and special events
in June '05
join the prestigious
.......at the Greek croisette
COMPETITION FEATURE LENGTH FILMS jury
Born in Stockholm 1951. Film critic
and film maker. Founder and editor of the Swedish
film magazine Filmkonst 1989-2002. Director of
Göteborg Film Festival 1994-2002.
Filmography: The Voice of Bergman
(1997), The Voice of Ljudmila (2002, Ecocinema
2003), Ingmar Bergman; Intermezzo (2002), The Voice
of Silence (short, 2003).
Presently cultural editor for the
daily paper Helsingborgs Dagblad.
Giorgio (Turin, Italy, 1977).
Degree in DAMS (Disciplines of Art,
Music and Spectacle-Cinema Sector) at the Turin’s
University of Studies in 2002. Actually is working
for the same university as PhD in Disciplines of
Scandinavistic and Spectacle.
From 2002 he’s specialized in danish
silent cinema, he’s actually working on a thesis
titled Dreyer Screenwriter at Nordisk (1913-1917)
with the cooperation of the Dansk Film Institut.
He attended several international
convention ad published some critical essays
concerning this argument.
From 2002 he’s working for
Cinemambiente – International Environmental Film
Festival – as documentary film searcher.
For the same festival he also
organized two retrospectives: Joris Ivens (2002),
Panaria Film (2004), and edited with Gaetano Capizzi
and Marina Ganzerli the volume
Una storia di vento/Joris Ivens.
A wind’s tale
(Torino, Cinemambiente, 2002), in
collaboration with The European Foundation Joris
Ivens of Nimega.
J.a.c.e., Feature film (In progress)
1998-9: BLACK OUT, 1989-90: ROM,
1987: GLORIA OLIVAE, 1986: THE COLOSSUS OF THE SUN,
1985, AVE MARIA 26 min, ALPHEUS,
1982-1986, researhcing, textes and
collaborator-director at the 12 (half an hour) D.
Maurikios documentaries THE IONIAN BRIDGES.
1985, collaborator-director at the
perfoming of Jules Massenet's opera WERTHER, Greek
National Opera House.
1985 - 2005, writer, director and
producer of 550 radio programmes for the Third
Channel of the National Greek Radio.
1989 -2005, he has published short
stories and essays in various greek magazines and
2004-2005, consultant in National
Director, producer on several events
as: Christmas Concert Megaron Music Hall Athens,
December 2004, Concert for the tsunami victims,
Olympic Stadium, February 2005
Worked for 25 years in a variety of
roles in environmental research, policy and
advocacy, based mainly at the RSPB, BirdLife
International’s partner organisation in the UK.
He is a leading figure in
international law and policy on topics such as
protected areas, environmental assessment and
wetland ecosystems, and has had a particularly long
and central association with the Ramsar Convention
on Wetlands, as well as being a Director of Wetlands
Dave is also involved in dialogues on
the links between science, culture, aesthetics and
the role of the arts in environmental conservation
At the end of the
1980's, as director of the Sarajevo Obala Art Center
Mirsad Purivatra oversaw the works of numerous
theater productions. Many of them, including
Tatoo Theatre and Moonplay, were featured
in theatre festivals in Edinburgh, Paris, Toronto,
New York, Montreal, and London.
During the war in
Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Center organized a great
number of exhibitions by B&H authors that were shown
around the world and in Sarajevo. Obala hosted such
international artists as Christian Boltanski, Annie
Leibowitz, Sophie Ristelhueber, and Peter Waldegg.
In 1995, Obala established the Sarajevo Film
Festival, which in ten years has grown to be one of
the most influental film festivals in southeast
Today, working full
time as the Sarajevo Film Festival Director,
Purivatra teaches Production at the Sarajevo Academy
of Performing Arts.
He has also served as
Director of Bosnia and Herzegovina Radio and
Television (1998-2000), and General Director of the
B&H branch of McCann Erickson marketing agency
COMPETITION SHORT FILMS jury
Alekos Arplias, journalist
He studied for a while Law, but he
occupied himself, for two decades in broadcasting,
and was specialized at the field of Regional
He has been working as producer,
chief editor and newscaster in central Radio
Stations. He created the first and unique in Greece
electronic Regional Newspaper.
He has been for five years
(2000-2004), Director of the Regional Broadcasting
Network of ERT (National Radio Television).
He cooperated with the Adults
Education Secretary, at the realization of original
Regional radio projects as well as seminars.
currently working in ERA’s General Direction and he
is studying European Civilization at the E.Α.P.
born in Pesaro in 1949.
He graduated in architecture from the
University of Rome in 1976, with a thesis entitled:
‘A residential complex for the elderly in Pesaro’.
Since 1976, he has created some 150
design projects for all areas of civil and
industrial building, including the building of an
experimental theatre in Pontedera.
Since 1987, he has been the creator
and art director of Tonelli, bringing in designers
such as Isao Hosoe, De Pas, D’Urbino, Lomazzi and
In the design field, he works on
occasional, non-specific projects that have seen him
collaborate with Tonelli in the furniture industry,
MFFM in the jewellery sector, and Benelli for
As part of an overall research
project into mobility, which he carried out in
conjunction with Isao Hosoe, he created ‘Fluida’, a
Born in 3 December 1950. Archer,
Science studies (quickly quitted),
obligatory military service, then license at French
Literature and Linguistics and cinema at the Paul
Valery University in Montpelier.
Co-founder and general delegate at
Mediterranean Film Festival of
Instigator and organizer of “Fonds
d’Aide au Development du Scenario”(in the frame of
the Festival d’Amiens)from 1996.
Co-founder of “Carrefour des
Festivals” (president from 1989 to 1999) and of
“Coordination Europeenne des Festivals de Cinema”.
up to ‘88 was partner of the distribution society
“Les Films du Semaphore”, on 1992, founded the
society CINE-SUD PROMOTION, essentially destined at
the origin at the promotion of films of writers and
Projects feature films
L'OMBRE DE LA VILLE of Jean Khalil
Chamoun, TIRANA, ANNEE ZERO of Fatmir Koci, RACHIDA
of Yamina Bachir Chouikh, AU FEU!
(Gori Vatra) of Pjer Zalica,
MUR of Simone Bitton,
MOOLAADE of Sembene Ousmane,
NOCE D'ETE, of Moktar Ladjimi,
L’ANNEE NOIRE of Fatmir Koçi,
L’EXIL of Atef Hetata,
LA GRANDE PATURE of Omar Bekhaled
Born in Egion 1947.
Studies: Cinema in Athens and Semiology in Paris.
Films: Black-White, 90min, 35mm, Bio-graphia, 97min,
35mm, Fiction, 45min, 16mm, Corpus, 80min, 35mm,
Electric Angel, 86min, 35mm,Silent Machines, 72min,
Series & Pieces: Faggoto (1983)
Theatre faces (1984), The Greek Typography (1985),
The Athenian Fusion (1992), The Centenary of
Olympics 1896-1996 ,Olive Civilization (2001)
Founder of the EXPERIMENTAL FILM CENTRE in 1969.
Founder & Director of the quarterly publication FILM
Secretary & President of GREEK DIRECTORS' GUILD
President of F.E.R.A. (1980-1982).
Director of THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL (1986-1988).
Director of ENTERTAINMENT DEPARTMENT in
Various publications of essay sandarticles in books,
magazines & newspapers
1970 in Netherlands.
Studied film in Amsterdam, graduated
in Stockholm, and produced a number of short films
Since 1998 Rik works for the
International Film Festival Rotterdam as a member of
the programme department and coordinating the
Festival’s Industry Office.
As he operates free-lance, Rik also
works on a yearly base for the Transilvania
International Film Festival (programme coordinator),
and Sarajevo Film Festival (CineLink Industry
Other incidental film festival
environments over the last years include among other
Warsaw, Stockholm, and Edinburgh.
COMPETITION RAMSAR / MEDWET AWARD BEST FILM FOR
WATER AND WETLANDS
Mario Cenni is an Italian, from
He was born, lives and works in the
city of Lucca. He is a biologist graduated in 1981.
In his working life he has faced several nature
related issues. Has restored an ancient Natural
History Museum, researcher on wolfs and otters, was
for ten years the Biologist of a Nature Park.
now responsible for the wetlands of his region in
the ARPAT, the governmental agency facing all the
environmental problems of the region.
Petr Lom was born in Prague,
Czechoslovakia in 1968.
He grew up in Canada and received his
Ph.D. in political philosophy from Harvard in 1997.
He taught at several European
universities, wrote a dull scholarly book on
skepticism, and translated a beautiful book of Czech
He gave up his career in the
University in 2004 to pursue a full-time career as a
He is much happier now.
Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan is his
Was born in 1974. After his
university studies in Evolutionary Biology he
completed a PhD on Population Biology from the EPHE/Sorbonne
During the last years of his studies,
he started working in parallel in journalism,
including collaborating with several radio stations
and writing chronicles for one of Andorra’s national
newspapers, El Periòdic d’Andorra, on cinema and
He is currently working as the
Convention Development Officer of the Ramsar
Convention, an international treaty ratified by more
than 145 countries and promoting the conservation
and sustainable use of wetlands and water recourses.