INTERNATIONAL FILM JURY (2012)
CEDOMIR KOLAR, France - President of the Jury
Cedomir Kolar was born in former Yugoslavia, in the city of Rijeka on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. He graduated in film production at the Belgrade Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Since 1991, he has been acting as producer for “Noé Productions” in Paris. His credits include “Before the Rain” by MilchoManchevski, “Africa my Africa” and “Kini and Adams” by IdrissaOuedraogo, “As you like me” by Carmine Amoroso, “Train of Life” by RaduMihaileanu, “The Adopted Son” and “The Chimp” by AktanAbdykalykov,“No Man’s Land” by DanisTanovic and DanisTanovic’s short film in the collection of films “11’09”01”, produced by Galatée films and StudioCanal.
Cedomir is the Academy Award nominee (“Before the Rain” by MilchoManchevski) and the Academy Award winning producer (“No Man’s Land” by DanisTanovic).
In 2003 he started the new Paris based production entity, “A.S.A.P. Films”, together with the director DanisTanovic and his fellow producer Marc Baschet. A.S.A.P. Films is an independent production company jointly created in 2003 by the producer CedomirKolar, Oscar-winning director DanisTanovic and producer Marc Baschet. The company’s philosophy is that of independent production of films by authors from different parts of the world, regardless of the language, cost or author’s notoriety. It has produced DanisTanovic’s films “L’Enfer” (a.k.a.“Hell”), “Triage” and “Cirkus Columbia”, Benjamin Filipovic’s film “The Well Tempered Corpses”, Marion Hänsel’s films “Si le Vent Soulčve le Sable” (a.k.a. “Chamelle”), “Noir Océan” (a.k.a “Black Ocean”) and “La Tendresse”; AktanArymKubat’s, “The Light Thief”, Hungarian film “Womb” written and directed by BenedekFliegauf, Serbian film “Besa”, written and directed by SrdjanKaranovic.
A.S.A.P. Films is currently also developing “The Narrow Frame of Midnight” written and to be directed by TalaHadid, “Centaur”, ArymAktanKubat’s next feature film, “Le MystčreTrannoy” by young French authors and directors AvrilTembouret and Vladimir Rodionov, RiteshBatra’s “The Lunchbox”, as well as DanisTanovic’s next project, “Tigers”, Marion Hänsel's "La Tendresse" and SuhaArraf's "The Poster".
OLMO OMERZU, Slovenia
Olmo Omerzu was born in 1984 in Ljubljana. During his studies at FAMU in Prague he directed several short films and a 40-minute feature THE SECOND ACT about a couple who goes on a long overdue honeymoon only to discover that it is too late. It was shown and awarded at several European festivals, and distributed in Czech, Slovak and Slovenian cinemas.
In 2011, Omerzu graduated from FAMU with his first fiction feature A NIGHT TOO YOUNG, a Czech-Slovenian co-production. Set in a small apartment in an even smaller Czech town, it explores the zone between childhood and adulthood. After the successful premiere in the Forum section of the 2012 Berlinale, the film was invited to numerous international festivals, winning several awards. It was theatrically released in Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Arzana Kraja, Kosova
Arzana Kraja studied film directing at the University of Prishtina. Head of the film department at “Skena UP” Festival for six years (2002 – 2007). She has had extensive experience in television as well by working as a local producer of many international television channels, a director at RTV 21, and as an assistant producer and co-director on the well-known local series “Kafeneja Jonė” (Our Coffee Bar). She is the director of eight short fiction films.
Brian Udovich, USA - President of the Jury
Renne Gjoni, USA
Ben Apolloni, Kosova
Theatre Jury (2012)
Hans Echnaton Schano, Austria
President of the Jury
Hans Echnaton Schano, poet, actor, director, author, management-trainer, media-coach, member of the LIVING THEATRE (N.Y.) since 1966, 1972 also Director of European Communications of the UNIVERSAL MOVEMENT THEATRE REPERTORY, active member of UNESCO- sponsored INTERNATIONAL THEATRE INSTITUTE, founder and director of the ONE WORLD THEATRE (1983, Amsterdam, Dallas, N.Y.), participated in theatre, film, television and radio-productions in altogether 17 countries, performing in 6 different languages (German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese). He also held lectures, workshops and seminars at a number of renowned Universities and Colleges (Sorbonne-Paris, France, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, UT-Austin, TX., UT-Dallas,TX.)
Hans Echnaton Schano draws his experience as actor, director and teacher from a multitude of different theatrical traditions. From the Anti- Modern and Post-Modern innovations in performance art, the theatre of the Off-Off Broadway, the collective creations of the Living Theatre, Grotowski, Artaud’s “Athletes of
the Heart”, Meyerhold’s Bio-Mechanics and from Stanislavski all the way to the classical and modern traditions of the Far East.
Miguel Oyarzun, Spain
Miguel Oyarzun trained as an actor in Madrid, and then went to London where he studied physical theatre. He has also trained in Augusto Boal and the Theatre of the Oppressed, Michael Chekhov techniques and at the Laboratorio Internazionale di Commedia dell’Arte in Venice. He combines his acting career with directing and writing theatre. Since 2010 he is artistic director of Mirage compańķa de teatro, a devise-theatre company based in Spain.
He is co-founder and co-director of BE FESTIVAL, a theatre festival taking place in Birmingham the first week of July which aims to bring new touring and commissioning opportunities to the artists– both in the UK and the rest of Europe.
Zana Hoxha Krasniqi, Kosova
Zana Hoxha Krasniqi ėshtė regjisore teatri, si dhe themeluese dhe drejtore ekzekutive e Artpolis-it. Ajo ėshtė regjisore e shumė shfaqjeve tė mbajtura nė Kosovė, nė rajonin e Ballkanit, Evropė, dhe Afrikė veriore. Disa prej shfaqjeve mė tė suksesshme tė saj janė: “The Father” (Babai), “The Valley of her sufferings” (Lugina e vuajtjeve tė saj) dhe “Kitchen of victims” (Kuzhina e viktimave). Ajo ishte e pėrfshirė nė festivalin Skena UP shtatė vjet si kryesuese e programit tė teatrit. Ajo ėshtė aktualisht Drejtore Artistike nė Teatrin Profesional tė Gjakovės dhe punon qe njė kohė tė gjatė si menaxhere kulturore nė Qendrėn Artpolis. Si artiste, ajo ka promovuar ēėshtje sociale tė cilat fokusohen nė rritjen e ndėrgjegjėsimit pėr dhunėn nė baza gjinore, drejtat njerėzore dhe aktivizėm rinor. Ėshtė fituese e ēmimit ‘Shfaqja mė e mirė’ nė Skena UP 2004 (edicioni i parė) dhe ėshtė laureatja e parė shqiptare e ēmimit “Gvozdani Kikot” pėr vitin 2012.