspapers and magazines. Also he has set up a GooglmCartoon Museum and a special intЎЇl cartoon contests news Network: www.Googlm.com Over 350 works have been chosen to the exhibitions and won prizes inInternational Cartoon Contests. Recentyears the main prizes: 2nd Prize in APCA International Cartoon Contest - 2001USA. Silver Prize in International Cartoon Festival of Rhodes - 2002 GREECE.2nd Prize in International Cartoon Contest - 2002 ARGENTINA. 3rd Prize inInternational Ramiz Gokce Cartoon Festival - 2003 CYPURUS. Honourable MentionPrize in 1st India International Cartoon Contest - 2004 INDIA. Excellence Prizein the 3th tw Cartoon Contest - 2004 Taiwai. 2nd Prize in SEOUL Dong-A & LGInternational Competition - 2005 KOREA. Jury Special Prize in TabrizInternational Cartoon Contest - 2005 IRAN. Best Cartoonist Prize in the 14thDaejon International Cartoon Contest - 2005 KOREA. Excellent Cartoon Prize inthe 16th Daejon International Cartoon Contest - 2007 KOREA. Grand Prize inKosova World Cartoon Festival - 2007 KOSOVA. Best Cartoonist of the Year - 2010Sri Lanka.Became Jury members as follows:
Jury Member of 23 Aydin DoganInternational Cartoon Competition - 2006 TURKEY. Jury Member of 1stInternational Cartoon Contest - 2008 AZERBAIJAN. Jury Member of 28th International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest - 2008 TURKEY. Jury Member of TheCar International Cartoon Contest - 2009 IRAN.
MICE JANKULOVSKI, Macedonia
MiceJankulovski has been born in June 1954 in Slivovo, Macedonia. He has graduatedon the Faculty of Architecture in Skopje. He is active in the cartooning andart. The winner of the many internationally awards, he has over 40 soloexhibitions. He is the representative of OSTEN in the jury.