Just not so long we need to wait till the time, when in Lviv Palace of Arts will be held Festival of Short Films WIZ-ART. On May 26-29 th the audience from Lviv, other cities and from abroad will enjoy the compilation of short films, attend workshops, and hang out at cool parties. And the honorable jury composed of Ruth Paxton (Scotland), David Lindner (Germany) and Igor Podolchak (Ukraine) will decide the fate of the winners. We decided to tell you more about these unusual personalities in the world of cinematograph.
Ruth Paxton is an impassioned young Scottish filmmaker and visual artist. Her work is heavily influenced by popular culture and has been celebrated for its surreal, unique and often humorous style. In 2007, Ruth graduated with a diploma in Film at Screen Academy Scotland having gained her honours degree at Edinburgh College of Art. She is a director of 9 short films, which have been shooting since 2004. Her film “SHE WANTED TO BE BURNT” 2009 was chosen into the competition program of fiction films of the Festival Wiz-Art 2009, also with the film PARIS/SEXY 2011 she won the Best Film Award at the London Short Film Festival in 2010. This film will be presented by the director to the guests of this year Festival.
David Lindner is the producer of several films that were selected into BERLINALE competition program and also won the other international film festivals awards. Born in 1979 in Berlin, grew up in Potsdam, currently is living in Munich. David was acting in one of the last DEFA films when he discovered his passion for the film industry. Starting 2000 he worked in film shootings in the production department and later as an assistant to film producer Christoph Müller. In 2006 he founded his own company FILMALLEE. Since 2009, David has been occasionally teaching at different venues e.g. the University of Television and Film in Munich. David Lindner is a member of the European Film Academy.
Ihor Podolchak is a Ukrainian film director, scriptwriter, film producer, painter, graphic artist, photographer and curator of contemporary art. He is a co-founder of creative association “Masoch Fund”. Since 2006 he has been engaged in cinematograph. Las Meninas – his debut full-length movie had a world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam competition program Tiger Awards Competition. In this project he appeared as a producer, scriptwriter and a director. “Delirium” – a new feature-length movie by Mr.Podolchak, its scenario is based on the story “Inductor” of Ukrainian writer and journalist Dmytro Belyanskyy.