BBB FESTIVAL 2016 – THE PEOPLE
Wouter Jansen holds a master’s degree in Cultural Policy and Patronage. He started working at the program department of Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (NL) in 2009. In his current position he is in charge of all competition programs.
In 2013 he started the festival strategy and distribution company Some Shorts which specializes in visually powerful and daring short films and documentaries. The films have received over 650 selections, more than 120 awards, 7 Oscar Qualifiers and were selected at festivals such as Cannes, SXSW, Berlinale, Locarno, TIFF, San Sebastian and Visions du Réel. This year Some Shorts started with the distribution of feature films as well, with already two films in competition at IDFA.
Throughout the year Wouter is a regular member on panels and juries.
Antonia was born in 1984, in Vidin, Bulgaria. She graduated in film directing from New Bulgarian University in Georgi Djulgerov’s class in 2016. My student films – “Ginka” (2014) and “Linda” (2012) has international awards – including Jameson Award for Best Bulgarian Short Film 2015 at Sofia International Film Festival for “Ginka”. Now I finish post-production on my last short film “Dragon’s wing”. In 2012 I was invited from Bulgarian film director Georgi Djulgerov to work as an assistant director and an editor in his film “Buffer Zone” (2014).
Dimitris Argyriou graduated from Dept. of Audio & Visual Arts at Ionian University in Greece and he studied with Erasmus scholarship at Universität der Künste Berlin (UDK-Berlin) in Germany. He has participated at Berlinale and Sarajevo Talents as director. His short films have been selected in more than 250 international film festivals & events and have gained more than 25 awards for his films. Currently, he is working as director and editor in Berlin, he is preparing his debut feature film, “Death In Corfu” and a feature documentary about the refugees crisis in Greece. Except his film work, he is the founder of the NEW BORN Short Film Agency, programmer of International Short Film Festival in Berlin- Interfilm, head of New Vision section in Hellas Filmbox Berlin and head of short film programming at International Film Festival in Patmos
Ana Grgić is a doctoral candidate and researcher at the University of St Andrews, working on preservation, cultural memory and early cinema history in the Balkans, under supervision of Professor Dina Iordanova. Involved in several regional film festivals as a jury member, speaker and ambassador for transnational and regional cooperation initiatives, she regularly writes reports, reviews and interviews for the East European Film Bulletin, an online cinema journal. She recently contributed to The Film Festival Yearbook 5: Archival Film Festivals (2013) edited by Alex Marlow-Mann with an essay on archival film festivals and cultural memory, and to the Selected papers from the Divan Film Festival Symposium with several articles on Balkan cinema history. In 2011, she received her Master Degree from the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, with a dissertation on film restoration and cinematic image-matter. She also assisted in curating the Peter Greenaway film programme at the Australian Cinémathèque, and the contemporary video and cinema practice exhibition ‘The View from Elsewhere’ at the Queensland Art Gallery in 2009. Prior to embarking on an academic career, she had worked in film production at the Italian studio Cinecittà for HBO’s television series and visual effects post production in London’s Soho district for several years.
Bozhana Shoshkova has first completed her Bachelor in marketing and pursued a second master degree in Advertising Management. Between 2012 and 2013 she was enrolled as a European volunteer with the organization of the 10th edition of the German Short Film Festival for youth, FiSH – Festival im StadtHafen in Rostock and participated as volunteer in various other film and art festivals. In 2014 she was working as festival programmer and project manager for the International short film festival IN THE PALACE, held annually in Bulgaria, where she was actively involved in the whole organization process of the festival as well as in the implementation of different youth mobility projects. At the moment, she is working for one of the leading European providers of tickets for various concerts, festivals, theatres, sports and cultural events. She is passionate about the audio visual culture as a communication medium in the modern society and what fascinates her the most is the artistic expression and power of the short film genre, used as tool for building bridges and establishing a dialog between different cultures.
Firuze Karaoğlu (1988, Turkey) gratuated from İstanbul Technical University with a degree on Urban and Regional Planning. She did European Voluntary Service in Thessaloniki, Greece and after she completed it, she participated at the BBB film making workshop in Athens in 2011 creating her own film. She has been involved in many international projects on media and filmmaking, including the project called ‘North Aegean Narratives’ (http://northaegeannarratives.
Faruk Berker Agun
Faruk Berker Agun (1986) Studied Cinema at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia and later continued his studies with TV-production in Mediainstitutet in Stockholm Sweden. He has been working with Television in Sweden and in 2012 founded his own Production company (Nanushka) that created award winning television shows such as “Modellpojkarna” that won best documentary series Kristallen award in 2013. He continues his work on documentaries and also works as an art director in Stockholm, Sweden.