Sliced Onion Award Jury
Sliced Onion Award Jury
Marina Kostova is an award-winning journalist, one of the leading film critics and reporters in the Republic of North Macedonia. She is a founding member and Deputy of Editor in Chief of www. sdk.mk digital newsroom. She was a founding member and Deputy of Editor in Chief of Vest Daily, at the time the biggest newspaper in the country. She is the president of the Macedonian Section of International Federation of Film Critics – FIPRESCI. She edited the books “Manchevski Monograph,” and “Rain – The World About Milcho Manchevski’s Before the Rain,” as well as the CD-ROM “Macedonia in the New York Times Archives,” and published a hybrid collection of short stories “Language is a Strange Beast.” She worked on research in films as well. She participated in FIPRESCI critics juries at number of film festivals (Venice, Sarajevo, Istanbul, Thessaloniki, Viennale, Oberhausen, Chemnitz, Mannheim, Cluj-Napoca, Luxembourg among others).
Organiser of film events, a specialist in film promotion, a university lecturer. President of the Board at the Krakow Film Foundation, a non-profit organisation whose main objective is the wide promotion of the film art and supporting the filmmakers and producers from Poland. She is the Head of Programme Department at the Krakow Film Festival, one of the most important festivals for documentary and short films in Poland. Before joining the festival she worked in a film distribution company where she was responsible for film events and marketing. A Managing Director of the KFF Sales&Promotion agency which she established in 2005 to strengthen the international promotion of Polish documentary, animated and short films. She served as a juror at many festivals, coordinated many projects connected to the film, she is also a lecturer in the film department at Krakow University. She is a member of the Polish Film Academy.
DRAGAN VON PETROVIC
Dragan Von Petrovic is an editor and director of documentary and fiction films. He grew up in Leskovac, Yugoslavia. He studied philosophy at the University of Belgrade and finished the AFC Film Directing School before joining the Film Editing Department at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. His feature documentary, “Dragan Wende – West Berlin,” has been screened at numerous festivals, including Hot Docs Toronto, DOK Leipzig, and Achtung Berlin. The film received accolades such as the Best Documentary or Audience Award at Max Ophüls Preis, Trieste Film Festival, and FEST New Directors. It was also nominated for Best German Documentary of the Year and Prix Europa. Dragan has worked as a freelance film editor on various feature films, fiction films, documentaries, and short films. Many of these projects have received awards at festivals such as Venice, Karlovy Vary, Locarno, Sarajevo, and Interfilm Berlin. Additionally, his works have been screened at Cannes, Berlinale, Sundance, SXSW, Rotterdam, Sheffield, Tallinn, and Clermond-Ferrand. One of his short films, “Picnic,” won the European Film Award for Best Short Film in 2015. In addition to his editing work, Dragan also serves as a guest lecturer, panel moderator, and editing consultant for both documentaries and feature fiction films. He won the award for Best Editor by the Association of Film Editors of Serbia in 2021. Dragan is one of the founders and a member of the DOKSERBIA documentary association.