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Nune Hakhverdyan (Armenia)
Nune Hakhverdyan (Armenia)
Born in 1968. Graduated from the Theatre Studies Department of. Yerevan Arts and Theatre Institute. Worked in cultural radio programs’ department of the State TV and Radio Company of Armenia. During 2004-2011, collaborated with 168 Hours daily, as a journalist, writing articles on cultural events. A member of the Armenian Association of Film Critics and Cinema Journalists.
Bojidar Manov (Bulgaria)
Bojidar Manov (Bulgaria)
Born in Sofia, in 1947. In 1970, graduated in Electronics from the Higher Institute of Engineer Studies, Sofia. In 1974 started a regular practice as a film critic and reporter for the press, radio, television. In 1978 graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Art, Cinema Studies Department. During 1978 - 1990 worked at Vreme Film Production Studio as script editor, producer and Studio manager. Scriptwriter of 12 documentaries and script editor (producer) of 124 short films. Member of the Union of Journalists in Bulgaria (1980). Member of the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers (1982). Lecturer at National Academy for Theatre and Film Art, Cinema Studies Department, courses in Film Criticism, Theory of the Screen Image (1980), lecturer in Audiovisual Script Writing and Theory of the Screen Image at New Bulgarian University (1994). Ph.D in Film Theory (1995), Associate professor in Film Criticism (1997), D. Sc. in Film Studies (2003), Professor in Film Criticism (2005). During 1994 – 2000 was the Chairman of Film Criticism Guild at the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers and representative for FIPRESCI. Head of Cinema Studies Department at National Academy for Theatre and Film Art (2000). During 2001 - 2005 was the Vice-President of FIPRESCI. During 2004 – 2007 and 2008 – 2010 was the member of the National Film Board (Bulgaria). Member of International Juries at film festivals in Venice, Berlin, Thessaloniki, Istanbul, Pusan, Sochi, Karlovy Vary, San Sebastian, Valladolid, Palm Springs, Toulouse, Gothenburg, Wiesbaden, Antalya, etc. Author of several books (Theory of the Cinema Image (1996), Digital Audiovision (2000), The Digital Element (2003), Evolution of the Screen Image (2004), Non-Fictional Child (2004), Festival Meetings (2007), Cinema and Other Temptations (2008).
Ales Doktoric (Italy)
Ales Doktoric (Italy)
Born in Gorizia, Italy, in 1960. Graduated from the University of Trieste, the Faculty of Arts, with a thesis on film history. Completed a Master's course in philosophy and theory of visual culture at the University of Primorska in Koper, Slovenia. Presently, a PhD candidate in film studies at the University of Udine, Italy. A member of the Italian Association of Journalists and a freelance contributor to various newspapers and radio-television programmes in Italy and Slovenia. A member of the Regional Cinema Committee of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region. A member of the AV projects Evaluation Committee of the Ministry of Culture - the Republic of Slovenia. An art history, Slovene and Latin Language and Literature high school teacher. The president of “Kinoatelje”, a cultural association which operates between Italy and Slovenia, develops intercultural projects. Within “Kinoatelje”, produced nearly 20 films. Pursues publishing activities at “Kinoatelje” as publisher, co-author, editor (Catalogues of the cross-border festival of Slovene film and audiovisual production Film Video Monitor (1986-2000), The Cinema of the Five Slovenias (1995, co-au/e), Why not Wait till Morning? (1997, co-au/e/pb), Our Daily Cinema (2001, pb), My War (2001, pb), The Republic of Dreams (2004, pb), Nora Gregor. The Imperfection of Beauty (2005, pb), Slovene Screens in Gorizia (2006, pb), Celluloid Borders (2007, pb).
Amir Esfandiari (Iran)
Amir Esfandiari (Iran)
Born in Tehran in 1957, Amir Esfandiari is a graduate in Business Management from Massachusetts Northeastern University. Back in Iran, he worked on a number of coproduction film projects and then started his collaboration with Farabi Cinema Foundation as chief executive of Co-production Department, leading to production of such films as Ron Fricke's Baraka (1992). In 1997, Esfandiari began his work as Head of International Affairs in FCF. Since then he has served as a jury member in a number of international events such as Olympia IFF as president of the jury, Cairo International Children FF, etc.. He is also the Director of international affairs in Fajr IFF (since 1997), Director of international affairs in Children and Young Adults International FF (since 1997), Director of international affairs in Kish IFF (2011), Director of Iranian International Market for Films & TV Programmes (since 1997), Chairperson of Iranian selection committee of best film for Academy of Motion Pictures (1997- 2010), Board member as well as the vice president of CIFEJ (2002 to 2007), member of board of directors of Asia- Pacific FF (since 2000).
Pavel Kostomarov (Russia)
Pavel Kostomarov (Russia)
Born in Moscow in 1975. Ichthyologist by his primary education. In 2002 graduated from the Photography department, All-Russian State Institute of Cinema (VGIK). In 2005 got trained at the Discovery Campus Europhean Documentary Trainings. Lives in Moscow. Worked as an operator on films by V. Aslyuk, A. Uchitel, S. Loznitsa, V. Manskiy, A. Popogrebskiy. His latest directorial work is I Love You feature film (2011). Prize winner for his films Transformator (2003), Peaceful Life (2004), Mother (2007), The Two of Us (2010). 2010 Golden Apricot winner for Together as best documentary film.
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