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David D’Arcy (USA)
David D’Arcy (USA)
David D’Arcy reviews films for Screen International and speaks about films regularly on BBC television and radio. His writes a film blog titled, Outtakes, on artinfo.com. He is a programmer for the Haifa IFF in Israel and writes about art for The Art Newspaper of London. D’Arcy is the screenwriter and producer of Portrait of Wally, a 2012 feature documentary about the international battle over a stolen painting by the Austrian artist, Egon Schiele. He has written widely on disputes over cultural property.
Marine Ales (Russia/Armenia)
Marine Ales (Russia/Armenia)
Marine Ales (Vardanyan) whose nickname “Ales” is the composition of the initial two letters of the names of her children, respectively Alexander, her son, and Seda, her daughter, were born in Moscow into the family of an architect and a chemist. Till her teenage years her life was based on the triangle of the three cities: Yerevan, Moscow, Tbilisi. She attended piano courses at the Yerevan R. Melikyan Musical Institution, the Department of Theatre Critics of Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and post-graduate studies at Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS), Moscow. She authored 5 music albums (I Shall Leave You, Poplars, Thoughts, With You and without, Barefoot in the Sky) and poetry both in Armenian and Russian languages in the collection titled Debris. She is a co-founder of Gift of Life Benevolent Foundation in Armenia.
Jean Radvanyi (France)
Jean Radvanyi (France)
In 1985, Jean Radvanyi was awarded the title of a docent at INALCO - National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, Paris. In 2008-12, he was the director of French-Russian Research Centre of Humanities and Social Sciences in Moscow. Since 2012, Radvanyi has been a professor and the director of INALCO. Throughout his career Rodvanyi has published and edited several books and articles on cinematography, the most notable ones are: Le cinéma géorgien (Georgian Cinema) 1988, Le cinéma d'Asie centrale soviétique (Central Asia Soviet Cinema) 1991, Le cinéma arménien (Armenian cinema) 1993, Les 100 portes de la Russie (100 Doors to Russia) 1999, La Russie entre deux mondes (Russia between Two Worlds), 2005, La nouvelle Russie (New Russia), 2007, Caucasus, a Game of Influences, 2010 and Back from a Different Russia, 2013.
Nick James  (United Kingdom)
Nick James (United Kingdom)
Nick James has been Editor of Sight & Sound since 1996. He studied at St. Martin’s School of Art and was a singer in rock bands from the late 1970s until the mid-80s. He joined the listings magazine City Limits in 1989 and by 1991 was Editor of the Film Section. James has written on film, literature and art for the Guardian, The Observer, The Independent, US Vogue, Time Out, The London Review of Books and The Literary Review. His book on Michael Mann’s Heat was published in 2002, and he was the presenter of the BBC documentary, British Cinema: The End of the Affair, that same year. In 2010, he was made a Chevalier de L’ordre des arts et des lettres by the government of France and the following year he received the Telluride FF Special Medallion on behalf of Sight & Sound. He has served on film festival juries in San Francisco, Toronto, San Sebastian, Istanbul, Morelia and at the Semaine de la critiques in Cannes 2011.
Michael Poghosyan (Armenia)
Michael Poghosyan (Armenia)
Poghosyan is an Honored Artist of The Republic of Armenia and a laureate of numerous Armenian and international prizes. His works are based on contemporary Armenian life. Poghosyan acts as an independent artist and has authored numerous films and performances participating as a, scriptwriter, director, actor and producer.
Anjelika Artyukh (Russia)
Anjelika Artyukh (Russia)
St. Petersburg-based, Anjelika Artyukh, has been published in several Russian and international professional film magazines including Iskusstvo Kino, Kinovedcheskie Zapiski, Seans, Film Comment, as well as in newspapers. Additionally, Artyukh works as a professor at the St. Petersburg University of Film and Television and the Smolny College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In 2002 she received the Michail Levitin Award given by the Russian Guild of Film Critics. She is a member of FIPRESCI and has participated in many international festival juries, some of which are Berlinale, Rotterdam IFF, Moscow IFF, Oslo IFF and Vienna IFF.
Narek Tovmasyan (Armenia) - British Council Jury
Narek Tovmasyan (Armenia) - British Council Jury
He joined the Britsih Council in 2006 as a Proogrammes Manager, overseeing projects in Education, Governance, Arts and Society. He holds PhD in Arts History. As a Guest Lecturer of Cultural Policy and Arts Administration he cooperated with Cincinnati University (Ohio, USA), Conservatory of Music Carl Maria von Weber (Dresden, Germany), Caucasus Institute, Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinema, Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory and Russian-Armenian State University (Yerevan). He has more than 100 articles and publications in periodicals and magazines. He is a member of Eastern European Music Association, Society for Music Theory, European Society of Ethnomusicology, Culturelink Network, Union of Composers and Musicologists of Armenia, Union of Journalists of Armenia, International Program Evaluation Network, Adult Education and Lifelong Learning Association.
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