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Viktor Matizen (Russia)
Viktor Matizen (Russia)
Film critic and writer, President of the Guild of film experts and film critics of Russia. From 2003 to 2011, the Chairman of the Expert Council of the Award of Film Critics and Film Press White Elephant, the curator of the site kinopressa.ru. Victor Matizen graduated from the mechanics and mathematics Departmnet of Novosibirsk State University (1970) and the Part-time Film Studies Department of Moscow Film Institute (VGIK, 1986). Author of numerous articles on cinema and several short stories, some of which are included in the book Shkrabs’ Life (2006). The compiler and editor of the book Nikita (1995), which included the diaries and notebooks of Nikita Mikhalkov, and an extensive discussion of the originator with the director. In 2013, Matizen has released the two-volume book Cinema and Life. Twelve Dozen Interviews of the Most Skeptical Critic, a collection of his interviews with prominent filmmakers and other famous people. Laureate of Golden Aries Award, Gosfilmofond Prize and Awards of Guild of Film Critics. Since 1998, he is the film critic of the newspaper Novie Izvestia.
Iryna Gordiychuk (Ukraine)
Iryna Gordiychuk (Ukraine)
Film critic, author and host of more than 500 TV programmes on cinema portraying well known actors, directors, directors of photography; reporting from international and national film festivals, film sets and locations. She has a major in TV journalism. Studied in Saratov State University named after N. Chernyshevsky, Department of Journalism. Programming Director of the Kiev IFF (2009-2010). Irina has been an International Jury member in Molodist IFF, in 2007, and FIPRESCI Jury Member, in 2012. In 2011, she was a Critics Jury member in Odessa IFF. Also she has been a member of FIPRESCI, International Association of Slavic and Orthodox Peoples, Moviemakers Union of Ukraine and Journalist Union of Ukraine.
Paulo Portugal (Portugal)
Paulo Portugal (Portugal)
Freelance journalist who lives in Lisbon. He has been a film journalist for over 20 years contributing with reviews, festivals coverage and interviews in several outlets in Portugal, such as Correio da Manhã, the leading daily in Portugal, but also Premiere Magazine and the film website c7nema.net. He studied Law and International Relations, but film has been his prime motivation. As a FIPRESCI member, Paulo Portugal attended several international film festivals and contributed in jury duty in Berlin, Venice, Miami, Thessaloniky Docs among others.
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