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Jury of International Competition 
                                                                          Head of Jury

 

Uberto Pasolini 

Uberto Pasolini has worked within the British Film Industry since 1983 and founded Red Wave Films in 1993; his first independent feature was "Palookaville" subsequently producing many others including "The Full Monty". In 2008 Uberto directed "Machan" a Sri Lanka set Sinhala film which he also co-wrote and produced; his second feature as director, writer, producer was "Still Life" starring Eddie Marsan. Both films went on to win numerous international festival awards.

 

 

 

 

  

Stéphane Rideau 

Stéphane Rideau (born 25 July 1976) is a French actor. Although intending to pursue a career in sports, he was discovered in 1992 at a rugby game and then auditioned for a role in the film Les Roseaux sauvages (Wild Reeds) by André Téchiné. The film was selected as the French entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 67th Academy Awards. At the 1995 César Awards, Les Roseaux Sauvages won Best Film nomination. In 1994 he appeared in such internationally acclaimed films as Sitcom (1999), directed by François Ozon, and Gaël Morel's Full Speed (1996). He later played the role of a gay teenager in Presque rien (Come Undone) directed by Sébastien Lifshitz. Rideau has a long acting experience that includes the films Loin, Le Ventre de Juliette, Le Clan and Le Cadeau d'Élena.

 

Maryna Ajaja 

Maryna Ajaja has been programming films at the Seattle International Film Festival for twenty years. She deals with feature, documentary, and short films from around the globe, specializing in cinema from Eastern Europe, Central Europe, Russia, Baltics, Balkans, and Central Asia. She loves and promotes films from this area and has been a jury member at many film festivals. She is a writer and studied literature at Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington and is a graduate of the University of Washington Script Writing Program, and The Film School in Seattle. She lived in the Russian Federation in the 90s, and attended the First Director's Course in 1993, studying under film director Semyon Aranovich at the St. Petersburg Television and Cinema Institute. She worked for Turner International in Moscow in 1994on the first American traveling film festival, "History through the Eyes of Hollywood.

 

Srdjan Dragojevic

Srdjan Dragojevic was born in 1963, in Belgrade. He received degree in Clinical Psychology and in Film Directing. He is the author of the 7 films and 7 books for grown-ups and the kids. He is a writer and director, known for Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (1996), The Parade (2011) and The Wounds (1998). In 1993 We Are Not Angels was awarded the Grand prix at Umbria Film Festival in Italy and was named as the Best Serbian film. Pretty Village, Pretty Flame is considered a modern classic of Serbian cinema. In 2012 his film The Parade received Berlinale Panorama Audience Award.

  

Lasha Bakradze 

Lasha Bakradze studied at various Universities in Tbilisi, Jena, Bern, Potsdam, Vienna, Berlin. His working experience includes wide range of institutions with variety of profiles. He worked at Goethe Institute, at the Georgian National Film Center, in many different mass media, is actively involved in academic life. He is a co-founder (2010) and an active member of Soviet Past Research Laboratory (sovlab.ge). Since 2009 he is a professor at the Ilia State University of Tbilisi and since 2010 the director of Giorgi Leonidze State Museum of Literature. He also studied screenplay writing in Drehebuchwerkstatt München. Lasha Bakradze plays in several award-winning films.

Jurry of National Competition 

 

Carmen Gray

Carmen Gray was born in New Zealand and now lives in Berlin. She has been a film critic and journalist for more than a decade and has written for publications including The Guardian, The Observer, Sight & Sound, Screen International, The Calvert Journal and Filmmaker Magazine. She is the former Film Editor of Dazed & Confused magazine in London. She is also a film programmer, who has previously programmed for UK film education charity Into Film, and Berlin Critics' Week. She is currently on the selection committee for the International Short Film Festival Winterthur in Switzerland. She regularly teaches writing workshops for young critics in Poland, Estonia and Serbia. Before becoming a professional writer, she lived and worked as a language teacher in a number of global cities (Buenos Aires, Moscow, Prague and Seoul).

 

Erika Gregor

Studied German and English literature, History and Philosophy in Gottingen, London, Munich and Berlin. In 1963 co-founder and since then active member of the association "Friends of the German Cinematheque". Programmer and organizer for the Arsenal cinema since its foundation in 1970. From 1971 to 2004 member of selection committee of the International Forum of New Cinema of the Berlin Film Festival. Festival organizer and coordinator, member of festival juries and film funding commissions. Curating of retrospectives, national and thematic film programmes ("Stations of modernism", "Jewish Lifestyles", "Japan and Europe", "Moscow-Berlin", "German Images") in the Eighties and Nineties. Publication of books and catalogues and (together with Ulrich Gregor) of the ongoing series „Kinemathek".
Erika and Ulrich Gregors were awarded A Berlinale Camera at Berlin Film Festival in 2010 for the special contribution
to cinema.


Ulrich Gregor

A film historian and critic, Ulrich Gregor has a long-term friendship and cooperation with Tbilisi Film Festival. Professor of the history of film at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin. Co-founder of institute for
Cinema and Video Art "Arsenal" and head of the organizational group. Director of the International Forum for New Cinema at the Berlin Film Festival until 2001. Since 1981, together with Moritz de Hadeln was the director of Berlin Film Festival. Ulrich Gregor is considered among the leading film critics.Together with his wife, Erika Gregor, he has significantly contributed to the development of the Cinema by curatorial work. Erika and Ulrich Gregors were awarded A Berlinale Camera at Berlin Film Festival in 2010 for the special contribution to cinema. Apart from the life-long experience in Television and radio, his articles are permanently published in the international film journals as well (Nuovo Cinema, Cinema 56).