Jasmina Bojić 

Jasmina Bojić je profesorica mednarodnih odnosov na Stanford univerzi, direktorica programa Camera As Witness, ter ustanoviteljica in izvršna direktorica Filmskega festivala Združenih narodov (UNAFF), enega najstarejših mednarodnih festivalov dokumentarnega filma v ZDA. Tri desetletja je kot novinarka pokrivala odmevne politične in kulturne dogodke, med katerimi so tudi filmski festivali in podelitve nagrad, kot so Academy Awards, filmski festival v Cannesu, Sundance, Venice in filmski festival Tribeca. Kot žirantka je sodelovala na mnogih mednarodnih filmskih festivalih, delala pa je tudi kot producentka in režiserka številnih dokumentarnih filmov in televizijskih oddaj, ki se ukvarjajo z vprašanji človekovih pravic. Kranjsko Goro je obiskala že januarja 2017, ko smo gostili Filmski Festival Združenih narodov.

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Jasmina Bojić works as a Lecturer in International Relations at Stanford University, the Director of Camera As Witness Program, as well as the Founder and Executive Director of the United Nations Association Film Festival, the oldest international documentary film festival which she conceptualised and organized at Stanford University. She has been working as a journalist for more than thirty years, covering many political and cultural events, including the Academy Awards, Cannes, Sundance, Venice and Tribeca film festivals. She has worked as a producer/director on several documentaries and TV Programs dealing with human rights issues, and has been awarded “Community Treasure Award” from Stanford University President for her contribution in promoting dialogue and education about different cultures and issues, as well as UNESCO Fellini Medal in recognition of her exceptional contribution in promoting the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through the art of documentary film.

 

Pavel Jech 

Pavel Jech je filmski scenarist, dramaturg in profesor scenaristike na univerzi Chapman v ZDA, kot tudi na filmski akademiji FAMU v Pragi, kjer je med letoma 2008 in 2016 dva mandata deloval tudi kot dekan. Je strokovni svetovalec za Sundance Labs, Berlinale Talents, Sredozemski filmski inštitut in Midpoint Center, pod katerega se podpisuje tudi kot soustanovitelj. Jech predava na mednarodni ravni, njegov priročnik o dramaturgiji za kratke filme, The Seven Minute Screenplay, pa uporabljajo filmski študenti po vsem svetu. Kot scenarist je deloval v več kot desetih državah, kot kreativni sodelavec pa je sodeloval tudi pri mnogih filmih češkega režiserja Jana Nemca.

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Pavel Jech is a graduate of the Columbia University Film Division as well as of FAMU, The Film and Television School of the Academy of the Performing Arts in Prague, where he served two terms as dean from 2008 to 2016.  During his terms, FAMU was ranked among the top film schools in the world, and student films met great success at some of the world’s top festivals. He is an active instructor of screenwriting and script analysis, and works as an expert advisor for Sundance Labs, Berlinale Talents, the Mediterranean Film Institute and for the Midpoint Center, which he co-founded and serves as head of studies. Jech lectures internationally, and his manual on dramaturgy for short films, The Seven Minute Screenplay is used by film students around the world. He worked in over ten countries as a screenwriter and script editor, and has worked as a creative collaborator on some of the recent films of a Czech director, Jan Nemec.

 

Goran Bogdan 

Goran Bogdan je hrvaški filmski, televizijski in gledališki igralec, ki je svojo pot začel s študijem ekonomije, a ga je hitro zanesla v svet filma. Igral je v številnih gledaliških predstavah na odru Zagrebškega mladinskega gledališča, deluje kot eden glavnih organizatorjev West Herzegowina Festa, festivala amaterske ustvarjalnosti, v širšem svetu pa je najbolj razpoznaven po vlogah v filmu Sonja and the Bull (2012), ter televizijskih serijah Fargo (2014-) in The Last Panthers (2015).

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Goran Bogdan is a Croatian actor, working in film, TV and theatre. He began his path by studying economy, but quickly diverted towards the world of film, appearing in over 40 films since 2005. His acting career started in the Zagreb Youth Theater, but he is most recognized from appearing in the film Sonja and the Bull (2012), as well as in TV series such as Fargo (2014-) and The Last Panthers (2015). He is also one of the main organizers of West Herzegowina Fest, which is a festival dedicated to amateur artists and other creative minds.

 

Katarina Čas 

Katarina Čas je slovenska televizijska voditeljica in igralka, ki se je v mednarodne vode prebila s filmom The Guard (John Michael McDonagh, 2011). V hollywoodske vode je nato skočila z odmevnim The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), pojavila pa se je tudi v filmu Danny Collins (Dan Fogelman, 2015), kjer ji je ob boku stal legendarni Al Pacino. V svoji razgibani karieri je sodelovala že s številnimi filmskimi zvezdami, med katerimi poleg Pacina najbolj izstopajo še Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio in Margot Robbie, ob kateri je v prihajajočem filmu Terminal (Vaughn Stein, 2018) zaigrala že drugič.

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Katarina Čas is a Slovenian TV host and actress, who broke into international film waters with Irish film The Guard (John Michael McDonagh, 2011). She then jumped right into Hollywood and appeared in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), which was followed by Danny Collins (Dan Fogelman, 2015) in which she played alongside the legendary Al Pacino. She has since collaborated with many different film icons, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie, with whom she recently collaborated for the second time.

 

Damjan Kozole 

Damjan Kozole je slovenski režiser in scenarist, ki svoj pečat na slovenski filmski sceni pušča s svojim raznolikim in mednarodno priznanim filmskim opusom. Rezervni deli (2003) so bili na berlinskem festivalu Berlinale nominirani za zlatega medveda, Delo osvobaja (2004) je prejelo Grand Prix nagrado na festivalu v Valencii, Slovenka (2009) Grand Prix nagrado na festivalu v Gironi, za Nočno življenje (2016) pa je na festivalu v Karlovih Varih prejel kristalni globus za najboljšo režijo. Je tudi avtor mnogih kratkih in dokumentarnih filmov, med katerimi sta Dolge počitnice (2012) in Meje (2016) na Festivalu slovenskega filma v Portorožu domov odnesla nagrado najboljših dokumentarnih filmov leta.

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Damjan Kozole is an award-winning Slovenian filmmaker, whose eclectic and internationally renowned film opus is leaving a special mark on Slovenian film. His biggest accomplishments include a film Spare Parts (2003), which got a Golden Bear nomination at 53rd Berlin International Film Festival; Slovenian Girl (2009), which won Grand Prix award in Girona, Spain; and Nightlife (2016) which won Best director award at the prestigious Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. He is not a stranger to documentary films either, having won awards for Best Documentary Film at the Festival of Slovenian Film for both Long Vacation (2012) and his extremely powerful short film Borders (2016)

 

Mirsad Purivatra 

Mirsad Purivatra je direktor filmskega festivala v Sarajevu. V osemdesetih je kot direktor Sarajevo Obala Art Centra vodil številne gledališke predstave, prikazane na največjih svetovnih gledališčih, nato pa med vojno v Obala Art Centru organiziral številne razstave z umetniki iz celega sveta, kot tudi Bosne in Herzegovine, ter deloval kot tudi glavni pobudnik t.i. »vojnega kina«. Leta 1995 je soustanovil Sarajevo Film Festival, ki danes velja za enega izmed najvplivnejših filmskih festivalov v Evropi. Kot direktor filmskega festivala deluje tudi danes, na Sarajevski akademiji uprizoritvenih umetnosti pa predava filmsko produkcijo, v kateri tudi sam aktivno deluje. Kot producent je sodeloval že pri številnih svetovno priznanih in pomembnih filmih, med katerimi gre izpostaviti Bilo je nekoč v Anatoliji (2011) turškega režiserja Nuri Bilge Ceylana, ki je bil leta 2011 v Cannesu nagrajen z Grand Prize nagrado žirije.

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At the close of 1980s, as Obala Art Centar Director, Mirsad Purivatra worked on the production of theatre plays, some of which took part at the most distinguished theatre festivals around the world. During the war he has organized exhibitions at Obala Art Centar with artists from the world and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and initiated what was known as a “war cinema”. In 1995, however, he established Sarajevo Film Festival that has grown to one of the most influential film festivals in Europe and the leading festival in South-Eastern Europe. To this day he works as the festival’s Director, while also teaching Production at the Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts. He actively works as a producer and co-producer, and has collaborated with many world renowned and important films, including Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011), which won the Grand Prize of the Jury at 2011 Cannes Film Festival.