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Sergei Trymbach (Ukraine)
Sergei Trymbach (Ukraine)
Ukrainian film critic, film expert, writer. Born in 1950 in Alexandria (Kirovograd region). Author and complier of books on issues of Ukrainian film culture development, hundreds of articles and reviews in the leading Ukrainian and Russian magazines. In 2007 his book Alexander Dovzhenko: Death of Gods was published and given him Alexander Dovzhenko Ukrainian State Award. Trymbach is the author of documentary films The First Hundred Years Is Hard (1997), Borislav Tales (1998), Bogdan Stupka. Lvov Chronicles (1999), The Love of Heaven (2001), Eternal Cross (2002), Dangerous Free Man (2005), Shcherbitsky (2006), Alive (2008), Dovzhenko Begins (2009), not to mention many. In 1990-93 and 1996-2005: Secretary of the Board of Cinematographers of Ukraine.
Victoria Belopolskaya (Russia)
Victoria Belopolskaya (Russia)
Born in 1963, in Moscow. After the graduation from Moscow State University (Faculty of Journalism) in 1986 she began to work as a film critic for the leading Russian medias. In succeeding years she published more than 300 materials of different genres in Russian press. Now she is a staff film observer of the Psychologies Monthly (Russian edition). Going on to work as a film critic V. Belopolskaya is also а programming director of ArtDocFest, the most influential Russian FF for creative documentaries (Moscow), and the selection committee member of Flahertiana, the only merely documentary FF in Russia (Perm). She has made pre-selection of the films created in Russia & former USSR for Leipzig Documentary FF and collaborates as a scout for Russian doc productions with the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) now. Provided a number of national and international FFs and film institutions with the programs of the documentaries created in Russia. A member of the Russian Academy of Film Arts Nika. V. Belopolskaya was a member of FIPRESCI juries at FFs in Oberhausen (Germany, 1996), Krakow (Poland, 1998), Amsterdam (IDFA, the Netherlands, 1999), Mumbai (India, 2000), and Sydney (Australia, 2002). She was also a member of the international competition jury of Tampere International Short FF (Finland, 2003) & the jury for international documentary competition at Warsaw IFF (Poland, 2007).
Giona A. Nazzaro (Switzerland)
Giona A. Nazzaro (Switzerland)
Is a film critic, journalist and a writer. Born in Zürich, in 1965. Author of many books and essays on Hong Kong Cinema and postmodern action films, he currently writes for the Italian daily newspaper il manifesto and the weekly magazine Film TV. He’s part of Filmcritica’s editorial committee. He was a member of the selection committee for the Torino FF, and a programmer for the Festival dei Popoli (Florence, Italy). He was a correspondent for Extra/L’altro cinema (Rome IFF) and is currently working for the Festival Internazionale del Film di Locarno. From 2011, he is a member of the programming staff for Visions du Réel -Festival International de cinéma (Nyon, Switzerland). Since 2012, he’s been working in the selection committee of the Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma. His first collection of short stories was published in 2010 to unanimous critical acclaim.
Svetoslav Stoyanov (Bulgaria)
Svetoslav Stoyanov (Bulgaria)
Born in Sofia, in 1972. Svetoslav Stoyanov is an award-winning film director, whose creative documentary The Last Black Sea Pirates has competed at more than 25 international festivals, including the world’s leading documentary forums, such as HotDocs, DOK Leipzig and Visions du Reel. It won Best Documentary at the Golden Apricot Yerevan IFF and the FIPRESCI Award at the Krakow FF, among other recognitions.
Svetoslav Stoyanov is co-founder of Portokal, a production company that brings together talented young professionals working in the areas of filmmaking, photography and video and supports them in the development, production and distribution of their author-driven work, since 2000. His film and photography projects have participated in the Venice Biennale, as well as at festivals in Madrid, Dublin, Moscow, Bratislava, Sarajevo and others.
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