Lida Suchy


Lida Suchy is a first-generation American born into a refugee family; she often draws on this background as inspiration for her creative work. She received her MFA from the Yale University School of Art. In recognition of Lida’s creative work, she was named Fulbright Scholar, awarded a Light Work Grant and Artist-in-Residence; a New York State Council on the Arts grant, ArtsLink grant, IREX Fellowship, among others. Lida is co-producer of several documentary films including I Have come a Long Way, About Dogs and People, Pictograph and Prysia’s Garden; for the last two she was also chief photographer. These were screened at film festivals at Oberhausen, Edinburgh, Florence, San Francisco, Krakow, Hamburg, and at Cinéma du Réel Paris, among others. Selected solo or two-person exhibitions include The Photographer’s Gallery, London; Spisske Muzeum, Levoca, Slovakia; The Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC; Galerie Grauwert, Hamburg Germany; Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, Light Work, Syracuse, NY and ArtRage Gallery, Syracuse, NY. Lida’s work is included in public collections at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film; Brooklyn Museum; Bibliothèque Nationale; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Ivan Franko Museum in Kryvorivnya, Ukraine, among others.

Juries 2015

Fiction Competition Jury

Judit Bárdos


Christopher Goodwin

United Kingdom

Zrinko Ogresta


Documentary Competition Jury

Shorts Competition Jury

Eva Križková


Doris Bauer


Harriet Warman

United Kingdom


Michael Pattison

United Kingdom

Róbert Pospiš


Student Jury