Lecturers and participants of the directing/acting workshop at Ponta Lopud Festival announced

The second edition of Ponta Lopud Festival takes place from 22 to 27 June 2022,

The workshops will be led by three masters and three lecturers, world-renowned and recognized filmmakers and professionals, who will share their knowledge and experiences with future stars of regional cinema during the six-day program. At the moment, the names of the lecturers of this year's acting and directing workshops are known, and these are three exceptional professionals who have marked the world of cinema with their work, while the names of the masters will be published later.

Peter Spears, Oscar-winning producer of NOMADLAND (Land of the Nomads). Chloé Zhao won the Oscar for directing this film, and Frances McDormand for Best Leading Actress. In addition to these awards, the film also won Golden Globe, Golden Lion in Venice, Critics Choice Award, BAFTA, PGA and Independent Spirit Award for Best Picture. Spears produced Luce Guadagnin’s film CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, based on a book by André Aciman, for which he was also nominated for a 2017 Oscar. He recently produced the film BONES AND ALL, for which he reunited with director Luca Guadagnino and actor star Timothée Chalamet. The film will premiere in 2022.

Juho Kuosmanen is a Finnish film, theatre and opera director and writer, whose short films have been screened at many festivals including Cannes, Locarno and Oberhausen. His debut feature film THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI premiered at Cannes in 2016, where he won the top prize in the Un Certain Regard selection. His second feature film, COMPARTMENT NO. 6 also premiered in Cannes, in 2021, in the main competition program, and the jury awarded it the Grand Prix, which it shared with the film A HERO by director Asghar Farhadi. Kuosmanen is the co-founder and artistic director of the Kokkolan Kinojuhlat Film Festival.

Brian Swardstrom is one of the partners in the United Talent Agency, where he represents actors working in film, television and theatre. He also represents many Oscar winners, Emmy and Tony, including four-time Oscar winner Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Edward Norton, Michael Douglas, Tilda Swinton, Kevin Kline, Claire Foy, John Lithgow, Damian Lewis, Michael C. Hall, Léa Seydoux, Sally Field, Daisy Edgar-Jones and Cynthia Erivo. He has been working as a talent agent for over 30 years.

Six very successful young directors are participating in the international program for film professionals in the "Directing" category: Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović, Una Gunjak, Tamara Kotevska, Maja Miloš, Dušan Kasalica and Katarina Morano.

Nine extremely talented actresses and actors from the region are participating in the international masterclass program of the Ponta Lopud Festival for film professionals in the "Acting" category: Goran Bogdan, Judita Franković Brdar, Dado Ćosić, Anja Matković, Jovana Stojiljković, Pavle Čemerikić, Amila Terzimehić, Sara Klimoska and Timon Sturbey.

The names of the main masters and the names of the participants in the new category of programs planned for the cameramen will be announced in May.

At the second Ponta Lopud Festival, which takes place from 22 to 27 June 2022, participants and audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy eight evening film screenings and seven films in unique open-air locations, in the exceptional ambience of the Franciscan Monastery Fortress. Lopud 1483 and the beaches of RMH Lafodia Sea Resort.

All information about the program and accompanying contents of the Ponta Lopud festival are available on the official website of the festival: www.pontalopud.hr and on the social networks of the Ponta Lopud festival.

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