Carrière professionnelle depuis 2012 allemand-français jeunesse travail (OFAJ), Paris/Berlin Secrétaire général 2005 – 2011 Office fédéral de la CDU, Berlin vice. Chef des programmes politiques et des analyses 2002 – 2005 Fondation Konrad Adenauer, Moscou chef de la succursale et Commissaire national pour la Russie 1996 – 2001 BMW AG, Munich-chef de l'Europe-département de la Fondation Herbert Quandt-communication pour le Président de l'A Ufsichtsrats 1994 Bureau régional de la CDU Thuringe, Erfurt officier de presse formation 1996 Diplôme relations internationales Académie diplomatique Vienne 1994 promotion histoire récente, Dr. Phil. Histoire ancienne et Kommunikationswissenschafts-études de journal à la Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich 1990 doctorant à l'Institut historique allemand, Paris 1989 Magister examen, M.A. histoire récente (majeure), histoire ancienne et Sciences de la communication (matières secondaires) au LMU Munich en 1984 baccalauréat, alors le service militaire libère l'armement mental. Tendances de la militarisation en France et en Allemagne avant la première guerre mondiale, Francfort (campus) 1998 communautés religieuses en Russie (en collaboration avec Konstantin Kostjuk), en: la Russie sous Poutine: voie sans démocratie ou la voie russe à la démocratie?, Oberhausen ( Athena) 2005, pp. 225 – 233
Harald Siebler, born in 1960 in Cologne.
Director of SEEFF à Berlin Founder and CEO of movie members GmbH.
1980 – 1987 study of dramatics, German literary studies, philosophy and Amerikan literature at University of Erlangen/Nbg.
1985 - 1987 trainee at Eugenio Barba „Odin-Theater“ in Holstebro (Denmark)
1987 Magister Artium (M.A.) study of dramatics, German literary studies and philosophy.
1987 -1988 Study and work in New York, Film-class at N.Y.U., „Method“ at LEE Strasberg Theater Institute, trainee at „Actors Studio“.
1987/1988 trainee at Peter Brook („Mahabarata“ v. Jean-Claude Carriere, „Der Kirschgarten“ v. Anton Cechov)
Director of more than 30 productions in Theaters and Operas all over Germany, like „Mothers and Sons“ by Javier Tomeo (Nationaltheater Mannheim) „Acheron“ by Jörg Frank Seemann (Theater Award Greizer Theaterherbst ), „The Birds“ by Aristophanes (Stadttheater Gera) „The Son“ by Walter Hasenclever (Staatstheater Erfurt) „Top Dogs“ by Urs Widmer (German first performance) invited to Bayerische Theatertage, „Children of a Lesser God“ by Mark Medoff, “Corpus Christi” by Terrence McNally (German first performance), “The Deputy” by Rolf Hochhuth, “Macbeth” by W. Shakespeare (Stadttheater Heilbronn) and many more.
Filmography: “GG 19 – 19 good reasons for Democracy” Feature Film (2007).
„World of Live and Nature“ Documentary (2009) „The Storyteller“ Booktrailer (2010) „KinoMo“ Shortfilm (2012) „888 Jahre Stadt Gützkow“ Documentary (2016).
Between 2008 und 2018 various Imagefilms and Theaterplays, Cooperation with crossborder factory, visiting Professor at Filmuniversities and acting schools.
The Artistic council of The South-East European Film Festival (SEE a Paris, SEE a Berlin), with its president Mr. Jordan Plevnes, and its honorary president Mr. Yves Boisset, decided to give to Mr. Kiro Urdin the “FRÉDÉRIC ROSSIF AWARD 2018” for documentary film making.
The award will be presented at the closing of the festival on 2 June 2018 in the Amphitheatre of INALCO, Paris, after the screening of his film “Life and Death”, starting from 17:00 h.
Kiro Urdin (1945, Strumica, Macedonia) is a visual, multimedia artist and film director. He is the artistic founder of the Planetarism movement. He represented France at the French Festival in Tapei, and the Republic of Macedonia at the Thessaloniki – Culture Capital of Europe ’97 event in Greece. His ballet Planetarium’ (with Debbie Wilson) and his film of the same name were performed at the United Nations 60th Anniversary. He is a member of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Kiro’s work has evolved beyond traditional media like film and paintings to include dance, sculpture, literature, photography, philosophy and design. So far, Kiro has published 15 books with aphorisms, one book of poetry entitled ‘Novel’. ‘Light’, a poem from the book was selected for the Pushkin Festival in Moscow. Kiro has been driven in his efforts by one unifying philosophy: to bridge different cultures together,and to bring all art forms into one. Or as he puts it into his own words, as he defines the slogan of the planetarism movement:
“One Point everywhere, everything in one point.
One Art everywhere, everything in one Art.”
Urdin’s filmography includes the following: Pishta (1971), I love you, Iban (1994), Planetarium (1998),
Dogona (2002), Debbie Wilson and Planetarium (2004), Dogs and Trains (2007), Water and Fire (2008), Two Times (2011), Steps (2012).
The Artistic Council of the SEE FF decided to give the prestigious award Grand Prix SEE ACTRESS 2018 to the famous Bulgarian actress Tzvetana Maneva. She's one of the most famous Bulgarian actresses off all time. She was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Her father is an actor, too. His name is George Manev. She started her career very badly, because she could not enrol in NATFIZ - the best Bulgarian academy for actor, directors etc. Her problem was that she could not say the letters 'r' and 'l'. But after many exercises she was accepted.
Maneva finished her education in 1966. Her classmates were Ilka Zafirova, Ruth Rafailova and many more famous Bulgarian actresses. Her debut was in 'Kaloyan'. First marriage was with the operator Nickolay Penchev. That relationship produced one daughter - Nadejda, born in 1969. Her famous movies are: 'Avtostop', 'Dami kanyat', '12 miga ot Tzvetana' (which is a documentary movie about her), 'Opasen char', 'Voynata na taralejite', 'Edna kaloriya nejnost', 'Izpepelyavane' and so on. Now she is married to Iavor Milushev, an actor and a politicion. In 2004 Tzvetana celebrated her 60th birthday.
Mrs Maneva has also played in the theatre. Her famous appearances are in 'Opera za Tri Grosha', 'Svekurva', 'Nora', 'Albena', 'Medeia' and so on. For her 60th birthday the theatre director - Margarita Mladenova invited Tzvetana and another famous Bulgarian actress - Maria Kavardjikova to play in David Hare's play 'Breath of Life' - 'I Chovekut Stana Jiva Dusha'.
The Artistic Council of SEE FF is pleased to announce that the winner of the SEE Film Legend award for 2018 is the distinguished Romanian director and screenwriter Lucian Pintilie.
His career in theater, opera, film and television has gained him international recognition. From 1960 to 1972 he was resident director at the Bulandra Theatre in Bucharest, Romania. His productions there included George Bernard Shaw's Cesar and Cleopatra, Lorraine Hansberry's A Place in the Sun, William Saroyan's My Heart's in the Highlands, Max Frisch's Biedermann and the Firebugs, Nikolai Gogol's Inspector General and Anton Chekhov's Cherry Orchard. He also directed the Romanian classic comedy Carnival Scenes by Ion Luca Caragiale which won the 1967 Prize for the best direction and best production at the National festival of theater in Romania. From 1973 to 1982 he directed mainly in France at the Théâtre national de Chaillot and the Théâtre de la Ville where he staged, among other plays, Carlo Gozzi's Turandot, Henrik Ibsen's Wild Duck, and Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters and Seagull. In France, he directed also several operas including a production of Oresteia by Aurel Stroe, based on the Greek tragedy, at the Festival in Avignon and Mozart's Magic Flute at the Festival in Aix-en-Provence. He also directed Bizet's Carmen for the Welsh National Opera of Cardiff, Wales. His films brought him international reputation. Sunday at Six o Clock won the Prize of the Jury at the International film festival in Mar del Plata, Argentina in 1966, and the Grand Prize of the Jury at the International Encounter of Films for Youth at Cannes, France in 1967. In 1968, he produced The Reconstruction considered by film historians to be the most important representation of Romanian cinema. In 1975 he filmed for Yugoslavian television Ward Number 6, his own adaptation of Chekhov's famous story. It won the Catholic Film Office Prize at the Cannes film festival. In the United States, in addition to his work at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Pintilie staged Tartuffe and The Wild Duck at Arena Stage.
His best-known films are “Paviljon VI” (1978), "The Oak" (1993), “An Unforgettable Summer” (1994), “The Afternoon of a Torturer” (2001) and “Niki and Flo” (2003).
The call for submissions is open until 15 February 2018.
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South-East European Film Festival 2018
SEE FF - BERLIN - PARIS
“SEE FILM FESTIVAL” is established by Association SEE a Paris, a non-profit organization whose responsibilities include, among others, the selection of the Festival line-up and the films in competition. The Festival will take place in Berlin, Germany, from 24 to 27 May 2018, and in Paris, France from 30 May to 2 June 2018.
The Festivals in Berlin and Paris are open to all films (feature, documentary, fiction and animation) whose directors and/or producers originate from the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey.
The festival has officially opened its call for entries and accepts submissions of short, medium, and long films for the Main Competition.
All shooting formats are accepted.
The duration of the short films must not exceed 15 minutes.
There's no time limit for feature, documentary and animation films.
The deadline for submission is 15 February 2018.
There is no submission fee.
We prefer online submission through the web platforms FilmFreeway.
You can, however, still apply directly to the Festival. In this case, it is mandatory that applicants send a download link or link to online screener of their film, along with a filled and signed ENTRY FORM on the mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For any other form of submission, please contact us by mail.
For more information about the application please read the REGULATIONS.
The selected applicants shall be informed about the selection of their film by the 15 March 2018.
The Festival line-up shall be announced after 15 April 2018 on the Festival website.
The members of official jury of SEE a Paris 2017:
and Max Azoulay president of the jury,
announced the winners of the film awards:
Best Actor: Yannis Stankoglu (Invisible) - Greece
Best Actress: Margita Gosheva (Glory) - Bulgaria
Best Director: Bojan Vuk Kosovcevic (Whirlpool) - Serbia
Best Screenplay: Zymber Kelmendi (Home Sweet Home) - Kosovo
Best Editing: Andrija Zafranovic and Aristid Filaktov (Golden Five) - Macedonia
Best Directorial Debut: Pavle Simonovic (Lowdown) - Montenegro
Best Short Film: Aleksandat Vujovic (As Trains Go By) - Montenegro
Best Film: Golden Five by Goran Trenchovski - Macedonia
The students jury of SEE a Paris 2017 consisting of
Laura Perier, Christelle Cassan, Beanina Cardoso, Ulysse Heisert, Jelena Andrijevic and Estelle Delavennat,
announced their winners:
Best film: You carry me directed by Ivona Juka
Best cast: You carry me directed by Ivona Juka
Best performance: Helena Beljan (You carry me)
Best movie directors: Glory directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov.
Best photography: A comedy of tears directed by Marko Sošić.
The International Jury of SEEFF 2017 - Nela Lucić, Manfred Eichel and Lorand Balazs Imre announced the winners:
Best film: Kills on Wheels by Attila Till
Best director: Bujar Alimani for "Chromium"
Best actor: Donat Gosja in "Home Sweet Home"
Best actress: Nataša Dorčić in "You Carry Me"
The "Young International Jury" 2017 - Alex Schaad, Jelena Gavrilovic, Teodora Siljanoska and Bojan Baća - awarded
Best film: Home Sweet Home by Faton Bajraktari
Best Directing: Bujar Alimani for "Chromium"
Best Actress: Lana Barić in "You Carry Me"
Best actor: Goran Hajduković in "You Carry Me"
PROGRAM OF THEATRE LE PALACE
2 JUNE 2017
Life on a Carousel - Elkjana Gjipali (AL) (14 min.)
They are different. They are friends. They tell us their story from a carousel. Luiza travels back in time while Viola leaves the past behind and lives with expectations of the future. Sometimes you're up, sometimes you're down and sometimes you just go round and round...
Bon Appetit - Erenik Beqiri (18 min.) (AL)
A man hungry for power finds a new way to satisfy his appetite.
Transition – Milica Tomovic (2016) (22 min.) (SER)
Jana says goodbye to her band members, friends, ex girlfriend and her family. They all share a feeling of regret saying goodbye to her, but also joy for her bright future in Germany, where she’s going on post graduate studies. Only her sister knows a secret, that Jana is not going away to study, Jana is going away to have her sex change.
These are her two days to say goodbye to her life.
Untouched by the sun - Andro Martinovic (11 min.) (MNE)
The worry and the fear of a mother whose son is in the war take her into delusion in which the distinction between reality and fiction is blurred.
The Escape - Nicolae Negara (2015) (20 min.) (MOL)
The Escape is a story about two boys with disabilities that escape from a countryside orphanage in search of a better life in a big city. They go through an experience that changes their lives. The film is inspired by a true story that happened back in the 90's in the post-Soviet Moldova
Blaha Lujza square - Antonin Blanc (27 min.)(2016) (HUN, FR)
The National Theatre of Hungary no longer stands at the heart of Blaha Lujza square, yet the play continues... There is an invisible barrier that separates the stone faces of the passers by, the whispers of those who wait, and the music from the deep end of the square. At the crossroads of a heavy past and a bitter present, the masks hold still and the pavement seems to disturb.
Shok - Jamie Donoughue (22 min.) (2015) (KOS)
Based on true events, ‘Shok’ is set during the escalation of the Kosovar War when the country was occupied by Serbia...Two young Kosovar boys, Petrit and Oki, are the best of friends. After Oki buys a bike, Petrit is desperate to have one of his own. Ever the businessman Petrit finds a niche dealing cigarette papers to the occupying Serbian troops.
3 JUNE 2017
As Trains go By - Aleksandar Vujovic (6 min.) (MNE)
Laden with the past love story the protagonist can't forget his ex girlfriend, with the new relationship he is trying overcome his inner dissatisfaction.
The Pain Remains - Vladimir Talevski (13 min.) (MKD)
100 years since the beginning of First World War. French cemetery in Bitola. An old man arrives in Bitola for the first time. According to correspondence and information from the French army, his predecessor with the same name must be located somewhere nearby.The ceremony ends and Jean fails to find the name of his grandfather.In front of the great monument, the old man is left alone. He falls down on his knees, and lays on his back holding an open letter.Seasons are changing. Time passes by, but the pain remains.
Sarajevo - Symbol of Civil Courage - Adnan Kapetanović, Mirko Kurilić (2015) (90 min.) (BIH)
Documentary from a screenplay by Svetlana Broz. The film is built on testimonies and statements from some fifty Sarajevans who remained in the occupied city throughout the siege and runs along two trajectories.
Whirlpool - Bojan Vuk Kosovcevic (2012) (110 min.) (SER)
The film is set in the second half of the 1990's in Belgrade, seen from the perspectives of young adults, and about their efforts to find themselves while circumstances were pulling them to the bottom of a chaotic whirlpool. The film follows the three main characters: Bogdan, Kale and Count, in three separate stories, but all of them are intertwined. It follows their lives for 48 hours which is enough to change them completely.
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PROGRAM OF SEE a Paris 2017 AT INALCO
3 JUNE 2017
Carols – Thanos Psichogios (2016) (16 min.)(GRE)
It's Christmas Eve in Athens. 12-year-old Andreas goes from house to house singing carols. He wants to help his family but he can't imagine how far his unemployed father will go to do the same thing.
Round Trip Mary – Zharko Ivanov (2015) (10 min.) (Animation) (MKD)
In a small village a young cowgirl is rounding up her cattle and preparing herself for a trip to the town. On her way there she meets different people in different sceneries. In the town she is attracted by the cinema building and the film posters. The girl enters the cinema for the first time…
DMJM - Ivan Cojbasic (8 min.) (MNE)
Based on the play by Dejan Dukovski. Two best friends confront each other . . .
4:15 P.M. The End of the World (2016) - Gabi Virginia Șarga, Cătălin Rotaru (15 min.) (ROM)
A courier takes a hitchhiker on the road. When the hitchhiker warns him that the end of the world is around the corner, the courier labels him as crazy, without knowing this accidental encounter will change his life forever.
Unwanted Heritage – Irena Skoric (2016)(100 min.) (CRO)
Documentary of the thousands of WWII monuments which were built throughout the former Yugoslavia in the 1945-1990. Many of these monuments were of a high artistic value, having been designed by some of our most prominent artists.
All of That - Branislav Milatović (27 min.) (MNE)
Danilo's friend from classroom passed away. Father wants to draw the boy's attention away from the funeral and from his obligations as class president by taking him on a day trip. For the father, protecting his own child from unkind experience as the funeral by going on fishing becomes much more difficult a task than he expected.
14:00 - 16:30
20 Kicks – Dimitar Dimitrov (2016) (7 min.) (BUL)
I asked my teeth if they'll withstand a drink, says the main character in '20 KICKS". He lives in a world, in which exchange system is slaps and fists. In this way the film is raising the question of the price we pay for the small pleasures, and the sacrifices we make, to attain true happiness.
Ana – Ajola Daja (27 min.)(2016) (AL)
Ana (28) a literature teacher at the University of Languages, lives together with her boyfriend Beni (32) a succesful businesman. Ana has an affair with one of her students, Ergi(22) who likes motor racing and sea sports. Beni tries to get Ana back. At some point, Ana must make a choise
A Matter of Will – Dušan Kasalica (24 min.) (MNE)
A Matter of Will follows a group of chubby children in a weight loss camp, located on a seaside resort. Far from the city, their authoritarian instructor tries to teach the kids his “Men’s Health” ideology.
The Beast - Daina O. Pusić (2015) (20 min.) (CRO)
A hundred year old woman called Nada and her 75-year old daughter Vera have a tense but familiar relationship. The childlike Vera takes care of her frail, mute though at times cruel, mother until one evening a bat flies into Nada's room and starts hibernating underneath her bed. The animal's presence gradually reinvigorates the old woman, eternally and fatally changing the relationship between mother and daughter.
One Eye Shut - Andamion Murataj (15 min.)(2013) (AL)
Eager to wed a native bride, John from the Bronx, visits his ancestors village in Albania, only to learn that he must first restore the family's honor by settling its blood feud. John yearns to get married, but can he really pull the trigger?
Elena – Dina Duma (2016) (16 min.)(MKD)
An old woman suffering from dementia thinks she is twenty years old and is about to run away with her lover. How does this illness affect her son?
Fighting for Death - Eleonora Veninova (2016) (15 min.)(MKD)
Two aging inhabitants of a remote village, who lead a bitter fight over who dies first and gets the only remaining grave in the village
Tranquility of blood – Montenegro (2015) (22 min.) (MNE)
Tranquillity of Blood is a film of the state of mind, great reflections and even greater decisions made in a little village shaped by the long-standing customs and tradition. The story follows the life of a husband and wife, Drago and Persa, who lost their son ten years ago. Their plan of fake death and staged funeral will take their son’s murderer back to the village after a decade of hiding in fear of revenge. Drago, hidden in the mill with the help of his wife, plans to take the final revenge, but the solitude of several months has changed his, up until then, firm decision.
“The Midnight Shift” - Andreas Kyriacou (2015) (14 min.) (CY)
A criminal on the run from a bank heist gone wrong takes cover as a taxi driver doing the midnight shift. When he meets his first client he soon discovers that things aren't what they seem.
Adelheid Feilcke (*1962) is Head of the Europe Department at Deutsche Welle since 2016 (Hauptabteilung Europa) and heads the Western Balkans Departement (Redaktion Westbalkan). She joined Deutsche Welle in 1992 and became the founding head of the Albanian Service. From 2005 to 2012 she was Head of the International Relation Department at DW, from 2012 to 2014 Head of Culture Department and from 2014 to 2016 she headed the department of Strategic Partnership at DW. She has worked as a trainer for DW Akademie since 1995.
She studied cultural anthropology and has been involved in media since 1981. After obtaining her high school diploma, she was an intern at the Schleswig-Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag (Volontariat) and then worked until 1984 as an editor in Flensburg and on the island of Sylt. She subsequently studied musicology, science of theater, film and television as well as anthropology in Cologne and as a DAAD scholar in Tirana, Albania. She obtained her master's degree in ethnomusicology in 1990 (Topic: „Vocal polyphonic singing in Southern Albania“) and a second degree in cultural management at Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg in 1993 (Diplomarbeit: „Transformation of the media landscape in Albania“). During her time as a student, she worked as a freelance journalist and cultural manager for regional and national radio stations such as WDR and for the State Music Council of Schleswig-Holstein (Landesmusikrat).