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Maribor Theatre Festival — Archive 2010 - 2016

The Borštnik Ring Jury

Janez Hočevar

Theatre and film actor and pedagogue. He graduated in Dramatic Acting from the Academy for Acting Arts in Ljubljana (today’s Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television at the University of Ljubljana – AGRFT UL). Already during his studies he took part in the productions of Slovene Mladinsko Theatre and Oder 57. Between 1966 and 1974 he was a member of the Slovene National Theatre Drama Ljubljana and afterwards a freelance artist. Since 1992 he has been teaching Stage Acting at AGRFT UL. He still regularly collaborates on television. He has had roles in numerous movies and for several years was a regular guest at the Ljubljana City Theatre. He has created many convincing characters in his rich theatre, television and film opus. Besides numerous other awards, he was the recipient of the 2010 Borštnik Ring Award for lifetime achievement.

Mojca Jan Zoran

Theatre critic, theoretician and essayist, curator, author of radio plays. A graduate in Philosophy and Comparative Literature, she holds an M.A. in Philosophy and is a specialist in management. She has worked as a freelancer in the field of culture and was employed at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia as expert advisor for performing arts and systemic affairs in culture. As of August 2014, she is the director of the Slovenian Theatre Institute. She has written several dozen radio plays and published over a hundred reviews of theatre productions and dozens of expert treatises and essays on theatre. She has been a jury member for theatre festivals in both Slovenia and abroad and the selector of several puppet theatre festivals.

Vinko Möderndorfer

Director, screenwriter, dramatist, poet and essayist. He graduated in Theatre and Radio Directing at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television at the University of Ljubljana and subsequently took over the artistic leadership of Glej Theatre. He went on with his directorial work in various Slovene theatres in which he directed around hundred productions, working at the same time as radio, film and television director. He became Assistant Professor of Theatre Directing in 2003. He also publishes works in the field of prose, poetry and dramatic literature. As part of his theatre reflections, he tackles theatre theory as well. He has received numerous awards both for his directorial and literary work.

Alja Predan

Dramaturg, translator, and theatre expert. Among other positions she has held, she was artistic director at Primorsko Drama Theatre in Nova Gorica (PDG), dramaturg in Ljubljana City Theatre (MGL) and director of the Theatre and Dance Programme in Cankarjev dom Congress and Cultural Centre. She has been the artistic director of the Maribor Theatre Festival since 2009. As editor of the MGL Library, she published thirty books from the field of drama and theatre theory and history. She has taken part in various juries at local and international festivals. She was curator of the Slovenian Focus at the 7th Contemporary Drama Festival in Budapest and the curator of the Slovenian Focus at the 6th Contemporary Drama Festival in Bratislava. She is a member of the Slovenian Association of Translators, the vice-president of the national section of AICT/ IATC, as well as a member of ITI Slovenia and the Slovenian Association of Dramatic Artists. She is a recipient of the 2012 Glazer Credential for creative work in the domain of culture in the city of Maribor.

Metod Pevec

Screenwriter, writer and film director. He graduated from the Departments of Philosophy and Comparative Literature at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ljubljana. Prior to dedicating himself entirely to film, he was active for more than a decade as a theatre critic and journalist in the cultural and literary programmes of Radio Slovenia. He has appeared as an actor in numerous Slovene and Yugoslav films, the most prominent being the main role in Farewell until the Next War. Besides film scripts, he has written novels (among others, The Weight of the Sky, An Evening in Dubrovnik, Marija Ana), short stories and radio plays. In recent years, he has directed several prominent full-length feature films (among others, Tango Abrazos (2012), Good Night, Missy (2010), Beneath Her Window (2003)) and a series of documentaries. For the documentary The Alexandrians (2011), he received the highest annual Slovene cultural award, the Prešeren Foundation Award in 2013.

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