More Than 1,000 Supporters Across Europe Sign Letter to Free Oleg Sentsov

oleg-sentsov-croppedIn the face of a verdict of the Ukrainian filmmaker expected for 25 August – the prosecution has called for 23 years – supporters, institutional and individual, have gathered well over 1,000 signatures for the EFA letter to the President of Russia and Russian authorities asking for Sentsov’s immediate release. The filmmaker was arrested by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) in his house in Simferopol on 11 May 2014 and imprisoned in Russia for over a year before his trial even began. Although the key witness has retracted his testimony as given “under duress”, the trial based on the accusation of Oleg Sentsov (pictured) having committed “crimes of a terrorist nature” has continued, the prosecution has now called for a 23-year sentence, and the verdict is expected on 25 August.

On an initiative by the EFA Board a letter has been sent to President Putin and the Russian authorities asking for Oleg Sentsov’s immediate release. With the support by national film academies and individual calls by the Polish Film Academy, the German Film Academy, the Austrian and the Czech Film Academies as well as the Union of Russian Filmmakers, well over 1,000 supporters, most of them from the world of filmmaking, but also members of the public who feel passionately about the case, have added their names to this letter and are calling for Sentsov’s release.

These are their names:

Kasia Adamik, director, Poland

Anastasia Alekseeva, producer, Russia

Tomaily Alekseyb, programmer, Russia

Prof. Claudia von Alemann, director, Germany

Leif Alexis, producer, Germany

Anton Alfimov, journalist, Russia

Willeke van Ammelrooy, actress, Netherlands

Esther Amuser, costume designer, Germany

Kjell-Åke Andersson, director, Sweden

Angeliki Antoniou, director, Greece

Stefan Arsenijevic, director, Serbia

Stanislav Babitsky, retired, Volgograd, Russia

Marion Bailey, actress, United Kingdom

Julie Baines, producer, UK

Vincent Bal, director, Belgium

Roman Balayan, director, Ukraine

Jan Balej, director, Czech Republic

Michael Ballhaus, cinematographer, Germany

Leonardo Baraldi, documentary producer, Italy

Pavel Bardin, filmdirector, Russia

Juliana Bardolim, Berlin, Germany

Elena Barskova, engineer, Saratov, Russia

Agda Bavi Pain, writer and scriptwriter, Slovakia

Maria Becker, actress, Moscow, Russia

Meret Becker, actress/musician, Berlin, Germany

Giedrė Beinoriūtė, director, Lithuania

Tatiana Belikova, banker, Moscow

Bianca Bellová,Czech Republic

Annette Benmussa, France

Raphaël Berdugo, producer, France

Vjosa Berisha, festival director, Kosovo

Eddie Bertozzi, festival manager, Italy

Irina Bezrukov, company head/teacher    education, Russia

Graziella Bildesheim, director of Maia     Workshops, Italy

Martina Bleis, festival, Germany

Linda Boije af Gennäs, technician, Sweden

Mark Bond, artist, UK

Jan Bonny, director, Germany

Olena Bramska, translator, Poland

Alfred B. Broer, creative director, Netherlands

Beata Bubenec, Russia

Jeton Budima, director/film critic, Kosovo

Janez Burger, director, Slovenia

Agata Buzek, actress, Poland

Victoria Cadogan-Rawlinson, USA/UK

Enzo De Camillis, Director, ANAC National Association of Cinematographic Authors, Italy

Philippe Carcassonne, producer, France

Evgenia Cartozo, Marseille/France

Kujtim Çashku, director, Albania

Fabio Cavalli, screenwriter, Italy

Veaceslav Cebotari, cinematographer, Moldova

Sehad Čekić, producer, Montenegro

Sergi Cervera, actor/director, Spain

Olga Chajdas , director, Poland

Natalia Chepik, writer, Russia

Adriana Chiesa di Palma, distributor/exhibitor, Italy

Gaga Chkheidze, director Tbilisi IFF, Georgia

Alexey Chupov, director, Russia

Tom Conroy, production designer, Ireland

Tanya Creedon, Dublin, Ireland

Radu Crihan, director, Russia

Manuel Martin Cuenca, writer/director, Spain

Ludmila Cvikova, film curator, Netherlands/Slovakia

Ketie Danelia, producer, Georgia

Jean-Pierre Dardenne, director, Belgium

Luc Dardenne, director, Belgium

Svetlana Demidova, translator, Bulgaria

Dominique Deruddere, director, Belgium

Tania Detkina, Hruška a Krys s.r.o (Storytelling/Media Consulting), Czech Republic

Andrea Diers, physiotherapist, Germany

Evgenia Dodina, actress, Israel

Christine Dollhofer, festival director, Austria

Marion Döring, EFA Director, Germany

Jaco Van Dormael, director, Belgium

Oleg Dorman, director/screenwriter, Russia

Saulius Drunga, scriptwriter/director, Lithuania

Nenad Dukic, institutional, Serbia

Roman Dymny, sound designer, France

Pascal Edelmann, press officer, Germany

Svetlana Epifanova, manager of corporate culture, Russia

Marina Fedina, actress/psychologist, Russia

Pawel Ferdek, director, Poland

Davide Ferrario, director, Italy

Olena Fetisova, director, Ukraine.

Marta Figueras, producer, Spain

Anton Filatov, filmcritic FIPRESCI, Ukraine

Silvia Finazzi, office production Directorate-Generale Cinema, Italy

Konstantin Fisenko, actor/producer, Russia

Dagmar Forelle, Berlin IFF, Germany

Jamie Forshaw, production manager, Europe & America

William Edouard Franck, sound designer, Germany

Molly von Fürstenberg, producer, Germany

Giovanni Galavotti, screenwriter, Italy

Javor Gardev, director, Bulgaria

Massimo Gaudioso, scriptwriter, Italy

Tanja Georgieva, producer, Germany

Nicole Gerhards, producer, Germany

Krzysztof Gierat, festival director, Poland

Yevgeny Gindilis, producer, Russia

Prof. Zuzana Gindl-Tatarova, screenwriter, Slovakia

Shai Goldman, cinematographer, Israel

Vladimir Golovnitski, sound designer, Lithuania

Leon Golterman, screenwriter/director, Netherlands

Mike Goodridge, Chief Executive Officer, Protagonist Pictures, UK

Stanislav Gorshover, programmer, Dortmund, Germany

Igor Gorsky, pharmaceutical technology consultant, USA

Oli Gots, Producer/Writer, Co-founder of Film Doctor, UK/Bulgaria/Ukraine

Irina Grantovskaya, producer, Russia

Angela Gregovic, actress, Austria

Alena Gres, costume designer, Ukraine

Grigory Grishin, Russia

Rajko Grlić, director, Croatia

Vladimir Gromov, screenwriter, Russia

Rémy Gruenenberger, France

Alex Gryazin, engineer, Ukraine

Irina Gubernik, choreographer, Dortmund, Germany

Renée Gundelach, Media Expert and Film Consultant, Berlin, Germany

Grigory Guryanov, architect, Russia

Roman Gutek, distributor/festival director, Poland

Arto Halonen, director, Finland

Filmfest Hamburg, Germany

Birch Hamilton, executive director Screen Directors Guild of Ireland

Per Hanefjord, director, Sweden

Christine Haupt, producer, Germany

Stefan Haupt, Fontana Film GmbH, Switzerland

Markos Holevas, director, Greece

Lena Holosiy, director, Russia

Michal Holubec, technician, Czech Republic

Sherry Hormann, director, Germany

Damir Ibrahimovic, producer, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Maria Iliou, director, Greece

Beate Jensen, actress, Germany

Grimar Jonsson, Producer, Iceland

Radu Jude, director, Romania

Sergej Jurisdizki, cinematographer

Laszlo Kantor, producer, Hungary

Marit Kapla, institutional, Sweden

Valeria Kasiyanenko, manager, Russia

Petri Kemppinen, institutional, Finland/Norway

Petr Khazizov, filmmaker

Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, director, Russia

Vladimir Kilburg, producer/director, Russia

Rainer Klausmann, DOP, Switzerland

Olga Kolisnichenko, Italy

Masha Kondakova, director, Ukraine

Oksana Konstantinovska

Elena Konyushikhina, researcher, Russia

Olga Kovaleva, saleswoman, Moscow, Russia

Damjan Kozole, director, Slovenia

Krakow Krakow Film Festival, Poland

Aleksey Krasovsky, writer/director, Russia

Zuzana Kronerova, actress, Slovakia

Elena Kuznetsova, personnel officer, Russia

Giorgi Kvachadze, producer, Tbilisi, Georgia

Claudia Landsberger, institutional, the Netherlands

Rolf Lassgård, actor, Sweden

Felice Laudadio, institutional, Italy

Evgeniy Lavrentev, director/screenwriter, Russia

Tony Lawson, editor, United Kingdom

Mikhail Lemkhin, journalist/photographer, USA

Piotr Lenar, cinematographer/President of AMA Film School, Poland

Sanna Lenken, director, Sweden

Ellen Lens, costume designer, the Netherlands

Lise Lense-Møller, producer, Denmark

Anne Leppin, institutional, Germany

Dani Levy, director, Germany

Vigdis Lian, film advisor, Norway

André Libik, producer, Hungary

Marge Liiske, institutional, Estonia

Elizabeth Likhachev, artist, Russia

Vladimir Lissitzky, architect, Israel

Konstantin Lopushansky, director, Russia

Marcel Lozinski, director, Poland

Aina Lubarova, translator, Russia

Prof. Tadeusz Lubelski, historian of cinema, Poland

Lada Luna, Russia

Angelina Maccarone, director, Germany

Łukasz M. Maciejewski, writer, Poland

Christa Maerker, director, Germany

Montserrat Majench, institutional, Spain

Vlada Malaeva, sociologist, Russia

Vitaly Manskiy, director/President Artdocfest, Russia/Latvia

Svetlana Manukova, Russia

Lele Marchitelli, composer, Italy

Alexandra Maringer, production designer, Austria

Gesa Marten, film editor/lecturer, Germany

Boris T. Matić, producer/festival director, Croatia

Victor Matizen, cinema critic, Russia

Ulrich Matthes, actor, Germany

Chris McCormack, Assistant Editor and Production Manager, UK

Juliette Ménager, Joule Studio, France

Natasha Merkulova, director, Russia

Anastasiy Mikhaylov, DOP, Russia

Anne Milne, director, United Kingdom

Paco Mir

Phyllis Mollet, Consultant International Film Industry, former FIAPF’s director of festivals, France

Tatiana Morozova, manager, Russia

Edik Moshkovich, cinematographer, Russia

Pawel Mossakowski, producer, Russia

Richy Müller, actor, Germany

Nelly Muminov, editor/columnist, Russia

Iya Myslytska, producer, Ukraine

Suzanna Nagao, manager, Russia

Alexander Nagrudny, producer, Russia

Elena Nayman

Paul Negoescu, director, Romania

Simona Nobile, screenwriter/story editor

John Nordling, producer, Sweden

Olga Okrepilova, director, Russia

Floor Onrust, producer, the Netherlands

Arsen Anton Ostojic, director, Croatia

Ivan Ostrochovsky, director/producer, Slovakia

Valerii Otstavnyh, documentary film director, Russia

Hynek Pallas, Journalist/writer/documentary filmmaker, Sweden/Czech Republic

Isabella Parkinson, actress, Germany

Uberto Pasolini, producer, United Kingdom

Robert Adrian Pejo, director, Hungary

Annie Perier, costume désigner, France

René Perraudin, director, Germany

Claire Pijman, cinematographer, the Netherlands

Paco Poch, producer, Spain

Waldemar Pokromski, make-up artist, Poland

Mariia Ponomarova, director, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Ventura Pons, director, Spain

Aleksandr Popov, builder, Stockholm, Sweden

Lucy Poulton, Artist, UK

Maggie Poulton, UK

Martin Provost, director, France

María Luisa Pujol Canals, institutional, Spain

Sarah Radclyffe, producer, United Kingdom

Aleksandr Rakhilkin, entrepreneur, Samara, Russia

Natalya Rapoport Evseevna, architect, Russia

Marina Razbezhkina, director, Russia

Grigory Riajski, writer/screenwriter/producer, Russia

Kateryna Rietz-Rakul, Autorin, Berlin

André Rigaut, sound engineer, France

Jana Ripplová, KineDok project manager Institute of Documentary Film, Czech Republic

Alexander Ris, managing director/producer, Germany

Vladуslav Robski, film director, Ukraine

Olga Romanova, producer, Ukraine

Johannes Rosenberger, producer, Austria

Christian Rouaud, director, France

Maxim Rozhkov, director, Russia

Siemen Rühaak, actor, Germany

Lisa Maria Russo, producer, United Kingdom

Jožko Rutar, producer, Slovenia

Oriol Sala-Patau, producer, Spain

Martin Samper, director, Spain

Pierre Santini, actor/director, France

Dr. Giacomo Scarpelli, screenwriter, Italy

Alexandra Schmidt, Festival Director FILMFEST DRESDEN, Germany

Gerhard Schmidt, producer, Germany

Ute Schneider, producer, Germany

Pierre Schœller, director, France

René Schoenenberger, actor, Switzerland

Andrew Schutsky, director/playwright, Lithuania

Reinhard Schwabenitzky, director, Austria

Kenneth Scicluna, director, Malta

Konstantin Seliverstov, director, Russia

Sergei Shavshukov, Moscow, Russia

Natalia Shematinova, film critic/director/editor, Russia

Uliana Shilkina, director, Russia/Montenegro

Alex Shiriaieff

Dmitry Shlikov, cinematographer, Russia

Alik Shpilyuk, institutional, Ukraine

Asya Shulbaeva, retired journalist, Russia

Kirill Shuvalov, production designer, Ukraine

Kati Sinisalo, critic/journalist, Finland

Áron Sipos, producer, Hungary

Elena Slaboshpitskaya, producer, Ukraine

Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, director, Ukraine

Marianne Slot, producer, France

Yuri Snop, Russia

Ada Solomon, producer, Romania

Liudmila Somova, Russia

Elena Sorokine, designer, France

Svetlana Stasenko, director, Russia

Aleksandra Staszko, costume designer, Poland

Sergiy Stepansky, sound designer, Ukraine

Bill Stephens, UK

Olivia Stewart, producer, United Kingdom

Tania Stöcklin, editor, Switzerland

Heather Storr, script supervisor, UK

Karsten Stöter, producer, Germany

Prof. Juliana Stoyanova – writer, Bulgaria

Pavel Strnad, producer, Czech Republic

Katia-Anna Taguti, artist, Moscow, Russia

Alin Taşçıyan, institutional, Turkey

Micha Terjung, producer, Germany

Andrey Timofeev, projectionist, Latvia

Katarina Tomkova, film consultant, Slovakia

Giorgio Treves, director, Italy

Arina Trostyanetskaya, dancer/choreographer, Denmark

Caroline Troubetzkoy, director/producer, France

Vitaliy Tsekhanovich, driver, Belarus

Andreea Valean , writer and director, Romania

Štěpán Maria Valenta, Institute of Documentary Film, Prague, Czech Republic

Lluís Valentí, Versus Films, Spain

David Vashadze, Georgian National Film Center, Georgia

Artem Vasiljev, producer, Russia

Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer, Ukraine

Vyacheslav Verbin, playwright/poet /screenwriter, Russia

Gianni Vezzosi, editor, Italy

Julia Vikentieva, producer, Russia

Marc-Henri Wajnberg, producer, Belgium

Alex van Warmerdam, director, the Netherlands

Marc van Warmerdam, producer, the Netherlands

Florian Weghorn, festival, Germany

Maja Weiss, producer/director, Slovenia

Hansjörg Weißbrich, editor, Germany

Franziska Weisz, actress, Germany

Sasha Wieser, distributor/exhibitor, Austria

Andrea Tatjana Wigger, Berlin, Germany

Monika Willi, editor, Austria

Andy Wooding, director/writer, Co-founder of Film Doctor, UK

Marcin Wrona, director, Poland

Olga Yakovleva, Russia

Elena Yankelevich, journalist/documentary filmmaker, Russia

Olena Yershova, Ukraine

Serhii Yevdokymov, entrepreneur, Illichivsk, Ukraine

Marek Zawierucha, production designer, Poland

Alrun Ziemendorf, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH, Germany

Marek Żydowicz, festival CEO, Poland

Hermes Zygott, artist, Russia


From the Polish Film Academy:

Jerzy Hoffman, reżyser

Paweł Pawlikowski, reżyser

Małgorzata Szumowska, reżyserka

Juliusz Machulski, reżyser

Jerzy Skolimowski, reżyser

Joanna Kos-Krauze, reżyserka

Andrzej Żuławski, reżyser

Ewa Piaskowska, scenarzystka

Janusz Majewski, reżyser

Janusz Głowacki, pisarz, scenarzysta

Olena Leonenko, pieśniarka, kompozytorka

Jan Kidawa-Błoński, reżyser

Wojciech Smarzowski, reżyser

Andrzej Jakimowski, reżyser

Allan Starski, scenograf

Violetta Kamińska, producentka

Ryszard Bugajski, reżyser

Filip Bajon, reżyser

Jacek Bławut, reżyser

Feliks Falk, reżyser

Izabela Wójcik, producentka

Stefan Laudyn, dyrektor Warszawskiego Festiwalu Filmowego

Marcel Łoziński, reżyser

Paweł   Łuczyc-Wyhowski, autor dźwięku

Marcin Krzyształowicz, reżyser

Dżamila Ankiewicz, scenarzystka, reżyserka

Andrzej Kiełczewski, producent

Grzegorz Kędzierski, autor zdjęć

Ewa Smal, montażystka

Arkadiusz Jakubik, aktor

Joanna Doroszkiewicz, scenografka

Milenia Fiedler, montażystka

Leszek Dawid, reżyser

Łukasz Barczyk, reżyser, scenarzysta

Rafał Maćkowiak, aktor

Jan Kozikowski, scenograf

Jagna Janicka, scenografka, kostiumografka

Wit Dąbal, autor zdjęć

Małgorzata Braszka, kostiumografka

Maciej Strzembosz, producent

Agata Buzek, aktorka

Sławomir Fabicki, reżyser

Łukasz Dzięcioł, producent

Józef Romasz, autor zdjęć

Eryk Lubos, aktor

Grzegorz Pacek, reżyser

Jerzy Kolasa, scenarzysta

Maciej Grzywaczewski, producent

Grzegorz Łoszewski, scenarzysta

Vita Želakevičiūtė, reżyserka

Dorota Roqueplo, kostiumografka

Wojciech Pacyna, reżyser

Andrzej Seweryn, aktor

Maciej Buszewicz, grafik

Adam Ferency, aktor

Dorota Segda, aktorka

Stanisław Radwan, kompozytor

Jarosław Kamiński, montażysta

Marek Świerkocki, scenarzysta

Magdalena Boczarska, aktorka

Wojciech Niżyński, scenarzysta

Karina Kleszczewska, DoP

Wojciech Zimiński, scenarzysta

Maciej Karpiński, scenarzysta

Magdalena Szwarcbart, reżyserka obsady

Ewa Wencel, aktorka, scenarzystka

Grzegorz Daroń, kompozytor

Zbigniew Niciński, montażysta

Andrzej Chyra, aktor

Irena Strzałkowska, przedstawiciel Polski w Eurimages

Mirosław Dembiński, reżyser, producent

Jacek Mierosławski, operator

Hanna Skowrońska-Zbrowska, montażystka

Czesław Paweł Poppe, kierownik produkcji

Dariusz Pietrykowski, producent

Adam Bajerski, autor zdjęć

Ryszard Brylski, reżyser

Bogdan Sölle, scenograf

Violetta Buhl, reżyserka obsady

Karolina Bielawska, reżyserka

Aleksandra Staszko, kostiumografka

Ewa Puszczyńska, producentka

Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz, reżyserka

Magdalena Łazarkiewicz, reżyserka

Dorota Kamińska, aktorka

Wojciech Biedroń, reżyser

Maciej Drygas, reżyser

Andrzej Górny, pisarz, krytyk teatralny, scenarzysta

Wojciech Kabarowski, producent

Anna Jadowska, scenarzystka, reżyserka

Radosław Piwowarski, reżyser

Andrzej Żuławski, reżyser

Radek Ładczuk, autor zdjęć

Krzysztof Dumieński, producent i dystrybutor

Janusz Yanina Iwański, kompozytor

Jan Mogilnicki, operator, dystrybutor filmowy

Dominique Lesage, producent

Marek Żydowicz, dyrektor Międzynarodowego Festiwalu Sztuki Autorów Zdjęć Filmowych “Camerimage”

Waldemar Pokromski, charakteryzator

Mikołaj Pokromski, producent

Dorota Kędzierzawska, reżyserka

Ryszard Maciej Nyczka, reżyser

Bodo Kox, reżyser, scenarzysta

Joanna Macha, scenografka

Andrzej Dziurawiec, pisarz, scenarzysta

Bartłomiej Woźniak, reżyser dźwięku

Maciej Melecki, poeta, scenarzysta filmowy

Anna Nehrebecka, aktorka

Krzysztof Jastrząb, autor dźwięku

Roman Suszyński, autor zdjęć

Ewa Machulska, kostiumografka

Jacek Lipski, producent

Jowita Budnik, aktorka

Dawid Ogrodnik, aktor

Krzysztof Kopczyński, producent

Maria Nowakowska-Majcher, scenarzystka

Nikodem Wołk-Łaniewski, reżyser dźwięku

Mateusz Pospieszalski, kompozytor

Barbara Sikorska-Bouffał, kostiumografka

Maciej Maciejewski, scenarzysta

Jerzy Stuhr, aktor, reżyser

Antoni Krauze, reżyser

Anna Świerkocka, scenarzystka

Małgorzata Zacharska, kostiumografka

Ewa Braun, scenografka

Marek Król, montażysta

Andrzej Titkow, reżyser

Marek Drążewski, reżyser

Andrzej Piekutowski, reżyser

Wiesław Znyk, operator dźwięku

Maja Komorowska, aktorka

Michał Urbaniak, kompozytor

Weronika Marczuk, producentka

Marcin Kot-Bastkowski, montażysta

Michał Fojcik, operator dźwięku

Tadeusz Król, reżyser, scenarzysta, producent

Borys Lankosz, reżyser

Dariusz Gajewski, reżyser

Michał Kosterkiewicz, operator dźwięku

Grzegorz Warchoł, reżyser

Piotr Wojtowicz, operator filmowy

Paweł Borowski, reżyser

Henryk Sawka, rysownik

Jerzy Satanowski, reżyser

Wojciech Nowak, reżyser

Jakub Śladkowski, montażysta

Maciej Kozłowski, montażysta

Barbara Komosińska, scenografka

Marian Dziędziel, aktor

Urszula Antoniak, reżyserka

Elżbieta Galińska, muzykolog

Maciej Bochniak, reżyser

Małgorzata Karolina Piekarska, pisarka

Wojciech Chmielewski, pisarz

Irena Makarewicz, tłumaczka literatury węgierskiej

Leszek Engelking, pisarz, tłumacz, krytyk literacki, nauczyciel akademicki

Jacek St. Buras, tłumacz

Katarzyna Bieńkowska, poetka, tłumaczka, krytyk literacki

Jakub Ekier, pisarz i tłumacz

Michał Głowiński, historyk literatury, pisarz

Michał Jagiełło, pisarz

Anita Janowska, pisarka

Barbara Grzegorzewska, tłumaczka

Piotr Sommer, pisarz

Jan Strękowski, reżyser

Anna Przedpełska-Trzeciakowska, eseistka

Rafał Wojasiński, pisarz, dramatopisarz

Rafał Holewiński, pisarz

Aleksandra Ziółkowska-Boehm, pisarka

Jacek Bocheński, pisarz

Zofia Korzeńska, poetka i eseistka

Zbigniew Żbikowski, pisarz

Tamara Bołdak-Janowska, pisarka

Marek Zaleski, literaturoznawca, IBL PAN

Dorota Jovanka Ćirlić, redaktor, tłumacz literatur byłej Jugosławii

Konrad Sutarski, polski pisarz na Węgrzech, członek SPP

Iza Pająk, montażystka

Wiesław Juszczak, członek redakcji “Kwartalnika Filmowego”

Marcin Piątkowski, montażysta filmowy

Maria Pakulnis, aktorka

Agnieszka Sopoćko, montażystka

Wiesław Juszczak, historyk, członek redakcji “Kwartalnika Filmowego”

Stanisław Kuźnik, reżyser

Rafał Marszałek, krytyk i historyk filmu

Małgorzata Łukasiewicz, filolog

Bogna Janiec, producent

Grzegorz Królikiewicz, reżyser

Anna Frajlich, poetka, eseistka, wykładowca języka i literatury polskiej na Uniwersytecie Columbia w Nowym Jorku

Hubert Pusek PSM, montażysta

Barbara Fronc montażystka

Maciej Taras, montażysta

Janusz Wróblewski, krytyk filmowy

Andrzej Stembarth Sawicki, pisarz

Andrzej Barański, reżyser

Magdalena Rutkiewicz Luterek, kostiumografka

Alicja Gronau, kompozytor

Tomasz Nowak, muzykolog

Krzysztof Knittel, kompozytor

Marek Ławrynowicz, pisarz

Sławomir Idziak, operator obrazu

Zofia Beszczyńska, pisarka

Jacek Prosiński, operator obrazu

Marek Kazimierz Siwiec, prof. nadzw. w Bydgoszczy

Zbigniew Wichłacz, operator obrazu

Zbigniew Bagiński, kompozytor

Anna Pęcherzewska-Hadrych, kompozytorka

prof. dr Krzysztof Dybciak, literaturoznawca, eseista (członek SPP, UKSW)

Barbara Toruńczyk, redaktor, wydawca

Maria Jentys-Borelowska, krytyk literatury, poetka, członkini Stowarzyszenia Pisarzy Polskich

prof. Mieczysław Lewandowski PSC, operator filmowy, profesor zwyczajny sztuki filmowej

Leszek Badiak, scenograf

Janusz Anderman, pisarz

Jacek Pankiewicz, pisarz

Bartosz Piotrowski, operator

Artur Żurawski, operator

Karolina Stankiewicz, członek redakcji portalu

Janusz Rudnicki, pisarz

Jerzy W. Ryll, pisarz

Ewa Małkowska

Anna Dorota Wardęszkiewicz, montażystka

Michał Marczak, reżyser

Jerzy Zieliński, autor zdjęć-reżyser

Arkadiusz Tomiak, autor zdjęć filmowych

Katarzyna Kotowska, pisarka

Jędrzej Kotowski, reżyser dźwięku

Ilona Łepkowska, scenarzystka

Włodek Pawlik, kompozytor

Jacek Mierosławski, operator

Krzysztof Mieszkowski, Teatr Polski

Andrzek Kotkowski, reżyser

Janusz Zaorski, reżyser

Tomasz Naumiuk, operator

Andrzej J. Jaroszewicz, operator filmowy

Anna Kazejak, reżyserka

Włodzimierz Bolecki, scenarzysta

Piotr Szulkin, reżyser

Stanisław Brejdygant, aktor, reżyser, pisarz

Jacek Korcelli, operator

Anna Sokołowska-Korcelli, reżyser

Jacek Laskus, operator filmowy

Bartek Konopka, reżyser

Piotr Kukla, operator filmowy

Krystyna Kofta, pisarka

Piotr Lenar, operator filmowy

Mieczysław Kuźmicki, producent

Stanisław Śliskowski, operator filmowy

Magdalena Sendecka, dziennikarka filmowa, psychoterapeutka


From the Czech Film Academy:

Ivo Andrle – distributor

Jan Balzer – producer

Eliška Balzerová – actress

Jan Bernard – film theoretician, pedagogue

Pavel Borovan – producer

Jaroslav Brabec – director, director of photography

Jan Budař – actor

Josef Císařovský – dokumentarist

Karel Czaban – script-editor, producer

Karel Čabrádek – script-writer, pedagogue

Antonín Daňhel – director of photography

Jan Drbohlav – script-writer

Noro Držiak – director

Martin Duba – director of photography, director script-writer

Ján Ďuriš – director of photography

Petr Dvořák – manager, Czech Television

Viktor Ekrt – sound engineer

Marek Epstein – script-writer

Ivan Fíla – director, script-writer

Jan Gogola – script-editor

Michal Holubec – sound engineer

Eva Holubová – actress

Jan Hřebejk – director

Ivan Hubač – script-editor, script-writer

Kristian Hynek – director of photography, pedagogue

Marek Janda – director of photography

Pavla Janoušková Kubečková – producer

Jiří Ježek – producer

Jan Jíra – distributor

Jan Jirásek – composer

Zdeněk Jiráský – script-writer, director

Dušan Klein – director, script-writer, pedagogue

Josef Klíma – script-writer, journalist

Karel Kochman – production manager, producer

Vít Komrzý – producer

Petr Kružík – musician

Milan Kuchynka – producer

Milan Lasica – actor

Pavel Liška – actor

Miloš Lochman – producer

Tomáš Luňák – director

Martin Mareček – director dokumentarist

Václav Marhoul – producer, director

Ivo Mathé – president od the Czech Film and Television Academy, television expert, pedagogue

Jan Mattlach – film editor

Taťjana Medvecká – actress

Vladimír Michálek – director

Matej Mináč – director

Juraj Mravec – sound engineer

Daniel Němec – sound engineer

Karel Och – artistic director at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Petr Ostrouchov – composer

Petr Oukropec – producer

Michaela Pavlátová – director

Jana Plodková – actress

Radek Rondevald – sound engineer

Simona Rybáková – costume designer

Tereza Rychnovská – executive director, Czech Film and Television Academy

Jiří Schmitzer – actor

Viktor Schwarcz – producer

Bohdan Sláma – director

Olga Sommerová – director, dokumentarist

Ondřej Soukup – composer

Jiří Stránský – script-writer

Pavel Strnad – producer

Jan Baset Střítežský – director of photography

Kristian Suda – script-editor

Jan Svěrák – director, producer

Václav Šašek – script-editor, script-writer

Jaromír Šofr – director of photography

Radim Špaček – director

Ivo Špalj – sound engineer

Petra Špalková – actress

Josef Špelda – director of photography

Milan Šteindler – director, actor

Ondřej Štindl – script-writer

Jan Šuster – producer, pedagogue

Miroslav Táborský – actor

Ondřej Trojan – producer, director

Helena Třeštíková – director, dokumentarist

Petr Turyna – film editor

Petr Václav – director, script-writer

Magdalena Vášáryová – actress

Roman Vávra – director

Petr Weigl – director

Eva Zaoralová – film theoretician, artistic consultant KVIFF

Petr Zelenka – director, script-writer

Zdeněk Zelenka – director, script-writer


From the German Film Academy:

Peter R. Adam, (editor)

Felix Adlon, (screenwriter)

Dirk Ahner, (screenwriter)

Jane Ainscough, (screenwriter)

Fatih Akin, (director)

Leif Alexis, (producer)

Adriana Altaras, (actress)

Frank Amann, (director of photography )

Anke Apelt, (director)

Stefan Arndt, (producer)

Emily Atef, (director)

Beatrice Babin, (editor)

Martin Bach, (producer)

Tayfun Bademsoy, (actor)

Ute Badura, (director)

Michael Ballhaus, (director of photography )

Manfred Banach, (sound designer)

Elisabeth Bartel, (screenwriter)

Monika Bauert, (production designer)

Jonathan Beck, (actor)

Dirk Beinhold, (producer)

André Bendocchi-Alves, (sound designer)

Iris Berben, (actress)

Edward Berger, (director)

Wolfgang Bergmann, (producer)

Michel Bergmann, (screenwriter)

Sebastian Blomberg, (actor)

Hans-Christoph Blumenberg, (director)

Claus Boje, (producer)

Mathilde Bonnefoy, (editor)

Detlef Bothe, (actor)

Alice Brauner, (producer)

Fred Breinersdorfer, (screenwriter)

Jutta Brückner, (director)

Daniel Brühl, (actor)

Reinhard Brundig, (producer)

Natja Brunckhorst, (screenwriter)

Thomas Brussig, (screenwriter)

Franziska Buch, (director)

Silke Buhr, (production designer)

Uwe Bünker, (casting director)

Sven Burgemeister, (producer)

Käte Caspar, (producer)

Hansa Czypionka, (actor)

Oliver Damian, (producer)

Lorenz Dangel, (composer)

Pepe Danquart, (director)

Anika Decker, (screenwriter)

Heikko Deutschmann, (actor)

Uwe Dierks, (producer)

Alexander Dittner, (editor)

Jonas Dornbach, (producer)

Doris Dörrie, (director)

Christof Ebhardt, (sound designer)

Jörg Elsner, (sound designer)

Anne Fabini, (editor)

Veronica Ferres, (actress)

Undine Filter, (producer)

Günther Fischer, (composer)

Pia Frankenberg, (director)

Hayo Freitag, (director)

Susanne Freyer, (producer)

Karlheinz Freynik, (screenwriter)

Gunter Friedrich, (director)

Inka Friedrich, (actress)

Felix Fuchssteiner, (director)

Molly von Fürstenberg, (producer)

Bruno Ganz, (actor)

Franz Xaver Gernstl, (producer)

Thomas Geyer, (producer)

Mario Giordano, (screenwriter)

Niko von Glasow, (director)

Aelrun Goette, (director)

Christian M. Goldbeck, (production designer)

Eberhard Görner, (screenwriter)

Wolfgang Groos, (producer)

Michael Gutmann, (screenwriter)

Michael Gwisdek, (actor)

Hendrik Handloegten, (director)

Hans W. Geißendörfer, (producer)

Corinna Harfouch, (actress)

Christine Hartmann, (director)

Maximilian Haslberger, (director)

Nina Haun, (casting director)

Clementina Hegewisch, (producer)

Sabine Hehnen-Wild, (make up artist)

Kaspar Heidelbach, (director)

Jo Heim, ( director of photography )

Felix Hellmann, (actor)

Barbara Hennings, (editor)

Michael Bully Herbig, (director)

Ralph Herforth, (actor)

Irm Hermann, (actress)

Benjamin Herrmann, (producer)

Johannes Herrschmann, (actor)

Andreas Hildebrandt, (sound designer)

Leopold Hoesch, (producer)

Michael Hofmann, (director)

Alfred Holighaus, (honorary member)

Susanne Hopf, (production designer)

Sherry Hormann, (director)

Grischa Huber, (actress)

Hermine Huntgeburth, (director)

Birgit Hutter, (costume designer)

Markus Imhoof, (director)

Monika Jacobs, (costume designer)

Beate Jensen, (actress)

Grete Jentzen, (editor)

Hansi Jochmann, (actress)

Johann von Bülow, (actor)

Vanessa Jopp, (director)

Rüdiger Joswig, (actor)

Eberhard Junkersdorf, (producer)

Peter Kahane, (director)

Katy Karrenbauer, (actress)

Anne Kasprik, (actress)

Klaus Keil, (honorary member)

Petra Kilian, (costume designer)

Johannes Kirchlechner, (director photography)

Philipp Kirsamer, (director of photography )

Burghart Klaußner, (actor)

Stefan Kloos, (producer)

Daniela Knapp, (director of photography )

Maria Knilli, (director)

Hanka Knipper, (editor)

Britta Knöller, (producer)

Markus Knüfken, (actor)

Imogen Kogge, (actress)

Thomas Kohler, (editor)

Juliane Köhler, (actress)

Alexandra Kordes, (producer)

Dieter Kosslick, (honorary member)

Lars Kraume, (director)

Chris Kraus, (director)

Krista Stadler, (actress)

Titus Kreyenberg, (producer)

Ulrike Kriener, (actress)

Lenn Kudrjawizki, (actor)

Stefan Kurt, (actor)

Dieter Landuris, (actor)

Mirko Lang, (actor)

Irene Langemann, (director)

Markus Lehmann-Horn, (composer)

Anne Leppin, (producer)

Alina Levshin, (actress)

Michael Loeken, (director)

Christian Lonk, (editor)

Nils Loof, (director)

Juliane Lorenz, (editor)

Toni Lüdi, (production designer)

Stefan Lukschy, (director)

Georg Maas, (director)

Sophie Maintigneux, ( director of photography )

Heta Mantscheff, (casting director)

Dagmar Manzel, (actress)

Robert Marciniak, (producer)

Nicole Marischka, (actress)

Alexander Martens, (producer)

Robert Matt, (composer)

Eva Mattes, (actress)

Ulrich Matthes, (actor)

Martin May, (actor)

Maxim Mehmet, (actor)

Isabel Meier, (editor)

Saskia Metten, (editor)

Detlef Michel, (screenwriter)

Axel Milberg, (actor)

Anne Misselwitz, (director of photography)

Eoin Moore, (director)

Eric Moss, (producer)

Ray Müller, (screenwriter)

Richy Müller, (actor)

Matz Müller, (sound designer)

Dorothea Neukirchen, (screenwriter)

Andreas Nickl, (actor)

Rainer Oleak, (composer)

Anke Osterloh, (production designer)

Götz Otto, (actor)

Sabine Panossian, (sound designer)

Isabella Parkinson, (actress)

Zoltan Paul, (director)

Ina Peichl, (production designer)

Peter F. Bringmann, (director)

Roland Platz, (sound designer)

Anja Pohl, (editor)

Stefany Pohlmann, (casting director)

Mikolaj Pokromski, (producer)

Waldemar Pokromski, (make up artist)

Sven S. Poser, (screenwriter)

Anne Ratte-Polle, (actress)

Rosa von Praunheim, (director)

Dominik Reding, (director)

Benjamin Reding, (director)

Edgar Reitz, (director)

Lena Rem, (editor)

Steffen Reuter, (producer)

Giulio Ricciarelli, (producer)

Pit Riethmüller, (producer)

Martin Ritzenhoff, (screenwriter)

Josef Rödl, (director)

Nic Romm, (actor)

Patricia Rommel, (editor)

Andreas Ruft, (sound designer)

Gudrun Ruzicková-Steiner, (producer)

Yasemin Samdereli, (director)

Pierre Sanoussi-Bliss, (actor)

Anno Saul, (director)

André Schäfer, (director)

Nadine Scherer, (make up artist)

Clemens Schick, (actor)

Monika Schindler, (editor)

Till Schmerbeck, (producer)

Johannes Schmid, (director)

Hans-Christian Schmid, (director)

Katharina Schöde, (producer)

René Schoenenberger, (actor)

Dorothee Schön, (screenwriter)

Chiara Schoras, (actress)

Gudrun Schretzmeier, (costume designer)

Steffen Schroeder, (actor)

Ilona Schulz, (actress)

Torsten Schulz, (screenwriter)

Matthias Schwab, (sound designer)

Oswald Schwander, (sound designer)

Jessica Schwarz, (actress)

Herbert Schwering, (producer)

Heide Schwochow, (screenwriter)

Hanna Schygulla, (actress)

Xaõ Seffcheque, (screenwriter)

Savas Ceviz, (director)

Katja Siegel, (producer)

Hubertus Siegert, (director)

Rolf Silber, (screenwriter)

Heide Simon, (actress)

Stefan Soltau, (sound designer)

Silke Sommer, (costume designer)

Thomas Stammer, (production designer)

Christian Steyer, (composer)

Karsten Stöter, (producer)

Sabin Tambrea, (actor)

Eckhard Theophil, (screenwriter)

Barbara Toennieshen, (editor)

Ruth Toma, (screenwriter)

Graziella Tomasi, (production designer)

Monika Treut, (director)

Joachim Tschirner, (director)

Tom Tykwer, (director)

Hannelore Unterberg, (director)

Joseph Vilsmaier, (director)

Yoliswa von Dallwitz, (director photography)

Petra K. Wagner, (director)

Franziska Walser, (actress)

Connie Walther, (director)

Guntbert Warns, (actor)

Börres Weiffenbach, (director photography)

Philipp Weinges, (screenwriter)

Eleonore Weisgerber, (actress)

Hansjörg Weißbrich, (editor)

Franziska Weisz, (actress)

Wolfgang Widerhofer, (producer)

Heike Wiehle-Timm, (producer)

Gert Wilden Jr., (composer)

Uwe Wilhelm, (screenwriter)

Dieter Zeppenfeld, (producer)

Simone von Zglinicki-Splanemann, (actress)

Petra Zieser, (actress)

Hanns Zischler, (actor)

Ingrid Zoré, (costume designer)

Dennenesch Zoudé, (actress)


From the Austrian Film Academy:

Bernhard Bamberger

Caterina Czepek, costume design

Andrea Eckert, actress

Lucky Englander, casting agent

Brigitta Fink, costume designer

Michou Friesz, actress, Vienna

Martin Gschlacht

Eva Herzig, actress

Katrin Huber, production design,Vienna

Karl Markovics, actor/director

Cornelius Obonya, actor

Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg

Hary Prinz, actor

Marlene Ropac, director Austrian Film Academy,

Thomas Roth

August Schmölzer, actor

Gregor Seberg

Franz Solar, actor

Susi Stach, actress

Erwin Steinhauer

Margarethe Tiesel, actress

Monika Willi, editor, Austria


From the Russian Filmmakers Union Kinosoyuz:

Андрей Смирнов, режиссер

Алексай Федорченко, режиссер

Борис Хлебников, режиссер

Алексей Попогребский, режиссер

Виталий Манский, режиссер

Александр Зельдович, режиссер

Андрей Плахов, кинокритик

Даниил Дондурей, кинокритик

Зара Абдуллаева,кинокритик

Михаил Липскеров, аниматор

Нина Зархи,кинокритик

Владимир Двинский, режиссер

Виктор Матизен, кинокритик

Валерий Тодоровский, продюсер, режиссер, сценарист

Марина Разбежкина, режиссер

Андрей Звягинцев, режиссер

Василий Сигарев, режиссер

Яна Троянова, актриса

Любовь Аркус, режиссер

Владимир Персов, звукорежиссер

Валерий Балаян, режиссер

Галина Красноборова, режиссер

Михаил Лемхин, кинокритик

Михаил Баркан,

Дмитрий Федоров,

Михаил Коломенский, сценарист

Наталья Манская, продюсер

Иван И. Твердовский, режиссер

Александр Белобоков, режиссер

Юрий Богомолов, кинокритик,

Диляра Тасбулатова, кинокритик

Сергей Карандашов, режиссер

Геннадий Островский, сценарист

Артем Васильев, продюсер

Татьяна Сергеенко, кинокритик

Елена Гремина, сценарист

Инна Харитонова,

Виктор Калабин,

Ольга Шервуд, кинокритик

Андрей Великанов,

Татьяна Петрик, продюсер

Наталья Мещанинова, режиссер

Наталья Журавлева,

Татьяна Чистова, режиссер

Наталья Талалова,

Дмитрий Завильгельский, режиссер

Елена Завельская,

Инга Лизенгевич,

Григорий Глуантс,

Олег Михайлов

Сергей Грабов

Сергей Винокуров, режиссер

Евгений Митта, режиссер

андрей Дерябин, режиссер

Мадина Мустафина, режиссер

Лола Абдураимова,

Андрей Ша,

Алексей Бармичев

Дмитрий Долинин, оператор, режиссер

Павел Финн, сценарист

Елена Хорева, режиссер

Аскольд Куров, режиссер

Мария Чупринская, продюсер

Диляра Заляльдинова

Маргарита Обшивалкина

Ксения Гапченко

Валерий Гавель

Надежда Леонтьева

Оксана Саркисова

Екатерина Бойкова

Михаил Басов

Олег Пшеничный

Анатолий Скачков

Анастасия Александрова

Александр Гоноровский, сценарист

Ирина Луковская

Александр Маноцков

Максим Трапо

Андрей Сильвестров, режиссер

Марина Ильинская

Елена Грачева

Наталия Михайлова

Борис Филановский

Айсылу Кадырова

Михаил Баркан

Александр Колбовский, кинокритик

Валентин Ткач

Дмитрий Геллер

Всеволод Бродский

Михаил Смоляницкий, сценарист

Елена Немых, продюсер,режиссер.

Александра Соколовская, режиссёр, сценарист

Михаил Соколовский, сценарист, друматург

Александр Архангельский, писатель, публицист

Александр Долгин, кинооператор

Ираида Юсупова, композитор

Ольга Леонтьева, журналист

Елена Литвинова, актриса

Мария Козырева

Василий Дьячковский

Евгений Висков

Андрей Дойников

Нигина Сайфуллаева

Вера Прокопьева

Сергей Кушнир, сценарист

Елена Демидова, режиссер

Анна Брандуш

Анна Меликян, режиссер

Иван Алексеев

Сергей Куцевалов

Светлана Адоньева

Александра Стреляная, режиссер

Надежда Хворова, режиссер

Ксения Сахарнова, режиссер

Юлия Жаворонкова

Вадим Островский

Петр Хазизов, кинорежиссер

Сергей Зиневич, режиссёр монтажа.

Андрей Черных, кинорежиссёр

Татьяна Рахманова

Мазурова Юлия

Георгий Молодцов, режиссер

Олег Чернов

Раду Крихан, сценарист, режиссёр.

Татьяна Рудина, актриса

Наталья Меркулова, режиссер

Алексей Чупов, режиссер

Тамара Дондурей, режиссер

Михаил Угаров, режиссер

Ольга Юхновская

Татьяна Зима

Александр Амиров

Нияз Игламов

Владимир Зимин, монтажёр

Катерина Третьякова,

Мария Манаурина,

Петр Филиппов,

Ольга Крутилона,

Елена Заритовская,

Алла Джакелли,

Ольга Дибцева,

Николай Бельдюгин,

Оксана Ковалевская,

Вера Кириллова,

Елена Науман,

Наталья Курбатова,

Наталья Людвиг,

Ирина Ситкова,

Александр Лист,

Вероника Сильченко,

Андрей Бильжо, художник

Анна Медведева,

Елена Аросьева,

Ким Долгин, режиссер

Олег Сулькин, кинокритик

Павел Фоминцев, оператор-постановщик

Евгения Димант, преподаватель, библиограф

Мария Новикова

Лена Левина, сценарист

Дана Жанэ, сценарист

Синельник Наталья

Владимир Харченко-Куликовский

Мария Ошмянская, сценарист

Ирина Луковская, актриса, сценарист.

Андрейс Аболс,

Александр Ярош.

Юлия Завьялова

Ольга Вершинина

Григорий Катаев

Павел Лопарев

Степан Богданов,

Александр Нахимсон,

Владимир Чутко, режиссер

Майя Кузина, продюсер

Анна Моисеенко, режиссер

Мария Турчанинова

Галина Бильдеева

Ирина Любарская, кинокритик

Смольянинова Мария

Леонид Симбирский,

Екатерина Брезгунова,

Виталий Замковой,

Янишка Риплова,

Роза Гиматдинова,

Исер Гуранц,

Мария Гаврилова,

Анастасия Сурова,

Андрей Загданский, режиссер

Сэм Клебанов, продюсер

Татьяна Вигер,

Андрей Владимиров,

Марина Зорина,

Фируза Мирзоалиева,

Анна Качко, продюсер

Лариса Овадис,

Игорь Овадис,

Наталья Долгова,

Юлия Калльмайер,

Арсений Гончуков, режиссер

Лана Беров,

Инга Шерман,

Юлия Латынина,

Юлия Крондор,

Ирина Изместьева,

Александра Головина,

Виолетта Багдасарова,

Наталья Дубровская,

Дмитрий Черносвитов,

Ирина Грантовская,

Александра Назарова,

Дарья Боснякова

Константин Панфилов

Олеся Буряченко, режиссер

Илья Утехин

Артем Барышников

Иван Чувиляев

Тамара Ларина, продюсер

Дарья Варденбург, писатель, журналист

Ася Шулбаева, журналист

Ирина Любарская, кинокритик

Владимир Ризун, звукорежиссер

Дмитрий Ланчихин – сценарист, режиссер

Лихачева Александра, режиссер

Вера Смоляницкая, актриса

Нина Цыркун, кинокритик

Олег Зинцов

Мария Антонян, аспирантка МГУ

Инна Денисова, режиссер

Наталья Корецкая, сценарист

Евгений Майзель, кинокритик

Лариса Юсипова, кинокритик

Мария Козлова

Людмила Трахтенберг

Галина Ворона

Тамара Сергеева

Леонил Ситников

Егений Зубин,

Ирина Лукьянова,

Галина Шандакова,

Григорий Жихаревич – режиссер, сценарист,

Ольга Богатова,

Ольга Гуркова,

Анна Алешковская,

Елена Янкелевич, режиссер-документалист,

Кирилл Гребенщиков,

Геннадий Виксман,

Ирина Гавра – художник,

Петр Алешковский,

Алина Купервассер,

Дмитрий Шушарин,

Наталья Рапопорт,

Дарья Белова,

Даша Степанова – артист, режиссер,

Дмитрий Васильев, телевизионный режиссер,

Елена Гуткина,

Генрих Игнатов,

Катерина Федулова,

Анастасия Левикова,

Елена Карт,

Аркадий Дубнов, журналист,

Мария Кондакова,

Сергей Нехаев,

Анастасия Архипова,

Ольга Дедова,

Мария Денс,

Нелли Гуткина,

Илья Заславский,

Алексей Войтих,

Евгения Врадий,

Ольга Ровнова,

Ольга Галицкая – кинокритик,

Наталья Шематинова,

Елена Махрова,

Наталья Рюрикова,

Нина Хеймец,

Арина Борисова,

Ксения Перетрухина,

Федор Павлов-Андриевич,

Евгений Малышев,

Наталия Дзергач,

Анна Фенченко – режиссер,

Наталья Павленкова,

Чингиз Русулзаде,

Григорий Папиш

The Presidium of Slovak Film and Television Academy (SFTA):
Marek Leščák, president of SFTA/screenwritter
Ondrej Šulaj, screenwritter
Martin Šulík, director/producer
Peter Dubecký, director of Slovak Film Institute
Ján Ďuriš, cinematographer
Ján Meliš, cinematographer
Miro Remo, director
Ján Oparty, director/producer
Peter Michalovič, film theoretist

NTU and Fellini Foundation for Film (Switzerland) announce co-operation agreement

guido1The NTU School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) and the Swiss-based Fellini Foundation for Film have signed a co-operation agreement to implement a series of cultural activities and exchanges between the two institutions. The event took place at the ADM Library on Tuesday 18 August, with other project partners that include the Embassy of Italy, the Embassy of Switzerland, and the Italian Cultural Institute in Singapore. This important project will open a cultural co-operation inSchool of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) and the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI).

A fast-growing university with an international outlook, NTU is putting its global stamp on five peaks of excellence: Sustainable Earth, Future Health Care, New Media, New Silk Road, and Innovation Asia.

Besides the main Yunnan Garden campus, NTU also has a satellite campus in Singapore’s science and tech hub, one-north, and a third campus in Novena, Singapore’s medical district.

For more information, click here.

This collaboration will include:

1) An exhibition on Federico Fellini and the Circus opening in November 2015 at the ADM Gallery as part of a larger exhibition about the Italian maestro that will continue through early February 2015. For the first time in Asia, important original documents about the famous Italian movie director will be presented.

2) A PHD course on Fellini by ADM to commence in January 2016. The Fellini Foundation will provide important research materials for the course.

3) The transfer of the Fellini Foundation digital library to the ADM Library, in order to create a research area dedicated to Fellini`s documents.

4) Collaboration on the development of cultural internet sites.

About the Fellini Foundation

The Fellini Foundation for film, established 2001 in Sion, owns the largest collection in the world related to Federico Fellini and thousand other directors. These 15,000 documents, including drawings, photographs, scripts, letters, posters, artifacts, costumes, production stuff and press releases, were presented by the Fellini Foundation in fifty exhibitions and events in Paris (Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume), Rome (Macro), Venice (Palazzo Benzon), Milan (Gallery Cartiere Vannucci), Madrid and Barcelona (la Caixa Centres), Moscow (House photo), New York (Center548 ), Toronto, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo (Instituto Moreira Salles), in Switzerland, Lausanne (Musée de l’Elysée) and Sion where the foundation is based and has its cultural center. The Fellini Foundation has edited 25 publications including two books and monographs published by Gallimard in Paris. The Fellini Foundation established a cultural network in Switzerland and around the world between different partners sharing its cultural purposes.

This project was presented to several international institutions, including the European Centre of Culture (CEC) in Geneva which supports our activities. This network of partners is far beyond the field of cinema and also relates to the art. Two partnerships have been concluded in 2012 with the Ludwig Museum Koblenz and Deutsch Museum, museum for Modern and Contemporary Art in Belmont-sur-Lausanne, which offers one of the best exhibition spaces in Switzerland. Finally, through these partnerships with the Cinémathèque Suisse, the Musée de l’Elysée, the Cinémathèque de France, the Historical Archives of cinema in Rome, Archives cinema of Cinemazero cultural center in Pordenone, la Maison d’Ailleurs in Yverdon/Switzerland, the Loubeau Brothers’ Collection in Paris, Fellini Foundation can also rely on more than his own collection to produce exhibitions about cinema.

EFA Awards Potemkin Stairs in Odessa ‘Treasures of European Film Culture’

1(2)On the occasion of the Odessa International Film Festival, taking place from 10-18 July, the European Film Academy will award the Potemkin Stairs in Odessa the title Treasure of European Film Culture.
Sergei Eisenstein shot his masterpiece Battleship Potemkin (1925) 90 years ago at the Black Sea port. The Potemkin Stairs are undoubtedly one of the world’s most famous historical film locations. During a ceremony, a special Treasure of European Film Culture emblem will be inaugurated next to the Potemkin Stairs.
With this title, the European Film Academy wishes to raise public awareness for places of a symbolic nature for European cinema, places of historical value that need to be maintained and protected not just now but also for generations to come. The Potemkin Stairs are the fifth location to be awarded by the European Film Academy. The first four institutions that were adopted to be part of the Treasures of European Film Culture list were:

•     The Eisenstein Memorial Centre in Moscow
•     The house of the brothers Lumière in Lyon
•     The Bergman Center in Faro
•     The World of Tonino Guerra in Pennabilli

The list of Treasures of European Film Culture will be added to over the years and contain places that can be visited, including memorable film locations such as the Potemkin stairs. Since its foundation in 1910, every year the Odessa Film Festival invites the public to open air screenings of international film classics accompanied by live music. This year, British composer Michael Nyman will conduct his live score for Dziga Vertov’s documentary A Man with a Movie Camera (1929).

Record 25 Countries Participate in EFA’s Young Audience Award 2015

2-Aidan-Gillen-and-Lauren-Kinsella_Will-and-StaceThe European Film Academy proudly announces and congratulates the three nominees for the EFA Young Audience Award 2015.

PRODUCED BY: Annika Rogell

DIRECTED BY: Gabriele Salvatores
WRITTEN BY: Alessandro Fabbri, Ludovica Rampoldi & Stefano Sardo
PRODUCED BY: Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima & Carlotta Calori
PRODUCED BY: John Keville & Conor Barry

The nominations were chosen by an international committee consisting of Per Eriksson, Swedish Film Institute, Beata Marciniak, New Horizons Association (Poland) and Paola Traversi, Museo Nazionale del Cinema (Italy).

On Young Audience Film Day on 3 May, the three nominated films will be screened to audiences of 12-14-year-olds in the following 25 cities across Europe:

•Amsterdam/the Netherlands
•Skopje/FYR Macedonia
•Tel Aviv/Israel

And it is the young audience that will act as a jury and vote for the winner right after the screenings. In a truly European vote, jury speakers will then transmit the national results live via video conference to Erfurt (Germany) where the winner will be announced in an award ceremony streamed live here, a special website that offers further information about the nominated films and the participating cities.

This year’s fourth edition of the EFA Young Audience Award with a record 25 participating countries is realised with the following partners: Art Fest (Bulgaria), BFI British Film Institute, BUFF (Sweden), Children KinoFest (Ukraine), Cinematheque Tel Aviv (Israel), Creative Europe Desk Malta&  Culture Directorate Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government (Malta), DokuFest (Kosovo), EducaTIFF (Romania), Estonian Film Institute, EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Film Center Serbia, Filmoteca de Catalunya (Spain), German Children’s Media Foundation GOLDEN SPARROW, Hellenic Film Academy (Greece), Hungarian National Film Fund, Macedonian Film Agency, Museo Nazionale del Cinema & Film Commission Torino Piemonte (Italy), National Film Centre of Latvia, New Horizons Association (Poland), NNLE Noosfera Foundation (Georgia), Otok – Institute for the Development of Film Culture (Slovenia), University College Northern Jutland, The Centre for Educational Resources (Denmark), Visegrad Film Forum (Slovakia), Yapimlab & Edge (Turkey) and Zagreb Film Festival (Croatia).

The European Film Academy Young Audience Award is organised and presented by the European Film Academy and EFA Productions with the support of the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM). The national Young Audience Film Day events will be organised with the support of the respective national partners.

The DCP production is supported by dcinex, Ymagis Group.

EFA Initiates ‘Treasures of European Film Culture’

1._vendredi_ouverture16_openingThe European Film Academy (EFA) proudly presents a new initiative: Treasures of European Film Culture, a list of places of a symbolic nature for European cinema, places of historical value that need to be maintained and protected not just now but also for generations to come.

The initiative was inspired by an idea of EFA Members Naum Kleiman and Ulrich & Erika Gregor. Film historian and former director of the Moscow Film Museum Naum Kleiman will be awarded the Berlinale Camera this year. Ulrich and Erika Gregor (association Freunde der Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin) are co-founders of the Berlinale Forum and have received this award in 2010. All three of them have received an EFA Award of Merit in 1993.

The list will grow over the years but the first four places we will put on that list are:

The Bergmancenter in Fårö

The Bergmancenter is a museum and meeting place that focuses on the life work and artistic achievements of Sweden’s legendary director and EFA’s founding president Ingmar Bergman.

It includes different exhibitions, Fårö Museum – displaying a recreated old shop from the 1960s, as well as an exhibition about the widespread emigration from Fårö in the late 19th century, a café and a library, a private cinema (64 seats), creative workshops and guided tours.

The Eisenstein Centre in Moscow

Starting from a small apartment on Smolenskaya Street, where a scientific memorial cabinet of Sergei Eisenstein was organized, the Eisenstein Centre’s task is not only to conserve Sergei Mikhailoich’s personal belongings and library, but also to prepare the edition of his theoretic works, to carry out film retrospectives and exhibitions of Eisenstein’s drawings, to advise researchers, teachers and students, to help translators and foreign editing houses. Currently in a state of re-organisation, the collection will hopefully soon find a new home with the necessary conditions of safety and public accessibility.

The Institut Lumière in Lyon

Based in Lyon, the Institut Lumière is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of filmmaking. It runs a library, a gallery and a museum that honour the contribution to filmmaking by Auguste and Louis Lumière – inventors of the cinématographe and fathers of cinema. It is also a cinematheque and a museum. Every year, in October, the Institut Lumière organises the Lumiere Film Festival in Lyon Metropole.

The World of Tonino Guerra in Pennabilli

More than a museum, the World of Tonino Guerra is the place where the works of legendary screenwriter Tonino Guerra (EFA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002) are presented, where he held lectures on screenwriting, staged his reading theatre, met students and, thanks to the archive and library (of books, videos and photos), it is also a moment of study and analysis of both his work and the context in which it originated and developed.

Further information available here.

Six Women Elected to European Film Academy Board

transformThe members of the European Film Academy (EFA), more than 3,300 film professionals from across Europe, have elected six women onto the EFA Board, the EFA’s executive body. Each board member is elected for a period of two years and eight of the mandates were up for (re-)election. Re-elected were two female members of the board, Dagmar Jacobsen and Rebecca O’Brien.

The six new board members are:

Tilde Corsi, Italy, producer
Ira von Gienanth, Germany, producer/distributor
Angeles Gonzáles-Sinde, Spain, screenwriter
Vanessa Henneman, the Netherlands, talent agent
Agnès Jaoui, France, director/screenwriter/actress
Ewa Puszczynska, Poland, producer

They take over from Adriana Chiesa di Palma (Italy), Stephan Hutter (Germany), Cedomir Kolar (France), Goran Paskaljevic (Serbia), Antonio Perez Perez (Spain) and Jani Thiltges (Luxembourg).

The EFA Board now consists of 11 women and five men, one chairwoman and two deputy chairmen:

Agnieszka Holland, Poland, director

Deputy Chairmen: 
Mike Downey, UK, producer
Antonio Saura, Spain, producer

Board Members:
Roberto Cicutto, Italy, producer
Tilde Corsi, Italy, producer
Helena Danielsson, Sweden, producer
Ira von Gienanth, Germany, producer/distributor
Ilann Girard, France, producer
Angeles Gonzáles-Sinde, Spain, screenwriter
Vanessa Henneman, Netherlands, talent agent
Dagmar Jacobsen, Germany, producer/director
Agnès Jaoui, France, director/screenwriter/actress
Nadine Luque, Spain, producer
David MacKenzie, UK, director
Rebecca O’Brien, UK, producer
Ewa Puszczynska, Poland, producer
Marek Rozenbaum, Israel, producer
Ada Solomon, Romania, producer
Krzysztof Zanussi, Poland, director

Further information here.

European Co-production Award: Prix EURIMAGES for Ed Guiney

EdGuiney_300This year’s EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD – Prix EURIMAGES, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry, goes to Irish producer Ed Guiney (pictured).

Ed Guiney co-founded Element Pictures with Andrew Lowe in 2001. Today, Element has offices in Dublin and London, working across production, distribution, and exhibition.

Element has been involved in the production and distribution of over 30 feature films. Current and upcoming Element productions include ROOM, an adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s award-winning best-selling novel, directed by Lenny Abrahamson and starring Brie Larson, Joan Allen and William H. Macy, Yorgos Lanthimos’ first English language film, THE LOBSTER starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, Lea Seydoux and Ben Whishaw, Gerard Barrett’s GLASSLAND, starring Jack Reynor, Toni Colette and Will Poulter and Jerzy Skolimowski’s 11 MINUTES.

Recently completed Element productions include Abrahamson’s latest film FRANK, starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Domhnall Gleeson which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival; and Ken Loach’s JIMMY’S HALL, a co-production with Sixteen Films which screened in competition at Cannes in 2014.

Other recent films include WHAT RICHARD DID (Lenny Abrahamson), starring Jack Reynor, which opened to great acclaim at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival, SHADOW DANCER (James Marsh) starring Clive Owen and Andrea Riseborough, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE (Paolo Sorrentino) starring Sean Penn and Frances McDormand, THE GUARD (John Michael McDonagh), starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle (currently the most successful independent Irish film of all time), GARAGE, the follow up film to the award-winning ADAM & PAUL (EFA-nominated for the script), from the same team of writer Mark O’Halloran and director Lenny Abrahamson, which was selected for Director’s Fortnight at Cannes 2007 and won the CICAE Art and Essai award, THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY (Ken Loach), starring Cillian Murphy, which won the Palme d’Or at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and the EFA’s cinematography award, and THE MAGDALENE SISTERS (Peter Mullan) which won the Golden Lion at Venice in 2001 and was nominated for the European Film Awards.

Element Pictures has received financial support from Eurimages for ALL GOOD CHILDREN by Alicia Duffy (2009) which screened at the Directors Fortnight in Cannes 2010, ESSENTIAL KILLING by Jerzy Skolimowski (2009, EFA-nominated for cinematography), THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, directed by Paolo Sorrentino and starring Sean Penn, which screened at Cannes 2011, DARK TOUCH by Marina de Van, LE TEMPS DE L’AVENTURE by Jérôme Bonnell (2012) and, more recently, THE LOBSTER by Yorgos Lanthimos (2013) and 11 MINUTES by Jerzy Skolimowski (2013).

The EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD – Prix EURIMAGES will be presented during the European Film Awards Ceremony in Riga on Saturday, 13 December 2014.

Berlin and Strasbourg, 17 November 2014

The European Film Awards 2014 are presented by the European Film Academy and EFA Productions with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, the Riga City Council, Foundation Riga 2014, Creative Europe MEDIA Sub-Programme of the EU, FFA German Federal Film Board, German State Lottery Berlin, German State Minister for Culture and the Media, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg in co-operation with Aveda, GLS, Latvian Television, M∙A∙C, and ZDF/ARTE.

More Than 300 Film Professionals Sign Appeal to Free Oleg Sentsov

oleg-sentsov-croppedEuropean Film Academy and French Directors’ Guild support Ukrainian filmmaker

The filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who was involved in supporting the Euro Maidan protests in Kiev and who has opposed the annexation of Crimea by Russia, was arrested by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) in his house in Simferopol on 10 May and brought to Moscow where he is still detained and awaiting trial. His trial was supposed to be on 11 October and has just been postponed for another three months to 11 January.

This means that he will have been imprisoned for EIGHT months without trial. The European Film Academy and the French Film Directors’ Guild (SRF) believe that they need to give a new dimension to this mobilisation, to get him released, by uniting their voices and the voices of all filmmakers and all those working cinema all over the world. That is why they have invited their members to repeat the following statement in any interview or public appearance they may have, so that from now on there will not be a day, not even an hour, without these sentences being repeated and heard above the noise of the world:

“I belong to the international community of filmmakers, and in the light of this, I ask President Putin to free one of our own, the Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. His trial is scheduled to open on 11 January 2015 in Moscow.
Accused of “committing crimes of a terrorist nature”, which he denies totally, he faces up to 20 years of prison. Together with all filmmakers who signed this text, I denounce solemnly this trial for imaginary crimes. This aggression against Oleg Sentsov is an aggression against all filmmakers, all over the world.”

Among the first signatories are the following:
Barbara Albert, Niels Arden Oplev, Jacques Audiard, Juan Antonio Bayona, Marco Bellocchio, Catherine Breillat, Agata Buzek, Laurent Cantet, Costa Gavras, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Maria de Medeiros, Pascale Ferran, Marcel Gisler, Arto Halonen, Jerzy Hoffman, Agnieszka Holland, Agnès Jaoui, Mika Kaurismäki, Cédric Klapisch, Andrei Kurkov, Sébastien Lifshitz, Sergei Loznitsa, Angelina Maccarone, David Mackenzie, Manuel Martín Cuenca, Ulrich Matthes, Ursula Meier, Labina Mitevska, Dominik Moll, Thaddeus O’Sullivan, Paweł Pawlikowski, Mikael Persbrandt, Nicolas Philibert, Céline Sciamma, Stellan Skarsgård, Maciej Stuhr, Anatole Taubman, Bertrand Tavernier, Eskil Vogt.

You can find the full list of signatories here, and here, where you can also sign the appeal.

Barely Legal Pawn

a_600x315Now I have your attention…

But seriously, that’s the name of this wonderful new promo for the Emmys starring Aaron Paul, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bryan Cranston. If you’ve never seen Breaking Bad, it’s still an amusing spoof of those History Channel superstars and their seedy pawn shops. If you have seen Breaking Bad, you’ll see the gags and references come thick and fast. Seinfeld and BB references abound as they all send up their characters and have the occasional sly dig about whether a drama or comedy Emmy would be worth more.

Of course, Ms Louis-Dreyfus drives a lovely Audi, the company sponsoring the whole outing but to be fair, it’s subtle and not too in-your-face. The ending is worth waiting for, so don’t skip it.

Nobody Films With The Jesus…

6053294603_821e1436eb_z…or do they?

It seems there’s talk of John Turturro reprising the role of The Jesus, one you’ll remember he made his own in The Big Lebowski. Speaking at the Taormina Film Festival, he told The Hollywood Reporter:

“”If I can get the permission I need, I’d like to return to that role,”

It seems, then, he’s in talks with the Lebowski ‘people’ to play The Jesus again. In what capacity, we can’t know but we’d like to think he’ll be the slick, weird, ball-juggling genius he was. Perhaps an unlikely hero, or just a weird, Latino, Pee-Wee-like character? Time will tell but he’ll have some big shoes to fill, not to mention shaking off that whole eight-year-olds thing.

Photo by Joe Polletto via Flickr

EFA Board Initiates Letter to Russian Authorities Over Oleg Sentsov

Oleg Sentsov, Olga ZhurzhenkoUpon an initiative by the Board of the European Film Academy, an illustrious group of European film professionals has signed the following letter to the the Russian authorities:

To: Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin – President of Russia
Sergey Evgenyevich Naryshkin – Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation
Alexander Wassiljewitsch Bortnikow – Director of the FSB
Vladimir Aleksandrovich Kolokoltsev – Russian Minister of Internal Affairs
Vladimir Medinsky – Russian Minister of Culture
Yuriy Yakovlevich Chaika – Prosecutor General

“According to the information currently available, the Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was arrested by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) in his house in Simferopol on 11 May and brought to Moscow where he is detained and awaiting trial. There has then not been any official information about the charges brought up against him for almost three weeks.

“We, his undersigning European colleagues, are deeply worried and cannot stop wondering how he is and what his future will be. In the light of these circumstances, we respectfully call upon you

  • To ensure the safety of Oleg Sentsov;
  • to make public the whereabouts of the detained;
  • to have the detained charged with a recognizable offence or released, and;
  • to instigate a full, prompt and impartial investigation into the apparently arbitrary detention by the FSB in order to bring all those responsible to justice.”

Yours faithfully,

Agustín Almodóvar, producer, Spain
Pedro Almodóvar, director, Spain
Stephen Daldry , director, UK
Mike Downey, producer, UK
Agnieszka Holland, director, Poland
Aki Kaurismäki, director, Finland
Mike Leigh, director, UK
Ken Loach, director, UK
Wojciech Marczewski, director, Poland
Rebecca O’Brien, producer, UK
Daniel Olbrychski, actor, Poland
Antonio Saura, producer, Spain
Volker Schlöndorff, director, Germany
Jerzy Stuhr, actor/director, Poland
Béla Tarr, director, Hungary
Betrand Tavernier, director, France
Andrzej Wajda, director, Poland
Wim Wenders, director, Germany
Krzysztof Zanussi, director, Poland

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