Networking event I 16.–19. 6. 2022

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The first edition of ReActing as a Star, the Industry program for actors, is launched as an initiative of the Slovenian Film Centre.

ReActing as a Star, within the second edition of KRAFFT acting film festival, is the tailor made program dedicated to experienced actors from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Slovenia, Montenegro and Northern Macedonia. Thanks to the cooperation with the Sarajevo Film Festival, young talents of the Sarajevo Talent Campus Alumni – Acting Studio 2021 are also taking part.

The goal of the ReActing as a Star program is to connect actors, casting directors and agents and promote them primarily regionally and then internationally. It is designed as a networking event where actors will be able to create new business opportunities and at the same time increase their competencies and broaden their knowledge. During the three-day event, well-known actors, directors and casting directors will share their professional experiences with the participants as experts and leaders of thematic workshops. Attendees will enjoy an intimate atmosphere surrounded by beautiful mountains, in the small group of informal socializing, conducive to friendships, conversations and business networking.

Play Locally, Act Internationally!

ACTORS

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PETAR BENČINA

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MILENA BOŽIČ

EMIR ĆATOVIĆ

EMIR ĆATOVIĆ

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KERIM ČUTUNA

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ALENA DŽEBO

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JUDITA FRANKOVIĆ BRDAR

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JURE IVANUŠIČ

XHEVDET

XHEVDET JASHARI

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JOSIP LEDINA

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MARUŠA MAJER

Goran Markovic

GORAN MARKOVIĆ

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KATARINA MARKOVIĆ

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SABINA MEMISHI

Zorica

ZORICA NUŠEVA

KRISTINA OBRADOVIĆ

KRISTINA OBRADOVIĆ

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SAŠA PAVLIN STOSIČ

Anđela Radović

ANĐELA RADOVIĆ

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TAMARA RISTOSKA

MilicaScepanovic

MILICA ŠĆEPANOVIĆ

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ALBAN UKAJ

CASTING DIRECTORS & TALENT AGENTS

SANJA DRAKULIĆ

SANJA DRAKULIĆ

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ANILA GAJEVIĆ

GEORG GEORGY

Sanja Gregorčič

SANJA GREGORČIČ

ORIANA KUNČIĆ

ORIANA KUNČIĆ

KIRIJANA A. NIKOLOSKA

KIRIJANA A. NIKOLOSKA

LJUBIMKA PAVASOVIČ

LJUBIMKA PAVASOVIČ

Tijana_Popovic

TIJANA POPOVIĆ

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BOJANA RNJAK

Nathalie Cheron

NATHALIE CHERON

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TIMKA GRIN

Yngvill Kolset Haga

YNGVILL KOLSET HAGA

Jelena Graovac Lučev

JELENA GRAOVAC LUČEV

Leon Lučev

LEON LUČEV

DALIBOR MATANIĆ

DALIBOR MATANIĆ

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TEONA STRUGAR MITEVSKA

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ITA O’BRIEN

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DAVID ZITZLSPERGER

ReActing TEAM

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TINA HAJON

Head of the program Reacting as a Star
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MATEJA KOREN

Hospitality Manager of the program
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PETAR BENČINA

Petar Benčina, born in Belgrade, graduated in 2008 from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade under the mentorship of Dragan Petrović. He is a film and theater actor.

Permanent member of GDP from 2008-2017. Currently employed at JDP. His famous TV series and films “Neighbors” “Civil Servant”
“Zigosani u roketu”, “Volja sinovljeva”, “Toma”.

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MILENA BOŽIČ

Milena Božić is an actress from Serbia, born in Belgrade. She graduated from the Academy of Arts in Belgrade with a BA in acting and MA in acting at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. She gained work experience playing in several theatre plays in Belgrade (The Seagull; Donuts, love and more;Nana, 8 women etc.), TV shows (The Clan, Black Wedding..) , short films and in two upcoming productions : The Clan 2 and the feature film Crack in the Ice. She won a special acting award at the Festival of Monodrama for the play Nana.  She also participated in numerous festivals such as Talent Campus program  at the Sarajevo Film Festival (2021.) ,  Kustendorf Film and Music Festival (the opening ceremony of 2017.) and the TACT Festival in Italy.

EMIR ĆATOVIĆ

EMIR ĆATOVIĆ

Emir Ćatović was born in 1988 in Bijelo Polje, Montenegro. He began his formal training at the Academic of Dramatic Arts in Cetinje graduating in 2011.
Emir is permanent member of the ensamble of City Theatre in Podgorica. Besides City Theatre in Podgorica, Emir is also performing in other theatres in Montenegro, as well as in Belgrade.
Emir’s filmography includes roles in several TV Series in Serbia and Croatia, short feature films like The Widow (by Billy Chapman and Jack Perrotton) and Tranquility of Blood (by Senad Šahmanović), which has been awarded internationally. He also performed in Gorčilo and Diamond of Boyana, movies and TV Series directed by Milan Karadžić.
Emir currently resides in London, as a postgraduate student at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, under the mentorship of Mrs Amanda Brenan.

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KERIM ČUTUNA

Kerim Cutuna(1997) is an actor born in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

Kerim is currently living in Sarajevo, and is soon getting his bachelor’s diploma from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Sarajevo.

Some of his accomplishments are “Not So Friendly Neighborhood Affair” feature movie directed by Danis Tanovic

“The White Fortress” feature movie directed by Igor Drljaca

“Strucni Stab” TV series directed by Sasa Pasevski

“Djeca Tvoja” TV series directed by Arnes Hamzic

“Two Figures at a River” short movie directed by Lukas Grevis




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ALENA DŽEBO

ALENA DŽEBO was born in 1978 in Sarajevo. She graduated acting from Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts in 2002. As a freelancer she acted in numerous theatre plays at the Open Stage Obala, Sarajevo, and in theaters in Sarajevo, Tuzla, Mostar, Zenica, London, Toronto, USA. During the study and as a professional actress, she has upgraded her education through various workshops and seminars. She is a member of several organizations where she works on the cultural programs for children and youth. In 2015 UNICEF BH granted her a recognition Inclusion champion for her work and promotion of recording books for the Library for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as an inclusive drama work with children with special needs. She has acted in TV series, radio plays, and short and feature films that were screened at film festivals around the world. For the title role in SABINA K, Cristobal Kruse, she has won the Best Actress Award at the CMM Film Festival 2016 and also Best Actress Award at the Jaipur International Film Festival India in 2017 and she was also awarded as Best Actress for her role in IMPORT by Ena Sendijarević at 18. Lucania Film Festival.

 

FILMOGRAPHY

2020 | The Boy | Director: Hrvoje Mabić | Studio Dim

2019 | Full Moon | Director: Nermin Hamzagic | SCCA / pro.ba

2019 | Take Me Somewhere Nice | Director: Ena Sendijarevic | Pupkin Film

2019 | Fuga (short) | Director: Zoran Ćatić

2018 | Pastrmke (short) | Director: Augustin Koprić | Academy of performing arts Sarajevo, Avis Rara Studio

2017 | The Bogeyman (short) | Director: Bianca Lucas

2016 | Import (short) | Director: Ena Sendijarević

2016 | I remember (short) | Director: Elma Tataragić | SCCA /pro.ba

2016 | Pool Version (short) | Director: Gonzalo Escobar Mora | Film Factory BH

2015 | Sabina K | Director: Christobal Krusen | Messenger Films, Relative Pictures

2015 | The Paradise suite | Director: Joost van Ginkel | PRLP, Bastide Films

2011 | Shells&Strings (short) | Director: Stephanie Trainer | London Film School

2010 | Frigidance (short) | Director: Kelmend Karuni | Sarajevo City of Film, SFF

2008 | Shopping | Director: Alen Drljevic | Kult Film, Zagreb, SCCA / pro.ba

2008 | Alena’s Journey (short) | Director: Karoly Ujj-Meszaros | CeMedia Production, Sarajevo City of Film, SFF

2007 | Ritam života | Director: Enver Puška | Fart, Federalna Televizija, Fima

2004 | Notre musique | Director: J. L. Godar | Avventura Films, Les Films Alain Sarde

2001 | Hronika bešćutnosti | Director: Gojko Bjelac |BHTV

2000 | Ramona | Director: Selma Dizdar | ASU Sarajevo



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JUDITA FRANKOVIĆ BRDAR

Judita Franković Brdar is a Zagreb-born actress. Her acting career was launched with a role in Vlatka Vorkapić’s and Zoran Ferić’s 2005 TV series WHEN DOES THE BELL RING? (KAD ZVONI?). Judita continued her successful cooperation with Vorkapić, appearing in Vorkapić’s theater play JUDITH FRENCH and her film SONJA AND THE BULL. Her screen appearances include roles in films MOTHER OF ASPHALT and DADDY by Croatian director Dalibor Matanić, as well as the main role in Croatian TV series REST IN PEACE which was broadcast in the United States as part of the Walter Presents project and ERASED by Miha Mazzini , the role of Ana in that film brought her many awards including FEDEORA, Golden Arena and Vesna. Judita holds a Masters Degree in comparative literature and Croatian language from the Faculty of Philosophy of the Zagreb University. Her training included studying Michael Cehov’s, Lee Strasberg’s and Jerzy Grotowski’s acting techniques. Her acting training includes workshops based on techniques developed by Lessac, Akram Khan and Pina Bausch, participation in the SFF Talent Campus and the intense Meisner technique summer training program at Wiliam Esper Studio in New York which she completed in 2016.

  1. she was a jury member in a competition program of Sarajevo Film Festival.

 

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JURE IVANUŠIČ

JURE IVANUŠIČ (1973), Slovenian film and theatre actor, screenwriter, director and musician.

Nearly 70 roles in theater, 15 roles in feature films (6 leading roles), 18 roles in TV movies and serials (12 leading roles),

2 screenplays for feature films, 3 staged dramas, 16 theatrical directing, 4 albums, music for 7 theatre productions, 4 concerts

with symphonic orchestra as classical pianist.

Received many awards in the fields of theatre and film.

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XHEVDET JASHARI

Xhevdet Jashari is an Albanian actor from North Macedonia.He graduated from the Academy of Arts  in Skopje.He started his career in the Albanian National Theater in Skopje,which he was a part of major projects. He also played in The National Theater in Kosovo. Jashari is an actor with international experience in Film, TV, also in a lot of foreigh series in Turkey and in Europe. He currently lives in Düsseldorf,Germany.

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JOSIP LEDINA

Josip Ledina is a film and theatre actor from Croatia, EU. In 2021, he graduated with an MA in Acting from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. In the same year, Ledina became a participant of the Sarajevo Film Festival’s Talents Sarajevo program, founded in collaboration with the Berlin International Film Festival. 

During his academic training Josip played in over 20 short films, TV series and theatre plays (Teatar Exit, Teatar &td). Ledina has performed key roles in HBO’s Silence, directed by Dalibor Matanić (The High Sun), and Into the Woods which won the Nest Award at the San Sebastian Festival.

Josip’s latest project is the Amazon Prime Series Greek Salad by director Cédric Klapish (Call My Agent!) in which Josip is a member of the main cast.



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MARUŠA MAJER

Maruša Majer (1985) has been working as an actress in Slovenia and has participated in theatre productions with different Slovenian institutional and non-institutional theatre companies (Mestno gledališče ljubljansko, Prešernovo gledališče Kranj, Mini teater Ljubljana, Anton Podbevšek Teater Novo mesto, Mladinsko Theatre, Gledališče Glej …) and has had several roles in movie and TV productions in Slovenia and abroad, including Oasis, Ivan, A.I. Rising, Mi chiedo quando ti mancherò, Vrzel,… She has been a member of the Slovenian National Theatre Drama Ljubljana resident ensemble since 2018. She has received several awards on international or national level, including Prešeren Fund Award, Berlin Shooting Star Award, Golden Arena (Pula Film Festival), Vesna for best actress (Slovenia Film Festival), Borštnik Award and others. 

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GORAN MARKOVIĆ

Goran was born in 1985 in Split, Croatia. In 2011 he graduated from the Academy of Arts in Split as an actor. He acted in several student films and short films and his breakthrough role in film was Dalibor Matanić’s THE HIGH SUN (2015), that won the Prix du Jury at the Un Certain Regard section of the 68th Cannes Film Festival and numerous other rewards and recognitions. Performance in THE HIGH SUN earned him the best actor award at the Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Tétouan (Morocco) in 2016. After that, Goran played in several feature films: ALEKSI (2018, director Barbara Vekarić), LIKE ME BACK (2018, director Leonardo Guerra Seràgnoli), TEREZA 37 (2020, director Danilo Šerbedžija) and SAFE PLACE (director Juraj Lerotić) that is in the post-production stage at the moment. Goran was also a cast member of acknowledged and critically acclaimed TV projects THE PAPER (2016-2020), series acquired by the esteemed Keshet International and Netflix and THE LAST SOCIALIST ARTEFACT (2021), series that won Grand Prix Best TV Series in Panorama International programme in Series Mania 2021, Lille, France and Seriencamp Audience Choice Award in Seriencamp Festival 2021, München, Germany. Goran is a EFA member since 2016. Parallel to his work on film and TV, he is also an award- winning stage actor having won 4 important theatre awards in Croatia and having played in more than 40 stage productions and is thus considered among the most talented young actors working in Croatia.

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FILM

  1. Lerotić: SAFE PLACE (Damir), post-production
  2. Matanić: THE DAWN (Dancer), 2020
  3. Šerbedžija: TEREZA 37 (Vedran), 2020
  4. Barbir: DRUKER (Police officer) (short), 2019
  5. Terzić: LIEBER AUGUSTIN (Young soldier) (short), 2018 L. Guerra Seràgnoli: LIKE ME BACK (Joško), 2018
  6. Vekarić: ALEKSI (Goran), 2018
  7. Salaj: THE EIGHT COMISSIONER (Father), 2018
  8. Matanić: THE HIGH SUN (Ivan, Ante, Luka), 2015
  9. Šeregi: PRIČA O MARI IZ VELOG VAROŠA (short) (Coach), 2013 G. Ribarić: MOUNTAIN (short) (Frane), 2013
  10. Jokić: THE DARK (Frane), 2011
  11. Sviličić: I BELIEVE IN ANGELS (Miro), 2009

TV

SILENCE, 2021

THE LAST SOCIALIST ARTEFACT (Gigo), 2021-2022 THE PAPER (Andrej Marinković), 2016-2020

LOZA (Vinkić Radovani), 2011-2012

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KATARINA MARKOVIĆ

Born :29.07.1982 in Kruševac/Serbia..

Graduated:Faculty of Drama Arts/2006 in the class of prof. Vladimir Jeftovic

*Permanent member of Bosko Buha Theatre since 2010.

*Theatre work*:  (currently playing): National Theatre: Nora, Balkan spy,

Atelje 212 Theatre: White Kidneys, Rollercoaster, Bosko Buha Theatre Madam Minister, UK Vuk: Venus in fur…

*Tv series & Film work*: Budva’s foam from the sea, Swamp, In an embrace of black hand, Crazy Confused Normal, Humidity, Change me, Neighbors, Block 27, Flafy..

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SABINA MEMISHI

Sabina Memishi is an albanian actress living in North Macedonia. She studied Acting in State University Tetovo. In the early years in the Academy she started being a part in a lot of professional theatre plays. Her first short movie was “ The unknown” directed by Berat Asani where she played the main character. In 2017 she played in her first feature movie “Kanun” a coproduction with Germany. She played also int these short movies  “In November”,”Rose”,”Eggstacy”,”July”. Her latest movie are, a short movie “8 days of the week” by Berat Asani and a feature film “Koma” directed by Agim Abdula.

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ZORICA NUŠEVA

Zorica Nusheva is a Macedonian actress. She was born and raised in a small town in the Eastern part of North Macedonia, where she displayed an inclination towards the arts since she was 9 years old. She graduated acting at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje, in 2008. Zorica has played over 20 leading roles in different plays in theater and has won Best Actress award at the most renowned theater festival in Macedonia. She is permanent member of the National theater of Comedy- Skopje, since 2011.

Zorica makes her film debut as a lead in Teona Mitevska’s satirical drama “God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya”, which was part of the Berlin International Film Festival- main competition program in 2019. This got her nomination for silver bear and won her nine international awards for Best Actress at film festivals including Seville Film Festival – Spain 2019; Mostar Film Festival – Bosnia and Herzegovina 2019; FIFFS – Festival International du Film De Femmes de Sale  – Morocco 2019; East and west, classics and avant-garde, International Film Festival – Orenburg, Russia 2019; DEA open air International Film Festival – Tirana, Albania 2019; LIFFE- Serbia 2019; Yakutsk International Film Festival – Russia 2020…

KRISTINA OBRADOVIĆ

KRISTINA OBRADOVIĆ

Kristina Obradovič, a graduate actress from Montenegro; She is permanently employed at the Montenegro National Theater. She played in over 15 roles in movies and series that stretched from local to regional production and played over 40 theaters across the region. She is a multiple award winning actress for her work both in the theater and in front of the cameras.

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SAŠA PAVLIN STOSIČ

Saša Pavlin Stošić was born on September 28 in 1988 in Novi Sad, although she grew up in Slovenia. In 2008 she began studying Stage and Film Acting at Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT) in Ljubljana under the mentorship of Matjaž Zupančič and Boris Ostan. She graduated in 2016 with the bachelor’s degree ‘Annerl in Me’.

During her studies and later she participated in various theater productions: Mini Teater, Ljubljana City Theatre (MGL), Prešeren Theater Kranj, APT Novo mesto, Bunker, Stara Elektrarna, Senzorium, Cankarjev dom Ljubljana, City Theater Ptuj, Margareta

Schwarzwald Institute, Puppet Theater Ljubljana, SNG Ljubljana.

In 2016 she became a member of Ljubljana Slovene National Theatre Drama.

During her studies and later she took part in numerous feature films, short films and television projects.

Feature films: Marko Nabršnik’s ‘Shanghai’, Sonja Prosenc’s ‘The Tree’, Peter Bratuša’s‘ Awakening’ and others.

Short films: Slobodan Maksimovič’s The Invisible Hand of Adam Smith, Jan Fabris’s short films Changes, Mitja Ličena and Sonja Prosenc ‘Paradise’ and others.

Television series: Fateful Wine, Our Bridges in the production of POP TV and others.

In 2017 she won the Best Actress Award at the TMFF Online Film Fetsival (UK) for her role as Alenka in the short film Changes, and in 2018 she again won Best Leading Actress Award at The Indie Fest (US).

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ANĐELA RADOVIĆ

Graduated Acting on Faculty of Dramatic Arts Cetinje and Law on Faculty of Law, Podgorica. Since graduation, she took part in numerous projects as an actress, mostly in theatres, in plays such as “Mamu mu jebem ko je prvi počeo”, “Zločin na Kozjem ostrvu”, “Istraga”, “Bura”, “U plamenu”, “Lažna sjećanja” and others.
Most of her career so far she has been focused on work in theatre, but she also did a couple of commercials and films – short, student, experimental and also feature films like After the Winter and The Bay, which is still in production and is expected to premiere in 2023.
Also, as a president of Actors Association of Montenegro, Anđela had the opportunity to contribute in a fight for better conditions for actors working in Montenegro. She has also been working with children and teenagers in numerous acting schools, and did some projects as a freelance artist with the support of Ministry of Culture.
She is based in Podgorica, Montenegro.

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TAMARA RISTOSKA

Tamara Ristoska is born in 1993 in Skopje, North Macedonia. She enrolled at Faculty of Dramatic Arts – Skopje in 2013. After graduating in 2017 she is working as a freelancer. She participated in a few commercials, acted in a couple of short film, and have been a leading role in a TV series for two seasons so far. She worked on her first feature film in 2020, playing the 2nd leading role. The world premiere is expected in 2022. In 2021 she was part of the Talents Sarajevo film festival. Regarding her theatre performances, she have been acted in five plays in different theaters (the National Theater, Drama Theater, and alternative theater) played across the country and in festivals abroad. As part of the feminist festival “First and Female” she has participated in several workshops, out of which one was focused on working and teaching children acting techniques. In 2021 she was supported by Ministry of Culture as a coordinator, producer and actor for attending a theater play and the premiere is expected by the end of this year, and recently she is the moderator of the Europe House podcast which is an authorial podcast.

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MILICA ŠĆEPANOVIĆ

Milica Šćepanović was born in Podgorica, where she finished elementary and high school. After that, being 18 years old, she enrolled to the Faculty of dramatic arts in Cetinje. She graduated in 2018. in the class of professor Branimir Popović.

She can be seen in feature films, shorts, Montenegrin plays, ads and music videos. She received the award for best actress for her role in “Praskozorje”, a short film directed by Andrija Mugoša, at the 17th International festival “Filmski front”, Novi Sad.

She is known for her roles in: movies “Praskozorje”, “Lijenština”, “Magični ključ”, “Rikverc”, “Žuti val”… and plays “Mi djeca sa stanice Zoo”, “Ekvnicijo”, “Mamu mu jebem ko je prvi počeo”, “Bura”, “Zimska bajka”…

She is an avid player of table tennis and she took classes of salsa, tango and jazz ballet for many years. She is known as an eco-activist, cyclist and a mountain climber enthusiast.

She currently lives and works in Montenegro and Serbia.

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ALBAN UKAJ

Alban Ukaj was born in 1980 in Pristina, Kosovo. He graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo in 2006. As an actor, he received numerous best actor theatre awards in the region. Ukaj is a permanent member of the SARTR theatre  ensemble in Sarajevo. 

Ukaj’s filmography includes roles in FUSE by Pjer Žalica, NOTRE MUSIQUE by Jean-Luc Godard, MAGIC EYE by Kjutim Cashku, ALL FOR FREE by Antonio Nuić, NIGHTGUARDS by Namik Kabil, LA SILENCE DE LORNA by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, awarded at the Cannes Film Festival, ON THE PATH by Jasmila Žbanić, J.A.C.E. by Menelaos Karamaghiolis, DREAMS by Rešad Kulenović, BOTA by Iris Elezi, awarded at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, THE MARRIAGE by Blerta Zeqiri, awarded at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Oscar nominated QUO VADIS, AIDA? and most recently he stared in Dardenne borthers’ TORI AND LOKITA, that premiered in Cannes in 2022, while the series KOTLINA in which Ukaj plays, directed by Oscar wining director Danis Tanovic is in post-production. Ukaj won a price for outstanding actor in Cottbus film fest for the role of Hamza in a movie directed my Nermin Hamzagic FULL MOON wich was also nominated for European Academy Award. His first short feature film HORSE, for which he wrote the screenplay as well, has been awarded at several international festivals in Europe and America.

Besides Albanian and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language, Ukaj fluently speaks English language and has recently successfuly mastered French.

SANJA DRAKULIĆ

SANJA DRAKULIĆ

Actress, casting director and CEO of Duart Company, the first digital platform for filmmakers in the Southeastern Europe region. She received a master’s degree in acting from the Academy of Dramatic Art at the age of 22 and opened her own company the following year. After two years of research and development of the project, it finally goes public in 2016 with the Duart Platform, a digital service for finding and promoting actors. Over a period of three years (excluding covid year 2020), she finds engagements for over 80 actors on about 12 foreign projects. Working as a casting director, she worked on the pilot of the television series “The Dark Tower” (Amazon), the film Ibiza (Netflix), Hitman’s Wife ́s Bodyguard (Lionsgate), The Weekend Away (Netflix), Camino (Paramount), and as an actress she had a small role in the BBC TV series McMafia. As a founder, she ensured that Duart would be selected for the 2017 Web Summit (Lisbon) as one of the promising startups in the world and other major IT conferences. In early 2020, it presents a new version of the Duart platform at the Berlin International Film Market, which is updated with many new features and sections, such as Job posts and News part of the industry news. The database becomes open to all film sectors: from makeup and costumes to production and postproduction and acting. Duart today brings together about 500 business and private users with a tendency to grow daily. Sanja, certainly still wants to work as an actress and make movies and make her own solo comedy theatrical performance, but until then she enjoys himself behind the camera, always co-playing with the actors in front of the camera.

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ANILA GAJEVIĆ

ANILA GAJEVIĆ was born in Sarajevo in 1979 where she graduated in Bosnian literature and language. As a former journalist and editor, in 2008, she founded ZONA, the first talent agency in Bosnia and Herzegovina which is today among the leading agencies in Southeastern Europe and beyond.

Her agency represents some of most prominent actors and young talents from the Balkans, but also from Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Spain… As an agent she has represented actors in numerous international projects such as „Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol“, „The November Man“, „Snowpiercer“, „Legends“ „Skyfall“ „The Last Christmas“, „Gomorrah“, „Game of Thrones“, „In Order of Disappearance“, „Der Pass“, „Success“, „Cold War“, „Jack Ryan“, „Munich Games“, „Before We Die“, „42 segundos“, „Everybody Loves Diamonds“…

Screen International listed her in 2016 as one of the „Future Leaders: Agents“. In her country received two awards „Lady Boss“ and „Woman of the Year“ for the entrepreneurship. She is member of the Association of filmmakers in Bosnia and Herzegovina and European Film Academy.

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GEORG GEORGY

Georg was born and raised behind the wall in Jena/GDR. After his career as a professional ballet dancer, he started working on his lifetime mission – working with talent. 

He´s been “married” for 22 years to DAS IMPERIUM TALENT AGENCY (D.I.T.A.) https://dasimperium.com which now represents more than 230 rising key talents from more than 30 countries & 3 international directors. Since 2015 his best buddy & client John Robinson (LORD’s OF DOGTOWN by Catherine Hardwicke ; ELEPHANT by Gus Van Sant…) & him package  international series & feature film projects.

In 2021 he founded the special casting agency GRETEL UND HENSEL (together with Nadine Juntke) http://gretelundhensel.com to support friends & project who really matters to the world. 

Together with his longtime friend and Berlin flatmate – Swedish best seller novelist & film producer Micke Hjorth they bought an old hotel in Alentejo/South Portugal, which they want to transform into a special Artist Residency – SPACESHIP CERCAL DO ALENTEJO – parallel to this he founded the ALENTEJO FILM AND SURF EXPERIENCE Festival

As he found it necessary – Georg started to develop a bunch of international film & series ideas… 

ZONENPUNK is the first & most advanced project – a feature film project which will be executive produced by Fredrik King (SOUND OF METAL/6 times Oscar nominated in 2021)

YOU ARE NOTHING will be his first international mini-series & 202FREE is another hybrid serial FORMAT that revolves around a group of subversive activists who erase their social identity to figure out how to become a scratch in the paint of a system with the freedom to be nobody anymore….

He is the father to two daughters and lives between Berlin & Vila Nova de Milfontes (South of Portugal).

Sanja Gregorčič

SANJA GREGORČIČ

Casting agency Casting.si was created with the desire to unite, on the one hand, producers who are looking for suitable actors, naturalists, extras, in short, people who feel comfortable in front of the camera, for their projects, and on the other hand to offer all these people a place which gives them the opportunity to work that makes them happy.

Under the auspices of the casting director, Maja Rožman, with many years of experience in this business, recognized for her commitment to projects and her team of friendly girls, a meeting place of people with similar interests has been created. , broadcast…

At Krafft festival, the Casting.si agency is represented by expert colleague Sanja Gregorčič. Sanja feels good both behind and in front of the camera, as she has many years of experience in international acting, and she also loves to teach young actors and in this way help them realize their dreams.

ORIANA KUNČIĆ

ORIANA KUNČIĆ

Born in 1971 in Šibenik, Oriana Kunčić  was part of Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice, where she studied history of theater and from the acting department at the Academy of Performing Arts at the University of Sarajevo. She has worked as assistant director and casting director on a number of feature films and short films, many of which went on to win awards at international film festivals, including: On the Path (Na putu), directed by Jasmila Žbanić; Snow (Snijeg), directed by Aida Begić; Grbavica, directed by Jasmila Žbanic; and Miss (Gospođica), directed by Andrea Štaka. Since 2010. She worked as an actor and acting coach in the Croatian National Theater  in Šibenik. She was European Shooting Stars – Jury, on 64th Berlinale, 2014

FILMOGRAPHY / CASTING DIRECTOR

FEATURE FILMS

Sam samcat/ All Alone directed by Bobo Jelčić (2018, Croatia/ Netherlands/ Serbia/ Bosnia and Herzegovina/ Montenegro)

Obrana i zaštita / A Stranger directed by Bobo Jelčić (2013, Croatia / Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Kauboji / Cowboys directed by Tomislav Mršić (2013, Croatia, Comedy)

Na putu / On the Path directed by Jasmila Žbanić (2010, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Austria / Germany / Croatia)

Sturm / Storm directed by Hans-Christian Schmid (2009, Germany / Denmark / Netherlands)

Ostavljeni / The Abandoned directed by Adis Bakrač(2010, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Croatia / Serbia / France)

Snijeg / Snow directed by Aida Begić(2008, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Iran)

Grbavica directed by Jasmila Žbanić (2006, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Austria / Croatia)

Das Fraulein / Gospođica directed by Andrea Štaka (2006, Switzerland)

Sjaj u očima / Loving Glances, directed by Srđan Karanović (2003, Serbia)

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The Tree of Life directed by Terence Malick (2011, USA)

* Casting Assistant for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia 

Mörderischer Frieden / Snippers Valley directed by Rudolf Schweiger

(2007, Germany)

Casting Director: Uwe Bunker

* Bosnian casting by Oriana Kunčić

SHORT FILMS & TV

Po čovika (short fiction film) directed by Kristina Kumrić (Croatia)

Patrola na cesti (children cast for TV Series) directed by Zvonimir Jurić (Croatia) 

Krov (short fiction film) directed by Matija Debeljuh (Croatia / Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Shopping (short fiction film) directed by Alen Drljević (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Šta ja znam o ljubavi (short fiction film) directed by Šejla Kamerić (Bosnia and Herzegovina / Slovenia)

Like Father / Kao otac (short fiction film) directed by Gabrielle Rusell (Great Britain)

Brod ludaka (short fiction film) directed by Matias Lebberer (Blegium)

Neke druge priče / Some Other Stories (Omnibus) (short fiction film Starting Over

directed by Ines Tanović

Ne daj se Nina (Ugly Betty) – (TV series, Croatia, client: RTL)

FILMOGRAPHY / ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Na putu / On the Path directed by Jasmila Žbanić 

Neke druge priče / Some Other Stories (Omnibus) (short fiction film Starting Over

directed by Ines Tanović

Mörderischer Frieden / Snippers Valley directed by Rudolf Schweiger

Grbavica (feature film) directed by Jasmila Žbanić 

Dom / Home (documentary film) directed by Jasmila Žbanić

Tajna / Secret directed by Ines Tanović

Like Father / Kao otac (short fiction film) directed by Gabrielle Rusell (Great Britain)

Brod ludaka (short fiction film) directed by Matias Lebberer (Blegium)

KIRIJANA A. NIKOLOSKA

KIRIJANA A. NIKOLOSKA

Kirijana A. Nikoloska is a Casting Director with around 25 years of experience. She has worked on more than 40 film and TV projects and over 100 local or international commercials. In 2007 she established the first casting agency in Macedonia – Guzzva Casting Agency that works with both, actors and extras.

Her Casting Director credits include “God exist, her name is Petrunija” and “When the day had no name” by Teona Mitevska, “Sisterhood” by Dina Duma, “The North Pole” by Marija Apcevska, “The Liberation of Skopje” by Rade Sherbedzija, among others. 

LJUBIMKA PAVASOVIČ

LJUBIMKA PAVASOVIČ

As a Slovenia based Casting Director, Ljubimka’s flawless work ethic and intuitive nature casts a spell on any project entrusted to her, as she is tireless in her search for finding the perfect talent for every role.

Ljubimka started as a talent and model when being in high school and opened her own casting agency Avdicija.com when she was only 25. Since then she has worked as a Casting Director on a wide range of visual media across a broad spectrum, specializing in casting feature films, television and commercials. Having been on both sides of the casting couch, Ljubimka instinctively understands what has to be delivered to provide excellent service.

She possesses the ability to bring out the finer qualities in an actor’s audition piece: enabling them to perform at their best. With the help of her personality and professionalism there is never a dull moment when you’re around Ljubimka.

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TIJANA POPOVIĆ

Tijana Popović was born in Belgrade, Serbia. Graduated at the Department of Spanish Language and Literature at the University of Belgrade. Extensive experience in journalism, PR, marketing and international relations and cooperation. Team leader of various successful campaigns that were honored with awards. Participant and speaker in a number of International Festivals and events. Volunteer at the National Association of Parents With Children With Cancer ( campaigns and social media manager). Fluent in Serbian, English and Spanish. Agent at Slavic Artists Management for more than two years (since the foundation). 

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BOJANA RNJAK

Bojana Rnjak was born in Zadar (Croatia), grew up in Kraljevo (Central Sebia) and currently lives and works in Belgrade. Graduated from the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade – Department of Spanish Language and Literature. She has started her career out of love toward culture, firstly through the organization of Film (Author Film Festival, Fest Belgrade) and Music festivals (Guitar Art Festival), and later on working as a Marketing and PR Expert in Cineplexx cinemas, and also in the Movie Distribution (Dexin film). Open minded and easy going in communication and in building trusting relationships with clients and associates. Fluent in Serbian, Croatian, English and Spanish. Agent at Slavic Artists Management.




Nathalie Cheron

NATHALIE CHERON

SATURDAY 18/06
09:30 – 13:00
LOCATION: Ullrichov dvorec – Gorenjski muzej
BY INVITATION: for Reacting guests only
WORKSHOP
Making a Self-Tape for the International Market
by Casting Director Nathalie Chéron

Famous casting director will accompany actors she loves passionately during long screen tests so that their paths cross the ones of a director whose deep desire she will have unravelled.

Nathalie Chéron started out between a dolphin and a camping stove, cooking hard-boiled eggs in a hotel room in Sicily for an American actress on the set of The Big Blue.
Thirty years later, this gold-digger has about a hundred films to her credit and sits patiently in her cinema seat, evening after evening, and marvels over a new face, a new voice. Nathalie Chéron is a member of ICDN, AMPAS and ARDA. She is noted for her work in both films as well as in TV series. Her credit list includes films by some of Europe’s most respected directors, such as Luc Besson, Guillaume Gallienne, and Jean-Jacques Annaud.

TimkaGrin

TIMKA GRIN

SATURDAY 18/06
16:30 – 18:30
LOCATION: Stolp Škrlovec
OPEN: for all festival guests
ROUND TABLE: Talent agent vs Casting director: Who does what and why
Moderated by: Timka Grin, president of International Casting Network

There is confusion and lack of understanding of two professions dealing with actors in terms of mediation of a sort – but we are talking about different kinds of mediations, and this is the theme of this round table discussion.

– Participants of round table:

Oriana Kunčić – Actress & Casting director (Croatia)
Sanja Drakulić (Duart platform, Croatia)
Anila Gajević (Zona Talent Agency, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Timka Grin – Casting director (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Georg Georgy (Agency Das Imperium, Germany)
Kirjana A. Nikoloska – Casting director (North Macedonia)
Anđela Radović (Actress from Association of actors, Montenegro)
Tijana Popović (Slavic Artists, Serbia)

Timka Grin had an intense experience of working on more than 50 feature films and shorts, many of them awarded. Her most valuable lessons came through working with some great directors, just to mention a few: brothers Dardenne, Jean-Luc Godard, Danis Tanovic, Aida Begic, Jasmila Zbanic, Marion Haensel, Marco Bellocchio and many others. Timka is President of International Casting Directors Network (ICDN); also a member of Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and Europan Film Academy (EFA).

Film/TV (selection)
MURINA, Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic (2021 Camera d’Or in Cannes)

TABIJA, Igor Drljaca (2021 Berlinale official selection in Generation 14 Plus program)

MARE, Andrea Štaka (SFF 2020 Best Actress, C.I.C.A.E. Award; 2021 best film Solothurner Filmtage)

NEVER LEAVE ME, Aida Begic
MY AUNT IN SARAJEVO, Goran Kapetanovic (Guldbagge Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and for Best Director)
SUCCESS, Danis Tanovic, HBO TV Series
DEATH IN SARAJEVO, Danis Tanovic (Jury Grand Prix and FIPRESCI Award, Berlinale 2016)

The Chicken, Una Gunjak, short film (EFA award for best short film 2014)
YOUTH, Paolo SorrenJno – casting for “masseuse”
CHILDREN OF SARAJEVO, Aida Begic, (Special distinction Award in Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2012)
SKYFALL, Sam Mendes – additional casting in B-H
TWICE BORN (Venuto al mondo), Sergio Castellitto

Teaching experience
*Sarajevo Talents 2021 – SFF Masterclass together with casting director Makis Gazis from Greece

*Actors Association of Montenegro – 2-days Masterlass, Podgorica, Montenegro, 2019
*Film Forum Banjaluka – Masterclass with actors, Banjaluka B-H, 2019
*United Slavic Actors – Short Theory And Practice About Casting, Ljubljana, Slovenia

*Academy of Performing Arts Sarajevo – Multiple casting workshops with students of the Academy
*Casting Training: National & International – 5 days training with students in Institut Fur Schauspiel, Film und Fernsehberufe (Institute for Acting, Film and TV professions), Berlin, Germany, 2016
*Casting, the sweetest taboo – Workshop for actors, Zagreb, Croatia, 2015
*Nancy Bishop Casting Workshop, guest teacher – Sarajevo, B-H, 2014 / Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, 2018
*Casting Is Announced – Now What!? – Workshops for children, Zagreb, Croatia, 2013/2015

Yngvill Kolset Haga

YNGVILL KOLSET HAGA

SATURDAY 18/06
15:00 – 16:30
LOCATION: Stolp Škrlovec
OPEN: for all festival guests
MASTERCLASS
Encounter with the casting process of the film The Worst Person in the World
by Casting Director Yngvill Kolset Haga

Yngvill will unveil the secrets of casting The Worst Person in the World, that was awarded with best actress in Cannes 2021, and also was nominated for two Oscars this year.
She will talk about her collaboration with director Joachim Trier, and give you her thoughts on acting for a casting.

Yngvill Kolset Haga
Growing up in a theatre family, becoming an actress was the goal. But more or less by coincidence, she managed to enter The Norwegian Film School’s producer course.
Her passion for acting and actors, analysing characters, and making scenes come alive for the first time in the casting room, is what makes casting the career alley for Haga.
In recent years, she has worked with several of Norway’s best directors and, among other things, has cast The Worst Person in the World (dir. Joachim Trier), Sonja (dir. Anne Sewitsky), the tv drama State of Happiness (dir. Petter Næss), and the newly premiered Made in Oslo (dir. Marit Moum Aune). Yngvill has also been teaching acting for casting/selftapes, and she is a member of ICDN.

Jelena Graovac Lučev

JELENA GRAOVAC LUČEV

FRIDAY 17/06
15:00 – 19:00
LOCATION: Ullrichov dvorec – Gorenjski muzej

BY INVITATION: for Reacting guests only

WORKSHOP
The Actress has Time / The Actor has Time

by actors Jelena Graovac Lučev & Leon Lučev

There are spaces within us that we often forget about or don’t pay much attention to. Because of the lack of time, those spaces and parts remain lonely and unexplored. And often, those exact spaces and parts of us are the keys to our creativity and freedom. This is what this workshop is dedicated to: those parts of the artist that are not drawers or expected paths. They often beg to be articulated through art to be allowed to find their way out.
For exploration like this, we need time, trust, and support – everything else we already have.

Jelena Graovac Lučev was born in Vojvodina but she grew up in Rijeka. She finished Art History and Croatian Language and Literature in Zagreb (Faculty of Philosophy), Acting studies in Rijeka (Acting, Media, Culture, Faculty of Aplied Arts) and Belgrade (Master studies in Acting, Faculty of Dramatic Arts).

In 2018 she was awarded Best Actress on Sterijino Pozorje, for her role in the play Jami Distrikt, directed by Kokan Mladenović. For the same role, she was awarded Best actress on the theatre festival in Sarajevo. On screen she lately collaborated with directors Timur Makarević, Bojan Vuletić, Leon Lučev and Milica  Lee Filipovski. She sings and writes in the band Ova stvarnost/ Disreality.

In 2020 with Leon Lučev she founded a travelling Acting lab Glumac ima Vremena (Actor Has Time).

Leon Lučev

LEON LUČEV

FRIDAY 17/06
15:00 – 19:00
LOCATION: Ullrichov dvorec – Gorenjski muzej
BY INVITATION: for Reacting guests only
WORKSHOP
The Actress has Time / The Actor has Time

by actors Jelena Graovac Lučev & Leon Lučev

There are spaces within us that we often forget about or don’t pay much attention to. Because of the lack of time, those spaces and parts remain lonely and unexplored. And often, those exact spaces and parts of us are the keys to our creativity and freedom. This is what this workshop is dedicated to: those parts of the artist that are not drawers or expected paths. They often beg to be articulated through art to be allowed to find their way out.
For exploration like this, we need time, trust, and support – everything else we already have.

Leon Lučev studied at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. After graduation, he joined the permanent cast of the ITD Theatre and worked with top theatre directors. In 2003, he started acting exclusively in film. He became one of the best actors in the region. He performed in numerous different film, theatre, and TV roles, which have been winning the hearts of the audience, and the film critics as well.
He took part in workshops and educational seminars on acting techniques according to Jerzy Grotowski, Clowning, Buffons and Majerhold. He developed his own personal way of working with actors, which he has been using ever since, calling it Close up and personal. In his practical workshops for future actors and directors, actors can get familiar with film acting techniques, and directors can learn how to communicate with actors.

DALIBOR MATANIĆ

DALIBOR MATANIĆ

SUNDAY 19/06
18:00 – 19:30
LOCATION: Stolp Škrlovec
OPEN: for all festival guests
MASTERCLASS
Sex and Trust by Film Director Dalibor Matanić

When it comes D-day of shooting the sex scene, how to prevent collective masturbation of the film crew on the set and turn that energy into creation of great erotic scene?

Dalibor Matanić is a Croatian film, TV, theatre, and commercial director. He has directed eleven feature films, several short films, and documentaries, three TV series, five theatre plays and many commercials. He won Un Certain Regard, a jury prize at the 2015 Cannes film festival for The High Sun – the first part of Trilogy of the Sun. He directed the TV series The Paper (3 seasons, 2016 – 2020), the first TV series from South-eastern Europe bought for global Netflix distribution and had a great success with drama series The Last Socialist Artefact and Silence. He is one of five European directors who made the first series of short films on #EUANDME topics.
Besides many international awards for best director, he has won three Golden arena awards for best directing at the national Pula film festival. He is a member of the European film academy (EFA) and the Croatian guild of directors (DHFR).

TEONA MITEVSKAJPG

TEONA STRUGAR MITEVSKA

SUNDAY 19/06
15:00 – 17:30
LOCATION: Ullrichov dvorec – Gorenjski muzej
BY INVITATION: for Reacting guests only
WORKSHOP
Pushing the Boundaries by Film Director Teona Strugar Mitevska

Is intimacy, the way we relate, time-bound, married to a certain age, is it influenced by social and cultural codes, or is it a representation of our own expectations connected by societal norms; and if yes, what happens when we turn the rules upside down and what is expected is no longer the norm?!
Teona is working on her first English speaking film Mother, a love story of a priest and a nun in 1940s Calcutta, by workshopping two scenes from her script, scenes that deal with passion in several different ways: hidden passion, retained passion, forbidden intimacy and, what interests her most: the nostalgic presentation of passion. You will be working precisely on this: pushing the boundaries of expected intimacy!

Macedonian-born Teona Strugar Mitevska started as a child actor, trained as a painter and graphic designer, and studied film at NYU – Tisch School of Arts. She directed her first short, Veta, in 2001 and has been making films ever since. Her most recent film, God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya, premiered in competition at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival, where it was awarded the Ecumenical Prize and the German Guild Film Prize. Until today, the film has received more than 30 awards internationally, most notably the 2019 LUX Prize by the European Parliament and was sold for theatrical release to over 40 territories worldwide.
Teona is currently in post-production on her new film, The Happiest Man the World and in pre-production on Mother.
In 2018, France’s Ministry of Culture awarded her the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Letters.
Teona Strugar Mitevska lives between Skopje and Brussels with her son Kaeliok.

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ITA O’BRIEN

SUNDAY 19/06
09:30 – 12:30
Stolp Škrlčovec
OPEN: for all festival guests
MASTERCLASS
Intimate Scene

The masterclass, intended for AV and dramatic artists, pedagogy workers and other professionals, will be facilitated by Ita O’Brien.
Ita O’Brien is UK’s leading Intimacy Coordinator an experienced pedagogue and expert on intimate scenes.

David

DAVID ZITZLSPERGE

SATURDAY 18/06
16:30 – 18:30 
LOCATION: Stolp Škrlovec
OPEN: for all festival guests
The Round table will be followed by the presentation of the Castupload platform by Dr. David Zitzlsperger founder and CEO of Denkungsart
– Castupload (www.castupload.com) and filmmakers (www.filmmakers.de) are web-applications for actors, agents, and casting directors. Together they represent the oldest and largest pool of professional actors in the EU. Today most of the relevant EU based roles are cast directly or indirectly through either fimmakers or CAstupload systems. Started in 2018 mainly in German speaking EU (Germany Austria and Switzerland) the systems are today used by Casting Directors throughout the EU for productions ranging from small local student-films all the way to Hollywood blockbusters. Castupload is currently the only EU based system vetted for the use by AMAZON Studios. Recently ARDA (the French Casting Directors Association) announced to officially work with Castupload. As Castupload is free for professional actors and agents and granting visibility by relevant Casting Directors and production companies in the EU it is the fastest growing system of its kind. The German company behind the web-applications is Denkungsart. Denkungsart wants to partner with the associations of actors, agents, casting directors and producers in all EU countries and offers a complimentary service to local film-commissions/offices, that allow to integrate directly into the established European network of filmmakers working with the systems on their film, TV, Theatre, and advertising projects.
 
Dr. David Zitzlsperger: Davids has been working in various fields. With a background in finance and engineering he taught marketing and econometrics at universities in Canada and Germany and build a consulting business. Since 2013 Davids focus is digitalisation of production processes of large networks, studios, and production companies. The trouble of some of his media-clients to access and plan cast, crew, location, and props for individual productions visualized the possibilities in that field and initiated the approach to supply digital services not only to companies but also to Crew and Cast. Today David – together with two partners – is founder and CEO of Denkungsart, a German based company supplying SAAS solutions.