SELECTORS OF THE FESTIVAL
Kiril Trajchev- Selector of Feature Films
Dejan Zdravkov - Selector of Short Films
Kiril Trajchev- Selector of Feature FilmsKIRIL TRAJCHEV works as a professor on the Film Academy at the University "Goce Delchev" in Shtip and since 2015 he is a scientific collaborator at the International Slavic University "G.R. Derzhavin". He is a participant of several alternative and non-professional film and theater festivals and author of several amateur short films. His texts have been published in several journals and anthologies of texts. Trajchev is also the author of a book from the area of theater arts and winner of an award for a poetry book. He has participated also in several scientific conferences and for many years takes part in the realization of many theatre projects.
Dejan Zdravkov - Selector of Short FilmsDEJAN ZDRAVKOV, born in Veles, has graduated and finished his MA studies at the Department of Philosophy, University "Ss. Cyril and Methodius" in Skopje. He has also finished his PhD on the same Department in 2015 with a PhD thesis titled Existence and intuition - Bergson's and Heidegger's notions of Man and Time, mentored by academic Ferid Muhić. He researches in the areas of philosophical anthropology and aesthetics. In his free time, he is writing short stories, scenarios for short films and he also loves painting.
JURY OF FEATURE FILMS
JOHN Ó MAOILEARCA
SNEZHANA MADENOVSKA ANGJELKOV
JOHN Ó MAOILEARCAJohn Ó Maoilearca is a Professor in the Department of Critical and Historical Studies at Kingston University, London. Previously, he lectured in philosophy departments at the University of Sunderland, England, and the University of Dundee, Scotland. He has published eleven books, including (as author) Bergson and Philosophy (2000), Post-Continental Philosophy: An Outline (2006), Philosophy and the Moving Image: Refractions of Reality (2010), and All Thoughts Are Equal: Laruelle and Nonhuman Philosophy (2015). His intrests are in the areas of Continental Philosophy (Bergson, Deleuze, Henry, Laruelle, Badiou), metaphysics (especially of time and identity), and metaphilosophy. The latter has led him to explore non-standard modes of thinking and philosophical expression, including the diagrammatic thinking, animal representation, as well as film philosophy. Recently his intrest is directed towards François Laruelle’s project of non-philosophy. Currently he is working on ordinary modes of mysticism and time-travel.
SNEZHANA MADENOVSKA ANGJELKOVSnezhana Madenovska Angjelkov, born in Skopje, has graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje, Department of Film and TV Editing, in 2000, and she has obtained the title Master of Arts in Film and TV Editing in 2012. Her first novel is Eleven women (Единаесет жени) (2011, ILI-ILI) and she has won the award “Novel of the Year” by “Utrinski Vesnik”. In 2014 she publishes the film-essayistic book “Life Convincing Images (Слики со животна уверливост)” (ILI-ILI) dedicated to the documentary films of Vladimir Blazhevski. As an author she is also present in the “Revija malih knјževnosti” (2013) published by Udruga za promicanje kultura ’Kulturtreger’, „Best European Fiction 2017“ and „Contemporary Macedonian Fiction“ (2019) by Dalkey Archive Press. „Keep Quiet with an Open Mouth (Молчи со отворена уста)“ (2019, ILI-ILI) is her second novel. Mladenovska Andjelkov has an extensive experience in montage of documentary films and reportages
SLAGJAN PENEVSlagjan Penev is a Philosophy Professor, journalist and civic activist, with more than 20 years experience in covering cinema topics, including writing film analysis, reporting from film festivals and organizing press relation in the framework of film production. From 2018 he is a selector in International Cinematographers Film Festival "Manaki Brothers", Bitola, coordinating the activities related with programmes European Cinema Perspectives and Countries in Focus, including selection of films, moderating the Q&A sessions with the authors after the presentation of their films and the press conferences at the festival. He was a journalist, editor and foreign correspondent in few Macedonian media outlets between 1999 and 2015, and currently he is active in the civil society.
JURY OF SHORT FILMS
ZLATKO GELESKIZlatko Geleski is a writer, film, music, and literary critic, born in Bitola. He graduated General and Comparative Literature, at the Faculty "Blaze Koneski" in Skopje in 2010. He has been actively involved in film criticism since 2008. He published the digital film reviews on the website "Movies.mk", and the printed ones in: "Kinopis", "FilmPlus", "Film Press" etc. He is the host of the film radio shows "Danse Macabre" and "TV 103" on the radio "Kanal 103". He won the Cinedays Film Festival Award for Best Film Criticin 2013. He is the director of the short films and the organizer of the horror film selection "MrakFest". He was a member of the juries of the film festivals: "Cinedays", "Filmay" and "Mobile Festival". In 2021, his first collection of film essays and reviews "Videology" will be published.
GLORIA MORANOBorn in Italy, Gloria Morano worked several years on different experimental cinema projects for among others, Re :Voir Vidéo, a DVD publishing house and a filmmakers cooperative in Paris, France. At the same time she started helping to organize different film festivals in France and Italy (I Mille Occhi and NodoDocFest in Trieste, Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris). In 2017, after a stint at the Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg, Gloria took over as Head of the Young Audiences Programme at the Luxembourg City Film Festival. In 2018 she joined the festival’s general artistic committee. Through all this, she hasn’t lost her passion for experimental cinema and is actively engaged in the film selection process of the Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris.
VLADIMIR GJUROVIKJBorn in Skopje 15 May 1985, he graduated at the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje - Institute for Philosophy in 2008. After graduating he worked as a demonstrator in Philosophical anthropology and Gender ethics at the Institute for Gender Studies in Skopje and as a high school teacher as well. In 2012 He was awarded a full scholarship from the AW Mellon Foundation for a postgraduate research at the Centre for Rhetoric Studies, University of Cape Town under the mentorship of Distinguished Professor Philippe-Joseph Salazar. The research was in mass media rhetoric with a focus on its role in the democratic development of the Republic of South Africa, which also included the arts as means of mass communication. With a lasting interest in philosophy of language and rhetoric he continued his professional development as an editor in publishing and translator, and as a media planner in marketing agencies. Since 2017 he has been working as a philosophy teacher at Yahya Kemal College in Skopje. He is a long time member of the Philosophical Society of Macedonia, and since 2019 he also serves as its General Secretary.