2ANNAS Jury Board

2ANNAS 2009 International Short Film Festival Jury:

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ANDREJS APSĪTIS
Latvia

Director, director of photography and scriptwriter of documentaries. Andrejs has directed 36 films and been a camera man for 20 documentaries. Executive director of Latvian National Film Center till 2008. Latvian representative in Eurimages European co-production fund. Head of 2ANNAS jury since 2002.

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DITA RIETUMA
Latvia

Journalist and film critic, author of the book “Planet Nonhollywood. 27 Faces”, “365 Days' Films”co-author. Following cinema processes, writing reviews and critiques, covering international cinema events, reporting from Cannes, Berlin, Venice. Since 1987. articles have appeared in Diena, Literatūra un Māksla, Studija, Māksla +, etc. Member of FIPRESCI jury in international film festivals.

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CHRISTOPHER HALES
United Kingdom

Specialist in exploring the 'interactive moving image', as practitioner, educator and researcher. His PhD "Rethinking the Interactive Movie" was successfully completed in October 2006. Currently based in the 'SMARTlab' centre of the University of East London as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow. His cdroms have been selected at numerous film/multimedia festivals, and his touch-screen installation (showing a dozen or more of his interactive films) has been presented in Seoul, Helsinki, Warsaw, Nagoya, San Francisco and Sydney. Recent projects include 'Cause and Effect' and an AHRB-funded research project in Prague to rediscover the "Kinoautomat" from 1967 - the world's first interactive movie.

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ULDIS DIMIŠEVSKIS
Latvia

Since 2007 Uldis Dimiševkis is an executive director of the government agency National Film Centre. He is the head of film development and support overseeing fund distribution and government supported projects. As a lecturer and archivist and expert of photography was working in Canada state Library and Archive, Depratment of Art and Photography and Queens University, Art Department.