Festival Jury

Gyula Urbán

Gyula Urbán, Hungarian writer and director, was born in 1938 in Székesfehérvár, Hungary. From 1960 till 1965 he studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague ( AMU ). In his rich career he has directed more than 250 living and puppet productions in the theatres all around the globe, several TV and broadcasting productions in Europe. He has also written four volumes of poetry, five volumes of novels, several books for children and several plays and puppet plays. He is a guest professor at Zulia University of Venezuela, University of Chicago, LO-skolen Denmark and Navarra School of Theater in Spain. For his work he was honored with The Distinguished Cross of the Hungarian Republic in 1988. Currently he works at Budapest Theatre.

Henrik Køhler

Henrik Køhler graduated acting in 1987 at the Danish National Theatre School. He also gained Diploma in cultural management at Danish Development Center for Performing Arts in 2011. From 1987 to 1999 he worked as a freelance film, television, theatre for adults and theatre for children and youth actor. From 2000 till 2007 he was Managing Director of Riddersalen, a small city theatre in Copenhagen, for children and adults. In 2007 he became a CEO of Teatercentrum – a centre for dissemination of theatre for children and adolescents and organizer of the Aprilfestival for theatre for young audiences. From 2006 to 2015 he was a Chair of the Board at Danish Development Center for Performing Arts. In the same period he was a member of the Advisory Board at the Danish National School of Performing Arts.

Marijana Prpa Fink

Marijana Prpa Fink was born in 1966 in Novi Sad, Serbia. She graduated acting in 1988 at Arts Academy of Novi Sad. She gained her doctoral degree in the field of theatrology at Faculty of Drama Arts in Belgrade. She is a professor at Arts Academy and at Medical Faculty in Novi Sad. Dr. Marijana Prpa Fink has written two books about theatrology and played in many theatre, TV and film productions. She is a committee member of Performing Arts and Music Department of Matica Srpska, member of Serbian Theatre Critics’ and Theatrologist’s Society, member of Vojvodina Drama Artists Union… She has also been a jury member at many festivals, and has published her works in numerous national and international magazines.