Armenian Panorama Jury
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Emilia (Mira) Haviarova (Czech Republic)
Born in 1938. A pedagogue - psychologist by training, she is a dramatist, director of international culture projects, program assistant at Camerimage Cinematography Art IFF in Poland, a consultant at Barrandov Film Studio on East and Central Europe, Russia, Armenia, Georgia, Ajerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Central Asia. She was the program director at Czechoslovakia Cinema Institute in Prague. After 1991 worked at Culture Department, MFA of Czechoslovakia. She was the head of the Culture and Education Department at the Czech Republic Embassy in Moscow, as the First Secretary, 1992-1997.
Lee Sang-yong (South Korea)
Lee Sang-yong started his career as a film critic at Cine 21, the most influential film magazine in Korea. He joined Busan IFF in 2007 and is currently in charge of selection of the Flash Forward competition and Eastern European cinema. He is the writer of the film essay All that Cinema Allows.
Valery Balayan (Russia)
Born in Ukraine, in 1960. Film director and screenwriter, member of the Unions of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation and Ukraine, member of the Guild of Russian Screenwriters, member of the Guild of Documentarists in Russia, a member of the Guild of Russian Filmmakers, board member of the Crimean branch of the National Union of Cinematographers of Ukraine. In 1982 he worked as an assistant operator at the Leningrad Documentary Film Studio. In 1984 he entered the screenwriting department of the Higher Courses for Scriptwriters and directors of the USSR State Committee for Cinematography (master class of Leonid Gurevich). In 1989 he graduated as a director of documentary films. In subsequent years, more than 40 documentaries were made based on his scripts and he made more than 60 films.
Adelina Cüberyan von Furstenberg (Switzerland)
She is one of the field’s pioneers in broadening contemporary art. Armenian born in Istanbul, Swiss citizen, married to the photographer Franz Egon von Fürstenberg, she is one of the first curators who showed an interest in non-Western artists, thus opening the way for a multicultural approach in art. During her studies of Political Sciences at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, Adelina founded the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Geneva; later on she directed Le Magasin, Centre d’Art Contemporain of Grenoble, France and its School of Curators. In 1993, she was awarded by the Jury of the 45th Venice Biennial for her direction of Le Magasin and her educational work. In 1996 she founded Art for The World, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) associate to the UN Department of Public Information for the diffusion and promotion of the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through art, the organization of exhibitions and the production of films around the world. Knowing that cinema is peculiarly potent to familiarize cultures to each other, to create endless possibilities that regenerate and enrich our social lives, Adelina von Fürstenberg, in 2008 for the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), produced successfully a long feature film Stories on Human Rights and composed a series of 22 short movies directed by Hany Abu Assad, Sergei Bodrov, Pablo Trapero, Apichapong Weerasetakul, Jasmila Zbanic, etc. In 2011, under the patronage of UN’s Alliance of Civilizations and the Council of Europe she produced a second series of 7 short films Then & Now: Beyond Borders and Differences, by Fanny Ardant, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Jafar Panahi, etc. Currently, Adelina is working on a new series of short films Myths and Misconceptions (tentative title), on the subject of cancer.
Sitora Alieva (Russia)
Born in Dushanbe. Made her film debut as actress at the age of 7. In he following 9 years played about ten roles in feature and television films. In 1987 graduated from the Scriptwriting and Film History Department of the Moscow All-Union Institute of Cinematography (VGIK, E. Surkov’s and L. Mamatova’s master class). In 1987-88 - expert of the Culture Fund. From 1987 to 1991 - senior film-editor at the Tadjikfilm Studio. Since 1991 lives and works in Moscow. In 1991-93 - editor at the Fund for Cinema Support. From 1994 to 1996 - assistant to D. Dondurei, editor-in-chief of the journal Iskusstvo Kino, at the same time film program coordinator of the Kinotavr IFF in Sochi. In 1999-2005 - director and member of the selection committee of the IFF in Sochi, the Faces of Love IFF, and the International Children’s Arts Festival Kinotavrik. In 2002-2005 executive director of the Kinotavr Open Russian FF. Since 2005 - program director of the ORFF Kinotavr. Served in jury of the FFs in Hyderabad, Tallinn, Mar del Plata, Cottbus, Berlin, Karlovy Vary, Venice.
Viken Berberian (USA)
He holds graduate degrees from the London School of Economics and Columbia University. The author of two novels: The Cyclist (New York, 2002) and Das Kapital: a Novel of Love & Money Markets (New York, 2007). His work of fiction has been translated to Italian, French, German, Hebrew and Dutch. Berberian is the recipient of a writing award from the Centre National du Livre (CNL) of the French Ministry of Culture (2009-10) and was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. His short stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Le Monde, Diplomatique, The International Herald Tribune, The Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, Inculte. He co-wrote the script for Noise of Time, a Garine Torossian film, currently in post production, and scheduled for release in 2013.
Narek Tovmasyan (Armenia) - British Council Jury
He joined the British Council in 2006 as a Programmes Manager, overseeing projects in Education, Governance, Arts and Society. He holds PhD in Ats History. As a Guest Lecturer of Cultural Policy and Arts Administration he cooperated with Cincinnati University (Ohio, USA), Conservatory of Music Carl Maria von Weber (Dresden, Germany), Caucasus Institute, Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinema, Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory and Russian-Armenian State University (Yerevan). He has more than 100 articles and publications in periodicals and magazines. He is a member of Eastern European Music Association, Society for Music Theory, European Society of Ethnomusicology, Culturelink Network, Union of Composers and Musicologists of Armenia, Union of Journalists of Armenia, International Program Evaluation Network.