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BBB Preselection Committee 2022

BBB Preselection Committee 2022

Rifat Erkek - Committee Advisor

Rifat Erkek - Committee Advisor

Rifat Erkek was born in Malatya, works and lives in Istanbul, Turkey. He graduated from Ankara University Department of Journalism. After graduating, he studied at Pittsburgh Filmmakers in the USA. When he came back to Turkey he completed his master’s degree in Cinema, Television, Radio Department of Istanbul University. He worked in various film, Tv and commercial projects. Also, he signed several short films with his crew. He and their crew won several awards at several
international and national film festivals. He is going on making films and photographs. Also, He is working at the media company as a communication specialist. He is also co-founder of the Cinemascot film platform.

Zina Lefkou

Zina Lefkou

Zina Lefkou

Zina Lefkou

Zina Lefkou was born and raised in Thessaloniki. She left for Paris, where she studied Performing Arts – Cinema at Paris 8 University and then combined the studies at Audiovisual and Media Department with Cultural Management studies at Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle University. There, she also followed postgraduate studies in Film Education focusing on Cinema as an art of transmission.

Since an early age, she was taking part in the organization of cultural events happening at her birth city, but also anywhere she was given the chance to travel to. She has worked for cultural institutions and is collaborating for many years with numerous art and film festivals in Greece and abroad. At the same time, you can find her being part of the Production department of international film productions.

Lately, her work is mostly focused on designing and coordinating Film Education programs, especially addressed to children and young people, a field she loves. She is constantly seeking new ways of orchestrating cinematic encounters with the audience, sharing a contagious enthusiasm, becoming what we can call the “passeur”. Her aspiration, making her creative projects as accessible as possible to all.

Albulena Kurti

Albulena Kurti

Albulena Kurti (2001, Prishtina, Kosovo) is a passionate film director and graphic designer from Kosovo. Albulena has been engaged in many social impact projects and managed to lead her own four youth projects supported by: Unicef, Unmik and the Japan embassy. Her films have been screened and awarded at regional and international festivals. She is so excited to pursue her career as a film director and, through her films, to present to people global concerns.

Claudia Alexandru

Claudia Alexandru

Claudia Alexandru is a filmmaker with a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies from the Faculty of Theatre and Film of Babeș-Bolyai University. Her graduation film Hellen was screened as part of the Llendes section in the 57th Gijón International Film Festival. Currently, she is enrolled in the Performance Arts and Film MA program.

Leo Vitasovic

Leo Vitasovic

Leo Vitasovic has been making films since the early days of elementary school. He has participated in various film workshops across Europe and the US. Has been an active board member of Blank_film incubator, an independent film association in Croatia since 2015. His current interests include developing automation tools, content recommendation systems, and artificial intelligence utilities within the realm of video editing and content creation. He works for Pleaz ApS, a Danish health-oriented video streaming service, as the Head of the Video Department and Data Scientist.

Tijana Savić

Tijana Savić

Tijana Savić (Serbia, 1998) studied film and tv production at Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, Serbia. For the last five years, she has been a part of numerous projects that include short films, full length films, tv series, tv commercials, music videos etc. Short movies that she produced were recognized and praised at various festivals worldwide, “Dog Days of Summer” and “Sherbet” (both directed by Nikola Stojanović) being the most awarded ones. Besides that, she gained experience by working on professional jobs within the industry and at the moment, she is working on a serbian tv series called “Vera”.