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Ákos Lázár Kovács (Hunngary)
Ákos Lázár Kovács (Hunngary)
Ákos Lázár Kovács (born 1963), an aesthete and media-researcher, has been the head of the Institute of Communication and Media Studies at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University (PPKE) – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences as an Associate Professor since 2006. His doctoral (Ph.D. and DLA) studies were completed in the field of sociology of religion in Vienna and film theory in Budapest. Media- and film theory, film aesthetics and visual communications belong to his specialities. He has been the head of the film section at the Hungarian Catholic Association of the Press (MAKÚSZ) and the director of the Faludi International Youth FF and Photo Competition in Budapest.
Anita Uzulniece (Latvia)
Anita Uzulniece (Latvia)
Anita Uzulniece was born in 1947. She studied German philology at State University of Latvia and film sciences at the Film Institute in Moscow (VGIK). Additional studies and dissertation about the documentary film 1960-80 in Latvia. Co-authoring of the Film History in Latvia. Lecturer on film history at RISEBA. As film critic, she is writing on films and publishing reviews, festival reports. Organizing in Riga since 1999 also the film forum And the Word Became Film, including debates on “film and theology”. Member of FIPRESCI and INTERFILM. Member of several FIPRESCI and INTERFILM juries as well as Ecumenical Juries in Berlin, Cottbus, Karlovy Vary, Locarno, Cannes and Montreal.
Very Rev. Fr. Garegin Hambardzumyan (Armenia)
Very Rev. Fr. Garegin Hambardzumyan (Armenia)
Fr. Garegin was born in Armenia in 1986. He was admitted to Gevorkian Theological Seminary (Holy Etchmiadzin) in 2002 and graduated in 2008 with distinction, obtaining BA and MA degrees in Theology. In 2006, he was ordained to the diaconate. Three years later Fr. Garegin was ordained a priest and became a member of the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin. From 2009-10, Fr. Garegin was the head of the Department of Church and State Relations of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. In 2010, he travelled to the UK to pursue further academic studies at the University of Sheffield and for two years resided at the College of the Resurrection (Mirfield). In 2011, Fr. Garegin was offered a PhD program at Sheffield, which he did in combination with Hebrew studies at Oxford University. While working on his research at Oxford, Fr. Garegin gave lectures and tutored in various colleges of the University as well as at the Oriental Institute. In 2010, Fr. Garegin was appointed as a visiting pastor of Birmingham and Oxford mission parishes as well as Holy Trinity Armenian Church parish in Manchester. For one year (2013-14) Fr. Garegin was the visiting pastor St. Yeghiche Church in London. Upon completion of his PhD program Fr. Garegin returned to Armenia assuming the position of Deputy-Head of the Department of Christian Education of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. In 2015, Fr. Garegin Hambardzumyan was appointed Principal (Dean) of Gevorkian Theological Seminary of Holy Etchmiadzin.
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