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ISKRA DIMITROVA
BLANKA ELEKES
NIKOLAJ NIKITIN
ANI VALCHANOVA
DALIBOR MATANIC
PETR ZELENKA
RADIVOJE ANDRIC
THOM PALMEN
ISKRA DIMITROVA

FIPRESCI JURY
Bulgaria
film critic

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BLANKA ELEKES

FIPRESCI JURY
Hungary
film critic

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NIKOLAJ NIKITIN

FIPRESCI JURY
Germany
film critic

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ANI VALCHANOVA

JURY - INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Ani Valchanova studied at the Sofia Music School until 1985 and in 1990 she graduated from the National Academy of Theatrical and Film Arts, in the special subject of "Acting". She began work at the Sofia Theatre. She also works at the Satire Theatre, Salza i Smyah and Theatre 199. She has also acted in films by Dimitar Petkov, Evgeni Mihailov, Rangel Valchanov, Petar Popzlatev, Ivan Balevski. She has worked in the theatre with such eminent directors as Jiri Menzel, Zdravko Mitkov, Krasimir Spasov and Grisha Ostrovski.

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DALIBOR MATANIC

JURY - INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Born in Zagreb in 1975. In 1993 he began studying film and TV direction at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb, where he is presently a graduate student. His first feature "Cashier Wants to Go to the Seaside" won award for debut in Cottbus and received great success in his native country.

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PETR ZELENKA

JURY - INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Czech director, born in 1967 in Prague. He graduated in screenwriting from Prague's Film Academy (FAMU) in 1991, then took a job at Barrandov Studios as a script editor. After a number of successful documentaries and television projects, he shot the "mystification" Mnaga - Happy End. His next movie, Buttoners, won a Czech Lion for Best Film and a Tiger Award in Rotterdam in 1998. Director David Ondricek's Loners is co-written by Zelenka. His latest film Year of the Devil received the main prizes in Karlovy Vary '02 and the Golden Taiga at Spirit of Fire film festival 2003.

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RADIVOJE ANDRIC

JURY - INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Born in Sarajevo in 1967. A film and television director. Prior to his studies at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, he directed performances at the Dadov amateur theatre. He directed several short and documentary films (produced by the Yugoslav independent radio station B-92). He directed his first feature film in 1998 - Three Palms for Two Punks and a Babe, which was awarded at every Yugoslav film festival and was a great success in Yugoslav cinemas. His second feature, Thunderbirds, participated at film festivals: Raindance, Sofia FF, Warsaw FF.

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THOM PALMEN

JURY - INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Thom Palmen is founder and director of the Umea International Film Festival in Sweden and president of the European Coordination of Film Festivals (ECFF). He has been invited as a jury member to numerous film festivals.

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