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After 25 years of experience in the cinema field, Loïc Magneron founded in 1997 WIDE, a leading independent sales company currently representing more than 20 new features films every year and a library of more than 400 feature films and 300 documentaries. The catalogue contains an impressive variety of movies and documentaries from internationally acclaimed directors and actors. Loïc Magneron was at the Director Committee of uniFrance, deputy of the vice president of ADEF, commissioner at the OIF (Organisation International of French speaking territories), member of the Avance Sur Recettes deuxième College at the CNC, commissioner for the Distribution support of French films in foreign countries as well as commissioner at the CNC for the support for French sales agent. Loïc Magneron was also commissioner at the SOFICA Hoche Artois Image and commissioner for several schemes of the MEDIA program. In 2010, Loïc Magneron created a subsidiary company, WIDE House, dedicated to documentaries. In January 2011, Loïc Magneron created Eye on Films, a new business model supporting the circulation of first feature films and their commercial exploitation all over the world thanks to its network of film professionals and the support of the MEDIA Mundus program from the European Commission.
Raymond Phathanavirangoon is a film producer and an international film festival programmer who is currently an official delegate for Cannes Critics’ Week and Programme Consultant for the Hong Kong International Film Festival. He acted as a Reading Committee Member for the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) and was an advisory member of the Asian Film Awards (AFA). Previously, he served as international programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival and the Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival. Prior to that, he was the Director of Marketing & Special Projects (Acquisitions) for international sales agent Fortissimo Films. He has served as jury at festivals such as Berlin, Sarajevo, Vladivostok, Antalya, Cinema One and others. His producing credits include Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Tokyo Sonata (2008, Associate Producer), Pang Ho-cheung’s Dream Home (2010, Co-Producer), Boo Junfeng’s Sandcastle (2010, Associate Producer), Pen-ek Ratanaruang’s Headshot (2011, Producer) and Pang Hocheung’s Aberdeen (2014, Co-Producer). He has spoken on panels at festivals worldwide.
Peter Stumbur. Born and lives in Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia. For the last four years, he has been a part of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, one of the largest and most distinctive film events in Northern Europe that belongs to the 50 leading film festivals of the World. One of the festival programmers as well as editor of one the festival newspapers. Promoter of the art of cinema amongst the youth and school teachers to educate the future audience with different cultures and various artistic forms of filmmaking.
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Sarita Matijević started her career in film and television in 1999, working for TV Novi Sad, as an associate in international film and television co-productions. In partnership with director and producer Želimir Žilnik she founded a production house Teresianum in 1993, in Budapest Hungary. Apart from this project, the following thirteen years saw her working on numerous media projects as a coordinator of media and information program with the Soros Foundation / Fund for an Open Society. As a film director and production manager, she has cooperated with partner production companies from ex-Yugoslavian countries (VPK – Slovenia, Terra Film and TV B92 – Serbia, TV Montenegro, etc). In late 2006, she set up an independent film production company Playground, producing a number of low-budget film and television projects, documentary films and two television series. She has been a part of numerous multi-media and research projects in the area of media and film historiography.
Nikola Majdak Jr. was born in 1972 in Ljubljana (Slovenia). He graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, Film and TV camera Department. For the last 20 years he has been active as a cameraman, animator, director and a lecturer. He has shot over 50 documentary films, dozens of music videos and animations. He has been a cameraman for such TV stations as: BBC, France2, ARTE, TF1, HRT, Channel4, MTV. He is the winner of the Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, as well as the winner of other significant awards for his animation and camera work.
Dean Radovanović, born in Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) in 1988, is at his final year of Film and Television Direction at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, and he is a screenwriter and a director of short and documentary-experimental films. His exam film Either Words Nor Quiet (2012) was proclaimed the best domestic film at the Student Film Festival in Belgrade, as well as the best film in Up to 10K selection at Cinema City 2013. At the moment, he is working on his graduation film.
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David González is a film journalist. Spanish-born and a graduate from the University of Santiago de Compostela, he has been working in the field since 2011, when he founded the website los35milímetros. Now based in Brussels, he is the editorial coordinator at Cineuropa. Cineuropa is an online information portal that promotes the European cinema industry worldwide. Thanks to a wide network of correspondents based in all European countries, Cineuropa is the leading source of information on European cinema, providing up-to-date information on a daily basis. Cineuropa has succeeded in building up a faithful and enthusiastic audience comprising key cultural players, film industry professionals and film aficionados based all over the world, as well as initiatives such as the Cineuropa Prize.
Aleksandar Ilić, director of photography. Apart from photography for the films Absolutely Hundred, The Trap and Circles, he is well-known for his great number of music videos, which he has made in cooperation with different directors as well as independently.
Boris Miljković, director and creative director. He has perfected his skills working in Paris, London and Cairo. He is the author of a great number of creative strategies, projects and marketing films. He is the winner of such awards as MTV, Clio, Epica, and Golden Drum. He is the creative director at RTS and a professor at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts.
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Milan. D. Špiček was born in Belgrade. He graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in his hometown. He has been a journalist since high school. He has worked in all types of media: press, TV, radio. His longest and most prolific work was on the radio. He has received multiple awards in all branches of journalism disciplines and film criticism. He carries a national recognition for his prime contribution to national culture. He has been involved in film and criticism since the beginning of the ‘80s when he began editing and hosting the Midnight Cinema on Beograd 202 radio. He has reported from many domestic and international film festivals. Today he the selector for LiFF (Leskovac international Film Direction Festival). He has acted in films such as Rana Jesen by Toma Janjic, Decak iz Junkovca by Dejan Zecevic, Ptice koje ne polete by Petar Lalovic and Pun Mesec nad Beogradom by Dragan Kresoje. He has written four books, thematically tied to film: Herceg Novi, ljubavi moja, Lepotica i zver, Niko nije savršen and KuvaRni glumci. He is in the process of writing his first novel Roman o meni. Lepo vreme za mlad grašak, Puriša (2009, Academy of Arts, 65min) is the first film he directed and wrote the screenplay for. He lives and works in Belgrade.
Boris Gigov was born in 1954 in Dimitrovgrad. He finished Political Science in Belgrade. He was an honorary correspondent from Novi Sad for Sremske novine and Večernje novosti. From 1983 to 1988 he worked as a journalist for Radio Novi Sad and then as a correspondent for Radio Sarajevo until 1992. Afterwards he worked in Zvezda film from Novi Sad as the editor old film program and also briefly as the chief executive of a film distribution and screening company. Since 2009 he has been working for Radio Television Vojvodina as the editor of film program and special shows.
Dejan Dabić was born in 1970. He is the editor of Film and video program for the Home of Culture of the Culture Center of Nis. For the past 20 years he has been one of the head organizers of the Festival of Acting Accomplishments in Nis. He has been a long-time editor of the film program of a television station in Nis -NTV, and has edited and hosted film shows on radio stations PGT/ Nišwille and City in Nis. He hosts and edits the show Christianity on Film on radio Marija in Novi Sad. He has published film reviews, books and monographies and was the initiator of the film magazine Filaz, and also one of its editors.
Within the Studio of Animated Film (cartoon) in 1998 as a screenwriter and editor, he edited twenty short animated pieces which participated in domestic and international festivals. He has written a screenplay and directed a documentary named Pioniri Niškog Filma. He is a member of the national section FIPRESCI Srbija, and has been the chairman of the jury for the European Festival on Palic, Belgrade Festival of Documentary and Short Dilm, Novosadska Arena festival and others. He is a member of the International Association of Animators - ASIFA.