The Young Cinephiles Film Criticism is a professional platform moving images enthusiasts can only dream about. It involves film analyses, acquiring knowledge necessary to explore the Seventh Art, commenting and rating national and foreign films, active participation in surveys and discussions with film authors, writing blogs and reviews, and generally enjoying national and international feature-length and short films. This year the mentor appointed to young cinephiles is Croatian film critic Mario Kozina.
Mario Kozina (1987) holds a master’s degree in Comparative Literature from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. In 2011, he was appointed one of the editors of the film magazine Filmonaut and he worked as a long term film critic on the Croatian Radiotelevision show Briljanteen (since 2008). He contributed papers to Hrvatski filmski ljetopis (since 2008), the programme Filmoskop broadcast on the Third Programme of Croatian Radio (since 2010), portals Filmski.net (2006–2007), Vip.movies (2007–2009), Kulturpunkt (2010), etc. He collaborates with several film festivals (ZagrebDox, Zagreb Film Festival) and he is one of the selectors for the competition programme of the 25 FPS Festival. He collaborates with the International Film Festival in Rotterdam as well. He was granted the Vladimir Vuković Croatian Society of Film Critics Award for best film critic in 2015.
This year's team of young cinephiles are:
ANDREA BOROVIĆ (Rijeka), ARMAN FATIĆ (Sarajevo), DALIA ALIĆ (Zagreb), LANA MIHAILOVIĆ (Banja Luka), LUKA ČUBRIĆ (Zagreb), MAJA OSKORUŠ (Čakovec), MARTINA MARASOVIĆ (Zagreb), TENA BAKŠAJ (Varaždin)