Nisimazine POFF 2017 / Participants

Nisimazine POFF 2017 / Participants

by November 29, 2017

Once more our annual Nisimazine organized by NISI MASA in partnership with NISI MASA Estonia has taken place in the context of the Black Nights IFF. At this occasion we joyfully present our participants!

Kristi Seppa (Estonia)

Kristi Seppa is a first timer at Nisimazine POFF – Black Nights Film Festival. Passion for cinema and photography is what influenced Kristi to try herself out as photographer. As a true Estonian in need for some sun, Kristi is looking for some vitamins here in POFF, a light that only cinema can give us.

Liam McGarry (UK)

Liam is a Welsh graduate living in Glasgow. He studied English Language at the University of Glasgow and has recently taken and passed a CELTA Qualification in English Teaching. Liam has previously participated in the 2014 Nisimazine Commonwelath Film and Theatre Festival coverage and has since led film groups as part of his English Language Teaching as well as writing in his spare time.

Silver Oun (Estonia)

Silver Õun(born 1996) likes to do things on his own. After graduating from Tallinn Music High School (specializing on the violin), he decided to study film.  Now he shares his time between working as a waiter, being a father, a freelance film critic and secretly writing scripts of his own. And if he can find some more spare time, he uses it to make films out of his confidential scripts. He hasn’t forgotten his musical background though, as his doings happen to be in music or film or in between.

Sten Kauber (Estonia)

Sten is a freelance translator and a film critic, who has a background in anthropology, ethnology, and theatre studies. Besides writing for Estonian publications, Sten is currently working on fresh forms of film criticism from metacriticism to video reviews. He admires sincerity, beautiful structures, and ambiguity of simplicity both in life and film.

Susanne Gottlieb (Austria)

Susanne Gottlieb is an Austrian journalist from Vienna, who currently works in TV news and as a freelancer for Viennese magazines and blogs, writing about creative business ideas, city planning, interesting tourist destinations as well as film and theatre reviews. She discovered her love for film at a young age and has since been active for a film blog in her native Graz, for whom she still writes film reviews and travels to festivals. Susanne holds a Bachelor in Theatre- Film- and Media Studies, Communication Studies and a Masters in Journalism. She loves travelling around the world, meeting new people form different cultures and hopes to extend her film critic career further with each festival.

Zuzana Sotakova (Slovakia)

Zuzana Sotáková comes from Slovakia where she works as a journalist and writer for cultural events. She graduated from University of ss. Cyril and Methodius in major mass media communication. Her articles have been in past years published in major newspapers as Pravda, Hospodárske noviny and SME, online magazines and festival media. She is currently working for monthly magazine Film.sk that is published by Slovak film institute.