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Mikhail Zheleznikov, Russia
Mikhail Zheleznikov was born in Leningrad in 1972. His films have been screened on ARTE and YLE, at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Helsinki), Museum of the Moving Image (New York), The National Art Center (Tokyo), Kunst Museum Bonn, Museum of Modern Art Erarta (St. Petersburg) and various film festivals. He curates experimental short film competition In Silico at Message To Man IFF and Kinodot experimental film festival (together with Alena Koroleva). He also teaches at St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture and St. Petersburg New Cinema School.
Jūratė Samulionytė, Lithuania
Jūratė Samulionytė (1983) is one of a new generation of film directors in Lithuania. In 2007 Jurate received an MA in Film and TV Directing from the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy. Her short feature film Noroutine received a Silver Crane award for Best Lithuanian Short Film in 2008. Her documentaries and fiction shorts have been featured at various international festivals and been awarded a number of prizes. Jūratė Samulionytė also works in different film projects as a director’s assistant, as well as in the field of film education for children and adults. Jūratė Samulionytė with her sister just has finished a new creative feature documentary “Liebe Oma, Guten Tag”.
Martin Strange-Hansen, Denmark
Martin Strange-Hansen is an Oscar-winning Danish film director and scriptwriter, with a special touch for the human comedy. Former president and Vice president of the association of Danish Film Directors, head of programme at Odense International Film festival, Commissioning Editor at Filmworkshop Copenhagen, and an avid teacher/mentor in several Danish programmes for young and emerging film talents.
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION JURY
Alexandra Nakelski, Netherlands
Alexandra has been programming and organizing film festivals for over nine years. She currently runs her own festival, The Norwich Radical Film Festival out of England but is in the process of moving it to Amsterdam. She is a Professor of Film and Cultural Studies and currently is earning her PhD in Auspicious Apocalypse in post 9/11 cinema.
Antonis Papadopoulos, Greece
Film Director. Born in Athens. Since 1989 runs the National and the International Short Film Festival in Drama (Northern Greece) and since 1999 he is the Artistic Director of the Festival. He studied film directing at the Kiev State Institute Theater and Cinema. He has directed fiction and documentary films. He is teaching dramaturgy and directing. He is also a voting member of the European Film Academy.
Signe Birkova, Latvia
Signe Birkova is a filmmaker from Riga, who has studied philosophy and has made television shows, documentaries and experimental films.