Natália Bokníková

Born and raised in Bratislava, Natália moved to Starý Smokovec in the High Tatras to run a café and tea shop U Vlka with her friends. For many years, she worked for the Mountains and City Festival and its sister festival VIMFF in Vancouver, Canada. As a programming coordinator, she watched with pleasure every film submitted to the festival. And now, as a juror, she will watch with pleasure all the films the programming team selected for the film competition and will add her voice to the jury’s decision.

Aleksander Lwow

Polish Himalayan mountaineer, alpinist, climber and one of the most important mountaineers of today. He has countless challenging ascents in the highest mountains of the world, including Mount Everest and K2, and many other dangerous expeditions. Alek has gained respect and recognition not only as a climber, but also as a journalist specializing in the field of outdoor activities and adventure.

Ildikó Kandrács

Painter, photographer and president of Hungarian Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Federation.
Studied at Hungarian University of Applied Arts (MOME) Department of Visual Communication – Photography.
In the 90s she climbed climbed difficult alpine routes in various European mountain ranges and participated in sport climbing competitions. In 2012 she founded the Chamois Rock Climbing Association and she devoted herself to teaching and coaching activities on rock and artificial walls.

Ľudo Hičár

Ludo Hičár is a cameraman from Slovakia. He has been behind the camera for more than 25 years - he worked in Czech Television for 15 years, and for the last 10 years, he has been a cameraman for Slovak TV JOJ. He often participates in small and large TV projects, trips around the world, and in political, sporting or social events. Together with Michal Rybanský, he won the President of the Slovak Republic Award at the Ekotopfilm Festival for the Indian documentary 'Desert Rose'. He can't walk through the forest without picking up trash. Whatever the season, he prefers to spend his free time in nature, although he often pitches a tent at home with his son. He enjoys learning about outdoor clothing, equipment and filming.

Martin Krejsa

(* 1965, Ostrava), university teacher at the Faculty of Civil Engineering VŠB-TU Ostrava, publicist and photographer
He has been engaged in mountaineering since the eighties of the last century. As an active climber, he participated in many expeditions in all corners of the world. In his publishing activity, he mainly focuses on portraits of legendary climbers and on important events in Czech, Czechoslovakian, and also world mountaineering. He published in the magazines Montana, Horolezec, Ľudia a hory, Everest and Adventure. Since 2016, he has been a member of the board of directors of the History of Adventure fund, which tries to map the forgotten stories of adventurers from the past.