International & National Feature Film
Carolyn Mcdonald (Producer )
Carolyn Mcdonald started From grassroots community projects & podcasts, and now she is an awardwinning network TV film & documentary director. She studied at New York University’s Dramatic Writing/Film Program. she was involved in various stages of development & production on such films as (THE HANDMAID’S TALE), (MISSISSIPPI MASALA) and (Once Around).
coproduced the critically acclaimed Western BUFFALO SOLDIERS, and executive produced AMERICA’S DREAM. As a filmmaker, Carolyn produced, co-wrote and directed the short film P.N.O.K. She has also produced and directed a number of short documentaries.
( writer / director )
RHYS GRAHAM ( Filmmaker and writer )
Ghassan Abdallah (Filmmaker )
Graduated with an MA degree from the Northern Film School in Leeds – England.
He has directed many films and TV drama series such as the epic “Khalid ibn Al Waleed” and “Road Map”. Ghassan has also taught filmmaking during the last fifteen years on the prestigious MA course at the Northern Film School in England and in many other colleges in the Middle-East.
Regular participant in festivals as juror or lecturer.
Premendra Mazumder (Critic )
Premendra Mazumder is working on cinema in versatile capacities. As a film critic writes extensively in
many publications worldwide. He is a
regular columnist and contributes his
weekly column on cinema in a daily
newspaper published from Kolkata.
He is the President of the Film Critics
Circle of India, Secretary of the Indian Film Critics Association and Executive Member of the India Chapter of FIPRESCI: Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique. He is working as the advisor, program director and curator for several International Film Festivals in home and abroad.
He has served in the Jury of many International Film Festivals of the world. He is an activist of the film society movement for more than four decades and was elected as the Asian Secretary of the International Federation of Film Societies. Presently he is holding the post of the Vice President of the Federation of Film Societies of India. He is based in Kolkata, India.
International & National Documentary Film
Mohammad Reza Aslani
Mohammad Reza Aslani ( Director )
He spent his filmmaking training in the Ministry of Culture.
Aslani started his professional carrier in cinema in 1967 with the documentary film “Hasanlu Cup”, and then worked with another project “Child and exploitation (1982)”, a documentary made.
Gulbara Tolomushova ( Film Critic )
FIPRESCI and NETPAC member.Her reviews and articles are publishing at two newspapers “Evening Bishkek” & “New Faces” in Kyrgyzstan and also at the online journal Kinokultura.com editing by Prof. Birgit Beumers (Great Britain). Editor of two websites: www.kyrgyzcinema.com & www.kyrgyzgoskino.org. Author of numerous publications on Kyrgyz cinema. Author of the book about Women in the Kyrgyz cinema (2017)Author of monograph «Territory Kinostan: Kyrgyz cinema in the persons», Bishkek, 2009.Author of article “Kyrgyz cinema at the junction of the epochs (1988-1993) loss of a supporting point during the age of changes and the consequent finding of new hope» in the compilation, published by the IFF in Busan, 2013, “The Unknown New Wave of Central Asian Cinema”.
Frank Moens (Film Critic )
In his (little) free time, he managed to produce his first documentary (Quantum Revolution) in 2015 and does consulting for festivals worldwide.
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
LINDA CAMPOS OLSZEWSKI
Linda Campos Olszewski (Festival President Tampere Film Festival )
Ako Aziz Mirza ( Director )
His film (10 Seconds) participated in more than 12 international film festival and won 2 awards.
Jan Hryniak (Director)
His next fuill feature movie „Trzeci” received Student’s Jury Prize in Pecs (Festival of the Young Film 2006).
He has also directed a crime comedy “Trick” awarded for best music at the Film Festival in Gdynia in 2010.
In 2015 his TV series “Time of Honour. The Warsaw Uprising “received the Eagle – Polish Film Award for best feature series. Currently he is directing a feature film about Tadeusz Kantor, famous Polish stage director, painter, set designer and writer.
NATIONAL SHORT FILM
Jyoti Mistry (Filmmaker )
Mistry has published widely on the topics of multiculturalism, identity politics, film practice and pedagogy, race and memory. Her books include: we remember differently: Race, Memory, Imagination(2012) a collection of essays inspired by her film which explores the complexity of racial identity in South Africa.
She has taught at New York University; University of Vienna; Arcada University of Applied Science Polytechnic in Helsinki, Nafti in Accra and ALLE Arts School at University of Addis Ababa. She is Professor in Film at Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and Visiting Professor at University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.
Tisha nusret (Actress )
Nusrat Imrose Tisha is a leading Bangladeshi actress who is equally loved by critics and general
audience. She started her career in Television working for telefilms and series. Gradually she moved on to film and got instant success with her debut film Third Person Singular Number.
Variety described her performance in the film as a career making role. Her next films Television (2012, Closing film, Busan International Film Festival) and No Bed of Roses (Winner, Jury prize, Moscow International Film Festival 2017) also got rave reviews from Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and Screen Daily. She had also served as the Cultural Ambassador for Republic of Korea in Bangladesh.
Chad McClarnon (writer, director )
INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL ANIMATION FILM
World Festival of Animated Film- Animafest Zagreb
Paola Orlić is the producer of the World Festival of Animated Film Animafest Zagreb, art historian and independent curator. She graduated with a degree in art history and philosophy from the Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and holds an MA from the College of Art, Ohio University. After returning to Croatia, she continued working as a freelancer on cultural and media projects and an associate at several prominent film festivals in Croatia. .
Ravanbakhsh Sadeghi (Producer, Director )