CHAIRMAN OF THE JURY
Roger Worrod (*1939) Switzerland
Graduated from The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (London). As an actor, was ‘Bruder’ in Ken Russell’s award-winning masterpiece: “Song of Summer”; as a director-writer-narrator, made 4 documentaries about Malta. As a dubber, provided voices for Gian-Maria Volontè, Bud Spencer and Fabio Testi among many others; as a writer-narrator has worked on nearly 3,000 audio-visual productions.
Marcel Dekanovský (*1948) Slovakia
Graduated in direction from the Prague film academy FAMU , director of feature-length films, plays adapted for television, several children’s story series, documentaries, feature films. Recognized with numerous domestic and foreign awards.
Karin Ragulová (*1973) Slovakia
Karin Ragulová was born in 1973. She has completed her master studies at the Faculty of Arts of the Comenius University in Bratislava, where she studied Slovak language and literature as her major subject. Since 2010 she has been working in the Council for Broadcasting and Retransmission in the Department of Programme.
Saman Hosseinpuor (*1993) Iran
Saman studied Cinematography and Graphic Design and is also a Bachelor of Cinema and Directing. He directed many short films including: “1-0”, “Autumn Leaves”, “Fish”, “The Man Who Forgot To Breathe”, “The Last Embrace” and “The Mortuary”. His short films were awarded in many festivals. In the 22nd International Festival of Local Televisions in Kosice 2016 he was awarded the Golden Beggar for the Best Young Author for his short film Fish.
James Sutherland-Smith (*1948) United Kingdom
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Writer, teacher of English, and, with his wife, Viera, the leading translator, of Slovak poetry into English. He has lived in Slovakia since 2001 although from 2002 to 2009 he was working in Belgrade. His last collection of poetry was “Popeye in Belgrade” and “Dinner With Fish and Mirrors”, a selection from the work of the Serbian poet,
Elena Romanato (*1967) Italy
Graduated Faculty of Public Relations and Faculty of Political Science in Milan, is a freelancer journalist. She’s been working at Millecanali Magazine – monthly magazine about radio, tvs and broadcast – since 1996. She was editor in chief of Computer Arts – Future Media Italy, wrote for the magazine Eurosat; currently she works for the newspaper La Stampa and Millecanali.
Darko Kovič (*1969) Serbia
Graduated from Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade Profesional experience: Film & TV Production KRUG- Technical Director; City Council of Niš – Media promotions designer; Radio Television Serbia and Television of Niš – cameraman and picture designer, author of many distinctive short and documentary films, TV serials, media campaigns, promotional films and music spots.
Martin Vilim (*1982) Slovakia
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Graduated from Technical University in Košice. Has experience as historical fencing stagefight performer and actor. Working as IT specialist in Košice.