Juraj was born in Bratislava in 1975. He studied photography at the Fine Arts School and documentary filmmaking at the Academy of Performing Arts, both in Bratislava. Since completing his studies, he has worked as a screenwriter and director, creating documentaries, features, advertising spots, and music videos.
Juraj’s documentary Blind Loves (2008) premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs section, where it won the CICAE Art Cinema Award. The film was then screened at various festivals across the world, winning several further awards (Golden Eye for Best Documentary at Zurich FF, Audience Award for Best Documentary at Trieste FF, Special Mention for Cinematographer at Plus Camerimage, and others).
His fiction feature debut, Miracle (2013), premiered at Karlovy Vary IFF in the East of the West section and was awarded the Special Jury Mention. The film was also screened at Toronto IFF, Haifa IFF, Thessaloniki IFF, Cottbus FF (Award for Outstanding Actress), Arras FF (Grand Prix), Tallinn Black Nights FF, Vilnius IFF (Award for Best Actress), and many others.
Nina (2017), Juraj’s second fiction feature, celebrated its world premiere at Karlovy Vary IFF, again in the East of the West section, and its North American premiere at Toronto IFF. It won awards at two A-list festivals: Warsaw FF (FIPRESCI Award) and Cairo IFF (Bronze Pyramid).
Plastic Symphony (2022) is Juraj’s third fiction feature and stars Polish actor Bartosz Bielenia. It is set to have its world premiere in the Official Competition section at Black Nights Tallinn FF.
She was born in 1977. She graduated from the Faculty of Film and Television Production at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava in the field of Production and Film Management. She has produced more than a dozen feature films, short and documentary films, videoclips and music DVDs.