Feature Jury


Roland Sejko
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He has a degree in the Faculty of History and Philology at the University of Tirana after that he leave Albania and he was situated in Rome. From 1996 he works at the Istituto Luce Cinecittà where today runs as editorial director of valorisation of cinematographic archives.

In 2008 he debuted with the feature-length documentary " Shqipëria vendi përballë " produced by Istituto Luce and the History Channel.

2013 has performed as screenwriter and documentary filmmaker " Anija - la nave ". First presented at the Turin Film Festival and then distributed in Italian cinemas, "Anija" has participated in dozens of festivals and has won the David di Donatello, the highest price the Italian cinema, as best documentary of the year.

In 2014 he realized more than 20 video instalation as artistic curator and director of the exhibition "Luce: immaginario l'italiano" open for several months in the Vittorianos Monumental Complex in Rome.

Among his latest works is the short film "L'entrate in guerra" according to a story of Italo Calvino, episode of the collective film "Novanta 9x10" presented in premiere at the Festival Cinema 71 Venice in 2014, as well as documentary feature "Pritja" which will appear in 2015.

 
Martichka BOZHILOVA
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Martichka BOZHILOVA, producer, AGITPROP Director, Balkan Documentary Center

She co-produced with Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, USA, Greece, Cyprus, Croatia, Romania. Her documentaries have been selected and awarded at Cannes, Berlin, IDFA, Toronto, Sundance, Tribeca, Pusan and many others, and broadcast all over the world.

 
Don Askarian
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The most important Armenian-born director since Sergei Paradjanov, Don Askarian has created a body of films that explore the history and spirit of his native land. He does so in a modern idiom, inflected with surrealist overtones and powerful imagery--often described as magical realist--that embrace the extremes of beauty and brutality. Born in 1949 in Nagorno Karabakh, in the former Soviet Union, Askarian traveled to Moscow to study history and art and worked as an assistant film director and film critic before being imprisoned in 1975. Emigrating to West Berlin in 1978, Askarian began to create his meditations on Armenia from his home in exile, beginning with an adaptation of Chekov’s The Bear, in 1984. Since that time, he has directed a range of works, from documentaries to biographical essays to fiction features, that have been honored at festival screenings worldwide.

 


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