and short feature film jury
Huseyin Karabey, director
Dominic Murphy, director
Jelena Mitrović, producer
director of 'My Marlon and Brando',
is regarded as one of Turkey’s new directing talents at a time when the
independent film scene in Turkey is gaining recognition and Turkish films are
receiving a wider distribution worldwide. Karabey was born
in Istanbul in 1970. He studied at the Marmara University, Faculty of Fine
Arts, Cinema & TV Department. His previous works 'Boran', 'Silent Death' and 'A Breath with Pina Bausch' were recipients of numerous awards and were screened in many
international film festivals. 'My Marlon and Brando' is
Karabey's first feature film screend at 6th Zagreb Film Festival .
Dominic Murphy is a multi-award winning director whose range spans from observational
documentary style work and gritty low-fi realism to high end, cinematic epics.
His commercial clients have included Sony, Smirnoff, Virgin, Vodaphone, Orange.
He has won Gold Lions at Cannes for VW Passat and Heinz ‘Ice Station’ and
D&AD Gold for a Use Your Vote campaign. Recently he has shot for MTV,
Nissan, HSBC and Philips. 'White Lightnin', Dominic’s first feature film, was
premiered at Sundance in 2009. The story of a schizophrenic West Virginian
mountain dancer, it was also shown at the Berlin Film Festival and will
premiere in the UK at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Jelena Mitrović was born in Serbia in 1977. She is the
head producer in production company Baš Čelik. She graduated film and TV
production from the Academy of Drama Arts in Belgrade. She worked as a producer
on the following films: 'Žena sa slomljenim nosem' (2009 director Srđan
Koljević), ‘Besa’ (2009 director
Srđan Karanović), ‘Život i smrt porno bande’ (2009 director Mladen Đorđević),
‘Klopka’, (2007 director Srdan Golubović),’Balkan Epic’ (2005 omnibus film,
director Marina Abramović, part of the film ‘Destricted’ director Matthewa
Barneya, Gaspara Noe, Larryja Clarka and M. Abramović). She collaborated as a
co-producer on the following films: 'Kenjac’
(2009 director Antonio Nuić),
‘Slovenka’ (2009 director Damjan Kozole), ‘Mila moja Senida’ (2009 director
Robert Zuber), ‘The Star’ (2002 director Marina Abramović), ‘Apsolutnih sto’
(2000 director Srđan Golubović). She is assistant professor at the Faculty of
Art and Design at Megatrend University Belgrade teaching production.
Rada Šešić, director, selector nad
Chao Gan, director and editor
Yaniv Berman, director and scriptwriter
Rada Šešiċ (born in
Croatia), lived in Bosnia (Sarajevo) where she worked as a film critic and
a film maker of docs and shorts. Today lives in The Netherlands where she
guest lectures on cinema (University of Amsterdam) and for The Dutch Institute
for the film education. She is one of selectors for IDFA and a comity member of
Jan Vrijman Fund. Works also as a program advisor for IFFR Rotterdam and
is in a comity of Hubert Bals Fund. Heads the Competition Documentary section
at Sarajevo film festival and Black Sea competition at a new Romanian FF in
Arad. Program advisor on Eastern European cinema for DOK Leipzig. Specialized
Indian cinema and is one of programmers at Kerala IFFK. Served at the several
juries. Guest lecturer at the Universities- Anadolu in Eshisehir, in Geneve
Ecole superieure des Beaux-arts and at Nederlandse Film Academy, at Srishti
Institut in Bangalore, India. Works also as a tutor for European Documentary
Network. As a scriptwiter and director, made in the Netherlands four
films: 'Room Without a View', 1997,
'Soske' ,2001 and 'In Whitest Solitude', 2002,' Way to School '(2007). Her
films were exhibited, among numerous other festivals, at MOMA –New York in 2002. Writes for Skrien
(The Netherlands), Dox (Denmark) , Film Guide- Variety (UK) Documentary
Encyclopaedia (USA) Film Annual (Croatia), Sineast (Bosnia and Herzegovina),
collaborated on the book ‘24 Frames’ by Dina Iordanova.
In 2000 Chao
Gan got his Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Literature, Department of Chinese
Language and Literature at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. In 2002. he
copleted it with Master of Arts in Television Studies, Department of Drama at
the University of Bristol in UK. He works as director and editor at the
Documentary Channel in Shanghai Media Group. 'Last House Standing' (2002) was
his documentary film debut. His film 'The Red Road' (2008) was awarded at the
2008 Zagreb Film Festival with Golden Pram for the best documentary film.
was born in 1977, in Haifa, Israel. An avid reader of books and viewer of
films, Yaniv has always been devoted to the art of storytelling, in all its
forms. When in high school, he joined the newly incepted cinema program and
started making films. Yaniv was immediately drawn into a world he could never
leave. Yaniv has an MFA degree from the Film and Television Department at Tel
Aviv University, where he is currently working on his master project, on the
evolution and significance of exploitation cinema. As a scriptwriter and film
director, Yaniv is constantly working on new ideas for films and other
projects. He currently lives in Herzliya, Israel, where he is working on
corporate and educational film production. His documentary film 'The Alpha
Diaries' (Shalom Pluga Aleph 2007) won
Golden pram for the best documentary film at 5th Zagreb Film Festival.
Goran Odvorčić, director and scriptwriter
Marin Juranić, editor
Lana Barić, actress
Goran Odvorčić was born in Zagreb in 1980 and has been
involved in cinema for a long time. With Matija Kluković he co-wrote,
co-directed and co-edited one of the short films in omnibus ‘Zagreb Stories’
produced by Propeler film. His short ‘Ciao Mama’ was selected in the official
competition of the Cannes Film Festival this year. For this film he earned
special mention on the Sarajevo Film Festival. Currently he is in
post-production of his new short ‘Matijašević’.
Marin Juranić was born in Zagreb in 1979. He studied editing at the Academy of Drama Art from 1997 to 2002. He edited feature films ‘Sex, Booze and Short Fuse’ (director Antonio Nuić, 2004), ‘All For Free’ (director Antonio Nuić, 2006) and many TV reports, short and documentary films. He got Golden Pram award for best Croatian film in the Checkered programme of the 6th Zagreb Film Festival ('Bad Day for Captain Cook' co-directed with Hana Veček).
Lana Barić was born in Split on December 11, 1979. She studied in London and graduated acting from the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo. She has played in a dozen performances and several films and series in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. She won Sanela Agić Award for the best new actress at the Festival of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Drama in 2003, and in 2006 Croatian Actors Award for an exceptional performance by young artists under 28. At this year’s Pula Film Festival she was awarded Vijesnik Award Breza for the best actress debutant in a leading role in Zvonimir Jurić’s ‘Yellow Moon’, a part of omnibus ‘Zagreb Stories’. She lives in Zagreb.