Skena up
International students
film & theatre festival

12th Edition
02––07 December

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National Jury in SKENA UP

Brian Udovich is an award winning feature film producer residing in Los Angeles, California. His first feature-film ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE (Amber Heard, Anson Mount) debuted at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival where it was sold to The Weinstein Company. His second film THE WACKNESS (Ben Kingsley, Josh Peck, Olivia Thirlby) debuted at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and was the winner of the festival’s Audience Award.

Also, during the week, on 5th and 6th of December Mr. Udovich will give a producing workshop.

Two other members of the jury that are going to watch national films (Kosova, Albania and Macedonia) are:

Renne Gjoni went to Lee Strasberg Theater Institute where he got a masters degree in Fine Arts. Renne got an agent and slowly started honing his acting in film and TV, notably in Ridley Scott's Hannibal.  His upcoming projects, to name a few, include with Albanian director Fatmir Koci, called England on my Roof to be shot in Amsterdam, The Godmother, being produced by two time Oscar Winner Branko Lustig (Schindler's List, Gladiator)

Ben Apolloni, is a theatre director from Kosova. He directed several plays, such as: “Love’s Labour Lost” by William Shakespeare, “Zoostory” by Edward Albee, “Miss Julia” by August Strindberg, “The Titanic’s Orchestra” by Hristo Boytchev, “Mat” by Ag Apolloni, etc.

SKENA UP begins on 3d of December. National films will be screened on 8th of December (15:30 – 17:30) in Kino ABC 1.

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