ALMIR ŠAHINOVIĆ / President of the Jury

Almir Šahinović, Producer and General Manager, Heft production. (Born in Sarajevo, 2nd August1971). Film education completed at the Imaginary Academy Grožnjan, Croatia. 1998 produced the first short films in BiH (35mm) 'A trip to the Moon' and 'The End of Unpleasant Times'.  He also
worked as a Producer of documentaries, theatre performances and television documentary series (each over 100 episodes). Worked with world and regional Authors like Gian Vittorio Baldi, Diego Febrarro, Rolando Cola, Nenad Djuric, Lejla Panjeta, Dino Mustafic, Mario Amura, Samir Mehanović, Pjer Žalica, Srđan Vuletić, Kristijan Milić, Adis Bakrač and many others and feature films like: 'Welcome to Sarajevo' by Michael Winterbotom, 'Perfect Cyrcle' by Ademir Kenović, 'Il Temporale', 'Racconto di Guerra', 'Oltre il Confine', 'Soldati di Pace', 'Ano Mile', 'Il Delito Gotico', 'The Way We Played' etc.  n cooperation with partners such as Rai Uno, Harold srl, Roses London, Peacock Movie, Micla
Film, Brassen Hussies, Jadran Film etc. His work is awarded with some of the most important awards in world, and some of them are: David di Donatelo Italy, Prix Cinefemme, Schotish Screen, BAFTA Award, Preis des Saarländischen Ministerpräsidenten Max-Ophüls- Preis, Swiss Film Prize Mons, ACCC Award of Merit, SPECIAL JURY AWARD on 10th Sofia IFF, the Golden Arena - Pula 2010, Best New Director - SKIP City International D Cinema Festival Japan 2007th, Golden Dolphin 27 Festrioia IntFF etc… As an executive Producer working for foreign and domestic productions that filmed in Bosnia and Croatia, location hunting, providing services and facilities, film crews, actors, techniques, post-production and production administration and legal services. As a Producer of feature films, 2006 'Sky Above the Landscape', from 2007 to 2010 feature film 'The Abandoned'. Currently preparing the production for his third feature film 'Thousand' and few documentary-feature films.

STJEPAN PERIĆ / Jury member

Stjepan Perić (Zagreb, March 1st 1983) graduated acting at the Academy of Drama Arts in Zagreb. Afterwards he did an MA in Acting for Screen at the famous Royal School of Speech and Drama in London. His career started on stage, where he played a number of leading roles at several Croatian National Theaters. In  2010 he decided to work only in front of the camera. He appeared in more then thirty films and TV series. He won the Best Actor award at the last edition of the Mostar Film Festival, for his role in 'The Ministry of Love'.

IVAN LEO LEMO / Jury member

Born in Split where he graduated from Gymnasium and School of Fine Arts, the direction of painting. In Zagreb he enrolls at the Academy of Dramatic Art and graduates in 1999 with a Dean's Award. He is director of numerous performances as well as commercial projects (fashion week, fashion shows, concerts, festivals, TV shows ...). In the work on performances, as a director, he also appears as co-author of dramatic texts and as a scenographer. He is currently a student of postgraduate cultural studies.

Theatre performances

1997. 'Wings of Desire' by Peter Handke - Academic Scene 'Arka' Zagreb - director
1998. 'White' by Dubravko Mihanović – Croatian National Theatre in Split – director and scenographer
1998. 'The borders'bby Steve Kent - Split summer festival - actor
1999. 'Trainspotting' by Irwine Welsh, Theatre '&TD' Zagreb - director and scenographer
1999. 'Faust' by J. W.Goethe, Weimar, Germany - codirector with german coreographer Helge Musial
1999. 'Marlene Dietrich' by Lemo, Broz and Tonković - Croatian NT in Split - text coauthor, director and scenographer
2000. 'Bottle of gas' - by Lemo, Broz and Tonković - Croatian NT in Split - text coauthor, director and scenographer
2000. 'Alice' by Lewis Carroll - Theatre &TD, Zagreb - director
2001. 'Maskerata' by Miroslav Krleža, Youth Theatre Split - director and scenographer
2001. 'Little Floramye', by Ivo Tijardović - Croatian National Theatre in Split – director
2002. 'Blue sheeps' by Ognjen Sviličić - Youth Theatre Split - director
2002. 'Parasites' by Marius von Mayenburg – Drama Theatre Gavella, Zagreb - director
2003. 'Naked Europe' by Milko Valent - Croatian National Theatre Zagreb - director
2003. 'Give me a break!'- Dance Studio 'Liberdance' - codirector with coreographer Rajko Pavlić
2003. 'After the rain' by Sergi Belbel - Croatian National Theatre in Split - director
2004. 'Les Liaisons dangereuses' by Christopher Hampton - Drama Theatre Gavella, Zagreb - director
2005. 'Teštamenat' by Vanča Kljaković - Marin Držić theatre, Dubrovnik - director
2005. 'Hollywood' by Ana Tonković Dolenčić - Croatian theatre house, Zadar – director
2005. 'Ezop cabaret' by Ana Tonković Dolenčić - Žar ptica theatre, Zagreb - director
2005. 'The importance of being Ernest' by Oscar Wilde - Naroden teatar, Stip, Macedonia
2006. 'The emperor's new clothes', Ana Tonković Dolenčić by H. C. Andersen- Gradsko kazalište mladih Split
2006. 'Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?', Edward Albee - Hrvatska kazališna kuća, Zadar
2006. 'The Little Prince', Antoine de Saint Exupery - Kazalište Marina Držića, Dubrovnik

DEJAN DABIĆ / Jury member

Dejan Dabić was born in 1970. Editor of the Film and Video Program of the Institution Niš Cultural Center, ahead of the House of Culture Niš, as well as the city's Niš Television - NTV. Over twenty years, one of the main organizers of the Festival of Performing Arts in Niš, where he edited newsletters, catalogs, led press conferences and selected films for the main program and accompanying events. The author of a large number of film programs on radio and television, among others, on NTV - Niš ('Hollywood Night', 'Sedmica' ...) and on Radio Mariji - Novi Sad ('Christianity on the Film') is currently working with cable channel 'Film Club' - Belgrade. He published film criticism in 'Yu Film Today', 'New Filmography', 'NIN', 'Gradina', 'Narodne novine', a launcher and a member of the journal Filaž. Author of books: 'Walked with ether' and 'Heaven above celluloid', co-author of 'The Waves of Animation' and several books about the Performing Arts Festival in Niš, featured in 'New Personnel' and 'Light of the Fortress'. He directed the documentary film 'Pioneers of Nicholas' and the documentary-feature 'Meet Toma Laha', as well as about twenty short cartoons within the SCF98 study from Niš ('Krletka', The Dog of the Year ...). He has participated in festivals' jury festivals throughout the region: Fest, Palić, Cinema City, Herceg Novi, as well as in the festival jury: 'Balkans',' First frame ',' Jahorina fest ',' Viva fest ',' China new '...  Member FBiH and ASIFE - an international association of animators. Tori Janković Award Winner for Decentralization of Cinematography in Serbia.