19th Titanic Filmfestival

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The best film of the competition section of Titanic, which will be awarded by an international jury just like in the previous years,  receives the prestigious BREAKING WAVES AWARD, which comes with a €10.000 prize.



Nick James is the Editor of Sight & Sound, the world's leading English language film magazine first published in 1932. He studied Fine Art at St. Martin's School of Art and Walthamstow School of Art and went on to become a singer and sometime guitarist with various minor rock bands through the late 1970s and the 1980s. In 1989 he began reviewing films for the listings magazine City Limits. In 1990 he was appointed Television Editor and at the end of that year, Editor of the Film Section. When City Limits closed in 1992, James became a freelance critic on film, literature and art, contributing to the Guardian, the Observer, The Independent, US Vogue, Time Out, The London Review of Books and The Literary Review. In 1995 he was appointed Deputy Editor of Sight & Sound and BFI Chairman Jeremy Thomas appointed him as Editor the following year. His book on Michael Mann's Heat was published in 2002, and he was the presenter of the BBC documentary British Cinema: The End of the Affair that same year.


Tiina Lokk was born in 1955 in Tallinn, Estonia. After graduating from All-State Institute of Film-making (VGIK) in Moscow as a master of film theory and criticism in 1981, she worked for a decade in Estonian film studio "Tallinnfilm" as a scriptwriter and a member of its art council. In 1993 she co-founded a film distribution company "Filmimax" that brought mainly European and independent films into the Baltic market (until 2001). In 1997 she founded Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and has remained the festival director up to the present day. She is also the founder of the film production company Marvofilm. Since 1975, she has published numerous articles and film criticism in written press and worked as a lecturer in various universities. Since 1991, she has been invited as an expert for several round-tables of the MEDIA Programme of European Commission. She was elected a member of European Film Academy in 2000. In 2004, she was appointed a member of the executive board of the European Coordination of  Film Festivals.


Péter Gothár was born in 1947 in Budapest. He graduated from the film and television department of the University of Theatre, Film and Television in 1974. He started his career as a television director, between 1975 and 1979 he worked for the Hungarian Television. His debut feature film, A Priceless Day was released in 1979. He is an acclaimed stage director, and he also works as a set and costume designer. Between 1979 and 1992 he was the leading director of the Csiky Gergely Theatre in Kaposvár. Since 1993 he has been working in Katona József Theatre in Budapest. He has put plays on the stage like Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, Bulgakov’s Heart of a Dog and Örkény’s The Toth Family. His internationally most renowned film is Time Stands Still (1981), but he also directed films like Time (1985), Pure America (1987), Melodrama (1990), The Outpost (1994), Letgohand Vaska (1994), Hanged (1999), Passport (2001) and Hungarian Beauty (2003). In 1997 he was awarded the Kossuth Prize.




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