Juraj Lerotić, Director
Jukka-Pekka Laakso, Director of Tampere Film Festival
Danijel Hočevar, Producer
was born in 1978. He obtained his degree in Preschool Education from
the Faculty of Philosophy in Zadar. He is currently completing his
studies of Film and TV Directing at the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Arts.
He directed short films ('12', 'A Pillar') and co-directed TV shows
'Mjenjačnica' and 'Koledžicom po svijetu'. He won Balkan Fund award for
his script for the feature-length film 'Mother'. His film 'And Then I
See Tanja' has received awards at numerous festivals throughout the
world, including Golden Pram for Best Films in Checkers Program at the
last year's Zagreb Film Festival.
was born in 1959, Finland. He is the festival director (since 2002) and
president of the board of directors at Tampere Film Festival, which is
one of the best known and longest running short film festivals in the
world. He is also the executive director for a non-profit organization,
the Pirkanmaa Film Centre (since 1998), which manages an art-house
cinema and works extensively in the field of media education.
Furthermore, he worked as a free-lance film critic for multiple radio
programs and magazines. In 2004, he was appointed as the Chairman of the
National Council for Cinema, which brought him a seat at the National
Council for the Arts. He also is a member of the European Film Academy.
was born in 1965 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 1986, Danijel established
Emotionfilm, together with Damjan Kozole, Director & Screenwriter,
as the first independent film production company in Slovenia and among
first in former Yugoslavia. Emotionfilm produced or co-produced 21
full-length films (18 features and 3 documentaries) and more than 20
short films. Danijel Hočevar has been selected among Variety’s Ten
Producers To Watch in 2001. He is also a voting member of European Film
Academy, a member of the selection jury of Nipkow Programm from 2005,
and a member of the pedagogical team (group leader) of EAVE – European
AudioVisual Entrepreneurs from 2009.