Doc.PhDr Martin Ciel, PhD (1963), film theoretician and critic. Graduated from film and theater theory and history at the Bratislava Academy - VŠMU. Until 1990 he had worked at the Academy of Sciences, later on the post the Head of the Research Department in the Film Institute.
From 1998 to 2004 a Vice-Rector of VŠMU, now he is a VŠMU pedagogue at its Department of Film Theory and History, providing education in history of film theory, contemporary theories and film genres and the questions of contemporary film science. He has devoted himself to film semiotics and contemporary film theories applicable to the analysis of a film work. Tutor of several doctor's degree theses at VŠMU.
He has given lectures at FAMU and Charles' University, Prague, Masaryk University, Brno, CzR, Lincoln Center New-York, US, Filmotheque Tel-Aviv, Israel and the Belarus University Minsk.
Member of the Artistic Board of VŠVU (Academy of Fine Arts and Design) and the Academy Senate of VŠMU FTF.
Theoretical studies in various professional journals and anthologies, participations in many conferences on filmology. Main books: Pohyblivé obrázky (2007), Odborná reflexia filmu na Slovensku (1997), Film. Ilúzia a akcia (1992).
As a co-author: Archetyp-Mýtus-Utópia (1998), Svet v pohyblivých obrazoch Martina Šulíka (2000)...
Collaboration with several international festivals (IFF Rotterdam, IFF Cracow), contemporary program counselor of IFF Bratislava.