Founder & Director
Matthieu Darras is the director of Pop Up Film Residency that he founded in 2017. Previously, he founded & directed the European Network NISI MASA (2002-2012), and later on co-founded and was the artistic director of the TorinoFilmLab (2008-2018). A writer for the film magazine Positif (1998-2016), Matthieu Darras has been working as festival programmer, notably for the Cannes Critics’ Week (2005-2011) and the San Sebastian Film Festival (since 2010). He co-founded First Cut Lab in 2015 and serves as Director.
Juraj Krasnohorský is a film producer based in Bratislava. He lived for 14 years in Geneva, Bilbao and Paris where he studied physics, mathematics and film. In 2010 he founded Artichoke and released his debut feature film as director Tigers in the City (2012). As a creative producer he currently works on several animated, feature length and documentary films. His co-produced short film Superbia (2016) competed at Semaine de la Critique in Cannes. He is an EAVE alumni and head of the CEE Animation Workshop.
Kristína Aschenbrennerová is festival programmer for Art Film Fest Košice (since 2010) and Slovak Queer Film Festival (since 2017) with a very soft spot for the Far East cinemas. Furthermore and no less importantly, she is a member of the National Cinematographic Centre of the Slovak Film Institute team responsible for promotion of Slovak cinema and event coordination. As an alumna of the Faculty of Laws of the Comenius University in Bratislava and of film theory and history at the Faculty of Arts of the Masaryk University in Brno, she is ever curious to challenge her capacities.