|NINOS FENECK MIKELIDES (Nicosia, 1936) studied Greek and English literature at the University of Athens and film-making and theory and art of the cinema in London and Paris. In 1962-63 he produced and directed the award-winning short film "Helen". He was one of the founding members of the Greek Association of Film Critics (P.E.K.K.). Vice-President of FIPRESCI (1984-88), and has been a member of the European Film Academy since 1994. He is the president of FEDEORA. He has written various books on cinema and was the film and theatre critic of the Greek daily paper "Eleftherotypia" (1975-2014). He is the founder and has been the director of Athens Film Festival Panorama of European Cinema since 1988.|
|NENAD DUKIĆ (Belgrade, 1947) is a film critic, festival programmer and producer. He graduated and received his MA from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade. He is vice-president of Federation of European Film Critics (FEDEORA), member of European Film Academy (EFA), artistic director of Palić Film Festival and programmer of Bratislava Internationall Film Festival. He is a film critic for Radio Belgrade and was a correspondent of LA’s The Hollywood Reporter, BBC World Service and Berlin radio RBB. He has published film reviews, comments and theoretical texts in various Yugoslavian, Serbian and foreign film magazines (Variety, Moving Pictures Intl., Filmograph, etc). He has given lectures on films at various universities including George Mason University (Washington DC) and William Paterson University (New York).|
DUBRAVKA LAKIĆ (Belgrade) is a film critic and columnist at Politika daily paper in Belgrade, Serbia. She is a member of the FEDEORA Executive Board, a member of the European Film Academy and a member of FIPRESCI. She is known as a film selector of Cinema City International Film Festival – Novi Sad and member of the Board of Serbian Film Center. She is the author of a number of books and author of the European Concept of Palic Film Festival, where she was a longtime film selector and founder of Tolerance Award for best films of Eastern Europe. She is the founder of Eritrocit Award for Best European film and Milutin Čolić Award for Best Serbian film. Dubravka Lakić is also known as the author of specialised TV programmes about films – Kino klub and In medias res.
|SERGEJ LAVRENTIEV (1954) began his career as a theatre actor in the 1970s. After graduating from the prestigious VGIK, Russian State University of Cinematography, he joined Gosfilmofond, one of the world largest film archives. During perestroika he went on to become a leading film critic known as one of the founders of the new wave of Soviet film criticism. After his article Never-ending Story (April, 1987), Soviet censorship stopped to cut foreign films in national distribution. He is the programme director at several festivals. He has written a small book Clint Eastwood. Furious and Handsome (2001), Western Under the Red Banner (2009) and About Schmidt: From Russia with love, a biography and analysis of the films of the prominent Croatian film director Branko Schmidt.|
|ONDREJ BIBA is a film critic, journalist, author and a radio broadcaster. In 2009 Ondrej teamed up with Vaclav Sova and together they founded and co-hosted a radio program The Pumpkin Soup with a Seagull that offers film reviews and criticisms. Ondrej’s background is originally in philosophy and economics, he studied at the University of Economics, Prague and at the King’s College London. He holds a doctorate in Philosophy of Science and teaches as a guest lecturer at the University of West Bohemia. Besides that, he works internationally as a freelance journalist and editor; he has written articles on lifestyle and travel as well as on many film-related features. He is program advisor and presenter for several film festivals, most notably for Festival of Czech Films Finale. Ondrej is currently based in Scotland.|