The presence of international press is always important for every film festival, not only for the festival but also filmmakers who participate or screen their work at the festival. Many international journalists are attending the festival this year. We are happy to introduce for of them at this time;
Senior Programmer for the Palm Springs International Film Festival and film reviewer for the American trade magazine Variety.
Alissa Simon will be a guest at the festival for the second time, but she attended the festival last year as well. Simon has been a programmer with PSIFF since 2000 and was named Senior Programmer in 2008. She is also a regular contributor to the film industry trade magazine Variety.
Among other things she has served on international film festival juries in Göteborg, Cannes, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Sarajevo, Sochi, Cluj, Torino, Montreal and Vancouver. It could be said that Simon attends film festivals for a living, but she attends about 12 to 15 festivals each year. We are truly honored that Stockfish is one of them for the second time!
In an interview with Coachella Valley Weekly, about the most important thing about film festivals, Simon said – quote: “film festivals bring films that may never come into distribution. It’s a great opportunity to see films as they were meant to be seen: on a big screen in the best possible viewing situation. It’s a chance to travel the world without leaving town, to experience new cultures and ideas.”
We at Stockfish Film Festival couldn’t have said it better!
Founder and editor in Chief of The Film Prospector and a freelance journalist.
Karajica is an Italian journalist that lives and works in Serbia. She knows the world of film festival by first hand as she has worked for a few of them, including as a film programmer at World of Film International Festival Glasgow. Karajica writes about films and filmmaking for many media outlets in addition to her own, including Cinema Scandinavia, Variety, Tess Magazine, Go Film, Accréds, Sidneybuzz, AltCine, The Kinecko, Screen International, Indiewire and many more.
Editor of Little White Lies
David Jenkins is the editor of Little White Lies, a bi-monthly movie magazine powered by illustration which has just reached its 73rd issue. He worked as a film critic for Time Out London prior joining the LWL staff and has written on film for Sight & Sound, The Guardian, FIPRESCI, Montages, MUBI and various other outlets. He is also co-editor of the Faber & Faber book, What I Love About Movies.
Journalist, Film Critic and Press Officer
Richter writes about foreign culture for the oldest and most influential newspaper in Eastern Europe, Politika as well as the Croatian magazine Monitor. Richter lives and works in Vienna but has a special interest in Scandinavian films since she has a Masters Degree in Scandinavian studies from the University of Vienna.