Joanna Rytel 

Joanna Rytel Born1974 in Warsaw

Works and lives in Stockholm

Education 1999-2004 University of Art,

Konstfack-Stockholm 1998-1999

University of Photo and Film-Gothenburg

1996-1998 Domens Artschool-Gothenburg 

Karin Drake

Karin Drake is an animator and former REX director, areas of special interest include moving images pre-cinema and video technology past, present and future.

Arba Hatashi

Arba Hatashi – Festival Director of Anibar International Animation Festival

Arba Hatashi was born and raised in Peja, Kosovo. She started volunteering at a very young
age in different non-government organizations, with a focus on culture development. For the
last eight years, she has been working actively with Anibar on organizing the only animation
festival in Kosovo, managing and working on the transformation of the only active cinema in
the city of Peja, Cinema Jusuf Gërvalla, into a multifunctional, social and cultural space. In
addition to her work, she has finished her studies as a Bachelor of Information Systems in
2019 in Prishtina.

Previously, she was the Programme Coordinator of the festival for two years and managed
the Anibar Animation Academy and its educational projects working towards the
improvement and development of education in the field of animation in Kosovo. Since the
end of 2019, Arba has been appointed the festival director of Anibar International Animation