Film Critic, Film Festival President
He is a very well-known film critic from Bulgaria. PhD in the Theory of Cinema, Professor of Film History at the South-West University, lecturer for film critic at the National Academy of Film. Jury member at many international film festivals. Member of the Bulgarian Filmmakers’ Association and member in the publishing board of Kino magazine, as well. Founder and Director of LOVE IS FOLLY - Film Festival in Varna, counting for 28 editions. Alexander Grozev was Manager of the National Film Center of Bulgaria, representing member of Bulgaria in the European Association for Media Programs. He published 16 books dedicated to film theory and history and wrote many reviews in publications from U.K., Germany, Russia.
Ileana Perneș Dănălache
Theater and film critic. She graduated from The National University of Drama and Cinematography “I.L. Caragiale”, section - Filmology - Theatrology. She has 37 years activity in the field of cinematographic art. Between 1992 and 2000 is National Coordinator of the European intergovernmental Audiovisual Program “Eureka Audiovisual”.Member of the Filmmakers Union of Romania.Vice President and founding member of the Romanian Film Association “Document.Art.”Member of several juries of film (“Contemporania”, International Film Festival” Document. Art, “Dreamfest” Slatina, “Ecofest“ etc).Receives The National Award for interviews and essays of the National Council of Journalists (1987).Plaque of honor for lifetime achievement offered by newspaper “Zaman” Romania. Author of “18 interviews” dedicated to Romanian filmmakers (2015). Member of Romanian Association of Public Relations (ARRP); member of the Honorable Jury since 2014.
President of Pal 20 Company
As Founder and President of Pal 20 (Film Distribution) since 1990, managed the production and distribution for more than 1000 movies for cinema, video, DVD and TV copy rights. In present Pal 20 operates in distribution TV cinema and festival rights specialized in European festival films and TV series for the territories of Macedonia and Bulgaria. Since 1994 operates a post-production and distribution studio for final processing. Producer and Executive producer for short films, advertisements and commercial videos. Since 1993 member and participant of all world film festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Milano, member of AMF -American Film Market etc. Member of jury at “Love is Folly” film festival in Varna, Bulgaria.
Giuseppe Piccillo is a young Belgian actor, of Italian origin.He graduated the acting studies at the famous Parisian Theater School - Florent. He was author of many commercials for the French televisions. In the last 7 years he was member in the organizing crew of the Love Films Festival from Mons - Belgium.In 2012 he was acting in the Romanian feature ”Chasing Rainbows”, directed by Dan Chisu. He is a talented animator for street-theater presentations and especially for shows dedicated to children in non-conventional places like schools, hospitals etc. In 2016 he featured in one recent season of the acclaimed Disney serial - Violetta, shot in Paris. He also was acting on the stages of numerous theaters from Belgium and France. In September 2019 he directed his first short film: “Chui désolé”, a film to be opened in this summer, after the end of the pandemic period.
Recently he acted in a successful play in Belgium and in France which is called "Don't walk around so naked!" by Georges Feydeau .
Director, film critic and historian
Film critic and historian, documentary film director. In Romania he worked as a book editor for the Meridiane Publishing House, as a researcher at the National Films Archive, as a television filmmaker, as a delegate producer of feature movies and as a film director at the “Alexandru Sahia” Documentary Film Studio. In 1987 he immigrated to Israel. Since 1993, initiates and produces for the Jerusalem Cinematheque the project “Cinematic Variations on Live Classical Music” dedicated to music and film lovers. Between 1993 and 2011, in cooperation with the late historian Leon Volovici, he has been organizing the Jerusalem Cultural Club, whose purpose is to facilitate the spiritual bridging between the Romanian and lsraeli cultures. He has published articles, studies, scientific, theater and film reviews and is a co-author of cinema dictionaries and encyclopedias published in Romania, lsrael and the USA. Among the documentary films he created: Directed by Liviu Ciulei, film TV, 1979 (Special Prize of the Jury granted by the Association of Romanian Film makers); Ars Longa, 1984; Tonight tears are falling for “La Dame aux Camelias”,1986. “And They Went Away Like the Wind…” (in collaboration with Radu Gabrea), 2010.
Producer, Sound Engineer, Professor
In his long career in the field of Romanian cinematography, he produced more than 20 full and short length features and, as sound engineer, he managed and supervised the soundtrack production of more than 70 full length features. He is also Professor at the Film Faculty of the National University of Theater and Film (UNATC) in Bucharest. Member in the juries of many national and international film festivals (documentaries, features and student works). Manager of the national project called „The Caravan of the Romanian Films”. He has also been a member of „The Producer/s Network” at several editions of the Cannes Film Festival.
Is a “veteran” film critic of Romania.Bachelor in Philology of Bucharest University. His career starts as journalist at publications VS, Amfiteatru, Informatia Bucurestiului and others. He is coauthor of collective works about cinema themes like: Cinema 2000, Cinema and Television etc. Many film reviews published in RL ( national circulation newspaper of Romania). Member in the international juries of film critics (FIPRESCI) at the festivals of Thessaloniki, Sochi, Istanbul, Targoviste, CineMaiubit, B-Fest, Dream Fest Romania, EcoFest Romania, Wonderfest and many others. He is board member in the film critics association of Romanian Filmmakers Union (UCIN).