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Tuesday, 12 December 2017
international competition jury (FEATURE)
Elvira Diamanti
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She was born on 30.11.1963 Tirana
I have been graduated in Art Institute in 1985 and at the same year I start working in the National Theatre   In 2002 until 2007 I have been the director of the Junior National Theatre   From December 2009 I am the director of the Film National Center Archive

Radiostacioni 1978 - Liri a vdekje 1979
Shoqja nga fshati 1979 - Ne prag te lirise 1981
Shoket 1982 - Dasma e shtyre 1984
Perralle nga e kaluara 1987 - Muri i gjalle 1989
Dasma e Sakos 1997 - Ne dhe Lenini 2007.
I was honored with the second award in the Film Festival on 198, playing the role of Marigo. Several times I took part as a member of the jury and the last time dates on 2008 in a very important festival TV movie that takes place in Biarritz of France
I have worked for five years as a university lecturer in the Academy of Arts and for another year in Marubi Academy.

Ettore Sequi
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Born in Ghilarza ,Oristano  Sardinia - Italy, on 13 February 1956. Degree in Political Science - University of Cagliari. Specialised in Islamology - multilateral negotiations. He joined the Italian Foreign Service on 1 February 1985. After completing the professional training activity at the Italian Diplomatic Institute, he worked until 1989 in the Department for Economic Affairs of the Italian Foreign Ministry. In charge of issues related to International technological Cooperation as: ESA (European Space Agency); IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency); ITU (International Telecommunication Union), etc… Deputy Chief of the Secretariat of Department General of Economic Affairs. From August 1989 to February 1994 he has been assigned as Consul to Tehran. From February 1994 to February 1998 he has worked as Counsellor in the Italian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. In charge of issues related to Multilateral Cooperation and to the Reform of the UN. Assistant to the President of the UN Security Council. Assistant to the President of ECOSOC (UN Economic and Social Council) in New York.  From February 1998 to July 2000 he has worked as Counselor in the Foreign Minister's Cabinet as Personal Assistant to the Minister and successfully completed the Higher Diplomatic Course at the Italian Diplomatic Institute. From July 2000 to 2004 he was Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Italy  Tirana. December 2004: Appointed Ambassador to Kabul. January 2007: Promoted Minister Plenipotentiary. September 2008: European Union Special Representative for Afghanistan. July 2009: European Union Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. January 2011: Appointed Head of European Union Delegation to Albania. Awarded by the President of the Republic of Italy with the Medal of Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic; Awarded by H.R.H. King Juan Carlos of Spain with the Encomienda de Numero in the Order of Isabel the Catholic. Awarded by the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan with the Medal of Ghazi Mir Bacha Khan for his highest contribution to peace and security of Afghanistan.

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Director, Writer, Cinematographer Born in 23 January 1936.
2006 - “ Father and Godfather (2006) / Gjoleka djali i Abazit “ - fiction, - script writer and director. 1989 - “ The Return of the Dead Army / Kthimi i ushtrise se vdekur “ - fiction, - script writer and director. * First Prize for the best Direction and Scenario in the IX National Film Festival. 1987 - “ A Tale from the Past / Perralle nga e kaluara “ - fiction, - script writer and director. * Winner of the second prize in the VII National Film Festival. * Winner of the first prize (ex aequo) International Film Festival, Bondy, France.1985 - “ Guret e shtepise time “ - fiction, - script writer and director. * Censored 1983 - “ Kujtime nga Gjirokastra “ - documentary, -script writer and director. * Winner of the best documentary movie in the V National Documentary Festival. *Winner of the Prize of the Republic, I class.1982 - “ Besa e Kuqe “ - fiction, - co-script writer.1982 - “ Fraktura “ - fiction, - script writer.1981 - “ Te dielat ne Tirane “ - (short film - documentary) - Dir. of Photography, script writer and director.1981 - “Perjetesi “ - (short film - documentary) - Dir. of Photography, script writer and director. * Censored and never screened.1980 - “ Vellezer dhe shoke “ - fiction, - script writer and director. * At the end of the movie the communist censorship decided to re-make the movie deforming the idea of the author.1979 - “ Ne shtepine tone “ - fiction, - director. * Winner of the first prize for the best director in the IV National Film Festival. * Winner of the special prize in the Giffoni International Film Festival, Italy.1977 - “ Monumenti “ - fiction, - script writer and director. * The communist censorship impedes the shooting and the scenario was re-written and new episodes were shooted. 1976 - “ Red Poppies on the Wall / Lulekuqe mbi mure “ - fiction, - script writer and director. * Winner of the best film in the Second National Film Festival. * Winner of the GRANG PRIX in the International Festival of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, FEST 1980. * Golden Medal in the Giffoni International Film Festival, Italy. * Winner of the Prize of the Republic, I class.1975 - “ Kur Hiqen Maskat “ - fiction, - script writer and director. 1974 - “ Cuca e Maleve “ - ekranizim i baletit, - script writer and director. 1971 - “ Malet me Blerim Mbuluar “ - fiction, - script writer and director. 1969 - “ Plage te Vjetra “ - fiction, - script writer and director. * Winner of the first prize in a national competition for the best script. * Winner of the Prize of the Republic, II grade.1967 - “ Silent Duel / Duel i Heshtur “ - fiction, - Director.1966 - “ Komisari i Drites “- fiction - co-DOP, co-Director. * Winner of the Order Naim Frasheri, I class. 1964 - “ Toka Jone “- fiction, - Director of Photography. 1961 - “ Debatik “ - fiction, - co-DOP. 1960 - “ Njeriu kurre nuk vdes “ - fiction (based on a novel of Ernest Hemingway) -co-DOP, co-Director. * Winner of the first prize for the director of photography in the international film festival for the cinematography schools, Netherlands , 1961.1979 - Awarded “Artist i Merituar “ 1987 - Awarded “Artist i Popullit “ 1979 - In the X National Film Festival he was awarded with the "Grand Prix for the Career“, as the best Albanian director. (This Prize was awarded for the very first time ).
Awarded by the President of the Republic of Albania, "Honor of the Nation"

Massimiliano Nardulli
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Was born in Rome in 1976. After a degree in Humanities and Arts he specialized in cinema. Starting from the University he has been a free-lance contributor for the organization of cultural activities in Italy, Spain and France and film-critic. Since 2007 he works as short film programmer and advisor for several festivals as Festival Européen du Film Court de Brest(France), Arcipelago, Festival Internazionale di cinema e nuove immagini(Rome, Italy), Piemonte Movie(Torino, Italy) Lakino - Latin American Short Film Festival Berlin(Germany). He's member of the selection comitee for the Cesar of Short Movies  and  Les Lutins du Court Métrage. Artistic Director of Brest European Short Film Festival, he lives actually here, there and everywhere.


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