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Born on June 28, 1979 in Tetovo, Northern Macedonia, withdrawn from medical studies to pursue Film Directing at the Academy of Arts in Prishtina, Kosovo. During his studies he made six short films: "The Forgerer", "Amnesia", "Photography", "The Last view", "The Whisper" and "Behind the Darkness".
After graduating from the Academy of Arts, he started working at the Tetovo’s Theater and during that time he made three documentaries: "Dying Life", "Sunshine over Sharr mountain" and "The Last Resistance of the an Old Man". "The Vanished" is his debut feature film. His films have participated in international film festivals such as: New York Film & Video Festival, European Film Festival, Tirana Film Festival, Prifilm Fest etc.
Marija Apcevska holds BA in Directing from FDA, Skopje and MA in Film and Media Production, NYFA, Los Angeles. Her shorts have travelled to festivals worldwide and won several awards, with Bardo premiering at Berlinale Generation. In addition, she is one of the creators of the children’s TV series Zoki Poki, the only TV series from North Macedonia broadcasted in Scandi- navia. her latest film, North Pole, premiering at Festival de Cannes Official Short Film Selection, was one of the winning projects at European Short Pitch 2019.
She is currently working on her first feature, Spring Cleaning, selected for development at LIM 2021 and selected and presented at Cannes Focus CoPro’ 2021.
Film, Тheater and Тelevision director
She completed her basic and master studies at the Faculty of Arts, Film Directing branch at the University of Prishtina "Hasan Prishtina", in Prishtina.
Has created a considerable number of short films and documentaries, TV series, many theatrical performances in 2018 work on the first feature film, is the winner of several awards at film and theater festivals of international character.
In 2019 is the winner of the national award for cinematography Bekim Fehmiu.
In 2020 was nominated for the International Award "The LPTW Gilder / Coigney International Theater Award"
Since 2002 she has held important positions in the management of culture in the public and non-public sector as Director of ABC Cinema, producer in Kosovo film, general director of the National Theater of Kosovo, director of the AA Theater "Faruk Begolli" Dean at the Faculty of Mass Communication at AAB College Chair of the Board of Directors at TKK. Currently a professor at AAB College
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Andamion Murataj is a film director, screenwriter and producer living in New York, NY. He is best known for the screenplay of the feature film The Forgiveness of Blood, that he co-wrote with Joshua Marston, and won the Silver Bear for the Best Screenplay at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival.
With a background in painting and photography, Andamion Murataj's work spans over the years from writing and directing to cinematography and producing.
Upon his return to Albania, in 2010, he founded the Albanian Production Company "Lissus Media", that locally produced of the feature film “The Forgiveness of Blood”. In 2011 the film premiered in competition at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.Andamion Murataj is a founder and the director of Balkan Film Market, Albascript Workshops and often is a jury member in International Film Festivals.
Andamion Murataj holds an MFA in Film and Electronic Media from American University in Washington DC.
Born on April 17, 1963 in Skopje. He studied painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje. From 1983 to 1988 he studied film directing at the State High School of Film, Television and Theater in Lodz, Poland. His work has been broadcasted on numerous television stations such as PBS, A&E, ZDF, Channel + and Channel 4. His first short film, Bread and Salt, was shot in 1986 at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk, where in 1980 Independent trade union "Solidarity" was formed in 1941 and a hotbed of democratic change in Poland in the eighties…
With his student film "Raised Hands" in Polish production, shot in 1985, six years later, in 1991, Panov participated in the Cannes Film Festival and won the "Golden Palm" for best short film. The film has previously won awards at festivals in Krakow, Munich, Tel Aviv, Rimini and Monte Casino, but the Cannes Awards rounded off its story.
For the short documentary "Beriket", which is part of the trilogy "Man and Labor" in 1995 at the International Film Festival Ismailia (Egypt) won the Grand Prix for directing.
Panov has been teaching film at US and European Universities for decades. One of his students was director Steve McQueen from England, an Oscar winner for "12 Years a Slave" (2014) and one of the most successful directors in the last decade in the world.
He was born in Debar on May 3, 1951. He studied at the Academy of Theater, Film and Television at the University of Zagreb where he earned the Master of Arts degree. During the years 1975 - 1990, he worked as a cinematographer at RTP and as director of photography in Kosovafilm. From 1975 until today, as a director of photography, he has performed over 25 feature films and documentaries, a number of which were praised and rewarded at international festivals. Since 1981 he has lectured film and digital photography at the Faculty of Arts, AAB College, Evolution College, Faik Konica Journalism School in Pristina and the International Balkan University in Skopje; In 2002 - 2005 he founded, lectured and managed the Institute for Film and Photography;Gjon Mili; in Prishtina. During 1981 - 2018, he was a member and president of many professional juries in the field of commercial projects (Show) and visual arts of film.
Since 2007 until today, he has lectured at the State University of Tetova in the direction of CAMERA. Author and editor of photography in 6 exclusive monographs, catalogs and many publications in the field of business, art and culture in general, presentations in various panels, curator of several exhibitions of Kosovar authors, and the International Photography Exhibition "Gjon Mili ", edition V, at the National Art Gallery in Pristina. He has also made 12 personal art photography exhibitions and a large number of collections. For creative and artistic work, from the field of photography and film, he was rewarded with several national and international awards.
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