Jeffrey Jeturian studied Broadcast Communication at the University of the Philippines. After college, he worked as a production assistant, script continuity supervisor, art director, production designer, director for television and assistant director before making his debut as a film director. His first feature, Sana Pag-ibig Na (Enter Love, 1998), was shot on a meager budget of US$ 50,000. His second film, Pila Balde (Fetch A Pail of Water, 1999) received numerous awards and citations, including a Gold Prize at the 2000 Houston-Worldfest International Film Festival, NETPAC Jury Prize at the 1999 Cinemanila International Film Festival, Jeturian’s third film, is a satirical take on the state of filmmaking in the Philippines. Tuhog competed at the 2001 Venice Film Festival and won awards at many festivals. Meanwhile, Kubrador (The Bet Collector, 2006), Jeturian’s seventh film, is perceived widely as Jeturian’s most accomplished film. Jeturian’s other films include Bridal Shower (2004), Minsan Pa (One Moment More, 2004) and Bikini Open (2005). Bisperas (Eve, 2011), Jeturian’s eight and most recent film, received five awards, including Best Picture, during this year’s Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival (Manila).
Maja Bogojević (Ph.D.) is a film theorist/critic, founder and editor-in-chief of the first Montenegrin film magazine, Camera Lucida, founder and President of Fipresci national section of Montenegro, member of FEDEORA and UPF. She has been, until recently, film theory professor and Dean of Faculty of Visual Arts at the Mediteran University, and, previously, the Dean of Faculty of Arts at the University of Donja Gorica. She graduated from Languages & Linguistics (English and Spanish) at U.L.B., Brussels, received her M.A. degree in Film & TV studies at Westminster University, London, and Ph.D. degree (2009) in Anthropology of Media and Gender at Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis, Ljubljana, where she received Marie Curie fellowship. She was awarded the London Institute of Linguist’s “Corsellis Cup” prize for the best translator in 2000. She has participated at numerous international academic conferences and film festivals, including Fipresci jury at 2013 Cannes Film festival. Her first book Cinematic Gaze, Gender and Nation in Yugoslav film: 19451991 (based on her Ph.D. thesis) was published in 2013.
Born in İzmir. She graduated from Dokuz Eylül University’s Department of Cinema, Television and Photography. She worked as a lecturer at Erciyes University’s Department of Cinema and Television for four years, and received a doctoral degree with her thesis “Siyasal İslam Sineması Örneğinde İran Sineması” from Dokuz Eylül University’s Faculty of Fine Arts. Her articles have been published in many magazines. From 2007 to 2015, she conducted the Youth Film Workshop at the İzmir International Fair. In 2014, she directed the documentary “Avantürün Kraliçesi Birsen Kaya” and scripted the documentary “Ateşe Yürüyenler” which was funded by the Ministry of Culture. In 2015, she curated the photography exhibition “Tariş 100 Yıllık Mücadele.” In 2016, she scripted and directed the documentary “Tariş 100 Yıllık Mücadele.” She’s been lecturing on history of cinema, film aesthetics, and screenwriting at Dokuz Eylül University’s Department of Film Design since 1998.