< Meet-the-artist session: The Modern Cinematography of Georgia>
Meet Dali Okropiridze, film expert and critic, cultural professional of Georgia, 7th ARCTIC OPEN jury member.
DALI OKROPIRIDZE is a film expert and critic, cultural professional of Georgia.
Dali studied film arts at Georgia’s Shota Rustaveli Theater Institute and graduated as a film scholar. She interned with Hristo Sarafov Academy of Theater and Cinema (Bulgaria, Sofia) and served as a Georgian films representative in Bulgaria.
Dali served at the Chief Directorate for Cinematography and The Gruzinsky Film magazine. She delivers lectures at Shota Rustaveli Institute of Theater and Cinema in Georgia, hosts Cinema and Theater Music sessions on Georgian Television (Channel II), and contributes to the Georgian Cinema Days as an organizer and participant alongside some of the most famous Georgian actors. Dali is a member of the Expert Board of the Moscow International Theater Festival “Golden Knight” and contributes to the major Russia-based international film festivals as a jury member.
Session will be moderated by The Seans editor-in-chief Vasily Stepanov.
VASILY STEPANOV, film critic, The Seans editor-in-chief.
Vasily studied at St. Petersburg Classical Gymnasium and earned his degree in philology in 2003 from St. Petersburg State University (Finno-Ugric Languages Department). He served as Calendar Magazine’s movie columnist (2003-2005), Time Out Petersburg’s assistant editor-in-chief (2005-2006), and Channel Five’s reporter and announcement editor. In 2006, Vasily joined The Seans Magazine as assistant editor-in-chief and became its editor-in-chief in 2020. Vasily holds the 2007 Levitin Award from the Russian Film Critics Guild.
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