Stole Popov graduated in film directing from the Academy of Theatre, Film and Television in Belgrade. Between 1978 and 1988, he worked as a film director in Vardar Film. He has been the professor of film directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje since 1989 and he is also the Head of the Department of Film Directing. He has been a member of the European Film Academy since 1997. Stole Popov is the laureate of more than fifty renowned European and World awards, including eight Grand Prix from different International festivals and two Oscar (American Film Academy) and Felix (European Film Academy) nominations. He participated at the international film festivals in San Sebastian, Montreal, Montpellier, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Madrid, Munich, Cairo, Rio de Janeiro, Stockholm, Oberhausen, Belgrade, Melbourne, Porto Alegre, Izmir, Puerto Rico, Moscow, Valencia, Brussels, Pula, Malmo, Hong Kong, Budapest, London, Berlin, Herceg Novi, Vienna, Lille, Stuttgart, Vancouver, Uppsala…


Prof. Dr. Naško Križnar is an ethnologist and archaeologist. He has been working at the Centre for Scientific Research of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts since 1983, at first as the Head of the Audiovisual Laboratory, and since 1999, as a research associate in the programme of the ethnological research of culture in Slovenia and the neighbouring countries and the Head of the Section of Audiovisual Laboratories of the Institute of Slovenian Ethnology. As a visiting professor, he lectured on visual anthropology at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Ljubljana, and he now teaches visual studies at the Faculty of Humanities in Koper and visual anthropology within the framework of interdisciplinary master studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences. He is a member of the International Commission for Visual Anthropology of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES).


Vladimir Anđelković was born in Belgrade; he graduated production from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. He has been involved in non-professional film production since 1972. Anđelković organized about fifty festivals of non-professional film (thirty as a part of the organizing team, and twenty as a director or the chief organizer) in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro and Serbia. He was a jury member at festivals in Pula, Osijek, Sombor, Bačka Topola, Vršac, Omoljica, Belgrade, Zaječar, Niš, Vranje, Kosovska Mitrovica, Skopje and Bitola; and a long-term selector of the film programme at the Serbian Youth Culture Festival in Knjaževac. Between 1979 and 1987, he was a member of the organizing team of the FEST and the Yugoslav Festival of Documentary and Short Film (in Belgrade); he was the organizer of the 50th edition of the latter festival in 2003, and was a member of the FIPRESCI jury in 2007 and 2009. In 1998, Anđelković re-established the Festival of Children’s and Youth Filmmaking in Yugoslavia (presently Serbia) and he has since been the chief organizer of fifteen editions of the festival, held in Belgrade. Vladimir Anđelković has been the President of the Managing Board and the President of the Centre for Non-Professional Filmmaking of Serbia (formerly the Centre of Non-Professional Filmmaking Organizations of Yugoslavia) since 2002.