INTERNATIONAL JURY - FEATURE FILMS SECTION

Lela Ochiauri

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Lela Ochiauri – Film critic, PHD in Arts, full-time professor of ShotaRustaveli Theatre and Film Georgian State University, Arts Editor of “Rezonansi” Newspaper, Chief Editor of “Galaktioni” Newspaper. In 1974 graduated from Tbilisi State Art Academy. In 1981-1982 made internship in Moscow Film History and Theory Institute.

 

Lela Ochiauri is a successful author and co-author of various books, articles and publications about modern culture.  She has been awarded with number of professional prizes, amongst them are: Georgian Film Union Award “Nostalgia” for outstanding work in 1986, “Kavkasioni” Newspaper Best Publication Prize for her work - “Mama Roma” (1991), Adjarian Regional Theatrical Union Prize (2007) etc. 

 

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Marlen Khutsiev

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Marlen Khutsiev was born on December, 4th, 1925 in Tbilisi. MarlenKhutsiev was a key figure in cinema of the 1960s. This graceful person with a quiet, subdued voice looks quite different from the well-known film directors who are often compared to military commanders. All those who described this master, marked his highly contemplative. It was far from being a cliché, just really the very first characteristic impression of meeting him.

Major themes of Khutsiev’s work are the problems and relationships of contemporary youth. Detailed, unhurried unfolding of the plot line, distinguished by documentary accuracy, deep emotional drama, and subtle lyricism, characterizes the films Spring on Zarechnaia Street (1956, in collaboration with F. K. Mironer), Two Fedors (1959),I’m Twenty (1965, awarded a prize at the Twenty-sixth International Film Festival in Venice), July Rain (1967), and It Was May (1970, made for television). 

Epilogue (Poslesloviye) (1983) is one of the most prophetical and bitter films. With unostentatious power it revealed the alienation theme; as if predicting the future, it showed a new type of the young pragmatist. RostislavPlyatt played one of his best roles in this film. In 1992, Khutsiev's film Infinitas won two awards at the Berlin International Film Festival. For more than 25 years MarlenKhutsiev has been teaching in VGIK;  

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JIM STARK

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JIM STARK is an independent American producer who has been involved in writing, developing, financing, producing, selling, distributing and marketing low budget fiction feature films since 1983. Mr. Stark is the producer of more than 25 films, including the well-known films of the American director Jim Jarmusch – Stranger than Paradise, Mystery Train, Down by Law, Coffee and Cigarettes, and Night on Earth

His films have won numerous prizes and been selected to premiere in such major festivals as Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Sundance and Toronto. 

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Wieslaw Saniewski

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Wieslaw Saniewski Graduated from the Film School in Lodz. In the late 70`s AndrzejWajda's assistant. Initially he worked as a reporter and a film critic. The author of three books and more than 20 screenplays. In 1981 he made his first full-length feature film, which was banned by communist censorship for seven years. The same happened to his next three films and a theatrical work. The only film director who received the Prize of the John Paul II Foundation (for humanistic values of his works). In 1987-1990 and 1993-1996 a vice-president of the Polish Filmmakers Association.

 

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Yeşim Ustaoğlu

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YeşimUstaoğlu (born, 1960, Çaykara, Turkey). After making several award-winning shorts, YesimUstaoglu made her feature film debut in 1994 with The Trace. She received international recognition for her film, Journey to the Sun. In competition at the Berlin IFF in 1999, it received the Blue Angel Award (Best European Film) and the Peace Prize and other prizes at Istanbul IFF. Her third film, Waiting for the Clouds, was awarded NHK Sundance - International Filmmaker's Award.

 

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INTERNATIONAL JURY - DOCUMENTARY FILMS SECTION

Andrzej Fidyk

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Andrzej Fidyk is a documentary filmmaker, director and screenwriter. He has made over forty documentaries shown by both Polish and British television. He first started working for television in 1980, when he found himself one of the finalists of the new producer’s competition. Since 1982, he has been a member of the Documentary Section of Polish Television. AndrzejFidyk has won numerous prizes for his work, including the Stanislaw Wyspianski Artistic Youth Award.

Since 1996 he has been the director of the Documentary Office of TVP channel one. He is the creator of many programmes devoted to documentary production in Poland. He marked his film debut with Gregory Walks Through The Village (recipient of the Bronze Hobby-Horse at the Cracow Film Festival in 1983) and in 1998 he received the Grand Prix at the European Documentary Week in Strasbourg for his film Cameramen form Calcutta. His best-known work is his 1989 documentary The Parade, which depicts the mass parades choreographed to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the North Korea in 1988. One of his last film “Yodok Stories” (2008) which was screened on numerous festivals. 

 

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Anton Mazurov

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Film critic, cinema-curator, programmer, art-house distributor  for 15 years. President ANT!PODE Sales & Distribution

Born in Moscow 1968 He studied at the Moscow Medical Academy I.M. Sechenov. Graduated from Russian Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) S.A. Gerasimov as historian of cinema. Published articles in a number of Russian newspapers and magazines. Worked in Central Museum of Cinema in Moscow as programmer and PR-director.

10 years was the vice-president and creative director of main Russian art-house distribution film-company "Cinema Without Borders". Establish with Sergey Livnev "LeopARTllc" distribution film company in 2008.

Represented "2morrow Film Festival" as artistic director (2010-2011). In 2012 together with producer EvgeneGindilis conceived and organized the first international market for Russian films and projectin Moscow - Red Square Screenings (RSS) in partnership with Marche du film (Cannes Film Festival).

In 2013 ANT!PODE Sales & Distribution (for eastern European films) was founded as new experiment in film industry. Began to create their own screenplays. Preparing to shoot his own film as director in 2014-2015.

 

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Emel Celebi

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Emel Celebi was born and raised in Istanbul. She has studied English literature. She worked in various magazines as editor, interpreter and writer. Her first film “Housekeeper” has won the Best Documentary Award in 43rd Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival and the First Prize in 9th Women’s Film Festival in Seoul.

Her second documentary “Sisters of Lilith” has won the “Best Balkan Documentary” award in 8st Dokufest Documentary and Short Film Festival in Prizren, Kosovo. She is also among the organizers of DOCUMENTARIST-Istanbul Documentary Days.

 

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Ruben Gevorkyants

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Ruben Gevorkyants was born in 1945, in Yerevan (Armenia).  He graduated from the Directing Department of Yerevan Theatre Institute. He is is the author of 18 documentary and fiction films. Ruben Gevorkyants  is the director of the documentary short film studio Hayk/Haik in Armenia and President of the National Union of Filmmakers for the Republic Of Armenia.  He is also a Professor at Yeveran State University.

 

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Tinatin Gurchiani

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Tinatin Gurchiani was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, where she studied painting, dance, and psychology. After receiving her diploma with honors at the IvaneJavakhishvili Tbilisi State University, she pursued postgraduate study in psychology at Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany, and the University of Graz in Austria. She studied directing at the University of Film and Television Konrad Wolf (HFF) in Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany, and graduated with honors in 2010. In 2007, Gurchiani won the DAAD Award for artistic and social engagement in film. The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear is her first film.

 

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INTERNATIONAL JURY - SHORT FILMS SECTION

Baadur Tsuladze

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Baadur Tsuladze was born March 5, 1935. In 1961 he graduated from the VGIK (workshop and A.Dovzhenko M.Chiaureli) and became a director and actor of the film studio "Georgia-Film." He played a student, the smuggler, the referee in the ring, a professor and a fisherman, police and a Frenchman - a restaurant owner, the working of the plant and Roadman, Director of the Design Bureau and the innkeeper in a fairy tale," Pinocchio, "the scientist and coach, director of the circus, the Chilean patriot and journalist.He portrayed all whom they can play, except perhaps Ottelo, Gum summer and King Lear. These roles have been assigned to other actors. However, he played Hamlet, but not the Danish prince, Hamlet, and a journalist - dunce, and careerist in the movie "Morning Bell." This is how the playwright described Baadur Tsuladze Levan Chelidze.President of the Screen Actors Guild of Georgia, a member of the Union of Cinematographers of Georgia. He teaches acting at the Institute of Theater and Cinema. Shota Rustaveli. Honored Artist of Georgia (1979).  

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Margarita Kasymova

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Margarita Kasymova - film director, professor. She was born in Dushanbe (Tajikistan). She graduated film institute (VGIK, Moscow). Margarita shoot  20 future films, 15 documentary etc. She has received numerous prizes including - San-Francisco, Minsk (Listopad), Moscow MKF, Cristal Globus Czech, Prize Tashkent IFF (Aziya and Africa)  

Now she works in Academia of art in Minsk (Belorussia) professor, film director.  

 

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Mehmet Ali Arslan

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Mehmet Ali Arslan was born in Diyarbakır at 1971. He completed his elementary, middle education and high school in Istanbul. In 1988, he got into Anatolia University’s Faculty of Businnes Administritation in 1989. The same year, he got a job at the Pepsi Cola Agency called Ajanstek in Istanbul, dealing with in Post production and Production team. He worked at  Safak Film Laboratory as Laboratory Chief  between 2006 until 2008.   In 2009 and he’s currenty working on more Feature film Production own his company   (Logos Film Making)  and Documentary film projects.

His films recieved awards on several film fesivals incuding -  Adana, Antalya, Malatya, Egypt Alexandria, Ankara film festivals etc. 

 

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Raffi Movsisyan

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Raffi Movsisyan was born in 1988. From 2005-2012 he studied at the Department of Film Criticism in the Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinema. In 2010 he participated at the Film School, organized for young filmmakers from CIS countries in Moscow and received a "Promising Young Film Critic" award. He received his MA in 2012. Raffi's articles are published both online and in print. He works at the Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival, as a Film Programmer.

 

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Alexander Rekhviashvili

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Alexander Rekhviashvili was Born in 17 January 1938 in Moscow, Russia. He was graduated from the Moscow Film Institute (VGIK), specialty – director of photography (1962) and film director specialization (1971, Sergey Gerasimov’s studio). From 1971 was working at film studio “Georgian Film” and was teaching film directing at Tbilisi Theatre Institute. He was awarded the prizes at Manheim (1979), Munich (1990) film festivals and Medal of Honor (1998). In 2007, at festival “Gift” was awarded the prize of Mikheil Tumanishvili for contribution to cinema. At BIAFF festival in 2011, he was awarded with BIAFF special prize for contribution to world cinematography. 

 

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