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Marek Hovorka (Czech Republic)
Marek Hovorka (Czech Republic)
He graduated documentary film studies at the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Fine Arts (FAMU Prague). His filmography includes 5 short or middle-length films. Festival Director of Jihlava Documentary IFF which was founded in 1997. In 1996 and 1997 he organized and hosted discussions with various representatives of Czech cultural landscape. JIDFF is a member of Doc Alliance - partnership of five key European documentary film festivals (CPH:DOX Copenhagen, DOK Leipzig, IDFF Jihlava, Planete Doc Review Warsaw, Visions du réel Nyon). Is a member of advisory board of revue of documentary films called “do” and monthly magazine “dok.revue”. He was invited to several international juries at different festivals (e.g. Visions du Réel Nyon, Doku.fest Munich or Cracow IFF).
Giovanni Donfrancesco (Italy)
Giovanni Donfrancesco (Italy)
A director and producer who lives in Florence, Italy. Originally a photographer, turned to making documentaries after spending several months in Selva Lacandona, Mexico, where he shot a film about the outbreak of the Zapatista uprising. He published two novels and a photographic book. He's the founder of the company Altara Films, which produces his films and other authors as well, with a particular attention to the international coproduction. His works were screened in different international festivals. His last film, The Stone River, was awarded with the Poggiali Award at Rome IFF, the Young Jury Award at the Cinéma du Réel in Paris, the Golden Apricot at the Yerevan IFF and the Italian Golden Globe for best documentary.
Nuno Sena (Portugal)
Nuno Sena (Portugal)
Born in Lisbon in 1969, Nuno Sena is one of the founders and chief programmers of IndieLisboa Festival Internacional de Cinema Independente, now on its eleventh edition. He graduated in Communication Sciences with a specialization in Cinema. Formerly he has worked as an assistant to the Direction of the Portuguese Institute of Cinema and was responsible for the programming and publishing department of the Cinemateca Portuguesa-Museu do Cinema. He has also been a programmer of Doclisboa – Festival Internacional de Cinema Documental 2004-06. Currently, besides directing and programming IndieLisboa, he teaches film history and documentary film in the university.
Korinna Danielou (Russia)
Korinna Danielou (Russia)
Journalist and translator born in Moscow. Graduated from the Philological Department of Moscow State University. Later Korinna Danielou moved to Los Angeles, where she worked for French and Russian editions of Premiere, Ptyuch, Elle. Currently she lives in Paris and organizes festivals, retrospectives and various other activities connected with Russian and European cinema. Since 2010, Korinna Danielou is the Art Director of the Festival of Young European Cinema Voices in Vologda.
Suzanne Khardalian (Sweden)
Suzanne Khardalian (Sweden)
An independent filmmaker and journalist, who lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. She studied journalism in Beirut and Paris and worked as a journalist in Paris until 1988 when she began to work with films. She holds a Master in International Law and Diplomacy at Fletcher School at Tuft’s University in Boston. She is also the author of a book called Deliverance of a story: Filming survivors. Suzanne Khardalian has directed several documentaries, among others: Back to Ararat (1988), Unsafe Ground (1993), Her Armenian Prince (1997), From Opium to Chrysanthemums (2000), Words and Stones - Gaza 2000 (2001), and Grandma's Tattoos (2012). Curently Suzanne is working on a new film entitled The Other Jerusalem.
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