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Knut Erik Jensen

Knut Erik Jensen

Knut Erik Jensen (1940) is one of Norway's most experienced and remarkable film directors. His lengthy documentary and feature film track record includes movies made in Russia. Born far up North, Knut Erik Jensen shows the beauty and the grandeur of the polar nature like no other film director. The history of the Russian-Norwegian relations is what he's been interested in since he was young and a topic reflected in many of his films. He's best known for his documentary Cool and Crazy. Jensen has also directed three feature films: Stella Polaris (1993), Burnt by Frost (1997) and Passing Darkness (2000).

Filmography:

  1. Stella polaris (1993)
  2. Burnt by Frost (1997)
  3. Passing Darkness (2000)
  4. Cool and Crazy (2001)
  5. Cool and Crazy 2 (2002)
  6. Ruins in paradise (2004)
  7. We are here to die (2004)
  8. Glacial Kiss (2008)
  9. Acute Man (2011), a documentary film about the doctor and activist Mads Gilbert

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 Andrey Golovnev 

Head of Archaeology and Ethnology Department, History Faculty of Institute of Humanities and Arts, Ural Federal university; corresponding member of Russian Academy of Sciences; doctor of history; professor, senior research officer at Institute of History and Archeology (RAS Ural Branch), editor of “Urals Historical Journal’. Author of 10 anthropology-related films – international and Russian film festival award winners. President of several film festivals including Russian Anthropological Film Festival and Northern Nomadic Film Festival. 
Subject of presentation: “Ethnic and Cultural Heritage of the Arctic” (10 minutes max.
Erik Smith-Meyer

Erik Smith-Meyer

Erik Smith Meyer (1966) is a Norwegian film director, actor and playwright. 
Today he is the Executive manager of The House of Performing Arts in Tromsø. Smith-Meyer has worked as an actor at the Total Theatre, the Company and the Wolves, Nordland Theatre, The National Theatre and Theatre Hålogaland. He has directed the films: Burnt Black (2003), Leaving the Lighthouse (2005) and Dead Cold (2008).As a playwright, he has been responsible for, among other things, Sleepy Head, Black-backed Gulls and others.
Marina Yuzhaninova

 Marina Yuzhaninova 

Director of Northern Nomadic Film Festival in Moscow. Art critic, journalist, author of several articles covering the issues of indigenous people’s culture, traditional and professional art and of several conceptual artistic projects.
 Line Klungseth Johansen

    Line Klungseth Johansen 

Line Klungseth Johansen was born in Fauske, Norway. She has a master in Film Science.
She has worked as an editor and photographer in Norway for fiction and documentaries productions. In 2008 she began to write and direct short films in Norway.
She is currently working as a producer for Helmet Film & Visual Effects, as well as festival producer for Minimalen Short Film Festival in Norway.
 Hermann Greuel

Hermann Greuel

Director of the Nordic Youth Film Festival (NUFF).Born 1956 in Zülpich, near Cologne, Germany. Hermann Greuel studied social work in Fulda, Germany. Since 1980 involved in cultural project-work. Early in the 80s he initiated the street theatre project "Rainbow Submarine" and was touring with them for one year in Europe. He started working with film in 1985 and has been involved in several film productions. In 1987 he founded the film distribution OASE-Film. In 1989 he joined the UFA-AG as cinema manager and from 1992 - 2000 he was managing the art-cinema ACUD in Berlin. After moving to Tromsø, Norway, he worked at FOKUS-Kino as projectionist and joined the culture youth house TVIBIT in 2002 as project-manager. Hermann Greuel is founder of NUFF in 2002 and has initiated several international youth film projects as the youth film exchange program SCREEN and the project NUFF-global. Currently he is beside NUFF working with the pre-project for the Barents Youth Film Academy (BYFA) with partners from Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Petrozavodsk, Luleå and Oulu. Hermann Greuel has been participating at several film-festival juries like Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Kinotavr Sochi, Cottbus Filmfestival, Crossing Europe Linz, YOUKI, Jugendfilmtage Zürich, Saarbrücken Filmfest and others.
Vitaliy Vizir

Vitaliy Vizir

Director of "Peter I" (2010), a movie about the round the world Arctic cruise of the same-named yacht
 Sergey Murzaev

Sergey Murzaev

Operator of "Peter I" (2010), a movie about the round the world Arctic cruise of the same-named yacht
Svetlana G.Sivkova

Svetlana G.Sivkova

Director of Museum of the World Ocean (Kaliningrad)  
 Svetlana Soldatova

Svetlana Soldatova

Broadcaster, TV-21 chief editor, founder of Northern Character Festival
Daniil Gavrilov

Daniil Gavrilov

"Peter I" yacht master                   
Piotr V.Boyarskiy

Piotr V.Boyarskiy

Deputy Director of D.S.Lihachev Institute for Cultural and Natural Heritage
Dmitriy V.Yurkov

Dmitriy V.Yurkov

Historian, regional ethnographer, lecturer at NArFU, Teffi film festival award winner
Nina S.Kiseleva

Nina S.Kiseleva

Director of Pomorie State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company
Updated 26.04.2013