Critics' Jury

Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi is a film critic and visual artist. She got her masters in Screenwriting and Production and studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York and Los Angeles. Chiara has been a jury member and collaborator of several film festivals. She is also a member of the Foreign Press Association and the Women Film Critics Circle in New York and FEDEORA – the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean. Chiara is also a Professor of Phenomenology of Contemporary Arts at IED University in Milan.

Pavlina Jeleva

Pavlina Jeleva is Bulgarian film critic and producer. She graduated Film Studies from the National Theatre and Film Academy in Sofia and worked as editor in Bulgarian Films and Kinoizkustvo magazines. Since 1980 she has over 1,000 publications in Bulgaria and Europe. In 1995 she co-founded Geopoly, a production company that produced over 10 features nearly 50 documentaries and several animated films. In 1999 she became the Bulgarian correspondent for Variety International Film Guide.

Maja Bogojević

Prof. Dr. Maja Bogojević is a film critic and theoretician, founder and editor of Camera Lucida, member of FIPRESCI, FEDORA and UPF. She is also Corsellis Cup laureate as best translator in 2000. She has been active at numerous academic conferences and film festivals, including critic’s jury at Cannes 2013 and Venice 2017. Her first book Cinematic Gaze, Gender and Nation in Yugoslav Film: 1945-1991 was published in 2013.