International Television Festival Golden Prague 27 - 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 Prague | The New Stage National Theatre

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Jury

Chairman

Bernd Hellthaler

Bernd Hellthaler

Member of the Board, Euroarts LLC Chairman Idéale Audience Group
Germany

Born in 1949 in Stuttgart (Germany)
1974 - 1979 Managing Director Filmproduktionsgesellschaft K3 Film

1979 Founder and Owner of Film- und Video Bernd Hellthaler

Since 1989 Film- und Video Bernd Hellthaler has been known as EuroArts

1989 - 2000 Managing Director of
EuroArts Music International GmbH

2000 - 2004 Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
EuroArts Medien AG
2005 - 2009 Co-Managing Director EuroArts Medien GmbH

(formerly:EuroArts Medien AG)

Since 2009 CEO of Medici Arts Group (including, EuroArts Music International Gmbh and Idéale Audience Group SAS in Paris)

Since 2010 also Executive Producer of EuroArts Music

Since 2011 also Chairman of Idéale Audience Group SAS, Paris

2013 - 2016 Managing Director of EuroArts Music International GmbH

MEMBERSHIPS

Since 1995 Board Member of IMZ, Wien
Internationales Musik + Medienzentrum

Since 1997 Member of ACE – Atelier du Cinéma Européen

FILMOGRAPHY (excerpts) / International Awards

1991

Journey of Hope
Feature Film
German-Swiss-French Coproduction
Director: Xavier Koller
„Oscar“ (Academy Award)

Co-Producer

1996

Robbie Robertson
Music documentary
2 EMMY nominations

Executive Producer

1997

Sir Peter Ustinov: Celebrating Haydn
Music documentary
„Gold Medal“ at New York Film Festival

Producer

1997

Great Conductors
Music documentary
“Deutscher Multimedia Award”

Executive Producer

1997

Offenbach’s Secrets
Feature film, Director: István Szabó
“Outstanding Achievement Award” at Electronic Cinema Festival in Montreux

Producer

1997

Erik Satie – False Traces
Music documentary “Best Documentary” at Electronic Cinema Festival in Montreux

Producer

1997

The 60th Anniversary Gala Concert of Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
German-US music coproduction
“Special Mention” at Golden Prague Festival

Producer

1998

Blue Note - A Story Of Modern Jazz
Documentary
Director: Julian Benedikt
“Peabody Award”
“Vision Award”
“Nomination Banff”
Grammy nomination

Executive Producer

2005

Yasmin
Drama
Director: Kenneth Glenaan
In Competition at Locarno Film Festival 2005

Co-Producer

2005

Fateless – Roman eines Schicksallosen
Drama
Director: Lájos Koltai
In Competition at Berlinale

Co-Producer

2010

2011

Berliner Philharmoniker - A Musical Journey in 3D
“Klassik-Konzertfilm” in 3D released Theatrical in Germany
Nutcracker at the Mariinsky in 3D
Worldwide Theatrical Relase

Producer

Producer

2013

C(h)oeurs A Musical Theatre by Alain Platel
Winner "Best Live Performance Relay", dancescreen 2013
San Francisco Dance Film Festival

Executive Producer

2015

Menachem Pressler – The life I love
Documentary by Grete Liffers
Grand Prix at the Golden Prague Festival 2015

Executive Producer

Several educational programs for children
several prices of UNICEF competition
“Child in our time for learning projects for children”

Producer

Knowledge is the beginning
Awards for Paul Smaczny, director: FIPA D'OR Grand Prize 2007; International Emmy Award Winner for Arts Programming 2007

Producer

El Sistema
“Best Documentary” Orlando Hispanic Film Festival 2009
for Paul Smaczny, director
Grand Prix at the Golden Prague Festival 2009 for Paul Smaczny, director

Members

John Bridcut

John Bridcut

Producer, Crux Productions
United Kingdom

John
Bridcut is an English documentary filmmaker, best known for his films about
British composers. His most famous work, Britten's Children (2004), is a study
of the influence that Benjamin Britten's close relationships with children had
on the composer and material from the documentary was later made into a book
(2006).

He has also created documentaries about Ralph Vaughan Williams (The Passions of Vaughan Williams, 2008), Edward Elgar (The Man Behind the Mask, 2010) and Hubert Parry (The Prince and the Composer, 2011), the latter a collaboration with Charles, Prince of Wales, whom he had earlier profiled in Charles at 60: The Passionate Prince. Other documentaries by Bridcut include studies of Queen Elizabeth II, Rudolf Nureyev, Roald Dahl and Hillary Clinton.

Danica Dolinar

Danica Dolinar

Head of Music & Dance, RTV / TV Slovenia
Slovenia

Music has been Danica Dolinar's faithful companion since her early childhood. After finishing high school and secondary music school for piano, she graduated from Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana with a degree in Musicology. Her thesis was titled Slovenian Ballet Music in the First Half of 20th Century.

In her second year of studies she started her part-time job at the Music and Dance department at TV Slovenia. She was a screenwriter and a producer for music, dance folklore and ballet programme. Since 1979 she has been employed full time as an editor, screenwriter and co-director for serious music, ballet, opera and folklore programme, as well as a selector for foreign music, dance and ballet programme. In 2001 she became Head of the Music&Dance.

Danica is a member of international music and dance expert group at EBU (European Broadcasting Union) and a member of the steering group for Eurovision Young Musicians. In addition to her editorial and creative work, she has been researching ballet history in Slovenia and abroad. She is one of the writers responsible for the book Past Commemorations, contributions for monograph on Pia and Pino Mlakar.

She is the author and executive producer of several music and ballet documentaries, TV ballets and TV operas, for which she has received multiple awards at international television festivals (Raduga in Moscow, Golden Prague, Golden Harp in Dublin, Prix Italia, Dance Screen in London, Video Dance in Paris).

As an editor and executive producer she participated in several international coproduction projects, including TV ballets Romeo and Juliette and Don Quixote Dreams choreographed by Birgit Cullberg, Dreyfus - J'Accuse choreographed by Valery Panov, dance video European Dance Project and last year's international Eurovision coproduction The New Shakespeare Songbook.

Moreover, she was a member of several international expert juries at festivals, such as Raduga, Golden Prague, Golden harp, Prix Italia, etc.

Silvia Hroncová

Silvia Hroncová

Director of the National Theatre Opera and State Opera
Czech Republic

A theatrologist, cultural manager and member of several professional organisations in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. She has been associated with theatre and art since her studies. She graduated from the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts and at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Comenius University in Bratislava in programmes Theatre Theory and Aesthetics. Between 1999 and 2006 she was a director of the Theatre Institute in Bratislava. She was at the birth of many successful projects – the establishment of a theatre festival Nová Dráma, a project supporting the contemporary Slovakian drama, the establishment of Študio 12, an alternative theatre for young theatre artists or book editions of Contemporary Slovak Drama. She cooperated with theatre institutes in Europe and run European funds Kultúra 2000 – Cultural contact point. She was the curator of a unique exhibition dedicated to the history of Slovak professional theatre called Passion, Body, Voice (in Slovak: Vášeň, telo, hlas). At the time of her functioning the Theatre Institute received many literary and other awards for example Prague Quadrennial.

She took part in finishing and opening a new building of the Slovak National Theatre. Before the SNT building was finished she had been one of the co-authors of the project “Strategy for launching and operating the new building” at the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic. Between 2006 and 2009 she was a managing director of the Slovak National Theatre. During that time she endeavoured to open the new building of the Slovak National Theatre, she was responsible for its completion, final inspection, strategy and launching operation logistics, and for the transfer of ensembles from the P. O. Hviezdoslav Theatre, the transfer of the Small Stage to the new building and also for the new operational look of three ensembles. At the time of her functioning the SNT received several seasonal awards Dosky, e.g. the SNT Opera for the production of Orfeo ed Euridice which was established in cooperation with Opera Narodowa in Warsaw and was awarded the best seasonal production. She also initiated the formation of many contemporary Slovak operas (L. Čekovská, M. Piaček, S. Solovic).She utilized her knowledge and skills as a member of many consulting agencies – the Council of International institutes of the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, the Scientific Council of the Academy of Performing Arts and the Board of Directors of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava.

From 2009 she worked as the managing director of the media company FILM EUROPE. She was at the birth of the first European film television channel called Film Europe Channel. She created its program structure and managed the distribution of Slovak and international films in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. In 2012 in cooperation with the Audiovisual Fund and Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic she did a research about the current state of one-hall cinemas and she participated in creating a project the Strategy of cinema digitization in Slovakia which improved the condition for getting financial support for cinemas digitization.

In the media company she was also dedicated to publishing activities. In cooperation with Opera Narodowa in Warsaw she published a monograph Volume I. about a successful Slovak script writer Boris Kudlička.

She has been cooperating with the international theatre festival Divadelná Nitra for a long time. She is a member of the board of directors of the Association Divadelná Nitra, a co-author of a project DOSKY awards, seasonal theatre awards, a member of the Institute for cultural politics Via Cultura and a member of the editorial council of the Czech magazine World and theatre (in Czech: Svět a divadlo).

From August 2013 she has been the director of the National Theatre Opera and the National Opera.

Miikka Maunula

Miikka Maunula

Executive Producer, YLE – The Finnish Broadcasting Company
Finland

Miikka Maunula works as an Executive Producer in the Finnish Broadcasting Company, YLE. He is responsible for classical music programmes on tv, radio and internet. He’s been working for YLE for almost 20 years and this is his 11th year as head of the classical music department.

Major productions during these years have been the BBC’s Maestro in Finland, opening of the new Musiikkitalo concert hall in Helsinki, increase of online video streams from live concerts and operas, the Jean Sibelius anniversary in 2015 and major international co-productions.

Miikka Maunula has been the head of the jury in Prix Italia and the coordinator of the jury in Prix Europa. He has attended several times to Golden Prague festival. Currently he is also a chair of the EBU Music Group.

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