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Mikel Z. Castells, Jury at Imagineindia 2022

Mikel Z. Castells will be the Jury for Best Sound Design at the next Imagineindia edition in 2022.

Castells grew up in a town on the Guipuzcoan coast called Pasajes San Pedro, although at an early age he moved to the city of San Sebastián, where he studied at the public bilingual institute.

At the age of 17 he moved to the United States to complete High School and thus reinforce his learning regarding English, studying two years in two different cities, the first in Clarksburg (West Virginia) studying at the “Robert C. Byrd” Institute. and the second in the city of Seattle (Washington), finishing his studies at the University “Edmonds Community College”.

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Anjali Monteiro, jury for Best Editing at Imagineindia 2022

Dr. Anjali Monteiro retired recently as Professor and Dean from the School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. She is a documentary filmmaker, media researcher and teacher. Jointly with K.P. Jayasankar, she has made over 40 documentary films, many of which have been screened at film festivals, winning thirty-three awards. She writes on documentary film, media, and cultural studies. She has co-authored the national award-winning book A Fly in the CurryIndependent Documentary Film in India (Sage, 2016). Her recent publications include the co-edited volumes, DigiNaka: Subaltern Politics and Digital Media in Post-Capitalist India,Orient Blackswan, 2020 and Many Voices, Many Worlds: Critical Perspectives on Community Media in India, Sage, 2021.

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Daniela Creutz, jury for documentaries at Imagineindia 2022

Born in Munich Germany, and after receiving her MA in Photography & Video, Daniela Creutz moved to New York City where she completed her postgraduate film program (directing, screenplay & acting) at Tisch School of the Arts, NY Atlantic Theatre Company and NY Film Academy. Shortly after, she founded her own film production, B/C/P (BlueCirceProductions LLC) and lived and worked in New York City for 15 years. Initially, she was hired as a designer for broadcasters such as ABC Network and CBS Studios, but then increasingly produced independent films, especially documentary films, fiction short films, corporate and image films, which she wrote and directed. The development, as well as the creative and technical realization of different film topics – from research to writing treatments and screenplays, up to the final postproduction – have been Daniela’s core competence for many years.

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Kim Longinotto, jury at Imagineindia 2022 for documentaries

Kim Longinotto is a British documentary film maker,  well known for making films that highlight the plight of female victims of oppression or discrimination.  Longinotto has made more than 20 films, usually featuring inspiring women and girls at their core. Her subjects have included female genital mutilation in Kenya (The Day I Will Never Forget), women standing up to rapists in India (Pink Saris),  and the story of Salma,  an Indian Muslim woman who smuggled poetry out to the world while locked up by her family for decades.

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Tannishtha Chatterjee, President of Jury at Imagineindia 2022

Tannishtha Chatterjee is an Indian film actress and director best known in the west for her performance in the British film Brick Lane (2007), the film adaptation of Monica Ali‘s best selling novel of the same name for which she was nominated best actress at the British Independent Film Awards. Her other notable roles have been in Academy Award-winning German director Florian Gallenberger‘s film Shadows of TimeRoad, Movie with Abhay DeolDekh Indian Circus, for which she won the National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) and Marathi film Doctor Rakhmabai for which she has won the Best Actress Award at RIFF (Rajasthan International Film Festival) and PIFF (Pune International Film Festival). In 2019 she directed her first feature film Roam Rome Mein.

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Taras Dron / Ameen Nayfeh win Best Director Award at Imagineindia 2021

Taras Dron and Ameen Nayfeh win Best Director Award in Madrid at Imagineindia 2021 for their films Blindfold and 200 Meters

Taras Dron is a member of European Film Academy and Ukrainian FA.
He studied Protection of Information at the faculty of automatics (full-time, 5 years) at the National University “Lviv Polytechnic” at 1997-2002.

Then he worked as Inspector of information security, Lviv State University of Internal Affairs. Responsible for the video archive of the University. 2010 – 2011 Founder and owner of a film and video production studio, rental equipment “Nord Production”.

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Mariya Shub wins Best Production Design at Imagineindia 2021

Mariya Shub wins Best Production Design for the film BLINDFOLD at Imagineindia 2021 in Madrid.

  • Ceramic Artist; Production Designer in theatre, cinematography and television
  • 1998 – 2004 National academy of visual arts and architecture, Kyiv, studio of D. D. Lider.
  • 1993 – 1998 Kyiv technical school of art and design, department of ceramics.
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Yurii Pidtserkovny wins Best Editing Award at Imagineindia 2021

Yurii Pidtserkovny wins Best Editing Award at the 20 th edition of Imagineindia in Madrid for the film BLINDFOLD (Taras Dron) Ukraine.

Independent Ukrainian film editor.
Born in June 27, 1985 in Lviv (Ukraine).
After graduating from high-school, he entered the Lviv College of Culture and Arts, and later to the local music college named after Stanislav Lyudkevich.
In the 2000s he was the founder of several successful music bands, but after end of music he followed his real vocation and chose the craft of films editing.

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Marina Koshkina wins Best Actress at Imagineindia 2021

Marina Koshkina wins Best Actress Award at Imagineindia 2021 for the film BLINDFOLD (Taras Dron).

Marina Koshkina is an actress of theater and cinema.
2014-2018 studied at the University of Cinema and Television named after Karpenk-Kary, workshop of the People’s Artist of Ukraine B.M. Benyuk
2016 works at the Young Theater, where she plays in the play
“Gagarin and Barcelona”.
2017 collaborates with the Maly Theater, where she plays in the play “Valentine’s Day”.
2018 works at the Franco Theater Kyiv.

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