Archive Cinema City 2008.


Jury Exit Point

Radan Popovic

Radan Popovic has been working as cinematographer for over twenty years after having studied the craft at the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Dramatic Arts, from wich he also graduated. Radan has achieved memorable visuals on feature and documentary films, music videos and commercials, both in Serbia and in the USA. He continues to benefit from the experience of working and collaborating with some of the more influential and important directors and film makers.

Despina Mouzaki

is the director of Thessaloniki International Film Festival since April 2005. In October 2006, she was elected Assistant Professor in Film Production at the Film Studies Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is the founder of Cinegram Film & TV Productions S.A. (1989). She was appointed of the post of Vice President of the Greek Film Centre (1998-2001) and elected President of Association of Greek Independent Audiovisual Producers (2002-2005). She has produced several awarded international co-productions including Uranya by Costas Kapakas, Brides by Pantelis Voulgaris, A tout de suite by Benoit Jacquot, Touch of Spice by Tassos Boulmetis, and Borrowed Bride by Atif Yilmaz. Her studies include: MSc in Film Production at Boston University, Documentary Studies at the Media Lab – MIT Film Finance and Marketing Strategies at the Media Business School, Film Directing at Stavrakou Film and Television School and BA in Chemistry.

Dom Rotheroe

Dom Rotheroe studied film at Harrow College before heading off to the war in Bosnia in 1992 with a Hi-8 camcorder. The resulting documentary A Sarajevo Diary was purchased by Channel 4 and nominated for a British Academy Award. Since then he was filmed the streetkids of Rio, been under fire in East Timor and crossed the blockade around Bougainville to make the award winning film, The Coconut Revolution. He wrote and directed his first feature film My Brother Tom for FilmFour in 2001. It was shot on DV and won numerous awards internationally. He has just finished his second feature, Exibit A, and is also making documentaries about world’s truoble spots for Al-Jazeera International.

Peter van Bueren

(Amsterdam, 19.03.1942.) Studied political and social sciences and writes about cinema since 1964 in several newspapers and magazines. For many years he was the film page editor of the Dutch daily De Volkskrant. He left this newspaper in 2002 and got a Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Film Festival Rotterdam for ’building a bridge between independent films, filmmakers and a vast audience’. Now he is freelance and reports about festivals in the Dutch film magazine Skrien. He is also advisor for several film festivals and works as a viewer for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Co-founder of the Circle of Dutch Filmcritics and former board member of FIPRESCI.

Thomas Poulard

Born on December 22nd, 1973, in Neuilly-sur-Seine (France). In 2000 he graduated from ENSATT (National High School for Dramatic Art) in Lyon. Since then, as an actor, he has mainly performed on stage. He has played roles from both classical and contemporary repertoire like Marivaux (L’ile des esclaves), Moliere (Monsieur de Pourceaugnac), Georg Buchner (Woyzeck) as well as Marius von Mayenburg (Parasites) or Mark Ravehill (Shopping and Fucking). Open to various experiences, he also collaborated with French pupeteer Emilie Valantin at the festival d’Avignon, and Debussy String Quartet for the opera Jeremy Fisher. On screen, he appeared in Jean Becker’s film, Un crime au paradis, and in Claude Chabrol latest La fille coupee en deux. He played in short films like „Prives de piscine“ (dir. Remy Rauzier). He has also work on radio dramas for Radio France.

Jury Up to 10.000 bucks

Igor M. Toholj

He was born in 1968 in Belgrade. He began his career in mid 80s in Kino club KK DOB Youth’s Centre in Belgrade (Dom omladine), and later in AFC DKSG. He studied Sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade. He graduated from Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, at the department for Film and TV editing, where he earned award Slavko Vorkapic as the best student in his generation on that department. Since 1994 he has worked as an Editor of film programme in cultural centre called Dom Kulture Studentski grad in Belgrade. In 1994 he also directed Poslednji panteon 1984-94, a TV serial dedicated to contemporary American directors. Apart from being director, he has also been working on about twenty short experimental feature films and documentary films as an editor, screenwriter and producer. These films were shown and awarded in festivals and retrospectives of experimental and documentary films in country and abroad. He lives and works in Novi Beograd.

Marija Perovic

Free lance motion picture and television director & scriptwriter. Film critic for the Podgorica high circulation daily „Vijesti“. Assistant professor (Film and TV Directing) at the Arts University, Cetinje, Montenegro. President, Montenegro Film Artists Guild

Sasa Radojevic

Sreenwriter and a director, born in Belgrade. Author of the scenarios for documentary TV serials and short feature films by Goran Gajic (U vrtlogu strasti, Sedmi dan) and by Dinko Tucakovic (Pismo). He is also the coauthor of about ten books about film and also of the novel Divlje senke (2002). He was also an assistant director to Teo Angelopulos on making of the Ulysses’ Gaze (1995). He was also a co-sreenwriter of feature films Land of Truth, Love and Freedom (2000) and South by Southeast (2005) by Milutin Petrovic, as well as the director and screenwriter of the film Poljupci (2004).