Jury 2010
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Festival in Media
2010-08-12
International Jury
Želimir Žilnik

Born is Serbia in 1942 won his first awards, a Golden Berlin Bear and a Youth Film Award at the Berlin International Film Festival(Germany) in 1969 for his feature film RANI RADAVI (Early Works) which depicted the aftermath of the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.
During the early 1970s he was criticized and his works were quite often banned due their portrayal of student demonstrations and their advocacy of freedom of media and speech. In the 1980s his works began to garner more attention and were successfully presented on several television networks and at local and international festivals. His 1988 his black comedy TAKO SE KALIO CELIK (The Way Steel Was Tempered) was nominated for a Golden St. George award at the Moscow International Film Festival in the Soviet Union.
Recently he has directed several documentaries dealing with the commonality of the Central and Eastern Europe and the problems with immigration to and from Europe with the same style and narrative that had gained him recognition for many years.

Maryam D'Abo

The british film and television actress. Born in 1960 in London, United Kingdom. Maryam first appeared in XTRO (1983), a gory horror film. Her real big break came in the form of a James Bond film, THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1987). In 2002, Maryam drew on her experiences as a Bond Girl to write, produce and host BOND GIRLS ARE FOREVER (2002) (TV), examining the culture and connotations of being a Bond girl, and the subsequent effects on a film career.

Nana Jorjadze

Born in Tbilisi in 1948. She graduated from the architectural department at the Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts (1972). Having worked as an architect in the years 1968-74, she enrolled in the Tbilisi State Theatre Institute which she completed in 1980. She debuted as a director with A JOURNAY TO SOPOT in 1980. Her 1986 work ROBINSONIADA OR MY ENGLISH GRANDFATHER was a breakthrough which won her the Caméra d'Or at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival, and both critical and popular acclaim. Her film A CHEF IN LOVE (1996) became the first, and so far the only, Georgian film to be nominated for the Academy Award.

 

Hana Makhmalbaf

Hana is a member of the Iranian filmmakers' family. She is a daughter of the filmmakers Mohsen and Marzyeh Makhmalbaf and a younger sister of Samira Makhmalbaf.
She studied in Makhmalbaf Film School. When Samira Makhmalbaf was shooting her film, At 5 in the Afternoon, in Afghanistan in 2003 and had difficulties persuading the locals to take part in it, a 14-year-old Hana managed to shoot the process and made a documentary titled JOY OF MADNESS. The documentary shown at the Venice Film Festival got three awards.
Hana Makhmalbaf made her first feature film, BUDDHA COLLAPSED OUT OF SHAME, in Afghanistan in 2007.
BUDDHA COLLAPSED OUT OF SHAME received a Crystal Bear at the Berlinale 2008 screened in the festival's Generation Kplus program and a Special Peace Prize. The film was also awarded at the Montreal's Film Festival in Canada (Festival du nouveau cinema) and San Sebastian International Film Festival.
GREEN DAYS (2009) is a second feature film made by the Iranian filmmaker. It describes protest demontsrations against controversial election results and Ahmadinejad's cruel repressions. As for Hana Makhmalbaf herself, she was compelled to leave Iran after the elections and finish her film in Italy.
GREEN DAYS was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Elena Hazanov

Elena Hazanov was born in 1977 in Moscow. In 1989 Elena's family moved to Switzerland. As a college student Elena started to make short-length films. After graduating from the college she left for the USA to do the courses in the acting skills and script writing. She made her first full-length comic film Love Express in 2004. Her second film The Translator (2006) was included in the competition programs of Edinburgh, Munich and Sochi film festivals and its first show took place at the Locarno film festival. This year Elena made her second feature film. Its world premiere was at the Locarno film festival and it participated in the Edinburgh, Munich and Sochi film festivals. Elena Hazanov has finished recently a script for the feature film Red Oranges together with Philip Blasband, a Belgian scriptwriter. Leading characters in the film will play Jeremie Renier and Fani Ardan. Presently Elena Hazanov is working on a new film Celebration which is a Russian-Swiss co-production.
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