VILIAM ŠTRELINGER

executive director

Producer. He worked on successful Slovak films such as Kandidát, Čiara, and Amnestie. He was the financial director of the Visegrad Film Forum for 6 years. He has produced several online commercials and series. He is a father of 3 children, enjoys cycling and martial arts.

MAROŠ HEČKO

art director

Founder of the AZYL SHORTS, established Slovak producer, screenwriter and musician. Author of many successful films, television and radio projects (100 views, OdVeci). He wrote several novels and collaborated on many films. Currently, he is engaged in screenwriting and film production. His last movie in cinemas was the successful film INVALID.

ALEX POŠOVÁ

project manager

she graduated in Audiovisual Art Production at Faculty of Film and television at Academy of Performing Arts. In addition, she has completed a year of media communication. She prefers to apply her production skills in the world of festivals and advertising. As a producer, she participated in the preparation of several film and music festivals. She loves good coffee, a book, a movie, especially music.

FILIP KUBIŠ

technical coordinator

former main coordinator of the Festival Azyl in 2008–2012, currently production manager, facilitator and IT consultant. He gradually returned to the festival from 2018 until he became a permanent member of the team again in 2020. In addition to the festival, he is engaged in advertising production and marketing. He is interested in psychology, combat sports, IT and film.

PAULÍNA VÍTKOVÁ

DISTRIBUTION AND FILM LICENSE COORDINATOR

She studied film scriptwriting and dramaturgy at the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, but already dabbled in film production during her studies. She participated in the film projects Janove zrno (2019), Amnestie – Film about a film (2019) and Memories ’89 (2019), most recently as a screenwriter on the feature documentary film Geruca (2022), which premiered in September. Together with partner Michal Stašák, they form the creative film studio RYL Motion. She has been dedicated to AZYL SHORTS for the third year in various positions, this year as coordinator of distribution and film licenses. She is currently working on the development of a new series.

DANIELA ONDRÍKOVÁ

administrative and coordinator of AZYL FRIENDSHIP

Graduated from the department of dramaturgy and screenwriting at the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica. She took courses in painting, playing the piano, singing, and acting, but eventually found herself in a film world. While studying, she was in the original production team of the film "Jozef Mak" and participated in the script preparation about Slovak castles and chateaux for Filmworx. She is currently working on several film projects. As part of the AZYL SHORTS short film festival, she is in charge of coordinating the newly created AZYL FRIENDSHIP project.

DOMINIKA VANKOVÁ

production

graduate of Academy of Performing Arts, Department of Production and Distribution. She worked as a production coordinator on the films Amnestie, Zátopek, Slovo and as the second assistant director on the film Láska hory prěnáša and the series KRIMI KRAJ produced by TV JOJ. In addition to cinematography, she is also actively involved in dancing. You can also see her in the Nová scéna Theater in various musicals. She loves traveling, beer and spending time with friends and family. In addition to the preparations for the festival, she is also preparing for her own wedding.

JAKUB MIKULA

graphic designer

He is a graduate of the Comenius University in Bratislava. He works as a graphic designer in the advertising agency Slovák And Friends. He actively participates in the creation of visuals for various socially responsible and artistic projects.

ANDREJ POLAKOVIČ

PR

In May 2018, he successfully completed his master's degree at the Academy of Arts, majoring in acting under the supervision of František Výrostek and Tomáš Mischura. From approximately April 2019, he worked in the Puppet Theater at Rázcestí in Banská Bystrica as an actor/puppeteer, and since 2022 he has been working as a PR manager in Banská Bystrica's Záhrada - the center of independent culture. In addition, he sings, is engaged in slam poetry, helps with the organization of various events not only in the Garden. He revolves around the LGBTI+ community, loves Pokémon, food (both creation and consumption) and movies/series of all possible genres.

DANIELA GREČNEROVÁ

advertising and marketing

graduated from the Faculty of Mass Media Communication in Trnava. She worked at Fun Radio, Zoznam.sk, IS the co-founder of BeatBan.sk and the winner of Startupawards.sk in 2015 with the project Tootoot.fm. She is currently the CEO and PR manager at the House of ukulele agency.

LUKÁŠ SZABO

WEB

GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND WEB DEVELOPER FROM BRATISLAVA. HE HAS BEEN DEDICATED TO COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND PROGRAMMING FOR OVER 20 YEARS, AND HAS BEEN WORKING IN ADVERTISING FOR 15 YEARS. HAS COLLABORATION WITH BANDS LIKE Iné Kafe, From Our Hands, Plus Minus OR WITH SKATEPUNK BRANDS saboters, zulah AND MANY MORE.

ADAM JANDA

OFF PROGRAM

If something is happening, he is always there. In production, he coworked at many events in music clubs, city festivals, grand shows at stadiums and he's regularly working as stagemanager at music festivals. He operated mostly at Nová Cvernovka as chief of production team, at Dobrý trh as art producer and dramaturge, as a tourmanager he took care of band PARA and much more. Momentarily he's taking care of side events of festival and enjoys time as a freelancer. He spends lot of time at water and won't say no to a good tea. Anywhere and anytime.

Samuel Kubovich

Intern

He is studying the fourth year of graphic design at ŠUP in Banská Štiavnica and is self learning about film for more than a year now. He is interested in directing and acting mostly. Successfully he made five short films and starred as one of the extras in upcoming film of Rudolf Biermann. He likes bodybuilding and combat sports.