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Karpo Godina was born in Skopje in 1943. He spent his early childhood in Skopje, and adolescence in Maribor. Later, he began shooting 8mm experimental films. In the sixties he studied film, TV radio and theatre direction at the Ljubljana Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television, where he currently teaches as professor of film direction and camera. In the year 1968 director Želimir Žilnik invited him to Novi Sad to work as a director of photography and editor in the film Early Works. As a director of photograpy in the long feature films Karpo Godina later collaborated with many directors such as Bato Čengić, Lordan Zafranović, Ivica Matić, Živojin Pavlović, Dušan Makavejev, Vojko Duletić, Filip Robar-Dorin, Polona Sepe, Dejan Šorak, Stanko Crnobrnja, Zlatko Lavanić, Miran Zupanič … He, as a DoP, collaborated also in American, English and Argentine coproduction. His first long feature film (as a director) was The Raft of the Medusa, followed by Red Boogie, (1982) and Artificial Paradise (1990). These three movies were presented on almost all major film festivals world-wide: Cannes, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Sidney, Melbourne, Toronto, Edinburgh, Istanbul, San Francisco, Rotterdam, Strasbourg and many others. Karpo was mentor for directing in 29 student short feature films. As a jury member he contributed at more than 50 national and international film festivals. Karpo Godina also directed theatre plays and operas. In the year 2006 he got the Prešeren’s award for lifework - the highest state award in the field of arts and culture. In the year 2011 he got the appellation Professor Emeritus of the University of Ljubljana.
Kasia Karwan has been working at Premium Films since 2012, supervising sales and acquisitions of feature films. The company is a sales agent initially specialized in short film distribution and active in the field of feature films since 2012. Kasia holds a MA degree in film production from Paris 1 Sorbonne and a MA in Cultural Anthropology from Warsaw University. Initially willing to explore the length and breadth of Siberia now she devotes her full attention to discover unique film talents.
Alessandro Gropplero graduated in Communication Studies at the Trieste University, he started to work in 2000 with the Italian production company Pidgin; later he moved on to collaborate at the London based company Number 9 Films and in 2005 he returned to Italy and started working for the Udine Far East Film Festival. In 2007 he was appointed head of international relations of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund and in this capacity he has developed and managed a variety of international events, such as “When East Meets West Co-production Forum”, “Ties That Bind Asia Europe Producers Workshop” and “RE-ACT – Regional Audiovisual Cooperation and Training”. He is an EAVE graduate, board member of Cine-Regio and member of the European Film Academy.
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Atanu Mukherjee is an alumnus of Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute Kolkata. He has worked as Editor on four feature films: Achal (The Stagnant), Blemished Light, Shortcut Safari and Monsoon Shootout, the last of which premiered at Cannes in 2013. He has directed the documentary My House Is Not So Far, and has also written, directed and edited short films Ekanko (The Monologue), The Gatekeeper and Stray Dogs, which won Best Short Film at the 2014 Cinema City Film Festival in Serbia and was a part of the 2014 International Documentary And Short Film Festival in Kerala.
Dragan von Petrović grew up in Leskovac, South Serbia. He studied philosophy at the University of Belgrade and worked as a sports journalist for the TV station Studio B. He finished the AFC Film Directing School before enrolling in the Film Editing Department at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. His feature documentary Dragan Wende - West Berlin was screened at many festivals including Hot Docs Toronto, DOK Leipzig, Monterrey, Achtung Berlin and won Best Documentary and Audience Awards at the Trieste Film Festival, Max Ophuls Prize, FEST New Directors, Mexico International. He worked as a freelance film editor on awarded documentaries (Naked Island – Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary), feature fiction films (Barbarians – Special Jury Prize, Karlovy Vary; The Disobedient – Sundance Film Festival) and short fiction films (Picnic – Berlin International). He also works as a guest lecturer as well as an editing doctor on documentary films.
Đorđe Bajić is a Serbian film and literary critic from Belgrade. He holds a Magister degree in Art Theory and Media Studies. He graduated from the Philology Faculty in Belgrade in 2003, the Department of Serbian Literature and Language. He defended his magister thesis entitled Noir vs neo-noir: transformacija i mutacija vrste (in example of LA Confidential) in 2007. He published his first film review in the XZabava magazine in 1997. He wrote texts for Popboks, Yellow Cab, Huper, Pressing, NIN, Politikin Zabavnik, Pazi, snima se!, Filaž, among others, and is currently writing for the City Magazine portal. His essay Ubistvo na podmukao i na svirep način i iz niskih pobuda Živorada Žike Mitrovića was published in the collection of essays entitled Novi kadrovi: skrajnute vrednosti srpskog filma, published by Clio (Belgrade, 2008). He published two novels, Ostrvo prokletih (2010) and Žuta kabanica (2013).
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After studying at the Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris), then specialising in Brussels, French-born Laura Chialva Nanchino focused more on the field of cinema during an internship at the European Parliament in 2010, during which she worked for the LUX Film Prize for European cinema, where she is still its web manager. From 2011 to 2014, she joined Euromed Audiovisual III, a European Union programme intended to support southern Mediterranean cinema. Laura has been working with Cineuropa since 2012. She coordinates Cineuropa’s databases of European films and professionals, feeds its social networks, and regularly writes film reviews and industry reports. 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 info 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 developing initiatives such as the Cineuropa Prize.
Ana Marija Radosavljević, Bojana Kliska, Divna Stojanov, Ivana Čavić, Rada Šolak, Savina Smederevac i Teodora Slijepčević.