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Tsvetana Paskaleva (Bulgaria/Armenia)
Tsvetana Paskaleva (Bulgaria/Armenia)
Studied directing at the Higher Institute for Theatre Arts (Sofia) and at the State Institute for Theatre Arts, GITIS (Moscow); she holds Master’s Degree in authorial documentary film from the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography, VGIK (Moscow). In 1990, as a TV documentary filmmaker Paskaleva focused on the ethnic conflict in South Ossetia and made a film devoted to these events. In 1991-94 she worked in Nagorno Karabakh as a journalist, filmmaker and camerawoman to cover the evolving conflict. During these years she produced 7 documentaries (the Karabakh's Wounds chronicles) and numerous reports for TV channels in Bulgaria, France, Germany, Russia, and the USA (Reuters, CNN, NBC, Antenne 2, ZDF, etc.). Paskaleva received a number of awards at international film festivals for her Karabakh's Wounds series. She has made over 20 TV documentaries on social and environmental issues, as well as biography and travel. Paskaleva has been hosting programs at the Armenian Public TV Company since 1995. She conducts master classes on documentary film at professional schools in Armenia, Bulgaria, Ecuador, Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, etc. Paskaleva has been awarded numerous state decorations for humanitarian and professional achievements. She is a member of the International Documentary Association (USA), the Union of Journalists (Bulgaria), and the Union of Cinematographers (Armenia).
Nana Janelidze (Georgia)
Nana Janelidze (Georgia)
Director, scriptwriter, composer. Born in 1955. Studied cinematography and directing under Tengiz Abuladze at the Tbilisi State Institute of Theatre and Cinema. Laureate of both the Georgian State and Iakob Gogebashvili prizes for the film Lullaby. Holds two Nika Awards (Russian Film Academy) for the film Repentance and the film Will There Be a Theater up There?! Works also as drama director at the theatre. In 2000 founded with the actress Nanuka Khuskivadze the production studio N&N. Author of two books: Tengiz Abuladze – reflections, Rezo Chkheidze – On the High Road of Film. Along with group of authors restored and made available a multimedia album of Georgia's first documentary film – Akaki Tsereteli's Journey through Racha and Lechkhumi (1912).
Marina Razbezhkina (Russia)
Marina Razbezhkina (Russia)
Born in Kazan, in 1948. Graduated from the Kazan University as Philologist. Worked as a teacher in a country school, a journalist for republican papers. In 1989 started making documentaries based on her scripts. She is the author and director of over 40 non-feature films, which participated in competition programs of the IDFA, Prix Europa (Berlin), Message to Man (St. Peterburg), Vila do Conde (Portugal), Drama (Greece) and other FFs. In 2004 she made her first feature film, Harvest Time, which won FIPRECSI Prize at the Moscow IFF in 2004. The film was screened at more than 50 IFFs and won various awards. It’s her 7th year as the Head of Documentary Film and Documentary Theatre School (together with M. Ugarov), organized by her. Member of Film Union of Russia, Academician, Nike Cinema Arts Academy of Russia, Full Member, European Academy of Film Art.
Antonio Delgado (Spain)
Antonio Delgado (Spain)
Born in Ciudad Real (Spain), 1962. BA in Information Sciences (Sound and Image) and in Law. For his post-graduate work, he did a Masters in Audiovisual Production and several courses in screenwriting and directing. His professional career in the audiovisual sector includes work in directing and producing short and full-length films. He has also worked in television. In 1994 and 1995 he did work in researching, cataloguing and conserving the collection at the Film Museum of the Spanish Film Archives. From 1997 to 2003 he was a Film Consultant and Head of the Office for Promoting Cinema and Audiovisuals in the Regional Ministry of the Arts of the Community of Madrid. For the festivals held through 2003, he was the promoter and director of the Muestra de cortomentrajes (Short FF) of the Community of Madrid, the Circuito de Cine en Verano (Summer Film Tour) and the IF of the Animated Image of Pozuelo de Alarcón-Community of Madrid (Animadrid). He was also member of the Higher Board of Audiovisuals of the Community of Madrid. In addition to having served on many film juries, he directed the short film Al pasar la barca in 2003 and in 2010 the documentary How to see Egypt. He is currently Director of Cinematography Activities at Madrid Art and Culture Ltd., and he is in charge of Cineteca (a cultural complex dedicated to audiovisual activities located at Matadero Madrid). He is also member of the Madrid Film Commission’s Board of Management, the Madrid de Cine organizing committee (Spanish Film Screenings), and Director of the International Documentary FF of Madrid, Documenta Madrid.
Nouneh Sarkissian (Armenia)
Nouneh Sarkissian (Armenia)
Journalist and Media Expert. For the past 17 years has been working as the Managing Director of Internews Media Support NGO in Armenia, oversights production of TV and radio programs, documentary films as well as journalism and other media related trainings for the students and professionals. Nouneh Sarkissian has over 25 years’ experience in broadcast journalism. In 1986-96 she served as a reporter, editor and producer with the Armenian National TV Company and later with A1 - Armenia’s first independent news production TV studio. Nouneh Sarkissian is the author and producer of hundreds of TV reports and programs and documentary film projects (Dialogue through Films 2007-2010; World of Conflict 2007-2012; Workshop on a Crossroads 2007, 2009, 2012; Memory without Borders 2012, etc.). She is a member of the Union of Journalists of Armenia, board member of the Yerevan Press Club, advisory board member of EPF-Armenia. She served as a jury member for several professional competitions and festivals locally and internationally, including Emmy International (2005, 2011), Sunchild IFF (2009), ReAnimania IFF (2011).
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