FESTIVAL JURY

FESTIVAL JURY

LABINA MITREVSKA, started her acting career as a teenager in 1993, playing Zamira in Milcho Mancevski’s Golden Lion awarded “Before the Rain”. In 1996 she entered into a successful collaboration with Michael Winterbottom. Following “Welcome to Sarajevo” they worked together in “I Want You”. For these accomplishments she was chosen as one of the Shooting Stars at the Berlinale in 1998. Her acting carrier continued around Europe, creating over 30 roles in films shot in Germany, Czech Republic, Turkey, Italy, Bulgaria, and Slovenia.
In 2001, Labina, her sister Teona and their brother Vuk established the production company SISTERS AND BROTHER MITEVSKI. All their films are European coproduction. In the company she is responsible for the production.
In 2014 she was chosen to be part of Producers on the Move during Cannes Film Festival; she is EAVE national representative and member of the European Film Academy.


KNUT ELSTERMANN, born in 1960 in East-Berlin, studied journalism in Leipzig, lives in Berlin, is a moderator, author and filmmaker, for public radio and tv (MDR, RBB). Many books and features for radio and tv, about movies of Israel, Russia and the GDR. Britta Wauer filmed his book “Gerdas Schweigen” as a documentary.


BLAGOJ VESELINOV is a Macedonian actor, born in 1984 in Kochani. He graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje under the helm of Professor Vladimir Milchin. He has created more than 50 theatre characters and 15 feature film roles. Following his feature debut in 2009 drama “As If I Am Not There”, Blagoj continued to impress with supporting roles in such features as “Punks’s Not Dead” (Vladimir Blazevski, 2011), “Balkan is Not Dead” (Aleksandar Popovski, 2013), “The Liberation of Skopje” (Rade Serbedzija, 2016). He is best known for his leading role of Vele in Gjorche Stavreski debut film “Secret Ingredient” (2017), which has won more than 15 International Festival awards. In 2017 he got a supporting role in “Grandfather and Grandson” by Ilija Piperkovski, and supporting role in Andrej Kosak’s new movie “Vsi Protiv Vsem” (2018). At the moment he is working as an actor at the ensemble of the Macedonian National Theatre – Skopje.